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  • Why direct mail lies at the very heart of great fundraising

    Date. Wed, 20 May 2020

    As Royal Mail MarketReach and the Chartered Institute of Fundraising today launch their guide to direct mail fundraising, Mark Phillips from Bluefrog Fundraising looks at why direct mail is the one approach he trusts over the long-term, and how its strength as a fundraising channel is clear now more than ever.

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  • Helping you develop professionally and stay connected with your peers

    Date. Wed, 20 May 2020

    Alex Xavier explains the role the Chartered Institute of Fundraising is playing in the professional development of fundraisers, and in keeping them connected during the coronavirus pandemic.

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  • What the current environment shows us about donor motivations

    Date. Fri, 15 May 2020

    Gill Jolly, from the IoF Health Special Interest Group, says that there are lessons to be learnt from Captain Tom's fundraising efforts and from the support for key workers during the Thursday night clap, and that when we think about fundraising messages, we should reflect on who our beneficiaries are.

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  • Coronavirus and legacies: Inspiring heartfelt goodbyes with in-memory fundraising

    Date. Wed, 13 May 2020

    Katie Jenkinson from Legacy Foresight looks at how this climate is particularly challenging for in-memory fundraising but outlines some measures that can help. This blog forms part of a series curated by Remember A Charity, the Chartered Institute of Fundraising’s long-term campaign to grow legacy giving.

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  • 'If not now, when?' - Looking ahead into recovery

    Date. Tue, 5 May 2020

    Daniel Fluskey, Head of Policy and External Affairs at the Chartered Institute of Fundraising, takes a look at the kinds of discussions, questions, topics that have been taking place as we look forward into the next phase of the pandemic, and what the Chartered Institute's role will be.

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  • Coronavirus and legacies: When legacy donor stewardship goes digital

    Date. Mon, 4 May 2020

    Dr Claire Routley looks at how to make legacy stewardship work in a digital world. This blog forms part of a series curated by Remember A Charity, the Institute of Fundraising’s long-term campaign to grow legacy giving.

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  • Why Us Fundraisers Need to Look for Rainbows

    Date. Tue, 28 Apr 2020

    Jenna Wills BSc MinstF says fundraisers can learn a lot from Captain Tom's fundraising efforts, namely that we can raise the funds that will make the world a better place.

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  • Coronavirus and legacies: Why now is the time for stewardship

    Date. Tue, 28 Apr 2020

    Michael Clark, Head of Fundraising at St Nicholas Hospice Care, says that this pandemic has shown us that stewardship within fundraising is more important than ever before. This blog forms part of a series curated by Remember A Charity, who run the Institute of Fundraising’s long-term campaign to grow legacy giving.

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  • 'The response of the charity sector to the coronavirus crisis has been heroic'

    Date. Tue, 28 Apr 2020

    Ian Bruce, Chief Executive of the Glasgow Council for the Voluntary Sector, says that the impact of the coranavirus crisis on those who were already disadvantaged is huge, but that the charity sector is responding heroically.

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  • How is giving changing during the coronavirus crisis?

    Date. Tue, 28 Apr 2020

    Lizzie Ellis, IoF Policy and Information Officer, looks at the key pieces of research about giving published during the COVID-19 pandemic, and what this insight means for your fundraising strategy.

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  • Coronavirus pandemic: In times of crisis, community partnerships are ever-more crucial

    Date. Tue, 21 Apr 2020

    Zia Salik, Interim Head of Fundraising at Islamic Relief, explains that during a crisis such as the coronavirus pandemic, fundraising teams have to adapt rapidly and effectively to new ways of working, and why community partnerships have become an even more important fundraising stream.

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  • Payroll Givers are the unsung heroes of charitable giving

    Date. Tue, 21 Apr 2020

    Marcia Hibberd from Marie Curie says that Payroll Givers have done so much for the people of the UK and many other countries with little recognition, making them the unsung heroes of charitable giving.

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  • Let’s use this crisis to make a fairer and more equal society now

    Date. Tue, 21 Apr 2020

    Peter Lewis sets out why the Chartered Institute of Fundraising has signed up to the #CharitySoWhite open challenge to the sector, and says that crises – such as the coronavirus pandemic – give society opportunities as well as challenges.

