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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


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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Fundraising Convention 2016

I say, I say, I say... when is a strategy not a strategy?

Guest Bloggers | 20 June 2016

In a world where change is the only constant, is strategy critical or irrelevant? Rob Alcroft takes a look...

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Fundraising Convention 2016

Managing your fundraising talent in a (rapidly) changing world

Gary Kernahan | 17 June 2016

Head of Regional Development at Muscular Dystrophy UK, Gary Kernahan, explores the place of talent, skills and development in achieving fundraising excellence in a fast changing world.

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The risks of getting distracted in Major Gift Fundraising

Guest Bloggers | 16 June 2016

How do you tackle the challenges of static major gift income in a multinational organisation? James Webb, Head of Major Gifts at Oxfam reflects on his own experiences...

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Making the most of your time

Making the most of your time

Guest Bloggers | 14 June 2016

When I was 21 I thought I could study for a Masters in Medieval Archaeology (with a dissertation that required meticulously analysing 119 skeletons), work a full time job running an Annual Fund Campaign, play on the University football team, learn to drive and maintain a social life.

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Get more, be a mentor! (or mentee!)

Get more, be a mentor! (or mentee!)

Guest Bloggers | 10 June 2016

Having a mentor is a hugely valuable experience. Having someone to talk to, share experiences with and open your eyes to opportunities is crucial in the world of work.

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Fundraising Convention 2016

Getting ready for Convention and a New Start

Guest Bloggers | 9 June 2016

On Wednesday last week, the IoF Fundraising Convention Board met for the last time before this year's Fundraising Convention, which starts on Monday 4th July. I'm not sure why but I think this could be the best convention for many years and recently they have all been excellent. It feels very exciting to be a part of. Bring it on, I say.

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Fundraiser resilience – raise more money by increasing your grit

Fundraiser resilience – raise more money by increasing your grit

Rob Woods | 8 June 2016

For more than a decade I have made it my habit to interview people who get consistently great fundraising results. Their personality traits vary hugely. But one thing has been consistent about every single one, and this is their ability to follow through, that is, to stick to what is important over the long-term.

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