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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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I’m passionate about developing fundraisers to be the best they can be

Kath Abrahams | 20 April 2017

Director of Engagement & Fundraising at Diabetes UK, Kath Abrahams, discuss why becoming a trustee of the Institute felt like the right step forward to help fundraisers become the best they can be.

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CV tips & advice for fundraising roles

Guest Bloggers | 18 April 2017

What makes a great fundraising CV? The short answer is... one that stands out! Anyone can list their jobs and experience, but a good CV shows evidence and results.

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Be part of the way the fundraising profession moves forward

Emily Drayson | 10 April 2017

We ask Emily Drayson, founder of Drayson Research and Researchers in Fundraising SIG member, why she decided to join the IoF Trustee Board, and why you should get involved too...

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This is an important time for fundraising - join the IoF Trustee board

Dominic Will | 4 April 2017

HOME Fundraising's joint MD, Dominic Will, explains why he decided to apply to become an IoF trustee, and discusses the role of trustee leadership in supporting fundraisers and influencing the sector.

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New £1 coin – small change, £21m fundraising opportunity?

Stephanie Siddall | 28 March 2017

Today, a new £1 coin has come into circulation - but what's the opportunity for fundraising?

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House of Lords Report: So much to welcome, but where’s the fundraising ask?

Mike Smith | 27 March 2017

The House of Lords Committee 'Stronger Charities' Report makes some insightful and very welcome recommendations to support the work of charities into the future. But where is the fundraising ask?

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3 ways to enhance your charity event with the help of technology

Guest Bloggers | 20 March 2017

Organising a charity event? Find out how to enhance your event management process with the help of technology.

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Help us shape fundraising standards in Scotland

Fraser Hudghton | 17 March 2017

The Institute of Fundraising in Scotland is looking to recruit new members to join our Standards Advisory Board for Scotland.

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How to increase trustee participation in philanthropy

How to increase trustee participation in philanthropy

Guest Bloggers | 16 March 2017

The recent ICO rulings and impending introduction of the Fundraising Preference Service will change the nature of individual giving to the extent that many organisations will feel pressure to increase income from other sources, including philanthropy, to ensure they are able to deliver the same quality and quantity of programmes and services.

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