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  • How can fundraising play its part in a positive future for civil society?

    Date. Thu, 17 Oct 2019

    Following the independent inquiry into Civil Society Futures and its subsequent report, we brought together a roundtable of our members to discuss its implications. We have now produced a discussion paper Civil Society Futures: Reflections on fundraising’s role and contribution. Peter Lewis and Dan Fluskey outline in this blog what the paper says and what the issues and challenges are for fundraisers.

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  • The even bigger picture of fundraising ethics

    Date. Wed, 16 Oct 2019

    In the third instalment of our special series on fundraising ethics, Rogare's Ian MacQuillin looks at how practical ethics relates to policy-making, and what extra insights we can glean from marketing ethics

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  • How philanthropy is becoming more democratic and inclusive

    Date. Tue, 15 Oct 2019

    Isobel Michael talks about the growth of giving circles and what this shows about how philanthropy is becoming more democratic, and that it means more and more people are becoming philanthropists.

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  • Improving your donor experience through your payments process

    Date. Mon, 14 Oct 2019

    Rapidata’s Scott Gray looks at the role of the payment journey as part of your supporter's experience and finds that when done right it can go a long way in building building trust, longevity, and of course income.

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  • #YouMadeItHappen: How Alzheimer’s Research UK is thanking supporters for a record year

    Date. Fri, 11 Oct 2019

    For #YouMadeItHappen day, Lucy Squance, Director of Supporter-led Fundraising at Alzheimer’s Research UK, explains how the charity is using the day to thank their supporters for fuelling a record-breaking year. She reflects on the progress that their supporters made possible during the last financial year and some of the ways in which her team is working to keep supporters engaged.

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  • Do fundraisers have a duty to their beneficiaries?

    Date. Wed, 9 Oct 2019

    What, if any, duties to fundraiser owe to their beneficiaries? And if they do, where does such a duty come from? Cherian Koshy considers this as part of a series for Ethics Month.

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  • How to create a seamless supporter experience in a digital world

    Date. Fri, 4 Oct 2019

    Blackbaud’s Paul Doubleday looks at the importance of improving the supporter experience and the role that digital can play in creating a personal supporter journey that can significantly impact the total raised.

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  • 'The International Advanced Diploma has given me the skills to proactively adapt to challenges'

    Date. Thu, 3 Oct 2019

    Emma Louise-Singh graduated with the International Advanced Diploma back in November. She explains how the qualification benefits graduates by giving them the skills to be more proactive about assessing and reacting to the challenges that are on the horizon for the sector, and how it has particularly been of value in her role as a fundraising consultant.

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  • 'Fundraising ethics is about much more than sticking to the code and avoiding ‘tainted’ money'

    Date. Wed, 2 Oct 2019

    Fundraising’s professional ethics extends a lot wider than you might think. From a different perspective, argues Rogare's Ian MacQuillin, not asking for a sufficiently high gift could be seen as unethical.

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  • Introducing Ethics Month: What is the right thing to do?

    Date. Tue, 24 Sep 2019

    As America's Association of Fundraising Professionals earmarks next month as 'Ethics Month', Institute of Fundraising's Dan Fluskey introduces a series of blogs curated by fundraising think tank Rogare's director Ian MacQuillin on current ethics debates within the sector and why the topic should be at the forefront of all fundraisers minds.

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  • What our research tells us about public perception of fundraising careers

    Date. Tue, 24 Sep 2019

    Today we have published results of our YouGov survey exploring what the public think about working in fundraising. The data touches on the public’s perception on a wide range of issues, including asking what they think are people’s motivations for becoming a fundraiser; what skills they think are needed to do the job; and their understanding of how someone would go about getting a job in fundraising. The IoF's Alex Xavier looks at what the second in the research series shows.

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  • Digital transformation is not really about digital – it is about people and culture

    Date. Mon, 23 Sep 2019

    Joe Freeman, Head of Digital at Bloodwise, spoke last week at the Institute of Fundraising’s Directors’ Forum event on a panel on Digital Transformation. Here he explains how digital transformation is about people, and most importantly it should be focused on those people your charity is trying to help.

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  • How to get the medical profession on board with fundraising

    Date. Wed, 18 Sep 2019

    With continued pressure on the NHS budget and growing need to find new funding sources for the health sector, Andrew Watt, Chair of the IoF Health Sector Special Interest Group and Senior Principal at Accordant Europe, explores how hospital trusts, air ambulances and others can get the medical profession on board with fundraising.

