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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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Lord Grade

Lord Grade on meeting with IoF Chair Amanda Bringans

Guest Bloggers | 21 August 2017

In July, the Chair of the IoF, Amanda Bringans, met with the Chair of the Fundraising Regulator, Lord Grade, to discuss regulation in the sector. We are glad to post a piece from Lord Grade on his thoughts following the discussion.

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Fundraising Matters

Fundraising Matters: 7 non-profit experts share their secrets

Guest Bloggers | 23 August 2017

From marketing to governance and leveraging data insight, Fundraising Matters explores the way that practices throughout non-profit organisations play a part in building stron...

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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 S...

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Community Fundraising: Looking Ahead to 2020

Community Fundraising: Looking Ahead to 2020

Guest Bloggers | 23 August 2017

Loretta Bresciani-Murray on how putting supporters first in community fundraising can help us prepare for the future.

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Celebrating the fundraising sector

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 charities should be more supportive of legacy fundraising.

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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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Most Popular blogs

  1. Community Fundraising: Looking Ahead to 2020
  2. Fundraising Matters: 7 non-profit experts share their secrets
  3. Lord Grade on meeting with IoF Chair Amanda Bringans
  4. Getting the best out of corporate partnerships - and winning awards on the way
  5. Three women absolutely rocking fundraising

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What is the biggest challenge facing fundraisers currently?

What is the biggest challenge facing fundraisers currently?

Changes to fundraising regulation inc FPS proposals 47%
External environment/media 12%
Internal challenges 5%
Impact of Brexit vote 12%
Fundraising innovation/digital sphere 14%
Data protection and guidelines 9%

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