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Chartered journey: Status is only half the battle; the challenge is for indviduals to become chartered
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Kath Abrahams, IoF Trustee and Chair of the Learning & Development Committee, explains how the IoF becoming a chartered body will be a milestone moment which will take our profession to the next level, and will give fundraising further credibility and profile to help promote it as a career of choice to young people.
Rosie Spiegelhalter is Head of Philanthropy for St Mungo's and in 2017 took part in the Future Leaders Programme. In this Q&A she explains how she found the programme and what she thinks others should know about it before they take it on.
Paul Amadi, Chief Supporter Officer at the British Red Cross and a member of the IoF's EDI panel, explains why he believes chartered status will promote fundraising as an inclusive, rewarding, and respected career choice.
Virginia Anderson, Chair of the Institute of Fundraising Scotland, says that chartered status matters as the public wants to trust fundraisers, and it will allow them to do exactly that.
In the second part of his series on how fundraisers can best use emotion, Ken Burnett outlines three steps on how to transform how fundraisers communicate.