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  • Why charities should get involved with the first ever Lesbian Visibility Week

    Date. Mon, 20 Apr 2020

    As this week marks the first ever Lesbian Visibility Week taking place from 20 to 26 April, former Fundraising Director Polly Shute looks at the importance of Lesbian visibility, and explains why community is so much more important at time of crisis.

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  • Public generosity is inspirational – but it can't be an excuse for government to not step up

    Date. Thu, 16 Apr 2020

    While we're seeing fantastic fundraising from charities and individuals, the IoF's Daniel Fluskey says the impact of coronavirus means that public donations alone can't meet the scale of support that the sector needs right now, we need appropriate funding from government too

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  • Cultural sector fundraising and COVID-19: Recognising the social value of culture

    Date. Wed, 15 Apr 2020

    Dan Fletcher, Treasurer of the IoF’s Cultural Sector Network, says that the social value of culture is hugely significant – now more than ever – and in order to thrive in a post-coronavirus world, cultural organisations need to recognise the importance of digital.

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  • Leading your Team and Communicating through a Crisis

    Date. Wed, 15 Apr 2020

    To help guide your organisation through the coronavirus pandemic and mass uncertainty that has accompanied it, Matthew Sherrington gives his ten point plan for leading your team and communicating through a crisis.

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  • Private assets for public good: The time is now

    Date. Tue, 14 Apr 2020

    Today the Beacon Collaborative published 'The Giving Experience: Overcoming the barriers to giving among the wealthy in the UK' which considers how fundraising organisations engage wealthy donors as partners in social change. Cath Dovey, coordinator of the Beacon Collaborative, looks at how this research becomes even more striking when social divides are magnified by something as tumultuous as the coronavirus pandemic.

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  • Coronavirus and fundraising: So where are we at?

    Date. Tue, 14 Apr 2020

    Peter Lewis, Chief Executive of the Chartered Institute of Fundraising, takes a look at the state of UK fundraising in the setting of the coronavirus pandemic, following the Easter Bank holiday weekend.

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  • Coronavirus: 5 tips for writing an appeal during a global crisis

    Date. Tue, 7 Apr 2020

    Wayne Murray, Strategy Director at Audience Fundraising and Communications, gives his five pointers for writing an emergency appeal that will keep your audience connected with your cause.

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  • Equality, diversity and inclusion in the time of coronavirus

    Date. Tue, 7 Apr 2020

    Or, EDI – what to do in a lull. Elizabeth Balgobin says that although right now normality has ceased in a lot of organisations, this crisis could provide an opportunity to cease old ways of thinking when it comes to EDI and instead do things more progressively.

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  • IoF Scotland: What support is available during the coronavirus pandemic

    Date. Tue, 7 Apr 2020

    Michelle Cook, Head of IoF Scotland, looks at what support is available to fundraisers in Scotland and explains what the IoF in Scotland is doing to support our members during this time of unprecedented change.

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  • 5 ways to protect your fundraising income during the coronavirus pandemic

    Date. Fri, 3 Apr 2020

    As the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic continues to widen, there are a number of steps charities can take to help protect their fundraising income, particularly regular giving. Scott Gray from Rapidata offers some advice on how you can help protect your fundraised income during this time of uncertainty.

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  • Fundraising mustn’t fade away in the face of COVID-19

    Date. Thu, 2 Apr 2020

    Dominic Wills, Managing Director of PFS, looks at what the coronavirus pandemic means for fundraising agencies and where they should turn for help during this time of uncertainty.

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  • Coronavirus and Public Fundraising: Doing the right thing is not always an easy decision to make

    Date. Tue, 31 Mar 2020

    Liam McEntegart, Managing Director (Client Services) REAL Fundraising Ltd, looks at the difficulties in making public fundraising decisions around the coronavirus outbreak, and explains why getting contingencies put in place in advance means the sector should never feel they are torn between financial prosperity and public safety.

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  • 5 ways the coronavirus is changing the legacy market and what this means for charities

    Date. Mon, 30 Mar 2020

    Rob Cope, Director of Remember A Charity, looks at how the coronavirus outbreak is having an impact on the legacy market and what the future holds for this type of fundraising.

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  • Peter Lewis: "The speech the Prime Minister should have made"

    Date. Sat, 28 Mar 2020

    With a continued lack of emergency funding to charities who are continuing to provide advice, assistance and care to those who need it, whilst also suffering a huge reduction in their incomes, Peter Lewis, chief executive of the Institute of Fundraising, has written the speech the Prime Minister should have made at 10 Downing Street this week.

