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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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…
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?