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  • Legacy donations, spending review, public perceptions and other fundraising news

    Date. Fri, 13 Sep 2019

    Want to know what you missed while on holiday? It was far from a quiet summer with a surprise prorogation of parliament, a surprise spending review, and a couple of really key pieces of data on legacies and the fundraising profession. Felicity Spencer-Smith, IoF Senior External Affairs Officer, summarises the busiest summer in quite a while.

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  • How our members have 'passed on something wonderful' this Remember A Charity Week

    Date. Fri, 13 Sep 2019

    Rob Cope, Director of Remember A Charity, looks at what the campaign has been doing in its tenth year to challenge common misconceptions around legacy giving.

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  • How can we make fundraising a more attractive career?

    Date. Fri, 13 Sep 2019

    As this week sees the Institute of Fundraising release its first report in its Public Perceptions series, which looks at what the public think about fundraising, Matt Adams, Divisional Manager, Fundraising & Development at TPP Recruitment, explains what this infographic shows about public opinion of fundraising as a career.

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  • Why a non-linear career path may be the best route forward

    Date. Thu, 12 Sep 2019

    With so many fundraisers starting their careers in other sectors, CharityJob’s Stephanie Dotto explains why this route to fundraising can mean more skills learned along the way and a better-rounded CV.

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  • Why we wanted to capture public feeling on fundraising

    Date. Wed, 11 Sep 2019

    As the Institute of Fundraising releases 'Public Perceptions: What does the public think about fundraising?', Lizzie Ellis, IoF Policy and Information Officer, who led the work on this research, explains why we embarked on this series and what the data shows us about public feeling towards fundraising.

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  • Thinking outside the box: Why funeral giving will never be the same again

    Date. Tue, 10 Sep 2019

    Kate Jenkinson, Head of In-Memory Consultancy at Legacy Foresight, takes a looks at how charitable giving at funerals has changed over time.

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  • How MSF's approach to partnerships allows it to save even more lives

    Date. Wed, 4 Sep 2019

    Partnering with businesses and suppliers is absolutely key for MSF to deliver its humanitarian work, finds Adam Bryan, Director of Partnerships and Innovation at the IoF, following his interview with the charity’s Head of Fundraising, James Kliffen, at the IoF Suppliers Forum.

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  • An update on Strong Customer Authentication

    Date. Thu, 29 Aug 2019

    Sam Boyle, IoF Policy and Information Officer, outlines the latest developments on Strong Customer Authentication and how these changes will impact fundraisers and charities.

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  • How to make the case for supporter loyalty

    Date. Fri, 23 Aug 2019

    Ahead of his session at next month's Supporter Experience conference on 'proving how a better experience leads to more support' Richard Spencer, alongside his colleague at About Loyalty Roger Lawson, explain how to get buy-in for good supporter experience from senior leaders, and how doing this can mean creating your own charity champions.

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  • We need to stop viewing fundraising as a separate function from front-line delivery or advocacy

    Date. Thu, 15 Aug 2019

    Fundraising can and should not exist in a vacuum, says Dr Lesley Alborough, whose research has led her to conclude that we need to move away from training that only focuses on fundraising techniques or making the ask.

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  • 5 reasons you should be shouting about legacies this Remember A Charity in Your Will Week

    Date. Thu, 15 Aug 2019

    Rob Cope, Director of Remember A Charity, explains why your organisation should get involved with the tenth Remember A Charity in Your Will Week this September.

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  • Are charities misunderstanding younger audiences?

    Date. Wed, 14 Aug 2019

    Charities and fundraisers can't afford to rest on their laurels when it comes to connecting with younger generations, says Milo McLaughlin from Signal.

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  • Join me in creating an EDI Committee that is representative of everyone

    Date. Mon, 12 Aug 2019

    Carol Akiwumi is the new Chair of the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Committee at the Institute of Fundraising. She explains why, if you have a desire to help bring about much needed change, she wants you to join her on the Committee.

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  • 'The Diploma in Fundraising gave me the confidence that I was going about my work in the right way'

    Date. Thu, 8 Aug 2019

    Mark Clements graduated with the Diploma in Fundraising back in November. He explains how fundraising as a way to deal with his father's cancer diagnosis became a career for him, and how the qualification gave him the confidence to speak with authority both when raising money and when managing his team.

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  • How can we influence when on the fringes of power?