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  • Coronavirus: Advice on remote working

    Date. Tue, 24 Mar 2020

    THINK are sharing with us guidance on how to approach fundraising activities against the backdrop of the current coronavirus outbreak. As home-based workers since the company began, Research Manager Arani Mylvaganam and Associate Consultant Sue Morgan give their advice on how to be as productive, efficient and happy as possible in your new work environment.

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  • Coronavirus: Advice on Individual Giving and Legacy

    Date. Mon, 23 Mar 2020

    THINK are sharing with us guidance on how to approach fundraising activities against the backdrop of the current coronavirus outbreak. In this article Michelle Chambers and Matt Smith give advice on Individual Giving and Legacy fundraising.

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  • Coronavirus: The impact on arts, cultural and heritage fundraising

    Date. Fri, 20 Mar 2020

    Martin Kaufman, Chair of the RAISE Steering Committee, looks at the impact of the current situation on the arts and culture sector, and how it really is ‘unchartered waters’ in a truly unprecedented way.

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  • Coronavirus: Advice for community fundraising

    Date. Fri, 20 Mar 2020

    THINK are sharing with us guidance on how to approach fundraising activities against the backdrop of the current coronavirus outbreak. In this article, Beccy Murrell looks at community fundraising, which she suggests could be the worst affected of all the fundraising disciplines.

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  • Coronavirus: Advice on leadership

    Date. Thu, 19 Mar 2020

    THINK are sharing with us guidance on how to approach fundraising activities against the backdrop of the current coronavirus outbreak. In this article Michelle Chambers gives advice for fundraising leaders on how they can play a vital role in navigating these difficult times.

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  • Coronavirus: Advice for supporter services

    Date. Wed, 18 Mar 2020

    THINK are sharing with us guidance on how to approach fundraising activities against the backdrop of the current coronavirus outbreak. In this article, Beccy Murrell gives advice for supporter services – which she describes as arguably the infrastructural backbone of fundraising.

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  • Coronavirus: Advice for corporate fundraisers

    Date. Tue, 17 Mar 2020

    THINK are sharing with us guidance on how to approach fundraising activities against the backdrop of the current coronavirus outbreak. In this article Grahame Darnell gives six important considerations for any corporate fundraising team at this time.

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  • Coronavirus: Advice on philanthropy

    Date. Mon, 16 Mar 2020

    THINK are sharing with us guidance on how to approach fundraising activities against the backdrop of the current coronavirus outbreak. In the second in this series, Simon Dickson explores the impact on philanthropy. Looking in particular at major donor, trust and foundation fundraising and special events.

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  • Budget 2020: What it means for charities

    Date. Fri, 13 Mar 2020

    Following this week’s agenda-setting Budget, Sam Boyle, Policy and Information Officer at the Institute of Fundraising, looks at what was announced and what it will mean for fundraisers and charities alike.

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  • Coronavirus: Advice for events fundraisers

    Date. Fri, 13 Mar 2020

    Over the next few days, THINK will be sharing some guidance on how to approach fundraising activities against the backdrop of the current coronavirus outbreak. In the first in this series, Matt Smith looks at advice for event fundraisers and what they should consider in the current environment.

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  • Coronavirus: How fundraisers are responding, and what are the potential impacts?

    Date. Fri, 13 Mar 2020

    Following a meeting with the Minister for Civil Society and other sector leaders, Peter Lewis, IoF Chief Executive, looks at what the fundraising community is doing in response to the coronavirus and at some of ways the sector is likely to be impacted.

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  • Closing the gap on female leadership

    Date. Wed, 11 Mar 2020

    Last week we published our Missing Out research, as part of this Sarah Tite looks at the problems that persist within our work environment and what we can do to close the female leadership gap in fundraising.

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  • How a simple digital fundraising idea had huge returns for St Basils

    Date. Mon, 9 Mar 2020

    Barrie Hodge, Head of Fundraising and Communications at St Basils, looks at how the charity’s successful Donate Your Homepage campaign, and says how it shows how sometimes it is the really simple ideas that are the most effective.

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  • Digital Welcome: More than a Thank You!

    Date. Mon, 9 Mar 2020

    Giannina Walsh, Individual Giving Manager and Stephanie Fletcher, Performance Manager at Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity, look at how they have tested digital welcome journeys at the charity to improve attrition and cancellation rates.

