The Institute of Fundraising (IoF) was founded in 1983 by a committed group of fundraisers getting together to tackle fundraising issues. A lot has changed since then but this founding ethos remains at the heart of what we do – coming together to face the challenges we meet as fundraisers.
Our vision: Excellent fundraising for a better world
Our mission: Creating the environment and understanding for fundraisers to excel
The Institute of Fundraising is the largest individual representative body in the voluntary sector with over 5,300 Individual members and 340 Organisational members.
We aim to support these members and the wider fundraising community by:
- Creating a better environment for fundraisers to raise money
- Increasing understanding of fundraising
- Enabling fundraisers to be the best they can be
We improve the environment for fundraisers through policy and support. We increase understanding by being a knowledge centre for fundraisers and the general public and through setting fundraising standards. We enable fundraisers to be the best they can be by providing resources, skills development and qualifications.