    Date. Wed, 7 Aug 2019

    Last month the Institute of Fundraising and charity brap, which aims to transform the way we think about equality, delivered the first Change Collective workshop. Mickella Lewis-Purvis, Programme Manager at Teenage Cancer Trust, who attended the workshop, explains what she got out of the experience.

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  • Accountability is a GDPR requirement that makes sense, but how do we achieve it?

    Date. Tue, 30 Jul 2019

    Suzanne Lewis, who sat on the IoF's focus group for GDPR, says that while the new legislation has had cost implications for fundraisers, it was not the ‘bogeyman’ that many had feared – but there are real benefits to adhering to these new levels of accountability.

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  • Latest news: Three key updates in legacy fundraising

    Date. Wed, 24 Jul 2019

    Rob Cope from Remember A Charity takes over the news roundup blog to give us the latest updates from the legacy fundraising world.

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  • Pay in the Fundraising Sector: How is it Changing?

    Date. Tue, 23 Jul 2019

    With the release of the latest Charity Sector Salary Report, published by CharityJob and Harris Hill, Stephanie Dotto takes a look at how fundraisers' roles (and the pay for those roles) are changing.

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  • A timely review for charity tax: “Let me tell you how it will be”

    Date. Wed, 17 Jul 2019

    Let’s get the big one out of the way first, no one is going to tax your feet.

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  • 'The Certificate in Fundraising has made me a much more confident fundraiser'

    Date. Thu, 11 Jul 2019

    Ray Southam graduated with the Certificate in Fundraising. He explains how one of the most valuable parts was being in an environment with other fundraisers with a range of different experiences, and the confidence it gave him as a fundraiser.

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  • Inspiring plenary speakers at Fundraising Convention 2019

    Date. Fri, 5 Jul 2019

    This year’s plenary speakers did a phenomenal job of firing up a crowd of thousands of fundraisers across three days in the Barbican Hall during Fundraising Convention 2019, sharing their insight and personal journeys of success overcoming adversity. Challenging us all to think a little differently about what it takes to succeed and inspire others, they articulated the importance of self-belief, resilience, commitment and determination.

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  • What does benchmarking tells us about the state of UK fundraising?

    Date. Thu, 4 Jul 2019

    This week at #IoFFC the second edition of the ‘Status of UK Fundraising Benchmarking Report’ was launched. Produced by the Institute of Fundraising, in collaboration with Blackbaud, we explain in this blog what the latest report shows.

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  • Launched at #IoFFC: GoodBox releases White Paper on contactless technology

    Date. Wed, 3 Jul 2019

    On the second day of Fundraising Convention 2019, fintech startup GoodBox released a paper to help fundraisers navigate the payments landscape and make informed, evidence-based decisions for their fundraising strategies.

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  • Regular giving cancellations are falling, but how can we keep them that way?

    Date. Tue, 2 Jul 2019

    At Fundraising Convention yesterday Rapidata unveiled its new Charity Direct Debit Tracking Report. Scott Gray, research lead for the programme behind the report, looks at what can be done to evolve the donor experience to ensure regular giving cancellations continue to fall.

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  • Launched at #IoFFC: Tracking study shows marked impact of GDPR on regular giving

    Date. Tue, 2 Jul 2019

    Yesterday at Fundraising Convention, Rapidata Services unveiled the latest regular giving trends with the release of a new report tracking Direct Debits to over 600 charities. We summarise the key findings from the launch event.

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  • An Activist? Me? My reflections ahead of a new EDI strategy

    Date. Fri, 28 Jun 2019

    Sufina Ahmad reflects on her role as Chair of the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion panel while the #ChangeCollective prepares to launch their new strategy at Fundraising Convention 2019.

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  • What do we mean by a ‘supporter engagement approach’ and what are the benefits of it?

    Date. Thu, 27 Jun 2019

    Fundraising consultant Grahame Darnell takes a look at a supporter engagement approach to fundraising and why an integrated approach across fundraising, marketing and communications is critical to its success.

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  • IoF Academy: 'It has transformed my fundraising practice'

    Date. Thu, 13 Jun 2019

    Eileen Kinsman MInstF (AdvDip) graduated in November with the International Advanced Diploma. She explains why she decided to do it, what she valued most from the qualification and how it has transformed her fundraising practices.

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  • Keeping up with the changing payments landscape

    Date. Fri, 7 Jun 2019

    There has been great change in how charities make and receive payments with the technology used ever evolving, but what does this mean for fundraisers? Scott Gray, Head of Payments at The Access Group, takes a look.

