Posts by our guest bloggers...
Fundraisers James Davis and Sarah Johnson write about their experiences with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, and how although it can be a destabilising and distressing condition, there are some traits that mean it can be beneficial to have a fundraiser with OCD in your team.
To help charities plan for the future and think about how donation trends might be impacted, we commissioned a new paper from academics Cathy Pharoah and Tom McKenzie. In this blog they outline what the research reveals.
Caryn Skinner, a member of the Chartered Institute of Fundraising’s Learning and Development Committee, has a message for fundraisers who have been made redundant or are facing the prospect – you will pull through.
Dominic Will, Managing Director of PFS (Personal Fundraising Services Ltd), says that as fundraisers once again take to the streets there has been a sense of optimism around the future of face-to-face fundraising.
Richard Taylor, former fundraising director and winner of the Chartered Institute of Fundraising’s Outstanding Contribution to Fundraising Award, looks at the importance of nimbleness, boldness and focus when reacting to the current climate.
Trainer Paul Chuter says that the coronavirus pandemic may have put classroom-based training courses on hold for the foreseeable future, but the good news is that virtual training has the same key benefits that face-to-face learning offers – and more.
Elizabeth Balgobin, Interim Head of EDI, hosted a discussion about inclusion within fundraising recruitment, where she was joined by a panel of fundraisers. Watch the panel session and read as Elizabeth outlines what inclusion really means, and her own experiences within the workplace.
Leadership coach Carla Miller said that when she read the ‘Missing Out: Understanding the female leadership gap in fundraising’ report she was disappointed to see that not much has moved on in the past 15 years, so much so that she wanted to share with senior women in leadership the skills to manage upwards and master the “Influence Gap”.
Lucy Caldicott, CEO of ChangeOut, former member of the EDI Panel and former Director of Fundraising, sets out why planning your recruitment is ‘business as usual’ and what to consider when scoping the role.
A year after the launch of the Change Collective Strategy, Elizabeth Balgobin, Interim Head of EDI at the Chartered Institute of Fundraising, gives an update of what has been achieved over the last year.