Our research into public fundraising shows that the hard work of our members - both charities and agencies - is paying off. Sam Boyle, IoF's Policy and Information Officer, explains the success of the compliance framework in driving standards and inspiring charitable donations.
Hayley Kenward MInstF(Cert), who graduated from the Certificate in Fundraising last month, answers questions on why she decided to undertake the qualification, the skills and knowledge that she learned from it, and explains how it helped her find her dream job.
To mark International Volunteer Day, Jamie McIntosh reflects on how he's benefited from volunteering at the IoF - and more widely.
What’s the best way to respond and increase trust and confidence in charities? An expert panel of fundraisers gathered to discuss trust for the final session of last week’s Individual Giving Conference 2018. Felicity summarises the key points of discussion.
Richard Radcliffe looks at the possible “enemies” of a legacy fundraising campaign, and how fundraisers can overcome these barriers – as well as revealing the results of a poll he conducted at the IoF Legacy Conference 2018 on threats to legacies.
There may be challenges and pressures facing the sector, but there is still a bright future for fundraising, says Daniel Fluskey, Head of Policy and External Affairs at the Institute of Fundraising.
As Civil Society Futures, the independent inquiry led by Julia Unwin, publishes its final report this week, Peter Lewis, Chief Executive of the Institute of Fundraising, says that the sector needs to take this opportunity to look at where it has come from, and where it wants to be.
Charities need to embrace online in producing content that audiences will engage with. Kingston Smith’s Creative Vision Award, now in its fourth year, provides the opportunity for them to do just that, says Edwina Kesner.
A reflection from Peter Lewis, Chief Executive of the Institute of Fundraising, on why supporting the fundraising community to become more equal, diverse and inclusive is one of the biggest challenges for the whole charity sector.
A study out this month has concluded that more thought needs to be given to a ‘thank you’ communication – when an organisation responds to a donor after a donation is made – and that the type of thank you should depend on the charity’s relationship with the donor.