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  • A new Code of Fundraising Practice: What you need to know (and do)

    Date. Thu, 6 Jun 2019

    As the Fundraising Regulator today publishes its newest version of the Code of Fundraising Practice, Sam Boyle, IoF Policy and Information Officer, looks at what fundraisers need to do next.

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  • UK giving, legacy giving, non-graduates welcome and other fundraising news

    Date. Thu, 6 Jun 2019

    Felicity Spencer-Smith, Senior External Affairs Officer, gives the low-down on the latest developments affecting fundraising, including what new research shows us about UK giving, increases in income from legacies and a campaign to stop charities from excluding those that don't have a degree when recruiting.

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  • Who isn't in the room: More than percentages, policies and practices

    Date. Wed, 5 Jun 2019

    As we publish our research 'Who isn't in the room? Equality, diversity and inclusion in the fundraising profession', Lizzie Ellis, IoF Policy and Information Officer, has taken a look at what the research shows, and doesn’t show, about the fundraising profession.

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  • Volunteers' Week: Working with such a passionate, committed and enthusiastic group of individuals is the highlight of my year

    Date. Mon, 3 Jun 2019

    This year will mark Gary Richardson's twentieth year of volunteering at Fundraising Convention, of which he has spent many of those being responsible for organising the 50+ volunteers who work together to make the three-day event the success that it is. To mark Volunteers' Week, he explains why he volunteers and why he loves working with such a passionate group of individuals.

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  • Chartered status should lead to a more positive view of fundraising by the public

    Date. Mon, 3 Jun 2019

    Voting will start tomorrow on our plan to formally petition to become the Chartered Institute of Fundraising. Peter Lewis, Chief Executive of the Institute of Fundraising, explains why it is important that members have their say.

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  • Championing fundraising excellence in Scotland

    Date. Thu, 30 May 2019

    Zoé Mobey spoke at the Institute of Fundraising’s Scottish Parliamentary Reception last night on how fundraising is more than the money we raise or the return on investment made. She summarises what she said here.

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  • Five discussions health sector fundraisers are having

    Date. Wed, 29 May 2019

    Sam Boyle, Policy and Information Officer at the Institute of Fundraising, attended the inaugural Fundraising in the Health Sector conference last week. He looks at five of the themes that emerged throughout the day, and what the wider fundraising community can learn from the health sector.

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  • Reflections on a journey towards a more inclusive sector

    Date. Fri, 24 May 2019

    Peter Lewis, Chief Executive of the Institute of Fundraising, reflects on the HR Network and our #ChangeCollective movement – and acknowledges that it’s important that debates on this subject take place so that we can explore and continue to learn.

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  • Chartered journey: Status is only half the battle; the challenge is for indviduals to become chartered

    Date. Mon, 20 May 2019

    Ian MacQuillin MInstF(DiP) says that getting chartered status for the IoF is only half the battle, and that the real work will be making it clear within the sector what the benefits of individual chartered membership is both to fundraisers and the wider sector.

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  • Mental Health Awareness Week: Is it time for a 'whole employee' work culture?

    Date. Wed, 15 May 2019

    For Mental Health Awareness Week, Oxfam's Kate Kellaway Moore and consultant Kim van Niekerk share six activities that they believe can help the mental health of fundraisers and their employees, an area they say is often neglected.

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  • Muslim giving during Ramadan is testament to the power of fundraising

    Date. Mon, 13 May 2019

    Fadi Itani, Chief Executive Officer of the Muslim Charities Forum, says that the money donated throughout Ramadan by British Muslims is a feat of fundraising, and explains why the network has launched a safer giving campaign.

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  • Why grant-givers and fundraisers need to work together to create a diverse sector

    Date. Mon, 13 May 2019

    The Grant Giver’s Movement, which explores the best ways in which philanthropy can be used to advance social change, have been in discussions with the IoF on our shared objectives of increasing equality, diversity and inclusion within fundraising and grant-giving. The movement explains how and why they are pushing for this change.

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  • Are we seeing a worrying trend in giving?

    Date. Fri, 10 May 2019

    Susan Pinkney, Head of Research at Charities Aid Foundation, looks at what the UK Giving report published this week shows about British generosity and whether we're seeing a worrying trend with fewer people giving to charity.

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  • How is the fundraising landscape changing?