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  • Six tips for integrating digital into fundraising

    Date. Mon, 9 Mar 2020

    Ella Pierce, Head of Digital Fundraising at Sightsavers, gives six tips that have worked for them in integrating digital into all areas of their fundraising and marketing.

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  • What do the Judges most want to see in National Fundraising Award applications?

    Date. Fri, 6 Mar 2020

    With the deadline for the National Fundraising Awards only a week away, this year’s judges were asked for the one thing they most want to see in the entries to the awards. Read their answers below

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  • Budget 2020: Is this the way to tax reform?

    Date. Fri, 6 Mar 2020

    Dan Fluskey, IoF’s Head of Policy and External Affairs, predicts what could happen at next week’s Budget including an inheritance tax cut, the introduction of Mansion tax and changes to income tax – and looks at how the IoF would respond.

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  • How Has Fundraising Changed Over the Last 20 Years?

    Date. Wed, 4 Mar 2020

    From the rise of social media and online donations, to a larger reliance on flexible workers – CharityJob's Stephanie Dotto takes a look at how fundraising roles have evolved over the last twenty years.

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  • Winning a National Fundraising Award has given me renewed focus, confidence and drive to achieve even more

    Date. Wed, 4 Mar 2020

    Suzie Rees won the Fundraiser of the Year award at last year’s National Fundraising Awards. She explains how winning the award felt like external validation for both herself and East African Playgrounds, the charity she works for.

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  • Give me an E, give me a D, give me an I

    Date. Wed, 4 Mar 2020

    Lizzie Ellis, Policy and Information Office at the Institute of Fundraising, says that an update to the diversity principle being consulted on as part of the proposed Charity Governance Code refresh would better help charities to have the right conversations at an individual level about equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI).

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  • How Chartered Status will help transform our profession

    Date. Fri, 21 Feb 2020

    The Institute of Fundraising’s Alex Xavier looks at how the membership body is looking to create new traditions with its charter, and what Chartered Status will mean for the fundraising profession.

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  • Evolving agency partnerships and meaningful collaboration

    Date. Thu, 20 Feb 2020

    Agencies exist to help charity clients succeed in making a difference, with most having a genuine desire to support rather than just provide a paid-for service, says Helen Mackenzie, Chief Executive of telephone fundraising agency Purity Fundraising.

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  • Strong Customer Authentication: Keeping you up to date

    Date. Thu, 20 Feb 2020

    Paul Rodgers gives the latest update on Strong Customer Authentication and how these changes will impact fundraisers and charities.

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  • Becoming the Chartered Institute of Fundraising – A message from Peter Lewis

    Date. Fri, 14 Feb 2020

    Peter Lewis, Chief Executive of the Institute of Fundraising, makes an announcement about the IoF's journey towards chartered status.

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  • A month in fundraising: 5 things you need to know

    Date. Wed, 12 Feb 2020

    Felicity Spencer-Smith, Senior External Affairs Officer at the Institute of Fundraising, looks at five things you need to know this month – and one thing you need to do – as well as giving an insight into what the IoF has coming up soon.

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  • Is your fundraising statement in your annual report compliant with the Charities Act 2016?

    Date. Wed, 12 Feb 2020

    Following a review into how compliant charities in England, Wales and Northern Ireland are with the fundraising requirements in The Charities Act 2016, Lord Toby Harris, Chair of the Fundraising Regulator, outlines some key areas that should be included in their fundraising statements.

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  • What is wrong with funders?

    Date. Wed, 12 Feb 2020

    If fundraisers were to design the ideal funding system from scratch, what would it look like? Harriet Stranks, Director of Grants at Lloyds Bank Foundation, asks what is wrong with funders, and looks at why this is not a simple problem with a simple solution.

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  • ‘Winning the National Fundraising Award made me realise that I had achieved a massive success’

    Date. Wed, 12 Feb 2020

    Helen Maguire won the Rising Star award at last year’s National Fundraising Awards. She explains what winning the award meant to her, and how winning has impacted her career.

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  • Five tips to stop your funding proposal from ending up in the bin

    Date. Tue, 11 Feb 2020

    When only 1 in 7 funding proposals can progress to the next round, how do you decide which 6 to bin? David Burgess, Director of Apollo Fundraising, offers five observations he has made that can stop your funding proposal from ending up in the ‘no’ pile, ahead of his session at the Trusts Fundraising Conference later this month.

