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'The Award has given me the confidence to go for things I never would have before'

'The Award has given me the confidence to go for things I never would have before'

Guest Bloggers | 15 March 2019

Andy King was the winner of the Best Fundraising Newcomer award at the National Fundraising Awards last year. He explains how things have changed for him since his win, and the opportunities and confidence it brought him.

‘We have failed to even address, let alone tackle, diversity’

‘We have failed to even address, let alone tackle, diversity’

Guest Bloggers | 14 March 2019

Harpreet Kondel is a Fundraising Specialist who sits on the Board of Fundraising Convention. She explains why she thinks the success of the #ChangeCollective will require a dramatic culture shift within the sector.

'It's having that professional qualification that shows I am really committed to the sector'

'It's having that professional qualification that shows I am really committed to the sector'

Guest Bloggers | 14 March 2019

Vajiha Hameed MInstF(Dip) graduated with the Diploma in Fundraising back in November. She explains how she found the qualification and why she would recommend it to anyone committed to learning.

Five tips for using digital to increase impact, develop skills and improve sustainability

Five tips for using digital to increase impact, develop skills and improve sustainability

Guest Bloggers | 26 February 2019

Ahead of Zoe Amar’s session at the Digital Fundraising Conference next month, she has put together some top tips for how your charity should be using digital every day to achieve more.

Attracting major gifts: What can we learn from higher education?

Attracting major gifts: What can we learn from higher education?

Guest Bloggers | 22 February 2019

Gemma Peters, Chief Executive of Bloodwise, joined the charity after 13 years working at King’s College London and King’s Health Partners where she designed and led the World questions | KING’S answers campaign. The campaign raised over £610 million with most of the income coming through major gifts, with more than 37 donors giving over one million pounds. She looks at what fundraisers can learn from the higher education sector when attracting these types of donations.

'We need to create a culture where everyone feels a sense of belonging'

'We need to create a culture where everyone feels a sense of belonging'

Guest Bloggers | 21 February 2019

Sam Butler, Director of Fundraising at Tibet Relief Fund, explains why he is involved with the #ChangeCollective and what he would like to see the movement achieve.

Kenneth Foreman

#Thanksabillion: How the London Marathon has bucked the trend and kept on growing

Guest Bloggers | 20 February 2019

As the London Marathon announces it will pass the £1 billion mark of money donated to charities this year, Kenneth Foreman, Head of Charities at London Marathon Events Ltd, looks at the success of the iconic challenge and at the future of event fundraising.

'Empowering community fundraising volunteers maximises their potential to do more'

'Empowering community fundraising volunteers maximises their potential to do more'

Guest Bloggers | 18 February 2019

Ahead of her session at the IoF Volunteer and Community Fundraising Conference, Charlotte Fielder, Head of Volunteering at Battersea, talks about the successful stewardship of volunteer fundraisers and why fundraising is everyone’s business.

‘I was told that as a disabled person I was just lucky to have a job’

‘I was told that as a disabled person I was just lucky to have a job’

Guest Bloggers | 15 February 2019

Jonathan Levy explains why he thinks the fundraising sector needs the #ChangeCollective and why the movement matters so much to him.

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Why the power of a conversation can’t be underestimated

Guest Bloggers | 13 February 2019

Today we have published our guide on the effective use of telephone fundraising. Cristy Cunnick, Alex Weeks-Smyth and David Walwin from Ethicall, which supported the publication of A Good Call: Using the Telephone for Successful Fundraising, explain why telephone fundraising is still a valuable channel.

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