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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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Sir Lenny Henry: 'A big shout out to everybody in the fundraising sector because you rock'

Sir Lenny Henry: 'A big shout out to everybody in the fundraising sector because you rock'

Institute of Fundraising | 7 July 2020

Speaking live from home to 1,500 fundraisers at this year’s Fundraising Convention Online, Sir Lenny Henry provided inspiration, motivation, and laughter in equal measures during his opening plenary.

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We love the NHS and the public love the NHS Charities – but what are they?

We love the NHS and the public love the NHS Charities – but what are they?

Guest Bloggers | 10 July 2020

Through feats of pure supporter brilliance and inspiring fundraising, the UK public have pushed NHS charities into the spotlight. An unprecedented movement has seen awareness ...

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'Fundraising would be more authentic if there was a diverse range of people sitting at tables'

'Fundraising would be more authentic if there was a diverse range of people sitting at tables'

Guest Bloggers | 7 July 2020

As part of today's launch of the Change Collective Recruitment Guides, Martha Awojobi, former Corporate Partnerships Senior Executive at Refuge and Organiser at #CharitySoWhit...

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Not a Toolkit: Creating the EDI Recruitment Guides

Not a Toolkit: Creating the EDI Recruitment Guides

Guest Bloggers | 7 July 2020

As we today launch the Change Collective Recruitment Guides, Elizabeth Balgobin explains why they were created and the process behind their creation.

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Protecting regular giving income in a crisis: what the pandemic has taught us

Protecting regular giving income in a crisis: what the pandemic has taught us

Guest Bloggers | 6 July 2020

As they unveil their latest report today at Fundraising Convention Online, Scott Gray, Rapidata lead and head of payments at The Access Group, takes a look at the impact the coronavirus pandemic has had on regular giving.

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‘Opportunities abound in the face of adversity’

‘Opportunities abound in the face of adversity’

Guest Bloggers | 30 June 2020

Following the launch of our new joint resource with THINK Consulting Solutions, ‘From Response to Recovery: Fundraising strategy and COVID-19’, Arani Mylvaganam says that nothing in the sector remains static for long but doing the right type of research now will shape informed strategy.

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Top tips for data protection compliance when working remotely

Top tips for data protection compliance when working remotely

Guest Bloggers | 25 June 2020

Suzanne Lewis from Arc Data looks at the key things that employers and employees need to remember when working from home in terms of data protection compliance.

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#Thenewchange: Fundraising in a post-COVID-19 world

#Thenewchange: Fundraising in a post-COVID-19 world

Guest Bloggers | 23 June 2020

As we today launch our new joint resource with THINK Consulting Solutions, ‘From Response to Recovery: Fundraising strategy and COVID-19’, Myles Bremner takes a look at what the new normal means for charities and fundraisers.

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The Planning Dilemma: Why now is the time for intelligence gathering, not reforecasting

The Planning Dilemma: Why now is the time for intelligence gathering, not reforecasting

Guest Bloggers | 23 June 2020

To coincide with the launch of today’s new joint resource with THINK Consulting Solutions, ‘From Response to Recovery: Fundraising strategy and COVID-19’, Simon Dickson takes a look at reforecasting and says that in this environment, decisions need to be based on knowledge and insight.

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