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