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Lizzie Ellis is Policy and Information Officer at the Institute of Fundraising

How is giving changing during the coronavirus crisis?

How is giving changing during the coronavirus crisis?

Lizzie Ellis | 28 April 2020

Lizzie Ellis, IoF Policy and Information Officer, looks at the key pieces of research about giving published during the COVID-19 pandemic, and what this insight means for your fundraising strategy.

Give me an E, give me a D, give me an I

Give me an E, give me a D, give me an I

Lizzie Ellis | 4 March 2020

Lizzie Ellis, Policy and Information Office at the Institute of Fundraising, says that an update to the diversity principle being consulted on as part of the proposed Charity Governance Code refresh would better help charities to have the right conversations at an individual level about equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI).

Recruitment: Stating a desire for diversity does not a diverse team make

Recruitment: Stating a desire for diversity does not a diverse team make

Lizzie Ellis | 23 December 2019

Lizzie Ellis, IoF Policy and Information Officer, looks at what the initial results from the recent survey on sector recruitment processes show us about how we can improve practices and what the next steps are for 2020.

Why we wanted to capture public feeling on fundraising

Why we wanted to capture public feeling on fundraising

Lizzie Ellis | 11 September 2019

As the Institute of Fundraising releases 'Public Perceptions: What does the public think about fundraising?', Lizzie Ellis, IoF Policy and Information Officer, who led the work on this research, explains why we embarked on this series and what the data shows us about public feeling towards fundraising.

Who isn't in the room: More than percentages, policies and practices

Who isn't in the room: More than percentages, policies and practices

Lizzie Ellis | 5 June 2019

As we publish our research 'Who isn't in the room? Equality, diversity and inclusion in the fundraising profession', Lizzie Ellis, IoF Policy and Information Officer, has taken a look at what the research shows, and doesn’t show, about the fundraising profession.

How to make sure we’re doing the right thing when no one is looking

How to make sure we’re doing the right thing when no one is looking

Lizzie Ellis | 18 January 2019

NCVO today published the Charity Ethical Principles, a guide which aims to be a benchmark of good practice. IoF Policy Officer Lizzie Ellis explains what the principles mean for the fundraising sector.

A chance to win for lotteries

A chance to win for lotteries

Lizzie Ellis | 5 September 2018

Society lotteries have become a key part of fundraising, raising a record £255.56 million in 2016-17. But they are also the most regulated area of fundraising – with specific limits set on the amount of prizes that can be given and restrictions on annual sales.

Donor experience: what are fundraisers thinking and doing?

Donor experience: what are fundraisers thinking and doing?

Lizzie Ellis | 14 July 2018

Wishing a ‘happy anniversary’ appears to be in order. One year on from the Donor Experience Commission’s projects being published, the IoF wanted to find out what charities and fundraisers have been doing in their work on improving their own donors’ experience.

Charity Tax Exemptions are more than just a ‘nice to have’

Charity Tax Exemptions are more than just a ‘nice to have’

Lizzie Ellis | 9 July 2018

I won’t deny it: taxation is hard to get excited about. However, at an estimated worth of £3.77bn a year for the charity sector, the benefits that tax reliefs bring are not.