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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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Mental Health Awareness Week: Is it time for a 'whole employee' work culture?

Mental Health Awareness Week: Is it time for a 'whole employee' work culture?

Guest Bloggers | 15 May 2019

For Mental Health Awareness Week, Oxfam's Kate Kellaway Moore and consultant Kim van Niekerk share six activities that they believe can help the mental health of fundraisers and their employees, an area they say is often neglected.

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Muslim giving during Ramadan is testament to the power of fundraising

Muslim giving during Ramadan is testament to the power of fundraising

Guest Bloggers | 13 May 2019

Fadi Itani, Chief Executive Officer of the Muslim Charities Forum, says that the money donated throughout Ramadan by British Muslims is a feat of fundraising, and explains why...

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Why grant-givers and fundraisers need to work together to create a diverse sector

Why grant-givers and fundraisers need to work together to create a diverse sector

Guest Bloggers | 13 May 2019

The Grant Giver’s Movement, which explores the best ways in which philanthropy can be used to advance social change, have been in discussions with the IoF on our shared object...

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Are we seeing a worrying trend in giving?

Are we seeing a worrying trend in giving?

Guest Bloggers | 10 May 2019

Susan Pinkney, Head of Research at Charities Aid Foundation, looks at what the UK Giving report published this week shows about British generosity and whether we're seeing a worrying trend with fewer people giving to charity.

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How is the fundraising landscape changing?

How is the fundraising landscape changing?

Sam Boyle | 10 May 2019

Sam Boyle, IoF Policy and Information Officer, looks at the Fundraising for Impact report released by the IoF and PwC this week and explores what charities can learn from it about the future of fundraising.

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Chartered journey: Why I’m excited about the prospect of the IoF becoming a chartered body

Chartered journey: Why I’m excited about the prospect of the IoF becoming a chartered body

Guest Bloggers | 9 May 2019

Kath Abrahams, IoF Trustee and Chair of the Learning & Development Committee, explains how the IoF becoming a chartered body will be a milestone moment which will take our profession to the next level, and will give fundraising further credibility and profile to help promote it as a career of choice to young people.

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Future Leaders Programme: 'It gave me a toolbox of skills and responses I can draw on'

Future Leaders Programme: 'It gave me a toolbox of skills and responses I can draw on'

Guest Bloggers | 8 May 2019

Rosie Spiegelhalter is Head of Philanthropy for St Mungo's and in 2017 took part in the Future Leaders Programme. In this Q&A she explains how she found the programme and what she thinks others should know about it before they take it on.

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Chartered journey: A step towards a more inclusive profession

Chartered journey: A step towards a more inclusive profession

Guest Bloggers | 2 May 2019

Paul Amadi, Chief Supporter Officer at the British Red Cross and a member of the IoF's EDI panel, explains why he believes chartered status will promote fundraising as an inclusive, rewarding, and respected career choice.

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Chartered journey: Donors, engineers, and why chartered status matters

Chartered journey: Donors, engineers, and why chartered status matters

Guest Bloggers | 1 May 2019

Virginia Anderson, Chair of the Institute of Fundraising Scotland, says that chartered status matters as the public wants to trust fundraisers, and it will allow them to do exactly that.

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