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  • The Rise of the Remote Fundraiser

    Date. Mon, 10 Feb 2020

    The number of home-based fundraising roles posted on CharityJob has risen significantly since 2017, says Stephanie Dotto, as more charities and employees are realising the wide range of benefits of remote working.

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  • LGBT+ History Month: Inclusion policies fail when they remain just policies

    Date. Thu, 6 Feb 2020

    To mark LGBT+ History Month, Lucy Caldicott looks at the experiences of the LGBT+ community working in the UK charity sector, and says that the act of opening up space for honest conversations amongst staff will create a more inclusive and healthy environment.

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  • Could we make grant reporting fun?

    Date. Tue, 4 Feb 2020

    Emily Dyson-Hawkes, Head of Communications at the Institute for Voluntary Action Research, takes a look at principles for funders to adopt that help to ease the burden of grant reporting.

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  • Q&A: My experiences of being a RAISE mentor

    Date. Wed, 29 Jan 2020

    Applications to be a RAISE mentor are now open. Emma Smallwood, Development Manager at The Lowry, answers five questions about her experiences of being a mentor and says why she would recommend others to get involved in the programme.

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  • Are will-writing firms wrong in their reporting of money raised for charity?

    Date. Tue, 28 Jan 2020

    Legacy consultant Richard Radcliffe and Jon Brewer, founder of Bequeathed, look at the two sides of the question of whether will-writing firms are correct in how they report how much money has been raised for charity.

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  • Fundraising for Impact: What trustees, leaders, finance and fundraising professionals think

    Date. Thu, 23 Jan 2020

    Following the publication of the Fundraising for Impact report last May, Daniel Chan, Senior Manager at PwC, looks at the views of stakeholders and addresses return on experience, as well as looking to the future.

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  • Why good fundraisers are already mental health champions

    Date. Tue, 21 Jan 2020

    Mark Rowland, Chief Executive of the Mental Health Foundation, explains why fundraisers could be at the forefront of leading the sector in creating mentally healthy organisations.

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  • Resolutions, Global Donations, Giving Tuesday and other fundraising news

    Date. Thu, 16 Jan 2020

    Felicity Spencer-Smith, Senior External Affairs Officer, gives the low-down on the latest news updates in the fundraising world, including new years’ resolutions, a new Government – and asks for your thoughts on fundraising and direct marketing.

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  • In search of the supporter experience – the Holy Grail of fundraising

    Date. Thu, 16 Jan 2020

    Mark Dibden says that charities need to ask more of their data to turn it into genuine, actionable insight that fundraising teams and agencies can mobilise behind to grow long-term value.

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  • The climate crisis: Five shifts the sector needs to make in response

    Date. Wed, 15 Jan 2020

    The climate emergency is already upon us. Save the Children’s Kirsty McNeill discusses five shifts the sector needs to make in response.

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  • What is the sectors next biggest media channel and opportunity of growth?

    Date. Tue, 14 Jan 2020

    Investing in better technology to build greater and better connected volunteering communities could be transformational for many charities and the people that care for your cause, says Keith Williams.

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  • What is your #FundraisingResolution?

    Date. Fri, 10 Jan 2020

    We've been asking what your #FundraisingResolution for 2020 is. Below we have summarised a few from our IoF community. Let us know what yours is by sharing it on the hashtag.

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  • The Direct Marketing Code of Practice: Five things fundraisers need to know

    Date. Thu, 9 Jan 2020

    The Information Commissioner’s Office announced this week a consultation on an updated Direct Marketing Code of Conduct. Daniel Fluskey, Head of Policy and External Affairs at the IoF, runs through what is in the updated Code and what fundraisers need to know.

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  • After the Storm: Fundraising Research and GDPR

    Date. Tue, 7 Jan 2020

    Lawrence Simanowitz and Hannah Lyons from Bates Wells discuss what GDPR has meant for major donor fundraising from a legal and compliance position, ahead of a session at the Major Donor Fundraising Conference later this month.

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  • Peter Lewis: Reflecting on fundraising's year ahead

    Date. Mon, 6 Jan 2020

    Peter Lewis, Chief Executive of Institute of Fundraising, looks back at the last year for fundraising and at what the IoF's priorities are for the year ahead – and sets his own #FundraisingResolution for 2020.

