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  • Tackling the challenges of growing major donor income: a leadership perspective

    Date. Mon, 23 Apr 2018

    Many organisations see growing income from high net worth individuals (HNWIs) as integral to their fundraising strategy. Yet achieving this growth is difficult, even for large organisations with a history of securing big gifts.

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  • Four things holding your grant proposal back

    Date. Tue, 17 Apr 2018

    It's difficult to know what funders are really thinking when they read your application – trust fundraiser Marina Jones reveals four common mistakes people make. Marina will co-host an interactive workshop and Fundraising Convention 2018, that promises to provide real insight by critiquing your (confidential) proposals.

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  • Make your fundraising career flourish

    Date. Mon, 16 Apr 2018

    If you’re already established in a fundraising career, you may be in a position to think about your next move. Whether you’re at the start of your career or experienced, whether you’re a face to face fundraiser or deal with corporate sponsorships, these essential tips from CharityJob could help you progress your fundraising career.

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  • Adapting to the new data world

    Date. Fri, 13 Apr 2018

    The last few years have been a roller-coaster ride if you work in or around a charity, especially in fundraising. The 2015 fundraising crisis and subsequent regulatory changes in law and the Code of Fundraising Practice saw the common practices of selling, renting and swapping supporter data, and cold telephone fundraising, quite suddenly disappear. The sudden loss of such major cold data sources has had a huge knock on effect for how charities recruit new donors and fundraise, especially when using direct mail.

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  • Securing that ‘perfect’ partnership

    Date. Thu, 12 Apr 2018

    Building a new corporate partnership that delivers vital income and wider benefits for your charity – whilst meaningfully offering value to the organisation – is hard work. When chatting to other corporate fundraisers, some common themes emerge about the challenges we face.

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  • Enabling and developing our profession

    Date. Tue, 10 Apr 2018

    Liz Tate, Director of Fundraising at Battersea, says she felt a responsibility to give back to the sector in challenging times when she became an IoF trustee. If you're passionate about enabling excellent fundraising, read what Liz has to say about the role and consider joining our ranks.

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  • Shape the way forward

    Date. Tue, 10 Apr 2018

    Irene Chambers, Fundraising Manager at Kidneys for Life, was an advocate for bringing more training to regional fundraisers as an IoF trustee. Working for a small charity, she has offered as much as she has learned in her six-year term.

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  • Scary, absorbing and thought-provoking

    Date. Mon, 9 Apr 2018

    “I am off to a conference on compliance,” I said to a friend, “That sounds like a barrel of laughs,” came the reply, summing up a common misconception of the subject. Well, I am happy to say the first IoF Compliance Conference certainly proved my friend wrong. There were quite a few laughs, and I returned to Battersea with new ideas on cyber security, lotteries and more!

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  • Satisfaction and commitment

    Date. Sun, 8 Apr 2018

    An obsession with short-term financial key performance indicators is the single biggest reason that donors are dissatisfied with the way charities fundraise, but if all we measure is income we won't change anything. In this piece, Roger Lawson argues that, if we're serious about improving our donors’ experiences, the first thing we should change is what we measure.

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  • Insight is playing a greater role than ever in fundraising

    Date. Fri, 6 Apr 2018

    There has quite possibly never been a more important time to share and celebrate the good use of insight in fundraising. With charities increasingly challenged to find ways of engaging new supporters and growing income within the bounds of new regulations, data analytics and insight are playing an ever-greater role.

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  • How I gained credibility as a fundraiser

    Date. Thu, 5 Apr 2018

    When our school first started consulting with a view to running a major campaign to fund three new buildings, I emphatically told the Chair of the development committee I was not interested at all in raising money. But as I was already heavily involved, it made sense so reluctantly, I agreed.

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  • Help us achieve our vision

    Date. Tue, 3 Apr 2018

    Isobel Michael, Director of NFP Philanthropy, wanted to be a voice for small and regional charities, so she applied to be an IoF Trustee. Read her words on how she made her mark and why she'd encourage others to be trustees.

