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Maximising value: The business case for investing in VR

Guest Bloggers | 18 October 2017

VR, well used is a powerful tool for fundraisers and many charities have reaped the rewards, some of them unexpected. But producing VR content, either 360 degree video or interactive CGI, requires significant investment, so how can one be sure there will be a return on the initial outlay?

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Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament

Meeting the Minister

Peter Lewis | 17 October 2017

The General Election in June and the subsequent appointment of a new Minister for Civil Society can sometimes feel like a long time ago, so I was delighted last week to have t...

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The Regulator’s New Code Consultation: A First Take

Daniel Fluskey | 10 October 2017

Last week the Fundraising Regulator published a consultation on proposed changes to the Code of Fundraising Practice around data protection. With GDPR coming it is of course a...

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People in the workplace

What does it really mean to be a fundraiser?

Guest Bloggers | 10 October 2017

We all know that fundraisers come in all shapes and sizes. What it really means to be one is quite variable really, depending on where and on what a fundraiser is working.

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Scottish Fundraising Awards Winners announced

Scottish Fundraising Awards Winners announced

Guest Bloggers | 4 October 2017

Erskine, The Glasgow School of Art, and Pitlochry Station Bookshop are among the winners of the 2017 Scottish Fundraising Awards!

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Convention audience

What Convention means to me

Guest Bloggers | 4 October 2017

The IoF Fundraising Convention is a crucial time in the year for Tom Dixon, who is Head of Philanthropy at Scope. Here, he explains why he finds it is a time for motivation, re-calibration and being inspired by others.

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Have Your Say

Legacy fundraising - taking pride of place in charities

Guest Bloggers | 27 September 2017

Ashley Rowthorn, Director at Legacy Link and Legacy Voice looks ahead at speaking at this year's IoF Legacy conference and discusses why talking about legacies is becoming cool...

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How mentoring can help us truly succeed in fundraising

Guest Bloggers | 25 September 2017

The most honest feedback I receive in life is after the final whistle is blown and I’m sitting in the pub with my mates.

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