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  • How to set the tone for an inclusive culture

    Date. Fri, 3 Jan 2020

    Lucy Caldicott, Founder of ChangeOut, reflects on the top things for senior leaders to think about when ensuring that their organisation maintains an inclusive culture.

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  • New Year, New Decade: Ten Change Collective Resolutions for Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

    Date. Thu, 2 Jan 2020

    Elizabeth Balgobin, Interim Head of EDI at the Institute of Fundraising, gives her top ten tips for fundraisers and senior leaders on how to change fundraising into the equal, diverse and inclusive environment that we can all be proud of.

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  • The IoF's year in its policy work

    Date. Sat, 28 Dec 2019

    This year has been a big year for fundraisers, and for the Institute of Fundraising in terms of our policy work – from work on equality, diversity and inclusion feeding into our Change Collective objectives, to our collaboration with YouGov on our Public Perceptions research, which looks at what the public really think about the fundraising profession. In no particular order, below are five of our top reports, research and guidance that we have worked on this year.

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  • What defined 2019 for fundraisers?

    Date. Fri, 27 Dec 2019

    As 2019 draws to a close, we take a look at the key things that defined the past year for fundraisers. Alice Sharman, Content Manager at the Institute of Fundraising, looks at five of those key developments and trends that have made 2019 such a significant one for fundraisers.

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  • Our top five blogs from 2019

    Date. Mon, 23 Dec 2019

    As the year draws to a close, we have taken a look at our five most popular blogs from the year.

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  • Recruitment: Stating a desire for diversity does not a diverse team make

    Date. Mon, 23 Dec 2019

    Lizzie Ellis, IoF Policy and Information Officer, looks at what the initial results from the recent survey on sector recruitment processes show us about how we can improve practices and what the next steps are for 2020.

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  • Back to the mission: What fundraisers should be thinking about for 2020 and beyond

    Date. Wed, 18 Dec 2019

    As 2019 draws to a close, PwC’s Andy Theedom looks at what fundraisers should be thinking about for the year ahead and challenges them to get back to their charities mission.

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  • Down-time recommendations from some of the sector’s innovative thinkers

    Date. Wed, 18 Dec 2019

    Adam Bryan, IoF’s Director of Partnerships & Innovation, ends the year by looking at the recommendations of some of the sector’s innovative thinkers and what they have been reading, watching and listening to.

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  • How can fundraisers harness the passion the general election created for their own causes?

    Date. Wed, 18 Dec 2019

    Elections are a lightning rod for nearly all of the issues that charities work on, and as a national event raise emotions and energy like little else. Daniel Fluskey, Head of Policy and Public Affairs, says the week after a seismic election result, the challenge for fundraisers is how to keep people engaged with these issues.

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  • Why video is a great medium to reach a digitally-savvy and time-poor audience

    Date. Tue, 17 Dec 2019

    Dan Fletcher from Moore Kingston Smith says that video is a great medium for fundraisers to connect with their donors, and explains why they should enter the Creative Vision Awards this year for a chance to get their own charities' story out there.

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  • The Diploma in Fundraising means I can access a network of like-minded individuals

    Date. Thu, 12 Dec 2019

    Ronnie Whiteside MInstF(Dip) graduated with the Diploma in Fundraising at the ceremony last month. In this Q&A he explains how he got into fundraising and what he got out of taking part in the qualification online.

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  • So what is #newpower all about?

    Date. Fri, 6 Dec 2019

    Peter Lewis, Chief Executive of the Institute of Fundraising, looks at what the new power model shows us about movements and campaigning organisations, and what membership organisations like the IoF can learn from this framework.

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  • Direct Mail: Two years on and it’s a completely different picture

    Date. Thu, 5 Dec 2019

    The National Youth Orchestra won the award for Best Supporter Experience at the National Fundraising Awards. As part of our Awards Showcase Nicolette Shaw, Development Director at the charity, explains what led up to this win.

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  • Why we should prioritise ‘the how’ over ‘the what’

    Date. Wed, 4 Dec 2019

    Louise Morris, Founder and Director of Summit Fundraising, takes a look at why fundraisers need to be able to influence up, and says that if we can have fundraisers who can create powerful change internally, who knows how much more money could be raised.

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  • What London Marathon Events has done to tackle the climate crisis in 2019

    Date. Thu, 28 Nov 2019

    Kenneth Foreman looks at the initiatives London Marathon Events has run this year to combat the climate crisis, and says that when people come together, we can make the changes needed to ensure mass participation events are making a positive contribution to tackling the climate emergency.

