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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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Resolutions, Global Donations, Giving Tuesday and other fundraising news

Resolutions, Global Donations, Giving Tuesday and other fundraising news

Felicity Spencer-Smith | 16 January 2020

Felicity Spencer-Smith, Senior External Affairs Officer, gives the low-down on the latest news updates in the fundraising world, including new years’ resolutions, a new Government – and asks for your thoughts on fundraising and direct marketing.

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In search of the supporter experience – the Holy Grail of fundraising

In search of the supporter experience – the Holy Grail of fundraising

Guest Bloggers | 16 January 2020

Mark Dibden says that charities need to ask more of their data to turn it into genuine, actionable insight that fundraising teams and agencies can mobilise behind to grow long...

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The climate crisis: Five shifts the sector needs to make in response

The climate crisis: Five shifts the sector needs to make in response

Guest Bloggers | 15 January 2020

The climate emergency is already upon us. Save the Children’s Kirsty McNeill discusses five shifts the sector needs to make in response.

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What is the sector's next biggest media channel and opportunity for growth?

What is the sector's next biggest media channel and opportunity for growth?

Guest Bloggers | 14 January 2020

Investing in better technology to build greater and better connected volunteering communities could be transformational for many charities and the people that care for your cause, says Keith Williams.

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What is your #FundraisingResolution?

What is your #FundraisingResolution?

Institute of Fundraising | 10 January 2020

We've been asking what your #FundraisingResolution for 2020 is. Below we have summarised a few from our IoF community. Let us know what yours is by sharing it on the hashtag.

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The Direct Marketing Code of Practice: Five things fundraisers need to know

The Direct Marketing Code of Practice: Five things fundraisers need to know

Daniel Fluskey | 9 January 2020

The Information Commissioner’s Office announced this week a consultation on an updated Direct Marketing Code of Conduct. Daniel Fluskey, Head of Policy and External Affairs at the IoF, runs through what is in the updated Code and what fundraisers need to know.

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After the Storm: Fundraising Research and GDPR

After the Storm: Fundraising Research and GDPR

Guest Bloggers | 7 January 2020

Lawrence Simanowitz and Hannah Lyons from Bates Wells discuss what GDPR has meant for major donor fundraising from a legal and compliance position, ahead of a session at the Major Donor Fundraising Conference later this month.

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Peter Lewis: Reflecting on fundraising's year ahead

Peter Lewis: Reflecting on fundraising's year ahead

Guest Bloggers | 6 January 2020

Peter Lewis, Chief Executive of Institute of Fundraising, looks back at the last year for fundraising and at what the IoF's priorities are for the year ahead – and sets his own #FundraisingResolution for 2020.

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How to set the tone for an inclusive culture

How to set the tone for an inclusive culture

Guest Bloggers | 3 January 2020

Lucy Caldicott, Founder of ChangeOut, reflects on the top things for senior leaders to think about when ensuring that their organisation maintains an inclusive culture.

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