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‘Completing the Certificate in Fundraising was hugely rewarding and a significant amount of hard work’

‘Completing the Certificate in Fundraising was hugely rewarding and a significant amount of hard work’

Guest Bloggers | 31 October 2019

Chris Rainford MInstF(Cert) will be graduating with the Certificate in Fundraising at the graduation ceremony in London next month. He explains what he got out of the qualification, and how it had many similarities with completing an undergraduate degree.

'The International Advanced Diploma has given me the skills to proactively adapt to challenges'

'The International Advanced Diploma has given me the skills to proactively adapt to challenges'

Guest Bloggers | 3 October 2019

Emma-Louise Singh graduated with the International Advanced Diploma back in November. She explains how the qualification benefits graduates by giving them the skills to be more proactive about assessing and reacting to the challenges that are on the horizon for the sector, and how it has particularly been of value in her role as a fundraising consultant.

 'The Diploma in Fundraising gave me the confidence that I was going about my work in the right way'

'The Diploma in Fundraising gave me the confidence that I was going about my work in the right way'

Guest Bloggers | 8 August 2019

Mark Clements MInstF(Dip) graduated with the Diploma in Fundraising back in November. He explains how the qualification gave him the confidence to speak with authority both when raising money and when managing his team.

'The Certificate in Fundraising has made me a much more confident fundraiser'

'The Certificate in Fundraising has made me a much more confident fundraiser'

Guest Bloggers | 8 July 2019

Ray Southam MInstF(Cert) graduated with the Certificate in Fundraising. He explains how one of the most valuable parts was being in an environment with other fundraisers with a range of different experiences, and the confidence it gave him as a fundraiser.

'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.

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