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This blog is a space for influential voices from the charity sector to comment on topical fundraising issues, explore new fundraising ideas, highlight fundraising success stories, share expertise and more. To get involved, please email krisr@institute-of-fundraising.org.uk


Scottish Fundraising Conference 2016

Are you finding your charity’s future funders?

Guest Bloggers | 29 September 2016

How can we better embrace legacy giving in all our fundraising activity, despite the prevalence of short-term thinking?

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Charities should keep digital innovation at the heart of their approach

Charities should keep digital innovation at the heart of their approach

Guest Bloggers | 28 September 2016

Over the past five years we’ve seen drastic changes in how people interact with digital things. The average person now checks their smartphone 85 times a day, spending five ho...

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Why your charity might be like a travel agent (or how not to get left behind)

Why your charity might be like a travel agent (or how not to get left behind)

Guest Bloggers | 26 September 2016

We naturally look towards others within the charity sector to gauge how well we’re grappling with digital change. But what if more digital change suddenly hit the industry at ...

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Number 10 Downing Street

The IoF is heading to the party conferences

Mike Smith | 23 September 2016

It was a blustery September day by the seaside in Bournemouth when I attended my first ever political party conference in 2008. Gordon Brown was Prime Minister and the question on everyone’s lips was ‘will he or won’t he call a snap election later that year’…

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Scottish Fundraising Conference 2016

Who stole my day? - A simple lesson from school we stupidly forgot

Guest Bloggers | 21 September 2016

Do you remember being at school and worrying about how you were going to fit everything in? I mean, it was crazy – so many different things going on, way too much to remember!

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Remember a Charity week 12-18th September #mywisdom

Remember ‘Remember a Charity Week’?

John Baguley | 15 September 2016

Yes, it is this week and isn’t it time that more than 7% of the population left a legacy to a charity? The calculation is that a 4% change in our behaviour would lead to £1 billion extra for good causes.

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Remember a Charity week 12-18th September #mywisdom

Getting behind Remember A Charity Week - pass on your wisdom

Peter Lewis | 9 September 2016

New figures this week show that more people than ever are choosing to leave a gift to charity in their will.

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Whole organisation fundraising: the next big thing

Alan Clayton | 9 September 2016

Everyone in your organisation is a fundraiser. Or they should be.

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People talking to their trustee

Getting your trustees on board with fundraising

Guest Bloggers | 8 September 2016

Events of the past year and our recent research into public trust and confidence in charities confirmed what we all know: that done well, fundraising has the potential to build strong, meaningful, positive relationships with donors and the public.

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  1. Are you finding your charity’s future funders?
  2. Charities should keep digital innovation at the heart of their approach
  3. Why your charity might be like a travel agent (or how not to get left behind)
  4. The IoF is heading to the party conferences
  5. The age of connected networks

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