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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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‘Where is the diversity? Is this some kind of club?’

‘Where is the diversity? Is this some kind of club?’

Guest Bloggers | 20 March 2019

Joyce Fraser explains why the fundraising sector needs the #ChangeCollective, and how the National Fundraising Awards are an opportunity for an equal, diverse and inclusive range of individuals and organisations to receive recognition.

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ActionAid’s cultural journey towards diversity and inclusion

ActionAid’s cultural journey towards diversity and inclusion

Guest Bloggers | 20 March 2019

ActionAid’s Chief Executive Girish Menon explains the work the charity is doing on becoming an organisation that has diversity and inclusion at the heart of its culture and is...

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Corporate partnerships: Companies increasingly interested in smaller charities

Corporate partnerships: Companies increasingly interested in smaller charities

Guest Bloggers | 20 March 2019

Grahame Darnell reveals some of the insights he has gained from corporate decision makers on their renewed appetite for working with smaller charities and grass-root organisat...

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St Helena Hospice: 'We knew that we had to be creative'

St Helena Hospice: 'We knew that we had to be creative'

Guest Bloggers | 19 March 2019

St Helena Hospice won Most Innovative Fundraising Campaign at last year's National Fundraising Awards. The team behind the win explain the process that led them to be receive recognition for their fundraising lottery.

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Is there such thing as excellent foundation practice?

Is there such thing as excellent foundation practice?

Guest Bloggers | 18 March 2019

Emma Hutchins, Policy and Communications Manager at Association of Charitable Foundations, explains the work the membership body is doing in promoting good practice in the foundation sector with its Stronger Foundation’s initiative.

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'The Award has given me the confidence to go for things I never would have before'

'The Award has given me the confidence to go for things I never would have before'

Guest Bloggers | 15 March 2019

Andy King was the winner of the Best Fundraising Newcomer award at the National Fundraising Awards last year. He explains how things have changed for him since his win, and the opportunities and confidence it brought him.

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‘We have failed to even address, let alone tackle, diversity’

‘We have failed to even address, let alone tackle, diversity’

Guest Bloggers | 14 March 2019

Harpreet Kondel is a Fundraising Specialist who sits on the Board of Fundraising Convention. She explains why she thinks the success of the #ChangeCollective will require a dramatic culture shift within the sector.

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'It's having that professional qualification that shows I am really committed to the sector'

'It's having that professional qualification that shows I am really committed to the sector'

Guest Bloggers | 14 March 2019

Vajiha Hameed MInstF(Dip) graduated with the Diploma in Fundraising back in November. She explains how she found the qualification and why she would recommend it to anyone committed to learning.

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Legacy update: Notification service and probate fees

Legacy update: Notification service and probate fees

Rob Cope | 7 March 2019

Rob Cope, Director of Remember A Charity, gives an overview of what has happened in the world of legacies and the challenges to be faced over the coming months.

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