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Recruitment: 'More of the same is not what fundraising needs'

Recruitment: 'More of the same is not what fundraising needs'

Guest Bloggers | 16 June 2020

There is a strength in thinking differently, says Jaz Nannar, and we need to question ourselves and each other to ensure recruitment practices reflect this. The Founder of Jaz Nannar Consulting and member of the IoF EDI Committee takes a look at what is meant by ‘fit’ when hiring into fundraising roles, ahead of the release of the Change Collective Recruitment Guides at Fundraising Convention Online next month.

Pam Shaw

My Furlough Four: Setting myself goals gave me structure and a sense of achievement

Guest Bloggers | 12 June 2020

Pam Shaw, Chair of the IoF Scotland Fundraising Conference Committee, explains her four personal goals she chose to undertake while being furloughed, which aimed to keep her mind and body engaged, and to keep her in touch with friends, family and colleagues.

What new research into arts and higher education fundraisers shows about their resilience

What new research into arts and higher education fundraisers shows about their resilience

Guest Bloggers | 12 June 2020

New research by Dr Marta Herrero (University of Sheffield) and Dr Simone Kraemer (University of Kent) about the work of fundraisers pre-COVID-19 offers a timely reminder of just the types of competences, strategies, and resilience we can expect from them during the pandemic and beyond.

‘The Future Leaders Programme has given me huge confidence in my capabilities’

‘The Future Leaders Programme has given me huge confidence in my capabilities’

Guest Bloggers | 10 June 2020

Jack Schofield who recently took part in the Future Leaders Programme explains why the course is so valuable to him, and why leadership skills are even more important during times of crises.

Caroline Danks and Tony Richardson from LarkOwl

What Good Looked Like: Benchmarking returns on investment in 2020

Guest Bloggers | 10 June 2020

As the Fundraising Benchmarking 2020 survey goes live, Caroline Danks from LarkOwl says that order to make judgements and decisions in our future, we need baseline figures to inform us about where we’ve come from.

'The climate and nature emergency is something of direct relevance to every charity'

'The climate and nature emergency is something of direct relevance to every charity'

Guest Bloggers | 5 June 2020

As we launch 'Environmental Change: A toolkit for fundraisers', Greenpeace's Director of Fundraising, Karen Rothwell, explains how this decade is our last chance to make the drastic changes needed to avert a climate catastrophe, and how every charity has the power to make a positive contribution to the changes that need to happen.

Snakes and Ladders Credit: Jacqui Brown

‘After falling down a snake, it only takes one ladder to rise you back up’

Guest Bloggers | 4 June 2020

James Davis, who is a volunteer for the IoF North West Committee, explains how this period of uncertainty has been particularly difficult as a fundraiser working on a contract, but how despite having to take a break from his fundraising career he has been able to stay connected to the sector through volunteering.

Furloughing – making the most of the scheme while we can

Furloughing – making the most of the scheme while we can

Guest Bloggers | 3 June 2020

Right now the biggest decision for any charity leader or organisation has to be how can we get the greatest benefit from the furloughing scheme before it closes, says Peter Reeve, Chair of the Charity HR Network, as he warns fundraising directors to be aware of the 10 June registration deadline for entering new employees into the furlough scheme.

What is the future of face-to-face fundraising?

What is the future of face-to-face fundraising?

Guest Bloggers | 1 June 2020

As the global face-to-face fundraising community restarts, how should face-to-face fundraising look for the UK market? Liam McEntegart from REAL Fundraising Ltd takes a look.

Why direct mail lies at the very heart of great fundraising

Why direct mail lies at the very heart of great fundraising

Guest Bloggers | 20 May 2020

As Royal Mail MarketReach and the Chartered Institute of Fundraising today launch their guide to direct mail fundraising, Mark Phillips from Bluefrog Fundraising looks at why direct mail is the one approach he trusts over the long-term, and how its strength as a fundraising channel is clear now more than ever.

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