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Fundraising Tales: Introducing the What Have I Completed? Podcast


New 12 months, new podcast — and this one you received’t wish to miss! JustGiving is proud to share What Have I Completed, a podcast hosted by award-winning fundraiser Caroline Jones. The collection spotlights superb fundraising campaigns and the distinctive individuals behind them. 

Ten Inspiring Tales 

Throughout 10 episodes, What Have I Completed explores the tales of fundraisers who’ve collectively raised multiple million kilos for charity. A typical thread in every story is the grit and dedication required to maintain campaigns and convey them over the end line. Even then, the podcast’s friends make it clear that that their particular person fundraising journeys are solely simply starting. 

“Somebody, Someplace, is Doing One thing Superb” 

The host of What Have I Completed is Caroline Jones, who could also be acquainted to longtime readers of the JustGiving Weblog. After shedding her mom to breast most cancers, Caroline launched into a fundraising journey that impressed many for its creativity and longevity. 

By means of her Knickers Mannequin’s Personal marketing campaign, Caroline modelled a unique second-hand outfit day by day for a 12 months and raised over £55,000 for Most cancers Analysis UK. Caroline has since gone on to fundraise for a lot of vital causes.  

The podcast’s title was impressed by the query Caroline often requested herself throughout the 12 months of her first fundraising problem.   

“Day-after-day, somebody, someplace is doing one thing superb,” Caroline says. “Typically pushed by grief, emotion, or trauma, they don’t seem to be doing it for themselves, for the accolades or for the highlight – it is extremely usually for a trigger near them.     

“Fundraising is tough work and behind each single particular person is a narrative, one which this podcast hopes to unravel and discover.”    

Celebrating the “Simply-Givers” 

What Have I Completed is a part of JustGiving’s 2024 Extraordinary Individuals Being Extraordinary marketing campaign, which turns the highlight on these unsung heroes we prefer to name the JustGivers. Among the JustGivers featured within the podcast embody:   

·      Phil Heckles, who offered “garbage” pet portraits utilizing his younger son’s crayon assortment to elevate over £170,000 for Turning Tides, a charity devoted to ending homelessness.      

·      Leah Chowdhry, who turned the primary ever British Asian lady to swim the English Channel. Leah’s 13-hour feat raised an unimaginable £50,000 for the British Asian Belief.      

·      Max Woosey (the youngest visitor at simply 13!), who slept in a tent each evening for 3 years to elevate £650,000 for North Devon Hospice in honour of a household good friend misplaced to most cancers. 

An Participating Studying Alternative 

New episodes of What Have I Completed drop each Monday till the finale on March 4. The collection is certain to be an attractive studying alternative for inexperienced and veteran fundraisers alike, in addition to charities themselves. 

As Caroline says, “It’s an inspiring take heed to anybody pondering of taking up their very own problem, and for the broader charity sector to grasp what it takes to work alongside an usually fast-paced marketing campaign.”

So, what are you ready for? Click on right here to take heed to the primary two episodes of What Have I Completed? with Caroline Jones.  

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