From marketing to governance and leveraging data insight, Fundraising Matters explores the way that practices throughout non-profit organisations play a part in building stronger constituent relationships, enhancing fundraising and delivering more for causes.
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.
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!
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.
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.
IoF Policy Officer, Stephanie Siddall, looks ahead to next year, and how trustee boards are already getting behind their charity's fundraising efforts.
As a starting point, some context about trustees and the recent fundraising issues may be useful. Put simply, governance of charities is now under the spotlight. A series of failures by a handful of charities has given the sector a fairly bad reputation.
I am proud to serve as a Trustee in two organisations – Oxfam GB, one the UK's largest and best known charities, and Galapagos Conservation Trust (GCT), a significantly smaller charity with a very specific focus.
It shouldn’t have to be said, but I’m afraid this is still viewed as a controversial statement.
A win-win-win? Having fundraisers on your Trustee board benefits your organisation, the fundraiser, and the charity sector
Recent controversies in charity fundraising, teamed with the rapidly changing technological landscape (the so called Fourth Industrial Revolution), make the role of a charity Trustee increasingly multi-faceted.