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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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Becoming the Chartered Institute of Fundraising – A message from Peter Lewis

Becoming the Chartered Institute of Fundraising – A message from Peter Lewis

Peter Lewis | 14 February 2020

Peter Lewis, Chief Executive of the Institute of Fundraising, makes an announcement about the IoF's journey towards chartered status.

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How Chartered Status will help transform our profession

How Chartered Status will help transform our profession

Alex Xavier | 21 February 2020

The Institute of Fundraising’s Alex Xavier looks at how the membership body is looking to create new traditions with its charter, and what Chartered Status will mean for the f...

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Evolving agency partnerships and meaningful collaboration

Evolving agency partnerships and meaningful collaboration

Guest Bloggers | 20 February 2020

Agencies exist to help charity clients succeed in making a difference, with most having a genuine desire to support rather than just provide a paid-for service, says Helen Mac...

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Strong Customer Authentication: Keeping you up to date

Strong Customer Authentication: Keeping you up to date

Guest Bloggers | 20 February 2020

Paul Rodgers gives the latest update on Strong Customer Authentication and how these changes will impact fundraisers and charities.

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‘Winning the National Fundraising Award made me realise that I had achieved a massive success’

‘Winning the National Fundraising Award made me realise that I had achieved a massive success’

Guest Bloggers | 12 February 2020

Helen Maguire won the Rising Star award at last year’s National Fundraising Awards. She explains what winning the award meant to her, and how winning has impacted her career.

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A month in fundraising: 5 things you need to know

A month in fundraising: 5 things you need to know

Felicity Spencer-Smith | 12 February 2020

Felicity Spencer-Smith, Senior External Affairs Officer at the Institute of Fundraising, looks at five stories you need to know about this month – and one thing you need to do – as well as giving an insight into what the IoF has coming up soon.

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Is the fundraising statement in your annual report compliant with the Charities Act 2016?

Is the fundraising statement in your annual report compliant with the Charities Act 2016?

Guest Bloggers | 12 February 2020

Following a review into how compliant charities in England, Wales and Northern Ireland are with the fundraising requirements in The Charities Act 2016, Lord Toby Harris, Chair of the Fundraising Regulator, outlines some key areas that should be included in their fundraising statements.

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What is wrong with funders?

What is wrong with funders?

Guest Bloggers | 12 February 2020

If fundraisers were to design the ideal funding system from scratch, what would it look like? Harriet Stranks, Director of Grants at Lloyds Bank Foundation, asks what is wrong with funders, and looks at why this is not a simple problem with a simple solution.

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Five tips to stop your funding proposal from ending up in the bin

Five tips to stop your funding proposal from ending up in the bin

Guest Bloggers | 11 February 2020

When only 1 in 7 funding proposals can progress to the next round, how do you decide which 6 to bin? David Burgess, Director of Apollo Fundraising, offers five observations he has made that can stop your funding proposal from ending up in the ‘no’ pile, ahead of his session at the Trusts Fundraising Conference later this month.

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