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  • Why we should be focusing on productivity to positively impact fundraising and frontline services

    Date. Wed, 27 Nov 2019

    Simon Baines from The Access Group takes a look at productivity and asks why the subject has not recieved the same amount of attention in the fundraising sector as it has elsewhere.

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  • Why now is the time to embrace greener fundraising tools

    Date. Wed, 27 Nov 2019

    As the climate crisis is becoming more and more at the forefront of both fundraisers’ and donors’ minds, now is the time to be doing away with outdated and potentially environmentally damaging fundraising models and instead turn to greener alternatives, says Mike Phillips from Purepages Group Ltd.

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  • 5 big challenges corporate fundraisers face in 2020 (and how to overcome them)

    Date. Fri, 22 Nov 2019

    How can we maximise our corporate partnerships in 2020? In the lead up to the Corporate Partnership Conference on 2nd December, Jonathan Andrews from Remarkable Partnerships dives into the challenges and opportunities we have ahead.

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  • How to make more out of death

    Date. Wed, 20 Nov 2019

    Phil Zeidler, Co-Founder of DeadHappy, looks at why charities need to have more blunt conversations with their donors about legacies and death, and explains why charities should be talking about legacies with much younger donors.

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  • Innovation: Is it growth or value led?

    Date. Fri, 15 Nov 2019

    What does ‘innovation’ really mean and what can the fundraising sector learn from inspiring innovators elsewhere? Adam Bryan, Director of Partnerships & Innovation at the Institute of Fundraising, takes a look.

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  • Fundraising for Impact: Insights from a trustee

    Date. Wed, 13 Nov 2019

    As part of a series on Fundraising for Impact, following our research published alongside PWC in the summer, Suzanne Featherstone reflects on the current state of fundraising and what the future might hold for trustees.

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  • Fundraising for Impact: The future of individual giving

    Date. Mon, 11 Nov 2019

    In a series of blogs following the Fundraising for Impact report published earlier this year, Kathryn Holloway from Friends of the Earth reflects on what the future of fundraising holds for individual giving.

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  • Innovation: How to build a workplace culture

    Date. Fri, 8 Nov 2019

    Henry Rowling, co-founder of Flying Cars, looks at what makes a workplace culture and says that innovation starts with your people.

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  • Accepting and refusing donations: Getting the balance right

    Date. Thu, 7 Nov 2019

    Following a recent roundtable on accepting and refusing donations hosted by the Institute of Fundraising and the Charity Commission, Sam Boyle takes a look at some of the main discussion points.

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  • Looking at philanthropy from the other side: A lesson for Chief Executives?

    Date. Thu, 7 Nov 2019

    Mark Goldring, who has had twenty years’ experience as a CEO of a range of charities, explains that his recent experience of working for philanthropists has made him realise that charity leaders could be playing an even bigger role in bringing in new donors – some that they often don’t even get to have a dialogue with. He explains what role they could play.

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  • Memory failure: Why do donors not remember what we tell them?

    Date. Thu, 7 Nov 2019

    With an increasing number of people hitting retirement age, Richard Radcliffe takes a look at how to get older generations engaged in giving and how not miss out on this generous group of donors.

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  • Safeguarding, Ethics Month, Probate Fee Hike and other fundraising news

    Date. Thu, 7 Nov 2019

    Felicity Spencer-Smith, Senior External Affairs Officer, gives the low-down on the latest news updates in the fundraising world, including a December election, Ethics Awareness Month and the latest resources on safeguarding.

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  • How Your Personality Type Impacts Your Fundraising Efforts

    Date. Wed, 6 Nov 2019

    Discovering the most successful method of appealing to donors can take time. But have you ever stopped to think how your personality type might affect your fundraising approach? Stephanie Dotto from CharityJob explores what different character traits help us thrive in the workplace – and how knowing your personality type can benefit your fundraising career.

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  • How Manchester Foundation Trust Charity won Fundraising Charity of the Year

    Date. Wed, 6 Nov 2019

    Manchester Foundation Trust Charity won Fundraising Charity of the Year at the National Fundraising Awards. As part of our Awards Showcase, Sarah Naismith, Director of the charity, explains how they received a 100% increase in fundraising income and went on to win the much coveted award.

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