Posts by our guest bloggers...
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.
Charities and fundraisers can't afford to rest on their laurels when it comes to connecting with younger generations, says Milo McLaughlin from Signal.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Yesterday at Fundraising Convention, Rapidata Services unveiled the latest regular giving trends with the release of a new report tracking Direct Debits to over 600 charities. We summarise the key findings from the launch event.
At Fundraising Convention yesterday Rapidata unveiled its new Charity Direct Debit Tracking Report. Scott Gray, research lead for the programme behind the report, looks at what can be done to evolve the donor experience to ensure regular giving cancellations continue to fall.
Sufina Ahmad reflects on her role as Chair of the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion panel while the #ChangeCollective prepares to launch their new strategy at Fundraising Convention 2019.