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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 we wanted to capture public feeling on fundraising

Why we wanted to capture public feeling on fundraising

Lizzie Ellis | 11 September 2019

As the Institute of Fundraising releases 'Public Perceptions: What does the public think about fundraising?', Lizzie Ellis, IoF Policy and Information Officer, who led the work on this research, explains why we embarked on this series and what the data shows us about public feeling towards fundraising.

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Legacy donations, spending review, public perceptions and other fundraising news

Legacy donations, spending review, public perceptions and other fundraising news

Felicity Spencer-Smith | 13 September 2019

Want to know what you missed while on holiday? It was far from a quiet summer with a surprise prorogation of parliament, a surprise spending review, and a couple of really key...

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Len Goodman

Remember A Charity Week in its tenth year: 70s nostalgia, Points of You and Pass On Something Wonderful

Rob Cope | 13 September 2019

Rob Cope, Director of Remember A Charity, looks at what the campaign has been doing in its tenth year to challenge common misconceptions around legacy giving.

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How can we make fundraising a more attractive career?

How can we make fundraising a more attractive career?

Guest Bloggers | 13 September 2019

As this week sees the Institute of Fundraising release its first report in its Public Perceptions series, which looks at what the public think about fundraising, Matt Adams, Divisional Manager, Fundraising & Development at TPP Recruitment, explains what this infographic shows about public opinion of fundraising as a career.

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Why a non-linear career path may be the best route forward

Why a non-linear career path may be the best route forward

CharityJob | 12 September 2019

With so many fundraisers starting their careers in other sectors, CharityJob’s Stephanie Dotto explains why this route to fundraising can mean more skills learned along the way and a better-rounded CV.

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Kate Jenkinson

Thinking outside the box: Why funeral giving will never be the same again

Guest Bloggers | 10 September 2019

Kate Jenkinson, Head of In-Memory Consultancy at Legacy Foresight, takes a looks at how charitable giving at funerals has changed over time.

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How MSF's approach to partnerships allows it to save even more lives

How MSF's approach to partnerships allows it to save even more lives

Adam Bryan | 4 September 2019

Partnering with businesses and suppliers is absolutely key for MSF to deliver its humanitarian work, finds Adam Bryan, Director of Partnerships and Innovation at the IoF, following his interview with the charity’s Head of Fundraising, James Kliffen, at the IoF Suppliers Forum.

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An update on Strong Customer Authentication

An update on Strong Customer Authentication

Sam Boyle | 30 August 2019

Sam Boyle, IoF Policy and Information Officer, outlines the latest developments on Strong Customer Authentication and how these changes will impact fundraisers and charities.

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How to make the case for supporter loyalty

How to make the case for supporter loyalty

Guest Bloggers | 28 August 2019

Ahead of his session at next month's Supporter Experience conference on 'proving how a better experience leads to more support' Richard Spencer, alongside his colleague at About Loyalty Roger Lawson, explain how to get buy-in for good supporter experience from senior leaders, and how doing this can mean creating your own charity champions.

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