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How can we make fundraising a more attractive career?

How can we make fundraising a more attractive career?

Guest Bloggers | 13 September 2019

As this week sees the Institute of Fundraising release its first report in its Public Perceptions series, which looks at what the public think about fundraising, Matt Adams, Divisional Manager, Fundraising & Development at TPP Recruitment, explains what this infographic shows about public opinion of fundraising as a career.

Kate Jenkinson

Thinking outside the box: Why funeral giving will never be the same again

Guest Bloggers | 10 September 2019

Kate Jenkinson, Head of In-Memory Consultancy at Legacy Foresight, takes a looks at how charitable giving at funerals has changed over time.

How to make the case for supporter loyalty

How to make the case for supporter loyalty

Guest Bloggers | 28 August 2019

Ahead of his session at next month's Supporter Experience conference on 'proving how a better experience leads to more support' Richard Spencer, alongside his colleague at About Loyalty Roger Lawson, explain how to get buy-in for good supporter experience from senior leaders, and how doing this can mean creating your own charity champions.

We need to stop viewing fundraising as a separate function from front-line delivery or advocacy

We need to stop viewing fundraising as a separate function from front-line delivery or advocacy

Guest Bloggers | 15 August 2019

Fundraising can and should not exist in a vacuum, says Dr Lesley Alborough, whose research has led her to conclude that we need to move away from training that only focuses on fundraising techniques or making the ask.

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Are charities misunderstanding younger audiences?

Guest Bloggers | 14 August 2019

Charities and fundraisers can't afford to rest on their laurels when it comes to connecting with younger generations, says Milo McLaughlin from Signal.

Join me in creating an EDI Committee that is representative of everyone

Join me in creating an EDI Committee that is representative of everyone

Guest Bloggers | 12 August 2019

Carol Akiwumi is the new Chair of the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Committee at the Institute of Fundraising. She explains why, if you have a desire to help bring about much needed change, she wants you to join her on the Committee.

 'The Diploma in Fundraising gave me the confidence that I was going about my work in the right way'

'The Diploma in Fundraising gave me the confidence that I was going about my work in the right way'

Guest Bloggers | 8 August 2019

Mark Clements MInstF(Dip) graduated with the Diploma in Fundraising back in November. He explains how the qualification gave him the confidence to speak with authority both when raising money and when managing his team.

How can we influence when on the fringes of power?

How can we influence when on the fringes of power?

Guest Bloggers | 7 August 2019

Last month the Institute of Fundraising and charity brap, which aims to transform the way we think about equality, delivered the first Change Collective workshop. Mickella Lewis-Purvis, Programme Manager at Teenage Cancer Trust, who attended the workshop, explains what she got out of the experience.

Accountability is a GDPR requirement that makes sense, but how do we achieve it?

Accountability is a GDPR requirement that makes sense, but how do we achieve it?

Guest Bloggers | 30 July 2019

Suzanne Lewis, who sat on the IoF's focus group for GDPR, says that while the new legislation has had cost implications for fundraisers, it was not the ‘bogeyman’ that many had feared – but there are real benefits to adhering to these new levels of accountability.

'The Certificate in Fundraising has made me a much more confident fundraiser'

'The Certificate in Fundraising has made me a much more confident fundraiser'

Guest Bloggers | 8 July 2019

Ray Southam MInstF(Cert) graduated with the Certificate in Fundraising. He explains how one of the most valuable parts was being in an environment with other fundraisers with a range of different experiences, and the confidence it gave him as a fundraiser.

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