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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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The boat that rocked for charity

The boat that rocked for charity

Guest Bloggers | 20 February 2018

Once word got out about our legacy campaign, the list of 60s icons getting on board, including the likes of Twiggy and Ringo Starr, grew. So too did the number of people leaving gifts in Wills and enquiries about legacy giving – it was our most successful awareness week ever.

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Learn to unlearn – debate and challenge is the best thing about Convention

Learn to unlearn – debate and challenge is the best thing about Convention

Guest Bloggers | 15 February 2018

The fundraising sector is uniquely supportive. No other industry shares its ideas, results, and even tales of ‘that didn’t go so well’, so openly to help us all learn, grow an...

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Daniel Fluskey on BBC News

What does the Oxfam story mean for fundraising?

Daniel Fluskey | 15 February 2018

Since Saturday, Oxfam has been front page news. I don’t think there’s a national newspaper that hasn’t had the story covered extensively.

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Love thy team

Love thy team

Guest Bloggers | 14 February 2018

If there was an industry award for resilience, then fundraisers would be at the top of that shortlist. Whether we stand in the rain with a bucket, pitch to an audience of FTSE100 employees, write appeals or cheer on marathon runners – each year can feel tougher than the last. Yet, this doesn’t stop us leaping out of bed, taking a sip of optimism and committing to being the best fundraisers we can be.

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Keep Wales Tidy fundraising strategy front cover

First Fundraising Health Check Completed by Keep Wales Tidy

Alison Pritchard | 13 February 2018

Keep Wales Tidy have become the first charity to develop a new fundraising strategy as part of IoF Cymru's Fundraising Health Check and Executive Coaching project.

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Three myths about fundraising that need exploding

Three myths about fundraising that need exploding

Guest Bloggers | 8 February 2018

It’s fair to say that fundraisers have had a bad rap in the past few years, with a succession of negative media headlines, political criticism and fines from the Information Commissioner’s Office. It's no wonder that some people who ask for money for good causes for a living tell me they now dodge the ‘what’s your job?’ question at parties.

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What I did to win more bids

What I did to win more bids

Guest Bloggers | 8 February 2018

As someone who has overcome an entrenched drug issue, I am passionate about ensuring we have the resources to give people a chance at living without drugs and alcohol and enjoying a productive and healthy existence.

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Smart shoes

Is it time to start recruiting fundraisers from outside of the sector?

Guest Bloggers | 6 February 2018

Well, it’s a little bit of an inflammatory article title, but there’s a deep vein of truth in it.

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Committing to diversity – reflections as we embark on a journey

Peter Lewis | 5 February 2018

We took a big, and quite daunting, step for the Institute last week, setting up our new expert advisory panel on equality, diversity and inclusion.

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