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Cheers to a year of excellent fundraising!

Kylie Kitchen | 1 December 2017

Attendees at the IoF Parliamentary Reception this week were heartened by Lyndall Stein’s true story about the donation she never forgot.

The Science of Engagement

The Science of Engagement

Kylie Kitchen | 29 November 2017

If you think about fundraising and engagement, donors – existing or potential, are the first people you might think of. But could we have greater success if we first improved how we engaged our staff?

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Virtual Events – combining fitness, fundraising and technology

Guest Bloggers | 28 November 2017

Blockbuster, speed dating and the Nokia 8210 were all things we loved. In 2004. The world has changed and digital is the future, our lives are run through smart phones and apps, and the event fundraising landscape is starting to look like that too.

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Leading the way on individual fundraising

Kylie Kitchen | 22 November 2017

Experts at the IoF Individual Giving Conference have shared their formulas for campaigns that have dramatically increased donations.

Wealth screening for good

A better understanding of supporters is something to be proud of

Daniel Fluskey | 20 November 2017

Following from the ICO fines earlier this year, fundraising practices relating to research, wealth screening and profiling are back in the spotlight – this time courtesy of the Daily Mail*. Their story today states that 24 universities (the Russell Group) had ‘spied on’ millions of past students to look at their incomes as part of their fundraising.

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Engaging trustees with fundraising

Dominic Will | 17 November 2017

This #TrusteesWeek, HOME Fundraising’s Joint Managing Director and Institute of Fundraising Trustee, Dominic Will, highlights the importance of engaging trustees more closely with fundraising.

Why fundraisers are key to successful charity boards

Why fundraisers are key to successful charity boards

Guest Bloggers | 17 November 2017

About six months ago, I was in a meeting, convened by the Institute, with other senior fundraisers discussing the most significant challenges and opportunities facing the sector.

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How trustees can help to raise more major gifts

Guest Bloggers | 16 November 2017

Ikhlaq Hussain, IoF South East and London committee member, explores how trustees can utilise their skills and help their charities raise more from a major gifts programme.

Should you have a fundraising strategy? Why not!?

Should you have a fundraising strategy? Why not!?

Alison Pritchard | 9 November 2017

A fundraising strategy is one of several planning documents that can help an organisation to maximise their resources and achieve their charitable purposes.

Remember a Charity

Why we should all celebrate Remember A Charity’s success

Peter Lewis | 1 November 2017

Last week Remember A Charity reached a huge milestone in the campaign’s history, as they welcomed their 200th member, Shine Charity.

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