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What do we mean by a ‘supporter engagement approach’ and what are the benefits of it?

What do we mean by a ‘supporter engagement approach’ and what are the benefits of it?

Guest Bloggers | 27 June 2019

Fundraising consultant Grahame Darnell takes a look at a supporter engagement approach to fundraising and why an integrated approach across fundraising, marketing and communications is critical to its success.

'The International Advanced Diploma has transformed my fundraising practice'

'The International Advanced Diploma has transformed my fundraising practice'

Guest Bloggers | 13 June 2019

Eileen Kinsman MInstF(AdvDip) graduated in November with the International Advanced Diploma. She explains why she decided to do it, what she valued most from the qualification and how it has transformed her fundraising practices.

Keeping up with the changing payments landscape

Keeping up with the changing payments landscape

Guest Bloggers | 7 June 2019

There has been great change in how charities make and receive payments with the technology used ever evolving, but what does this mean for fundraisers? Scott Gray, Head of Payments at The Access Group, takes a look.

Volunteers' Week: Working with such a passionate, committed and enthusiastic group of individuals is the highlight of my year

Volunteers' Week: Working with such a passionate, committed and enthusiastic group of individuals is the highlight of my year

Guest Bloggers | 3 June 2019

This year will mark Gary Richardson's twentieth year of volunteering at Fundraising Convention, of which he has spent many of those being responsible for organising the 50+ volunteers who work together to make the three-day event the success that it is. To mark Volunteers' Week, he explains why he volunteers and why he loves working with such a passionate group of individuals.

Championing fundraising excellence in Scotland

Championing fundraising excellence in Scotland

Guest Bloggers | 30 May 2019

Zoé Mobey spoke at the Institute of Fundraising’s Scottish Parliamentary Reception last night on how fundraising is more than the money we raise or the return on investment made. She summarises what she said here.

Chartered journey: Status is only half the battle; the challenge is for indviduals to become chartered

Chartered journey: Status is only half the battle; the challenge is for indviduals to become chartered

Guest Bloggers | 20 May 2019

Ian MacQuillin MInstF(DiP) says that getting chartered status for the IoF is only half the battle, and that the real work will be making it clear within the sector what the benefits of individual chartered membership is both to fundraisers and the wider sector.

Mental Health Awareness Week: Is it time for a 'whole employee' work culture?

Mental Health Awareness Week: Is it time for a 'whole employee' work culture?

Guest Bloggers | 15 May 2019

For Mental Health Awareness Week, Oxfam's Kate Kellaway Moore and consultant Kim van Niekerk share six activities that they believe can help the mental health of fundraisers and their employees, an area they say is often neglected.

Muslim giving during Ramadan is testament to the power of fundraising

Muslim giving during Ramadan is testament to the power of fundraising

Guest Bloggers | 13 May 2019

Fadi Itani, Chief Executive Officer of the Muslim Charities Forum, says that the money donated throughout Ramadan by British Muslims is a feat of fundraising, and explains why the network has launched a safer giving campaign.

Why grant-givers and fundraisers need to work together to create a diverse sector

Why grant-givers and fundraisers need to work together to create a diverse sector

Guest Bloggers | 13 May 2019

The Grant Giver’s Movement, which explores the best ways in which philanthropy can be used to advance social change, have been in discussions with the IoF on our shared objectives of increasing equality, diversity and inclusion within fundraising and grant-giving. The movement explains how and why they are pushing for this change.

Are we seeing a worrying trend in giving?

Are we seeing a worrying trend in giving?

Guest Bloggers | 10 May 2019

Susan Pinkney, Head of Research at Charities Aid Foundation, looks at what the UK Giving report published this week shows about British generosity and whether we're seeing a worrying trend with fewer people giving to charity.

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