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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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Why your focus should be on millenials

Why your focus should be on millenials

Gary Kernahan | 24 May 2018

Innovation is, rightly, high on the agenda for many charities at the moment. The need for the services and support provided has never been greater but neither has the challenge of raising the funds required to provide them.

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Come and join the community

Come and join the community

Guest Bloggers | 21 May 2018

When we put out a call for content on the Community, Events and Volunteers track at Convention, we were overwhelmed by the many talented people willing to talk openly about ho...

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Scottish fundraisers, your top networking event is here!

Scottish fundraisers, your top networking event is here!

Guest Bloggers | 18 May 2018

How often have you heard that fundraising is a people to people business? It’s about relationships, communicating, and emotive compelling storytelling, nurturing and working i...

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Big ideas for raising big bucks…

Big ideas for raising big bucks…

Guest Bloggers | 16 May 2018

It’s a boom time for UK philanthropy, driven by new and repeat million pound donors. What a time to be a major donor fundraiser! But it isn’t always easy when you’re dealing with some of the world’s richest and most influential people. They have expectations and we need to make sure we deliver them. We need to know who to approach and how to approach them so that we can keep up with one of the fastest growing elements of fundraising activity.

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Engagement, dialogue, and audacity: What we need from the new civil society strategy

Engagement, dialogue, and audacity: What we need from the new civil society strategy

Peter Lewis | 15 May 2018

When the consultation was announced on the government's new civil society strategy, there were some sceptical voices heard, especially when it had been specifically stated there was no new money attached.

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Raise more through legacies – come to Convention

Raise more through legacies – come to Convention

Guest Bloggers | 14 May 2018

‘An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest’, so said the great American statesman and inventor Benjamin Franklin. Had the IoF existed in Franklin’s 18th century, he could easily have been talking about Fundraising Convention.

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Partnership strategies you’ll learn at Convention

Partnership strategies you’ll learn at Convention

Guest Bloggers | 11 May 2018

No two partnerships are the same, nor should they be, and for me this is one of the best things about working in corporate partnerships. There are however some key strategies which are clearly evident in the most successful partnerships out there and which delegates will have the chance to discuss and find out more about at this year’s Fundraising Convention.

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Bold new ways to give donors what they want

Bold new ways to give donors what they want

Guest Bloggers | 8 May 2018

We use a lot of jargon words in fundraising. We aren’t unique. We share this joy with every other sector. Our own private language that allows us to talk in code, sort of convinced we fully understand each other. It is both a blessing in communication efficiency and a wall between us and authenticity.

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Vital culture sector learnings: Convention

Vital culture sector learnings: Convention

Guest Bloggers | 4 May 2018

In the 10 years I have been attending the IoF Fundraisng Convention, it has given me a better understanding of fundraising across every stream and type. I have always left feeling energised, excited and inspired and full of new ideas and concepts that I have learnt.

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