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This blog is a space for influential voices from the charity sector to comment on topical fundraising issues, explore new ideas, highlight success stories, share insight, fundraising how to tips and more.

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Getting the best out of corporate partnerships - and winning awards on the way

Getting the best out of corporate partnerships - and winning awards on the way

Guest Bloggers | 16 August 2017

Chief Executive of Seamab, Joanna McCreadie, gives us her rundown of their partnership with StudioLR - how mutual respect and open communication led to a surprise win at the Scottish Fundraising Awards.

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Three women absolutely rocking fundraising

Naz Nabeeh | 11 August 2017

At the IoF, we are incredibly proud of all our amazing members and charity fundraisers across the country, who do brilliant life changing work.

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Bouquet of flowers at wedding

Legacy giving - always the bridesmaid

Guest Bloggers | 9 August 2017

Chris Millward, CEO of the Institute of Legacy Management, and speaker at the upcoming IoF Legacy fundraising conference, explains why Trustees and senior stakeholders within ...

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street fundraiser in action

Excellent fundraising doesn’t stand still

Peter Hills-Jones | 1 August 2017

A year on from the establishment of the Fundraising Regulator and the merger of the IoF with the PFRA, now seems a good time to reflect both on what we’ve achieved but also what more needs to be done.

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Why aren’t we trading more?

Why aren’t we trading more?

Guest Bloggers | 31 July 2017

I’d found myself in the situation that many people in small and medium-sized charities find themselves: trying to find a new source of income or close.

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How to improve your charity's digital fundraising

How to improve your charity's digital fundraising

Guest Bloggers | 28 July 2017

With many charities still struggling to grow their digital know-how, Rebecca Curtis-Moss and Ross McCulloch look at some examples of great digital fundraising.

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Amanda Bringans

On meeting with Lord Grade

Amanda Bringans | 26 July 2017

I had my first meeting with Lord Grade, Chair of the Fundraising Regulator, this week at his offices in the west end. I spent a few years working in television at the start of my career, and we share some very old friends so we had a brief chat about some memories – a good way to start.

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Innovation spaceship

These heroes are paving the way for innovation in the sector

Adam Bryan | 25 July 2017

I must say how impressed I am by the radical transformation the RNLI are going through. Far more than a move to opt-in, they are dramatically changing the way they operate as a charity, as well as how they raise income.

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Stepping or falling into the Third Sector

Stepping or falling into the Third Sector

Alison Pritchard | 21 July 2017

Reflecting back on my journey into a career in the third sector, I realise how interesting a path I have taken. A path, which was not without frustrations, but one which brought me to where I am today, and more importantly, affirmed my belief in the sector, and my place in it.

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