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A time for solidarity with and between fundraisers

A time for solidarity with and between fundraisers

Peter Lewis | 2 September 2020

As we introduce our package of support for fundraisers made redundant due to the impact that the coronavirus pandemic has had, Peter Lewis, Chief Executive of the Chartered Institute of Fundraising, says now is the time for solidarity among the fundraising profession.

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How we can shape giving and fundraise post-coronavirus

How we can shape giving and fundraise post-coronavirus

Guest Bloggers | 8 September 2020

To help charities plan for the future and think about how donation trends might be impacted, we commissioned a new paper from academics Cathy Pharoah and Tom McKenzie. In this...

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In support of fundraisers: The best learning comes when we are out of our comfort zones

In support of fundraisers: The best learning comes when we are out of our comfort zones

Guest Bloggers | 2 September 2020

Caryn Skinner, a member of the Chartered Institute of Fundraising’s Learning and Development Committee, has a message for fundraisers who have been made redundant or are facin...

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A dispatch from the face-to-face fundraising coalface

A dispatch from the face-to-face fundraising coalface

Guest Bloggers | 25 August 2020

Dominic Will, Managing Director of PFS (Personal Fundraising Services Ltd), says that as fundraisers once again take to the streets there has been a sense of optimism around the future of face-to-face fundraising.

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Why long term thinking about tomorrow’s world is critical

Why long term thinking about tomorrow’s world is critical

Guest Bloggers | 25 August 2020

Richard Taylor, former fundraising director and winner of the Chartered Institute of Fundraising’s Outstanding Contribution to Fundraising Award, looks at the importance of nimbleness, boldness and focus when reacting to the current climate.

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Why learning in a virtual classroom is even better than the real thing

Why learning in a virtual classroom is even better than the real thing

Guest Bloggers | 23 July 2020

Trainer Paul Chuter says that the coronavirus pandemic may have put classroom-based training courses on hold for the foreseeable future, but the good news is that virtual training has the same key benefits that face-to-face learning offers – and more.

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Change Collective: Inclusion in the fundraising recruitment journey

Change Collective: Inclusion in the fundraising recruitment journey

Guest Bloggers | 22 July 2020

Elizabeth Balgobin, Interim Head of EDI, hosted a discussion about inclusion within fundraising recruitment, where she was joined by a panel of fundraisers. Watch the panel session and read as Elizabeth outlines what inclusion really means, and her own experiences within the workplace.

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Women in leadership: Are you experiencing the ‘Influence Gap’?

Women in leadership: Are you experiencing the ‘Influence Gap’?

Guest Bloggers | 22 July 2020

Leadership coach Carla Miller said that when she read the ‘Missing Out: Understanding the female leadership gap in fundraising’ report she was disappointed to see that not much has moved on in the past 15 years, so much so that she wanted to share with senior women in leadership the skills to manage upwards and master the “Influence Gap”.

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Change Collective Pledge: We want to hear from you

Change Collective Pledge: We want to hear from you

Institute of Fundraising | 21 July 2020

The Change Collective Strategy commits to creating a pledge on equality, diversity and inclusion for fundraisers and the fundraising profession. We are consulting with you to inform what we develop and roll out to the sector. Help us create our Change Collective pledge to the sector. Elizabeth Balgobin, Interim Head of EDI, explains more about the consultation.

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