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  • What's new in fundraising

    Date. Wed, 28 Mar 2018

    Felicity summarises the latest goings on in the charity fundraising sector, looking at the latest on giving and public trust, Government’s review on 1p and 2p coins, and a charity focus on BBC Radio 4. It’s been a busy month for the sector, here’s what you might have missed:

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  • We need to talk about diversity

    Date. Wed, 28 Mar 2018

    A few years ago, my eldest son asked “Daddy, why is your skin and grandma’s skin and Jajja’s – the traditional word for grandparent in Uganda – skin brown, mommy’s skin is pink and mine and my sister’s skin is different?” He had realised, despite the love of our big connected family and our efforts to celebrate our children’s dual heritage and cultural background - Irish and British via Ugandan roots – that we were different.

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  • (Legitimately) interesting times

    Date. Fri, 23 Mar 2018

    Fundraiser 1: “There’s light at the end of the tunnel, the guidance is almost here.” Fundraiser 2: “Don’t get excited. I’ve been here before, you’ll wish you were back in the tunnel.” Well, we are out of the tunnel and the Legitimate Interests guidance from the ICO has now arrived.

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  • Diversity drives innovation

    Date. Thu, 22 Mar 2018

    For me, the topic of diversity and the broad range of under-represented groups in fundraising really strikes a chord. I’m proud to work for Scope, a charity that works incredibly hard to get disabled people into, and staying in, employment. I'm also proud to be on the board of the IoF Fundraising Convention where there will be a focus on how we can all make the sector more diverse.

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  • 6,000 heads are better than one

    Date. Mon, 19 Mar 2018

    It’s said that everyone has one book in them.

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  • Proving it's possible – Autistica award win a game changer

    Date. Fri, 16 Mar 2018

    Since Autistica won two IoF National Fundraising Awards last year, there has been a palpable sense among the team that we can achieve things that appear impossible for a charity our size – we have the proof that we can do it!

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  • Recognition a worthy reward – Crisis on the impact of awards

    Date. Fri, 16 Mar 2018

    We felt honoured at Crisis to win the IoF National Fundraising Awards 2017, Fundraising Charity of the Year and Best Individual Giving Campaign. Externally, it was a stamp of quality that built trust and confidence among our supporters. Internally, we saw the award as validation of some of our core organisational values.

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  • Fundraising health check – cut your reliance on grants

    Date. Thu, 15 Mar 2018

    One of the aims of IoF Cymru’s Fundraising Health Check and Executive Coaching Project is to help charities reduce their reliance on grant funding. To be eligible to participate in the Fundraising Health Check aspect of the project, charities need to have less than £50,000 in voluntary income (excluding grants).

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  • Applying for a Comic Relief grant? Here are five things you should know

    Date. Tue, 13 Mar 2018

    Comic Relief is the red-nosed charity that needs no introduction. As a household name in the UK, and growing presence in the US, each year it makes £100 million+ in grants to support vulnerable communities around the world. And chances are, if you’re a UK-based fundraiser in this field, you’ve interacted with them in some capacity.

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  • Cultivate creativity with these six sessions

    Date. Mon, 12 Mar 2018

    Creativity is an often discussed but rarely understood capability within any charity. We are always being asked to come up with more innovative and interesting fundraising, but how often do we really invest in the underlying ability to do new things? Here’s how you and your team can use the IoF Fundraising Convention to do just that.

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  • What the judges are looking for

    Date. Fri, 9 Mar 2018

    If you’re thinking about nominating in the National Fundraising Awards, it will help to know what will appeal to our judges. Here, Haseeb Shabbir of our judging panel offers some insight, revealing what he’ll be looking for when he scrutinises the Awards nominations in the coming months.

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  • Seven steps to qualification success

    Date. Thu, 8 Mar 2018

    Experienced tutor Claire Routley shares her advice for completing an IoF qualification. It's all about planning and knowing what you want. Read on for the advice that will not only prepare you, but help you decide if it's your time to study.

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  • Talk your boss into budget sign off

    Date. Wed, 7 Mar 2018

    So you’ve seen the programme for this year’s Fundraising Convention and you really want to attend. But there’s the pesky matter of how you’ll persuade your boss to sign off the budget. Pro tip: focus on how it will help you meet your objectives – I’ll even do the hard work for you!