    Date. Fri, 10 May 2019

    Sam Boyle, IoF Policy and Information Officer, looks at the Fundraising for Impact report released by the IoF and PwC this week and explores what charities can learn from it about the future of fundraising.

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  • Chartered journey: Why I’m excited about the prospect of the IoF becoming a chartered body

    Date. Thu, 9 May 2019

    Kath Abrahams, IoF Trustee and Chair of the Learning & Development Committee, explains how the IoF becoming a chartered body will be a milestone moment which will take our profession to the next level, and will give fundraising further credibility and profile to help promote it as a career of choice to young people.

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  • Future Leaders Programme: 'It gave me a toolbox of skills and responses I can draw on'

    Date. Wed, 8 May 2019

    Rosie Spiegelhalter is Director of Development for Toynbee Hall and in 2017 took part in the Future Leaders Programme. In this Q&A she explains how she found the programme and what she thinks others should know about it before they take it on.

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  • Chartered journey: A step towards a more inclusive profession

    Date. Thu, 2 May 2019

    Paul Amadi, Chief Supporter Officer at the British Red Cross and a member of the IoF's EDI panel, explains why he believes chartered status will promote fundraising as an inclusive, rewarding, and respected career choice.

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  • Chartered journey: Donors, engineers, and why chartered status matters

    Date. Wed, 1 May 2019

    Virginia Anderson, Chair of the Institute of Fundraising Scotland, says that chartered status matters as the public wants to trust fundraisers, and it will allow them to do exactly that.

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  • How fundraisers use, and misuse, emotion - Part 2

    Date. Wed, 1 May 2019

    In the second part of his series on how fundraisers can best use emotion, Ken Burnett outlines three steps on how to transform how fundraisers communicate.

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  • Remember A Charity’s new strategy: Three key steps for growing legacy giving

    Date. Wed, 1 May 2019

    Last month Remember A Charity launched its new strategic plan which sets out how it intends to grow legacy giving over the next three years. Rob Cope, Director of Remember A Charity, explains the challenges that lie ahead and what the campaign will be focusing on.

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  • How to stay sharp in an ever-changing donor landscape

    Date. Mon, 29 Apr 2019

    CharityJob’s Stephanie Dotto takes a look at the latest trends and developments that are impacting how donors interact and donate to their chosen causes.

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  • How changing our relationships with trusts led to a huge spike in income at Sue Ryder

    Date. Wed, 24 Apr 2019

    Andy Watts, Head of Trusts at Sue Ryder, explains how by changing how they interact with trusts and foundations, they were able to increase trust income by 349% in the space of a year.

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  • Why supporter loyalty matters

    Date. Wed, 24 Apr 2019

    Roger Lawson and Richard Spencer from About Loyalty explain the research they've undertaken to understand what makes some donors feel loyal towards the charities they support, while others feel less loyal.

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  • 'The potential for philanthropy in healthcare is huge'

    Date. Tue, 23 Apr 2019

    Andrew Watt FInstF explains why the Institute of Fundraising is holding its first ever Fundraising in the Health Care Sector conference, where it will also launch the brand new healthcare special interest group.

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  • Three truths the Notre-Dame restoration fund shows us about fundraising

    Date. Tue, 23 Apr 2019

    £800 million and rising… and no asking. Following last week's Notre-Dame fire and the restoration fund that grew and grew in the following days, Angela Cluff, consultant and Chair of the IoF Supporter Experience Project Advisory Panel, outlines three hard truths about fundraising that we ignore at our peril.

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  • Chartered journey: It will give our profession recognition that is long overdue

    Date. Tue, 16 Apr 2019

    Today we announced that we have had the go ahead from the Privy Council to make a formal petition to become the Chartered Institute of Fundraising. Emma-Louise Singh MInstF(AdvDip) explains how being chartered will help us all aspire to be better fundraisers and help grow our community.

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  • Chartered Journey: The legal perspective

    Date. Tue, 16 Apr 2019

    From a legal and governance perspective what would the move of the IoF from being a limited company to a being a chartered body mean for me as a member? Thea Longley, partner BWB, and Lucy Rhodes, Associate BWB, take a look.

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  • Chartered journey: What the future could hold

    Date. Tue, 16 Apr 2019

    Today we announced that we have had the go ahead from the Privy Council to make a formal petition to become the Chartered Institute of Fundraising. Alex Xavier looks at the potential future of being authorised to award chartered individual membership, and what this could mean.

