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The Institute of Fundraising (IoF) was founded in 1983 by a committed group of fundraisers getting together to tackle fundraising issues. A lot has changed since then but this founding ethos remains at the heart of what we do – coming together to face the challenges we meet as fundraisers.


ICO fines - what are the legal implications for charities and fundraisers?

Institute of Fundraising | 27 January 2017

The recent Monetary Penalty Notices issued to BHF and the RSPCA by the ICO have understandably raised concerns and questions for charities and fundraisers about their implications for charitable fundraising moving forward.

Takeaways from Fundraising Convention 2016

Takeaways from Fundraising Convention 2016

Institute of Fundraising | 11 July 2016

Fundraisers from across the UK (and beyond!) gathered last week for Fundraising Convention 2016, the biggest event of its kind outside North America for professional fundraisers. Welcoming 2,500 visitors over three days we took advantage of all that our amazing new venue, the Barbican Centre, had to offer.


Make It Rain with your crowdfunding campaign

Institute of Fundraising | 5 April 2016

Should we crowdfund? It’s a question charities are often asking themselves. The term ‘crowdfunding’ has become a buzzword, among charities and non-profits but there is a common misconception that implementing a crowdfunding campaign is a low-cost, high-reward way to raise funds for a charity’s cause.

Developing fresh ideas for trust fundraising

Developing fresh ideas for trust fundraising

Institute of Fundraising | 11 February 2016

Is innovation a word to use in relation to fundraising from trusts and foundations? Or is it sometimes better to stick to what we know?

Tips on developing relationships with your major donors

Tips on developing relationships with your major donors

Institute of Fundraising | 26 January 2016

How can you get the best out of your relationships with major donor fundraisers and donors who are considered ‘high value’? We explore some hints and tips from the sector experts…

Fundraising for Hospices conference

Hospice fundraising – where are we now?

Institute of Fundraising | 11 January 2016

As we enter 2016, we ask - how have the fundraising needs of hospices changed over the past two to three years and how can we develop fundraising further?