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  • What women (in fundraising) want

    Date. Wed, 7 Mar 2018

    For the last few months, in my spare time outside of my role at the Institute, I’ve been involved in coordinating a project – What Women Want 2.0 (WWW 2.0) – which asked women across the UK a simple question, ‘what do you want?’. More than 8000 women responded, with an end to violence and harassment, social justice and freedom from expectations as just a few of their priorities.

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  • Make the most of your face-to-face team

    Date. Tue, 6 Mar 2018

    If there’s one thing that came across when listening to the Meet the Fundraiser panel session at this year’s IoF Face-to-Face Conference, it’s that face-to-face fundraisers love a good conversation.

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  • Fame, fortune, fundraising?

    Date. Tue, 6 Mar 2018

    You may sometimes wonder what the point of awards shows are. On Sunday evening we witnessed the 90th Oscar ceremony where the remarkable Shape of Water won the top honour for Best Picture. The headlines were also about inclusion, diversity and female empowerment.

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  • Let's build a fairer society

    Date. Tue, 6 Mar 2018

    What should government be doing to strengthen civil society? How can they support and unlock the full potential of people, partnerships and places to build a stronger society? These are the questions that the Office for Civil Society is seeking to answer in its ‘open conversation’ launched last week.

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  • Face-to-Face: 7 Essential Tips to Improve Consent

    Date. Mon, 5 Mar 2018

    GDPR will make gaining and maintaining the right to contact supporters more challenging than ever. This means that face-to-face fundraising should not only be used to drive donations, but also as a valuable method of getting consent from new supporters.

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  • Why we should celebrate

    Date. Mon, 5 Mar 2018

    You may sometimes wonder what the point of awards shows are. On Sunday evening we witnessed the 90th Oscar ceremony where the remarkable Shape of Water won the top honour for Best Picture. The headlines were also about inclusion, diversity and female empowerment.

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  • What’s in it for freelancers and consultants? – Fundraising Convention 2018

    Date. Tue, 27 Feb 2018

    When I decided to enter the brave new world of freelance fundraising consultancy, I made a commitment to myself to continue to invest in my own professional and personal development. The reality of juggling numerous clients, projects and deadlines sometimes means that this is easier said than done. But for me, it’s critical to stay connected with the latest developments in our sector.

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  • A humbling generosity which drives us all

    Date. Tue, 27 Feb 2018

    Lyndall Stein’s fundraising career impressed the judges and audience alike at the 2017 National Fundraising Awards. Her Lifetime Contribution Award win gave the humble and generous Stein a platform to thank her peers and kind strangers:

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  • What’s in it for freelancers and consultants? – Fundraising Convention 2018

    Date. Mon, 26 Feb 2018

    When I decided to enter the brave new world of freelance fundraising consultancy, I made a commitment to myself to continue to invest in my own professional and personal development. The reality of juggling numerous clients, projects and deadlines sometimes means that this is easier said than done. But for me, it’s critical to stay connected with the latest developments in our sector.

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  • Leading the way

    Date. Fri, 23 Feb 2018

    Rebecca Elliott of Amnesty International UK shares how the Future Leaders Programme has given her the skills and techniques to take the next step in her career. Read how the programme has strengthened her work and helped her take on new projects with great pride.

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  • The brave new world of face-to-face

    Date. Fri, 23 Feb 2018

    It’s time to step back and look at face-to-face afresh, to widen the lens and review each channel within a broader fundraising context.

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  • Setting the pace – small charity delivers big event

    Date. Thu, 22 Feb 2018

    A small team at Kidney Wales is behind one of the top 10K running events in the country. Director Nic Clarke takes us through the hard work and history that turned this 250-participant event into an 8000-participant event.

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  • The new voice we should adopt

    Date. Wed, 21 Feb 2018

    Artificial intelligence is not just the future of fundraising, it’s happening right now – just ask Alexa.