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  • Chartered journey: Yes, fundraising is a real job!

    Date. Tue, 16 Apr 2019

    Today we announced that we have had the go ahead from the Privy Council to make a formal petition to become the Chartered Institute of Fundraising. Dan Fluskey explains the impact chartered status could have on the public perception of fundraising.

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  • 'I was motivated to become a better fundraiser'

    Date. Thu, 11 Apr 2019

    Luke Wiechula MInstF(Cert) graduated in November with the Certificate in Fundraising. He explains why he chose to take part in the qualification and how he found learning alongside other fundraisers really valuable.

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  • GDPR: What we didn’t know last year...

    Date. Tue, 9 Apr 2019

    Today we publish our refreshed version of our GDPR: The Essentials for Fundraising Organisations guidance. Sam Boyle talks through what has changed and why we felt the need to update it.

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  • JustGiving, probate fees, Sackler Trust and other fundraising news

    Date. Thu, 4 Apr 2019

    After the last month of Brexit votes, you’d be forgiven for missing out on the latest news from the fundraising sector. This month we discuss the latest on probate fees, changes to JustGiving fees, and Sackler funding – and a few other things you might have missed, says Felicity Spencer-Smith.

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  • Five key themes from the Digital Fundraising Conference 2019

    Date. Thu, 4 Apr 2019

    Following last month’s Digital Fundraising Conference, Sandra Padilla – the IoF’s own Digital Manager – looks at the five key themes and learnings that she came away with.

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  • How fundraisers use, and misuse, emotion - Part 1

    Date. Thu, 4 Apr 2019

    In the first of a two-part series on emotion and its use in fundraising, Ken Burnett explains why fundraisers should study emotions and learn to use them better.

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  • The future of online payments

    Date. Tue, 2 Apr 2019

    Daniel Fluskey, our Head of Policy and External Affairs, summarises the future of online payment as the new Payment Services Directive (EU wide legislation) is due to come into force in September, following an event last month.

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  • June Sarpong: 'It is really important for the charity sector to be diverse'

    Date. Thu, 28 Mar 2019

    Broadcaster June Sarpong explains why she thinks it is so important for fundraising, and the charity sector more widely, to be diverse.

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  • ‘Where is the diversity? Is this some kind of club?’

    Date. Wed, 20 Mar 2019

    Joyce Fraser explains why the fundraising sector needs the #ChangeCollective, and how the National Fundraising Awards are an opportunity for an equal, diverse and inclusive range of individuals and organisations to receive recognition.

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  • ActionAid’s cultural journey towards diversity and inclusion

    Date. Wed, 20 Mar 2019

    ActionAid’s Chief Executive Girish Menon explains the work the charity is doing on becoming an organisation that has diversity and inclusion at the heart of its culture and is embedded in feminist principles.

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  • Corporate partnerships: Companies increasingly interested in smaller charities

    Date. Wed, 20 Mar 2019

    Grahame Darnell reveals some of the insights he has gained from corporate decision makers on their renewed appetite for working with smaller charities and grass-root organisations.

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  • St Helena Hospice: 'We knew that we had to be creative'

    Date. Tue, 19 Mar 2019

    St Helena Hospice won Most Innovative Fundraising Campaign at last year's National Fundraising Awards. The team behind the win explain the process that led them to be receive recognition for their fundraising lottery.

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  • Is there such thing as excellent foundation practice?

    Date. Mon, 18 Mar 2019

    Emma Hutchins, Policy and Communications Manager at Association of Charitable Foundations, explains the work the membership body is doing in promoting good practice in the foundation sector with its Stronger Foundation’s initiative.

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  • 'The Award has given me the confidence to go for things I never would have before'

    Date. Fri, 15 Mar 2019

    Andy King was the winner of the Best Fundraising Newcomer award at the National Fundraising Awards last year. He explains how things have changed for him since his win, and the opportunities and confidence it brought him.

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  • "It's having that professional qualification that shows I am really committed to the sector"

    Date. Thu, 14 Mar 2019

    Vajiha Hameed MInstF(Dip) graduated with the Diploma in Fundraising back in November. She explains how she found the qualification and why she would recommend it to anyone committed to learning.

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  • ‘We have failed to even address, let alone tackle, diversity’

    Date. Thu, 14 Mar 2019

    Harpreet Kondel is a Fundraising Specialist who sits on the Board of Fundraising Convention. She explains why she thinks the success of the #ChangeCollective will require a dramatic culture shift within the sector.

