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Institute of Fundraising

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.

Inspiring plenary speakers at Fundraising Convention 2019

Inspiring plenary speakers at Fundraising Convention 2019

Institute of Fundraising | 5 July 2019

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.

What does benchmarking tells us about the state of UK fundraising?

What does benchmarking tells us about the state of UK fundraising?

Institute of Fundraising | 4 July 2019

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.

Contactless donations are rapidly gaining ground in the UK, but what does this mean for charities?

Contactless donations are rapidly gaining ground in the UK, but what does this mean for charities?

Institute of Fundraising | 3 July 2019

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.

Q&A

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.

Crowdfunding

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…