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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.

School Strike for Climate. Credit: Julian Meehan

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.

Launched at #IoFFC: Tracking study shows marked impact of GDPR on regular giving

Launched at #IoFFC: Tracking study shows marked impact of GDPR on regular giving

Guest Bloggers | 2 July 2019

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.

Regular giving cancellations are falling, but how can we keep them that way?

Regular giving cancellations are falling, but how can we keep them that way?

Guest Bloggers | 2 July 2019

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.

An Activist? Me? My reflections ahead of a new EDI strategy

An Activist? Me? My reflections ahead of a new EDI strategy

Guest Bloggers | 28 June 2019

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.

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