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Felicity Spencer-Smith

Felicity is External Affairs Officer at the Institute of Fundraising. She manages the media desk and is responsible for the IoF's parliamentary engagement. She tweets at @felicity_iof

Legacy donations, spending review, public perceptions and other fundraising news

Legacy donations, spending review, public perceptions and other fundraising news

Felicity Spencer-Smith | 13 September 2019

Want to know what you missed while on holiday? It was far from a quiet summer with a surprise prorogation of parliament, a surprise spending review, and a couple of really key pieces of data on legacies and the fundraising profession. Felicity Spencer-Smith, IoF Senior External Affairs Officer, summarises the busiest summer in quite a while.

UK giving, legacy giving, non-graduates welcome and other fundraising news

UK giving, legacy giving, non-graduates welcome and other fundraising news

Felicity Spencer-Smith | 6 June 2019

Felicity Spencer-Smith, Senior External Affairs Officer, gives the low-down on the latest developments affecting fundraising, including what new research shows us about UK giving, increases in income from legacies and a campaign to stop charities from excluding those that don't have a degree when recruiting.

JustGiving, probate fees, Sackler Trust and other fundraising news

JustGiving, probate fees, Sackler Trust and other fundraising news

Felicity Spencer-Smith | 3 April 2019

After the last month of Brexit votes, you’d be forgiven for missing out on the latest news from the fundraising sector. This month we discuss the latest on probate fees, changes to JustGiving fees, and Sackler funding – and a few other things you might have missed, says Felicity Spencer-Smith.

February news roundup: Five things you need to know

February news roundup: Five things you need to know

Felicity Spencer-Smith | 25 February 2019

Felicity Spencer-Smith provides a summary of all the key things that have happened over February in fundraising. Including news on probate fees, GASDS, and the latest in telephone fundraising.

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News briefing: The Beacon Collaborative, BT MyDonate, London Marathon and more

Felicity Spencer-Smith | 29 January 2019

In the first news roundup of 2019, Felicity Spencer-Smith takes a look at what’s happening in the fundraising community, including charity ethics and trust, a new philanthropic movement, and the latest in IoF news.

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Why place-based giving is more than just a buzzword

Felicity Spencer-Smith | 27 December 2018

Following her attendance at the first ever GeNErosity Festival, Felicity Spencer-Smith says that putting the ‘place’ at the heart of fundraising campaigns can be a powerful tool to engage supporters.

Staff picks: Some of our favourite fundraising campaigns from 2018

Staff picks: Some of our favourite fundraising campaigns from 2018

Felicity Spencer-Smith | 20 December 2018

The IoF team share their personal favourites from the year.

There’s no silver bullet to improving public trust (but there’s lots we can do!)

There’s no silver bullet to improving public trust (but there’s lots we can do!)

Felicity Spencer-Smith | 3 December 2018

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.

What's the latest in fundraising?

What's the latest in fundraising?

Felicity Spencer-Smith | 30 October 2018

A summary of the most recent updates in the charity fundraising sector. Including the latest on the Budget, safeguarding and trust, and the millennial generation's favourite charities.

How can the budget support charity fundraising?

How can the budget support charity fundraising?

Felicity Spencer-Smith | 4 October 2018

As the political party conference season draws to an end, we look to an important event in the political calendar – the budget. We address three key areas that the Chancellor should focus on to make the budget work for fundraising.

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