- About the Institute of Fundraising
About the Institute of Fundraising
The Institute of Fundraising is the professional membership body for UK fundraising. Our mission is to support fundraisers, through leadership, representation, standards-setting and education, and we champion and promote fundraising as a career choice.
We have over 5,200 Individual Members, who get access to professional and personal development, networking opportunities, training, support and advice. We also offer Organisational Membership to charitable organisations and Corporate Supporter partnerships to companies that supply products or service to the not-for-profit sector.
We offer a wide range of fundraising training courses, suitable for both new fundraisers and fundraisers with several years’ experience. We also offer fundraising qualifications, enabling fundraisers to gain professional recognition for their knowledge, work and experience.
We run a programme of one day conferences throughout the year which focus on innovation and best practice across a variety of fundraising techniques. Our flagship event, National Convention, takes place in July each years and is attended by over 2,000 fundraisers.
We provide legal and best practice guidance on a wide range of fundraising techniques. Our Code of Fundraising Practice provides a guide to the law and best practice in relation to fundraising activity throughout the UK.
We aim to be an influential voice for fundraisers and to be an expert policy lead on fundraising and wider giving. Our policy team works to deliver a strong representative voice on behalf of individual and organisational members that influences and effects change for the fundraising profession wherever it is needed.