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'The International Advanced Diploma has transformed my fundraising practice'

'The International Advanced Diploma has transformed my fundraising practice'

Guest Bloggers | 13 June 2019

Eileen Kinsman MInstF(AdvDip) graduated in November with the International Advanced Diploma. She explains why she decided to do it, what she valued most from the qualification and how it has transformed her fundraising practices.

Chartered journey: Why I’m excited about the prospect of the IoF becoming a chartered body

Chartered journey: Why I’m excited about the prospect of the IoF becoming a chartered body

Guest Bloggers | 9 May 2019

Kath Abrahams, IoF Trustee and Chair of the Learning & Development Committee, explains how the IoF becoming a chartered body will be a milestone moment which will take our profession to the next level, and will give fundraising further credibility and profile to help promote it as a career of choice to young people.

Future Leaders Programme: 'It gave me a toolbox of skills and responses I can draw on'

Future Leaders Programme: 'It gave me a toolbox of skills and responses I can draw on'

Guest Bloggers | 8 May 2019

Rosie Spiegelhalter is Head of Philanthropy for St Mungo's and in 2017 took part in the Future Leaders Programme. In this Q&A she explains how she found the programme and what she thinks others should know about it before they take it on.

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.

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