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Chartered journey: It will give our profession recognition that is long overdue

Chartered journey: It will give our profession recognition that is long overdue

Guest Bloggers | 16 April 2019

Today we announced that we have had the go ahead from the Privy Council to make a formal petition to become the Chartered Institute of Fundraising. Emma-Louise Singh MInstF(AdvDip) explains how being chartered will help us all aspire to be better fundraisers and help grow our community.

'I was motivated to become a better fundraiser'

'I was motivated to become a better fundraiser'

Guest Bloggers | 11 April 2019

Luke Wiechula MInstF(Cert) graduated in November with the Certificate in Fundraising. He explains why he chose to take part in the qualification and how he found learning alongside other fundraisers really valuable.

'It's having that professional qualification that shows I am really committed to the sector'

'It's having that professional qualification that shows I am really committed to the sector'

Guest Bloggers | 14 March 2019

Vajiha Hameed MInstF(Dip) graduated with the Diploma in Fundraising back in November. She explains how she found the qualification and why she would recommend it to anyone committed to learning.

Natalie Levin

'I never get bored of seeing the difference that fundraising achieves'

Guest Bloggers | 31 January 2019

Natalie Levin graduated with the Certificate in Fundraising back in November. She spoke to us about her work at Guide Dogs, how she balanced it with completing the qualification, and what those sought-after designatory letters mean to her.

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'The Certificate in Fundraising helped me get my dream job'

Guest Bloggers | 12 December 2018

Hayley Kenward MInstF(Cert), who graduated from the Certificate in Fundraising last month, answers questions on why she decided to undertake the qualification, the skills and knowledge that she learned from it, and explains how it helped her find her dream job.

“Be prepared. I did the IoF Certificate in Fundraising….A year later I became the CEO!”

“Be prepared. I did the IoF Certificate in Fundraising….A year later I became the CEO!”

Guest Bloggers | 7 November 2018

Debbie Geraghty, Executive Director of Plymouth Music Zone, explains how doing a fundraising course led her down some unexpected paths...

Rewriting the rules on stewardship

Rewriting the rules on stewardship

Guest Bloggers | 11 September 2018

It turns out that when you join the first ever stewardship course at the IoF, the room can get a little giddy. A trainer who is practically jumping up and down with excitement and 19 delegates who bring so much energy to the table its almost palpable.

Why you should build your personal brand

Why you should build your personal brand

| 10 September 2018

In today’s communication fuelled world, most of us are happy to share our lives on social media. Even my 72-year-old father, new to the world of social media, happily posts photos of his latest golfing successes on Facebook. But are we using these platforms in the right way to develop and enhance our careers?

'It helped me deliver more effective campaigns'

'It helped me deliver more effective campaigns'

Guest Bloggers | 20 June 2018

Andy Heald found the online Certificate in Fundraising so valuable that he later took on the online Diploma in Fundraising. Here, he shares what the experience was like and importantly, how his new expertise helped him deliver fundraising projects with excellent outcomes.

How I gained credibility as a fundraiser

How I gained credibility as a fundraiser

Guest Bloggers | 5 April 2018

When our school first started consulting with a view to running a major campaign to fund three new buildings, I emphatically told the Chair of the development committee I was not interested at all in raising money. But as I was already heavily involved, it made sense so reluctantly, I agreed.

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