Mike joined the IoF in October 2015 as Head of Media and Public Affairs for both the Institute and the PFRA.
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.
Theresa May’s ‘shared society’ agenda will be warmly, if cautiously, welcomed across the charity sector today.
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.
IoF Head of Media and Public Affairs, Mike Smith, looks back at what the Institute has been up to in Parliament.
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’…
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.