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How we can shape giving and fundraise post-coronavirus

How we can shape giving and fundraise post-coronavirus

Guest Bloggers | 8 September 2020

To help charities plan for the future and think about how donation trends might be impacted, we commissioned a new paper from academics Cathy Pharoah and Tom McKenzie. In this blog they outline what the research reveals.

In support of fundraisers: The best learning comes when we are out of our comfort zones

In support of fundraisers: The best learning comes when we are out of our comfort zones

Guest Bloggers | 2 September 2020

Caryn Skinner, a member of the Chartered Institute of Fundraising’s Learning and Development Committee, has a message for fundraisers who have been made redundant or are facing the prospect – you will pull through.

A dispatch from the face-to-face fundraising coalface

A dispatch from the face-to-face fundraising coalface

Guest Bloggers | 25 August 2020

Dominic Will, Managing Director of PFS (Personal Fundraising Services Ltd), says that as fundraisers once again take to the streets there has been a sense of optimism around the future of face-to-face fundraising.

Why long term thinking about tomorrow’s world is critical

Why long term thinking about tomorrow’s world is critical

Guest Bloggers | 25 August 2020

Richard Taylor, former fundraising director and winner of the Chartered Institute of Fundraising’s Outstanding Contribution to Fundraising Award, looks at the importance of nimbleness, boldness and focus when reacting to the current climate.

Why learning in a virtual classroom is even better than the real thing

Why learning in a virtual classroom is even better than the real thing

Guest Bloggers | 23 July 2020

Trainer Paul Chuter says that the coronavirus pandemic may have put classroom-based training courses on hold for the foreseeable future, but the good news is that virtual training has the same key benefits that face-to-face learning offers – and more.

Change Collective: Inclusion in the fundraising recruitment journey

Change Collective: Inclusion in the fundraising recruitment journey

Guest Bloggers | 22 July 2020

Elizabeth Balgobin, Interim Head of EDI, hosted a discussion about inclusion within fundraising recruitment, where she was joined by a panel of fundraisers. Watch the panel session and read as Elizabeth outlines what inclusion really means, and her own experiences within the workplace.

Women in leadership: Are you experiencing the ‘Influence Gap’?

Women in leadership: Are you experiencing the ‘Influence Gap’?

Guest Bloggers | 22 July 2020

Leadership coach Carla Miller said that when she read the ‘Missing Out: Understanding the female leadership gap in fundraising’ report she was disappointed to see that not much has moved on in the past 15 years, so much so that she wanted to share with senior women in leadership the skills to manage upwards and master the “Influence Gap”.

What to consider when recruiting

What to consider when recruiting

Guest Bloggers | 21 July 2020

Lucy Caldicott, CEO of ChangeOut, former member of the EDI Panel and former Director of Fundraising, sets out why planning your recruitment is ‘business as usual’ and what to consider when scoping the role.

Change Collective: An overview of the last year

Change Collective: An overview of the last year

Guest Bloggers | 20 July 2020

A year after the launch of the Change Collective Strategy, Elizabeth Balgobin, Interim Head of EDI at the Chartered Institute of Fundraising, gives an update of what has been achieved over the last year.

Flexible working and job sharing: ‘The flexibility worked well for both my employer and me’

Flexible working and job sharing: ‘The flexibility worked well for both my employer and me’

Guest Bloggers | 20 July 2020

Helen Reed, Senior Trusts Manager at ActionAid, talks about her experiences with flexible working and how it has helped her career to progress.

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