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  • The boat that rocked for charity

    Date. Tue, 20 Feb 2018

    Once word got out about our legacy campaign, the list of 60s icons getting on board, including the likes of Twiggy and Ringo Starr, grew. So too did the number of people leaving gifts in Wills and enquiries about legacy giving – it was our most successful awareness week ever.

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  • Learn to unlearn – debate and challenge is the best thing about Convention

    Date. Thu, 15 Feb 2018

    The fundraising sector is uniquely supportive. No other industry shares its ideas, results, and even tales of ‘that didn’t go so well’, so openly to help us all learn, grow and avoid future blunders. The IoF Fundraising Convention is THE place where this happens and that is why you should attend.

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  • What does the Oxfam story mean for fundraising?

    Date. Thu, 15 Feb 2018

    Since Saturday, Oxfam have been front page news. I don’t think there’s a national newspaper that hasn’t had the story covered extensively.

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  • Learn to unlearn – debate and challenge is the best thing about Convention

    Date. Thu, 15 Feb 2018

    The fundraising sector is uniquely supportive. No other industry shares its ideas, results, and even tales of ‘that didn’t go so well’, so openly to help us all learn, grow and avoid future blunders. The IoF Fundraising Convention is THE place where this happens and that is why you should attend.

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  • Love thy team

    Date. Wed, 14 Feb 2018

    If there was an industry award for resilience, then fundraisers would be at the top of that shortlist. Whether we stand in the rain with a bucket, pitch to an audience of Financial Times Stock Exchange employees, write appeals or cheer on marathon runners – each year can feel tougher than the last. Yet, this doesn’t stop us leaping out of bed, taking a sip of optimism and committing to being the best fundraisers we can be.

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  • First Fundraising Health Check Completed by Keep Wales Tidy

    Date. Tue, 13 Feb 2018

    Keep Wales Tidy have become the first charity to develop a new fundraising strategy as part of IoF Cymru's Fundraising Health Check and Executive Coaching project.

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  • What I did to win more bids

    Date. Thu, 8 Feb 2018

    As someone who has overcome an entrenched drug issue, I am passionate about ensuring we have the resources to give people a chance at living without drugs and alcohol and enjoying a productive and healthy existence.

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  • Three myths about fundraising that need exploding

    Date. Thu, 8 Feb 2018

    It’s fair to say that fundraisers have had a bad rap in the past few years, with a succession of negative media headlines, political criticism and fines from the Information Commissioner’s Office. It's no wonder that some people who ask for money for good causes for a living tell me they now dodge the ‘what’s your job?’ question at parties.

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  • Is it time to start recruiting fundraisers from outside of the sector?

    Date. Tue, 6 Feb 2018

    Well, it’s a little bit of an inflammatory article title, but there’s a deep vein of truth in it.

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  • Committing to diversity – reflections as we embark on a journey

    Date. Mon, 5 Feb 2018

    We took a big, and quite daunting, step for the Institute last week, setting up our new expert advisory panel on equality, diversity and inclusion.

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  • Small charities can feel confident that the sector wants them to survive and thrive

    Date. Fri, 26 Jan 2018

    As I stood shivering on a remote station platform in Devon at 5:30am on Thursday morning I was hopeful of a day that would hold in store a number of things (and not just a train with heating and an open buffet car!). I was travelling to London to be part of the DCMS and IoF Small Charities Summit that would explore how we, as a sector, could champion the work of small charities, equip them to fundraise and help them grow for the future.

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  • How Amnesty increased first year F2F retention by 12 points

    Date. Mon, 22 Jan 2018

    a.k.a. are all supporters the same or not? Hard to tell looking at sector ‘best practice’…

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  • Imagine you’re a noodle …

    Date. Tue, 16 Jan 2018

    As we look forward to seeing your entries in the IoF National Fundraising Awards, Open has shared some insight into how its Mindful Monsters campaign became a DMA award-winner.

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  • Virtual reality shows a story words can’t tell

    Date. Thu, 11 Jan 2018

    VR beyond extreme sports and exotic locations – one charity is using it to show us what it’s like to have dementia and is captivating a bigger audience in the process, writes Laura Phipps PhD, Head of Communications and Engagement at Alzheimer’s Research UK, and speaker at the IoF’s recent Digital Inspiration Conference.

