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'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.

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.

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