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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

Volunteering at the Scottish Fundraising Conference

Guest Bloggers | 21 July 2016

When I saw an article advertising the opportunity to volunteer at the Institute of Fundraising Scotland’s annual conference last year, I jumped at the chance to apply.

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Fundraising experience is underrepresented on boards, but fundraisers should play a bigger role

Fundraising experience is underrepresented on boards, but fundraisers should play a bigger role

Stephanie Siddall | 14 July 2016

IoF Policy officer, Stephanie Siddall, explores how fundraising experience is underrepresented on boards, and why fundraisers should play a bigger role

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The Gift Aid Small Donations Scheme

Stephanie Siddall | 13 July 2016

Encouraging and enabling organisations – particularly smaller ones - to diversify their income is more important than ever.

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Takeaways from Fundraising Convention 2016

Takeaways from Fundraising Convention 2016

Institute of Fundraising | 11 July 2016

Fundraisers from across the UK (and beyond!) gathered last week for Fundraising Convention 2016, the biggest event of its kind outside North America for professional fundraisers. Welcoming 2,700 visitors over three days we took advantage of all that our amazing new venue, the Barbican Centre, had to offer.

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Scottish Fundraising Conference 2016

Understanding the why of supporter experience...

Guest Bloggers | 8 July 2016

2016 is most definitely the year of Supporter Experience. It’s been a really long time coming and it’s really good news for our donors...and ultimately our beneficiaries.

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Meeting your Match: the Practical Philosophy of Major Gifts

Meeting your Match: the Practical Philosophy of Major Gifts

Margaret Clift McNulty | 30 June 2016

When people ask me what it’s like being a Major Gifts fundraiser I describe it as match-making. It's about finding the people who care about the same things your organisation cares about – and giving them the chance to make a difference.

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Brexit – what does it mean for charity fundraising?

Brexit – what does it mean for charity fundraising?

Ceri Edwards | 29 June 2016

Last week’s referendum saw a majority vote for the UK to leave the European Union. This is a momentous decision and we can be certain that it will have a large impact across the political, economic and social landscape.

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From Team Member to Team Leader (and what to do if no one’s in your team)

From Team Member to Team Leader (and what to do if no one’s in your team)

Guest Bloggers | 24 June 2016

Suzanne Treharne looks back on her transition from team member to a team leader ...

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Fundraising Convention 2016

Core funding – the Shangri-la of fundraising

Guest Bloggers | 22 June 2016

Ewan Hastings, Trust and Corporate Fundraiser at Waverley Care, shares his top tips for putting together a compelling case for core funding.

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