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  • SMS for lottery – beware the pitfalls

    Date. Wed, 10 Jan 2018

    Great news, SMS is now available as a means to enter a society lottery. This has been a long awaited facility and those societies with lotteries are probably celebrating.

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  • How to be a fundraising champion

    Date. Tue, 9 Jan 2018

    Rebecca Curtis-Moss on why you should consider submitting a paper to the Scottish Fundraising Conference.

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  • Don’t get left behind

    Date. Mon, 8 Jan 2018

    As we all know, May is set to be an important month with one of the biggest events of the year. No, not the royal wedding – we have just 20 weeks until GDPR comes into force. With public holidays and weekends, that’s less than 100 working days left.

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  • Your passion prevailed: 2017 in review

    Date. Wed, 20 Dec 2017

    This was always going to be a year to challenge us all, but 2017 delivered so much more. While both refocusing attention on donor engagement and complying with ever-changing regulation were a central focus, I’m proud to say the fundraising community has not lost sight of its passionate and innovative heart.

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  • The future is now

    Date. Fri, 15 Dec 2017

    As we look forward to welcoming our sixth Future Leaders Programme cohort in January, one of our past participants shares where he is at two years on. We caught up with Chris Millward, now CEO at the Institute of Legacy Management (ILM), on how his learning in 2015 is continuing to have a major influence over his work in 2017.

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  • Three crucial days in my 2018 calendar – here’s why

    Date. Wed, 13 Dec 2017

    Matthew Cull, Deputy Director of Fundraising at Blue Cross and IoF Convention Board Member, expounds on the Fundraising Convention and how necessary it is for fundraisers at every stage in their career.

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  • The Fundraising Regulator's Code consultation on data protection: our final response

    Date. Fri, 8 Dec 2017

    The Institute of Fundraising welcomed the opportunity to contribute to the Fundraising Regulator’s consultation on the Code of Fundraising Practice (the Code) reviewing data protection. With GDPR coming it is of course a hugely important area, and one where there has been a lot of debate and discussion.

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  • Shake it up for the festive period

    Date. Mon, 4 Dec 2017

    Stumped for new fundraising ideas this festive season? Need to start thinking of campaigns for the New Year? CharityJob have some ideas...

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  • Cheers to a year of excellent fundraising!

    Date. Fri, 1 Dec 2017

    Attendees at the IoF Parliamentary Reception this week were heartened by Lyndall Stein’s true story about the donation she never forgot.

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  • The Science of Engagement

    Date. Wed, 29 Nov 2017

    If you think about fundraising and engagement, donors – existing or potential, are the first people you might think of. But could we have greater success if we first improved how we engaged our staff?

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  • Virtual Events – combining fitness, fundraising and technology

    Date. Tue, 28 Nov 2017

    Blockbuster, speed dating and the Nokia 8210 were all things we loved. In 2004. The world has changed and digital is the future, our lives are run through smart phones and apps, and the event fundraising landscape is starting to look like that too.

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  • Leading the way on individual fundraising

    Date. Wed, 22 Nov 2017

    Experts at the IoF Individual Giving Conference have shared their formulas for campaigns that have dramatically increased donations.

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  • A better understanding of supporters is something to be proud of

    Date. Mon, 20 Nov 2017

    Following from the ICO fines earlier this year, fundraising practices relating to research, wealth screening and profiling are back in the spotlight – this time courtesy of the Daily Mail. Their story today states that 24 universities (the Russell Group) had ‘spied on’ millions of past students to look at their incomes as part of their fundraising.

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  • Engaging trustees with fundraising

    Date. Fri, 17 Nov 2017

    This #TrusteesWeek, HOME Fundraising’s Joint Managing Director and Institute of Fundraising Trustee, Dominic Will, highlights the importance of engaging trustees more closely with fundraising.

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  • Why fundraisers are key to successful charity boards

    Date. Fri, 17 Nov 2017

    About six months ago, I was in a meeting, convened by the Institute, with other senior fundraisers discussing the most significant challenges and opportunities facing the sector.

