Mike Smith

Mike joined the IoF in October 2015 as Head of Media and Public Affairs for both the Institute and the PFRA.

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Celebrating excellent fundraising in the charity sector

Mike Smith | 20 January 2017

This week we held a reception in the House of Commons to showcase the best of charity fundraising, as part of our ongoing work to strengthen the relationship between fundraisers and MPs in Parliament.

Door to Number 10 Downing Street

To strengthen our ‘shared society’, the government should support excellent fundraising

Mike Smith | 9 January 2017

Theresa May’s ‘shared society’ agenda will be warmly, if cautiously, welcomed across the charity sector today.

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What's next for 2017: prediction on the relationship between Government and charities

Mike Smith | 12 December 2016

IoF Head of Media and Public Affairs, Mike Smith takes a look at what could be the potential opportunities for charity fundraising in relation to Government policies.

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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The IoF is heading to the party conferences

Mike Smith | 23 September 2016

It was a blustery September day by the seaside in Bournemouth when I attended my first ever political party conference in 2008. Gordon Brown was Prime Minister and the question on everyone’s lips was ‘will he or won’t he call a snap election later that year’…

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Representing fundraising in times of change

Mike Smith | 11 November 2015

It hardly needs repeating – fundraisers have had a difficult year. The media spotlight has been intense and the political response has been rapid and robust. There is a widespread understanding among fundraisers and charities that things need to change.