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.
This year’s plenary speakers did a phenomenal job of firing up a crowd of thousands of fundraisers across three days in the Barbican Hall during Fundraising Convention 2019, sharing their insight and personal journeys of success overcoming adversity. Challenging us all to think a little differently about what it takes to succeed and inspire others, they articulated the importance of self-belief, resilience, commitment and determination.
This week at #IoFFC the second edition of the ‘Status of UK Fundraising Benchmarking Report’ was launched. Produced by the Institute of Fundraising, in collaboration with Blackbaud, we explain in this blog what the latest report shows.
On the second day of Fundraising Convention 2019, fintech startup GoodBox launched a paper to help fundraisers navigate the payments landscape and make informed, evidence-based decisions for their fundraising strategies. We take a look at what the paper shows us about the future of contactless technology.
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.
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…