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  • How trustees can help to raise more major gifts

    Date. Thu, 16 Nov 2017

    Ikhlaq Hussain, IoF South East and London committee member, explores how trustees can utilise their skills and help their charities raise more from a major gifts programme.

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  • Should you have a fundraising strategy? Why not!?

    Date. Thu, 9 Nov 2017

    A fundraising strategy is one of several planning documents that can help an organisation to maximise their resources and achieve their charitable purposes.

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  • Why we should all celebrate Remember A Charity’s success

    Date. Wed, 1 Nov 2017

    Last week Remember A Charity reached a huge milestone in the campaign’s history, as they welcomed their 200th member, Shine Charity.

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  • We care a lot about donors, but do we care enough about fundraisers?

    Date. Tue, 31 Oct 2017

    As a fundraiser, I couldn’t believe that so many of my peers were so negatively affected by making ethical decisions, decisions that must be made as part of our work.

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  • A shifting marketplace

    Date. Mon, 23 Oct 2017

    Legacy Foresight has been analysing the British legacy sector for over two decades, and the topic never ceases to fascinate and often move us.

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  • Be a story maker

    Date. Mon, 23 Oct 2017

    Richard Turner shared his SolarAid story, warts and all, failures as well as successes at the Opening Plenary IoF North West Conference on 27th Sept 2017.

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  • Maximising value: The business case for investing in VR

    Date. Wed, 18 Oct 2017

    VR, well used is a powerful tool for fundraisers and many charities have reaped the rewards, some of them unexpected. But producing VR content, either 360 degree video or interactive CGI, requires significant investment, so how can one be sure there will be a return on the initial outlay?

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  • Meeting the Minister

    Date. Tue, 17 Oct 2017

    The General Election in June and the subsequent appointment of a new Minister for Civil Society can sometimes feel like a long time ago, so I was delighted last week to have the chance to meet with Tracey Crouch MP. Joined by a small team of civil servants, we met in a side room in Parliament to discuss all things fundraising.

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  • The Regulator’s New Code Consultation: A First Take

    Date. Tue, 10 Oct 2017

    Last week the Fundraising Regulator published a consultation on proposed changes to the Code of Fundraising Practice around data protection. With GDPR coming it is of course a hugely important area, and one where there has been a lot of debate and discussion.

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  • What does it really mean to be a fundraiser?

    Date. Tue, 10 Oct 2017

    We all know that fundraisers come in all shapes and sizes. What it really means to be one is quite variable really, depending on where and on what a fundraiser is working.

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  • What Convention means to me

    Date. Wed, 4 Oct 2017

    The IoF Fundraising Convention is a crucial time in the year for Tom Dixon, who is Head of Philanthropy at Scope. Here, he explains why he finds it is a time for motivation, re-calibration and being inspired by others.

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  • Scottish Fundraising Awards Winners Announced

    Date. Wed, 4 Oct 2017

    Erskine, The Glasgow School of Art, and Pitlochry Station Bookshop are among the winners of the 2017 Scottish Fundraising Awards.

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  • Exporting ideas and bringing back inspiration from afar... The globalisation of fundraising ideas and opinions.

    Date. Mon, 2 Oct 2017

    Paul de Gregorio is the Director of Digital Engagement at Open.

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  • Legacy fundraising - taking pride of place in charities

    Date. Wed, 27 Sep 2017

    Ashley Rowthorn, Director at Legacy Link and Legacy Voice looks ahead at speaking at this year's IoF Legacy conference and discuss why legacies are becoming cool...

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  • How mentoring can help us truly succeed in fundraising

    Date. Mon, 25 Sep 2017

    The most honest feedback I receive in life is after the final whistle is blown and I’m sitting in the pub with my mates.

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  • How to get from Good Intentions to a Great Supporter Journey

    Date. Wed, 20 Sep 2017

    Charlie Hulme is the Creative & Managing Director of Donor Voice and spoke at our Transforming your Supporter Journey conference recently.

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  • A fundraising health check might just be what the doctor ordered

    Date. Mon, 18 Sep 2017

    Successful applications for two Welsh charities to strengthen their fundraising activities with Fundraising Health Checks and Executive Coaching.