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  • Legacy update: Notification service and probate fees

    Date. Thu, 7 Mar 2019

    Rob Cope, Director of Remember A Charity, gives an overview of what has happened in the world of legacies and the challenges to be faced over the coming months.

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  • What the rise in digital fundraising jobs means for you

    Date. Wed, 6 Mar 2019

    Last year, the number of digital fundraising jobs posted on CharityJob increased by 20%. That means more and more charities are investing in technologically-savvy employees with their finger on the digital pulse. CharityJob's Stephanie Dotto looks at what this means, and two of the digital trends you are likely to see emerge.

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  • Five tips for using digital to increase impact, develop skills and improve sustainability

    Date. Tue, 26 Feb 2019

    Ahead of Zoe Amar’s session at the Digital Fundraising Conference next month, she has put together some top tips for how your charity should be using digital every day to achieve more.

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  • February news roundup: Five things you need to know

    Date. Mon, 25 Feb 2019

    Felicity Spencer-Smith provides a summary of all the key things that have happened over February in fundraising. Including news on probate fees, GASDS, and the latest in telephone fundraising.

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  • The Payment Services Directive: What charities need to know

    Date. Mon, 25 Feb 2019

    This September new EU-wide legislation – Strong Customer Authentication (SCA) – is going to be implemented which will impact on online payments and donations. Every charity that takes online payments should be aware of what’s coming. Sam Boyle, Policy and Information Officer, provides an indication of what this might mean for fundraising.

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  • Attracting major gifts: What can we learn from higher education?

    Date. Fri, 22 Feb 2019

    Gemma Peters, Chief Executive of Bloodwise, joined the charity after 13 years working at King’s College London and King’s Health Partners where she designed and led the World questions | KING’S answers campaign. The campaign raised over £610 million with most of the income coming through major gifts, with more than 37 donors giving over one million pounds. She looks at what fundraisers can learn from the higher education sector when attracting these types of donations.

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  • 'We need to create a culture where everyone feels a sense of belonging'

    Date. Thu, 21 Feb 2019

    Sam Butler, Director of Fundraising at Tibet Relief Fund, explains why he is involved with the #ChangeCollective and what he would like to see the movement achieve.

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  • #Thanksabillion: How the London Marathon has bucked the trend and kept on growing

    Date. Wed, 20 Feb 2019

    As the London Marathon announces it will pass the £1 billion mark of money donated to charities this year, Kenneth Foreman, Head of Charities at London Marathon Events Ltd, looks at the success of the iconic challenge and at the future of event fundraising.

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  • 'Empowering community fundraising volunteers maximises their potential to do more'

    Date. Mon, 18 Feb 2019

    Ahead of her session at the IoF Volunteer and Community Fundraising Conference, Charlotte Fielder, Head of Volunteering at Battersea, talks about the successful stewardship of community fundraisers and why fundraising is everyone’s business.

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  • ‘I was told that as a disabled person I was just lucky to have a job’

    Date. Fri, 15 Feb 2019

    Jonathan Levy explains why he thinks the fundraising sector needs the #ChangeCollective and why the movement matters so much to him.

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  • Why the power of a conversation can’t be underestimated

    Date. Wed, 13 Feb 2019

    Today we have published our guide on the effective use of telephone fundraising. Cristy Cunnick, Alex Weeks-Smyth and David Walwin from Ethicall, which supported the publication of A Good Call: Using the Telephone for Successful Fundraising, explain why telephone fundraising is still a valuable channel.

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  • ‘It is a fight against what has been neglected for too long in a sector I love’

    Date. Thu, 7 Feb 2019

    Johnathan Ukueku answers questions on why he got involved with the #ChangeCollective and what the movement means to him.

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  • #ReclaimSocial: How RNLI uses social media as a force for good

    Date. Wed, 6 Feb 2019

    RNLI is involved with numerous partnerships, but it is the charity’s drowning prevention initiatives which have been making a splash online. RNLI’s Social Media Manager Rich Ward explains why social media is at the heart of its supporter comms, and why #ReclaimSocial is more than just a one day job.

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  • Why it is time fundraisers embraced lifestyle giving

    Date. Tue, 5 Feb 2019

    Bianca Mitchell, Partnerships Director at Savoo, explains what lifestyle giving is and why 2019 presents new opportunities for the fundraising channel.

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