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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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Inspiring plenary speakers at Fundraising Convention 2019

Inspiring plenary speakers at Fundraising Convention 2019

Institute of Fundraising | 5 July 2019

This year’s plenary speakers did a phenomenal job of firing up a crowd of thousands of fundraisers across three days in the Barbican Hall during Fundraising Convention 2019, sharing their insight and personal journeys of success overcoming adversity. Challenging us all to think a little differently about what it takes to succeed and inspire others, they articulated the importance of self-belief, resilience, commitment and determination.

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'The Certificate in Fundraising has made me a much more confident fundraiser'

'The Certificate in Fundraising has made me a much more confident fundraiser'

Guest Bloggers | 8 July 2019

Ray Southam MInstF(Cert) graduated with the Certificate in Fundraising. He explains how one of the most valuable parts was being in an environment with other fundraisers with ...

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What does benchmarking tells us about the state of UK fundraising?

What does benchmarking tells us about the state of UK fundraising?

Institute of Fundraising | 4 July 2019

This week at #IoFFC the second edition of the ‘Status of UK Fundraising Benchmarking Report’ was launched. Produced by the Institute of Fundraising, in collaboration with Blac...

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Contactless donations are rapidly gaining ground in the UK, but what does this mean for charities?

Contactless donations are rapidly gaining ground in the UK, but what does this mean for charities?

Institute of Fundraising | 3 July 2019

On the second day of Fundraising Convention 2019, fintech startup GoodBox launched a paper to help fundraisers navigate the payments landscape and make informed, evidence-based decisions for their fundraising strategies. We take a look at what the paper shows us about the future of contactless technology.

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Launched at #IoFFC: Tracking study shows marked impact of GDPR on regular giving

Launched at #IoFFC: Tracking study shows marked impact of GDPR on regular giving

Guest Bloggers | 2 July 2019

Yesterday at Fundraising Convention, Rapidata Services unveiled the latest regular giving trends with the release of a new report tracking Direct Debits to over 600 charities. We summarise the key findings from the launch event.

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Regular giving cancellations are falling, but how can we keep them that way?

Regular giving cancellations are falling, but how can we keep them that way?

Guest Bloggers | 2 July 2019

At Fundraising Convention yesterday Rapidata unveiled its new Charity Direct Debit Tracking Report. Scott Gray, research lead for the programme behind the report, looks at what can be done to evolve the donor experience to ensure regular giving cancellations continue to fall.

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An Activist? Me? My reflections ahead of a new EDI strategy

An Activist? Me? My reflections ahead of a new EDI strategy

Guest Bloggers | 28 June 2019

Sufina Ahmad reflects on her role as Chair of the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion panel while the #ChangeCollective prepares to launch their new strategy at Fundraising Convention 2019.

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What do we mean by a ‘supporter engagement approach’ and what are the benefits of it?

What do we mean by a ‘supporter engagement approach’ and what are the benefits of it?

Guest Bloggers | 27 June 2019

Fundraising consultant Grahame Darnell takes a look at a supporter engagement approach to fundraising and why an integrated approach across fundraising, marketing and communications is critical to its success.

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'The International Advanced Diploma has transformed my fundraising practice'

'The International Advanced Diploma has transformed my fundraising practice'

Guest Bloggers | 13 June 2019

Eileen Kinsman MInstF(AdvDip) graduated in November with the International Advanced Diploma. She explains why she decided to do it, what she valued most from the qualification and how it has transformed her fundraising practices.

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