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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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Coronavirus: 5 tips for writing an appeal during a global crisis

Coronavirus: 5 tips for writing an appeal during a global crisis

Guest Bloggers | 7 April 2020

Wayne Murray, Strategy Director at Audience Fundraising and Communications, gives his five pointers for writing an emergency appeal that will keep your audience connected with your cause.

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Equality, diversity and inclusion in the time of coronavirus

Equality, diversity and inclusion in the time of coronavirus

Guest Bloggers | 7 April 2020

Or, EDI – what to do in a lull. Elizabeth Balgobin says that although right now normality has ceased in a lot of organisations, this crisis could provide an opportunity to cea...

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IoF Scotland: What support is available during the coronavirus pandemic

IoF Scotland: What support is available during the coronavirus pandemic

Michelle Cook | 7 April 2020

Michelle Cook, Head of IoF Scotland, looks at what support is available to fundraisers in Scotland and explains what the IoF in Scotland is doing to support our members during...

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5 ways to protect your fundraising income during the coronavirus pandemic

5 ways to protect your fundraising income during the coronavirus pandemic

Guest Bloggers | 3 April 2020

As the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic continues to widen, there are a number of steps charities can take to help protect their fundraising income, particularly regular giving. Scott Gray from Rapidata offers some advice on how you can help protect your fundraised income during this time of uncertainty.

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Fundraising mustn’t fade away in the face of COVID-19

Fundraising mustn’t fade away in the face of COVID-19

Guest Bloggers | 2 April 2020

Dominic Will, Managing Director of PFS, looks at what the coronavirus pandemic means for fundraising agencies and where they should turn for help during this time of uncertainty.

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Coronavirus and Public Fundraising: Doing the right thing is not always an easy decision to make

Coronavirus and Public Fundraising: Doing the right thing is not always an easy decision to make

Guest Bloggers | 31 March 2020

Liam McEntegart, Managing Director (Client Services) REAL Fundraising Ltd, looks at the difficulties in making public fundraising decisions around the coronavirus outbreak, and explains why getting contingencies put in place in advance means the sector should never feel they are torn between financial prosperity and public safety.

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5 ways the coronavirus is changing the legacy market and what this means for charities

5 ways the coronavirus is changing the legacy market and what this means for charities

Rob Cope | 30 March 2020

Rob Cope, Director of Remember A Charity, looks at how the coronavirus outbreak is having an impact on the legacy market and what the future holds for this type of fundraising.

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Peter Lewis: "The speech the Prime Minister should have made"

Peter Lewis: "The speech the Prime Minister should have made"

Peter Lewis | 28 March 2020

With a continued lack of emergency funding to charities who are continuing to provide advice, assistance and care to those who need it, whilst also suffering a huge reduction in their incomes, Peter Lewis, chief executive of the Institute of Fundraising, has written the speech the Prime Minister should have made at 10 Downing Street this week.

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Coronavirus: Advice on remote working

Coronavirus: Advice on remote working

Guest Bloggers | 24 March 2020

THINK are sharing with us guidance on how to approach fundraising activities against the backdrop of the current coronavirus outbreak. As home-based workers since the company began, Research Manager Arani Mylvaganam and Associate Consultant Sue Morgan give their advice on how to be as productive, efficient and happy as possible in your new work environment.

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