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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


What can trustee boards do to navigate the current fundraising landscape?

What can trustee boards do to navigate the current fundraising landscape?

Guest Bloggers | 1 December 2016

As a starting point, some context about trustees and the recent fundraising issues may be useful. Put simply, governance of charities is now under the spotlight. A series of failures by a handful of charities has given the sector a fairly bad reputation.

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Why Do Donors Give? Eight Ways to Communicate the Right Messages to Your Donors

Guest Bloggers | 16 November 2016

As the end of the year approaches and the giving season ramps up, donors find themselves giving more to their favourite charities.

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peer to peer networking

Are you maximising the potential of peer-to-peer donors?

Guest Bloggers | 14 November 2016

John Bird, managing director at Blackbaud Europe, explores how technology is innovating the Peer-to-Peer supporter journey.

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In case you missed it…

In case you missed it…

Stephanie Siddall | 27 October 2016

It's been a busy couple of weeks so we've put together a quick round up of what's been happening in case you missed it.

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Trustees and Fundraising handbook

Far from one size fits all: Governance of fundraising in large and small charities

Guest Bloggers | 25 October 2016

I am proud to serve as a Trustee in two organisations – Oxfam GB, one the UK's largest and best known charities, and Galapagos Conservation Trust (GCT), a significantly smaller charity with a very specific focus.

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What have we been up to in Parliament?

What have we been up to in Parliament?

Mike Smith | 25 October 2016

IoF Head of Media and Public Affairs, Mike Smith, looks back at what the Institute has been up to in Parliament.

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Trustees and Fundraising

Fundraising should be central to the thinking of every charity Trustee Board

Guest Bloggers | 19 October 2016

It shouldn’t have to be said, but I’m afraid this is still viewed as a controversial statement.

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Trustees and Fundraising

A win-win-win? Having fundraisers on your Trustee board benefits your organisation, the fundraiser, and the charity sector

Guest Bloggers | 10 October 2016

Recent controversies in charity fundraising, teamed with the rapidly changing technological landscape (the so called Fourth Industrial Revolution), make the role of a charity Trustee increasingly multi-faceted.

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Red ladder taller than white ladders

Think Small to Aim High

Adam Bryan | 6 October 2016

Recently you may have seen a New Philanthropy Capital report which said people in the UK with wealth over £1m gave a total of approximately £1.3bn a year to charity.

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