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  • Connecting Personal Development to Donor Experience

    Date. Thu, 14 Sep 2017

    Gary Kernahan and Loretta Bresciani Murray ask whether charities in Scotland are failing their donors and beneficiaries by overlooking learning and development.

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  • Pride, lessons and stepping Away

    Date. Wed, 13 Sep 2017

    Beth Upton, former Chair of the Institute of Fundraising's South East & London regional group, reflects on her time volunteering with the largest IoF Group, and what she learned over that time.

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  • Crossing the donor consent chasm

    Date. Tue, 12 Sep 2017

    J Cromack is the CEO for Wood for Trees and one of our speakers at IoF's Transforming your Supporter Journey Conference.

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  • Will you tick all my boxes?

    Date. Fri, 8 Sep 2017

    Mark Foster is the Head of Planning at Open and will be speaking at IoF’s Transporting Your Supporter Journey Conference on Monday 11 September. Here, he tells us why consent is a brilliant thing.

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  • GDPR – Evolution or Revolution?

    Date. Fri, 8 Sep 2017

    Leesa Harwood is Director of Community Lifesaving and Fundraising and will be chairing IoF’s Transforming you Supporter Journey Conference on Monday 11 September.

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  • The rules of fundraising are changing

    Date. Tue, 5 Sep 2017

    Our good friends at The Good Agency had an installation at this year’s Fundraising Convention asking delegates what rules they would like to break. This is what some of you had to say.

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  • Investing in Fundraisers

    Date. Tue, 5 Sep 2017

    The Scottish conference has always encouraged up and coming speakers, looking at new sessions and streams to continually improve and diversify the sessions for delegates. This year's Scottish Fundraising Conference speaker sponsors Karat Marketing tell us why it's important to them to support new speakers.

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  • Choosing to be Great instead of Big

    Date. Wed, 30 Aug 2017

    Damian O'Broin on how small charities can punch above their weight.

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  • What’s stopping you transforming your supporter journey?

    Date. Tue, 29 Aug 2017

    No matter how much time, energy and money we invest, our new supporter journey always ends up the same place the old one did. Not surprising when you think this year’s target is to hit last year’s number.

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  • Dancing, David Brent and Supporter Journeys

    Date. Fri, 25 Aug 2017

    “Supporter Journeys” – it’s a buzzword in the sector at the moment, and rightly so.

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  • Fundraising Matters: 7 non-profit experts share their secrets

    Date. Wed, 23 Aug 2017

    From marketing to governance and leveraging data insight, Fundraising Matters explores the way that practices throughout non-profit organisations play a part in building stronger constituent relationships, enhancing fundraising and delivering more for causes.

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  • Community Fundraising: Looking Ahead to 2020

    Date. Wed, 23 Aug 2017

    Loretta Bresciani-Murray on how putting supporters first in community fundraising can help us prepare for the future.

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  • Lord Grade on meeting with IoF Chair Amanda Bringans

    Date. Mon, 21 Aug 2017

    Last month, the Chair of the IoF, Amanda Bringans, met with the Chair of the Fundraising Regulator, Lord Grade, to discuss regulation in the sector. Today, we are glad to post a piece from Lord Grade on his thoughts following the discussion.

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  • Getting the best out of corporate partnerships - and winning awards on the way

    Date. Wed, 16 Aug 2017

    Chief Executive of Seamab, Joanna McCreadie, gives us her rundown of their partnership with StudioLR - how mutual respect and open communication led to a surprise win at the Scottish Fundraising Awards.

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  • Three women absolutely rocking fundraising

    Date. Fri, 11 Aug 2017

    At the IoF, we are incredibly proud of all our amazing members and charity fundraisers across the country, who do brilliant life changing work.

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  • Legacy giving - always the bridesmaid

    Date. Wed, 9 Aug 2017

    Chris Millward, CEO of the Institute of Legacy Management, and speaker at the upcoming IoF Legacy fundraising conference, explains why Trustees and senior stakeholders within charities should be more supportive of legacy fundraising.

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