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Mentoring

How mentoring can help us truly succeed in fundraising

Guest Bloggers | 25 September 2017

The most honest feedback I receive in life is after the final whistle is blown and I’m sitting in the pub with my mates.

Commanding... democratic... visionary... what type of leader are you?

Commanding... democratic... visionary... what type of leader are you?

Guest Bloggers | 22 June 2017

I signed up to the Future Leaders programme shortly after being promoted to Assistant Director of Fundraising at Livability, my first role leading a fundraising team of 20.

Turn donors into champions of your cause

Turn donors into champions of your cause

Guest Bloggers | 16 June 2017

It was more like being a student again than I’d imagined: there were late nights, there was swearing, there were tears, there were emotional highs and lows throughout the whole year.

Recruiter selecting CV

CV tips & advice for fundraising roles

Guest Bloggers | 18 April 2017

What makes a great fundraising CV? The short answer is... one that stands out! Anyone can list their jobs and experience, but a good CV shows evidence and results.

Coming full circle

Coming full circle

Guest Bloggers | 14 March 2017

When I wrote my last blog post about the Future Leaders Programme, I themed it around a particular comment that course leader Mark made in the very first session which resonated with me: that the most highly performing teams are those which are comfortable with change.

Fundraisers discussion

Managing your fundraising talent in a (rapidly) changing world

Gary Kernahan | 5 December 2016

Over the years I have done my fair share of recruitment and have been very successful in recruiting highly skilled and talented fundraisers. Last year, however, I started to find recruitment more difficult and found myself frequently having to go back to market. I was still getting a good number of applications which, on paper, looked like very credible but something wasn’t clicking.

Trusteeship: volunteer and build your career

Trusteeship: volunteer and build your career

Guest Bloggers | 16 August 2016

Never has there been a more important moment for fundraisers to consider becoming trustees.

Future Leaders discussing fundraising

The most highly performing teams are those which are comfortable with change

Guest Bloggers | 26 July 2016

Having just embarked on a new role as Mid Value Lead at Cancer Research UK, this was a conversation during the first week of the IoF’s Future Leader Programme that felt extremely timely and apt.

From Team Member to Team Leader (and what to do if no one’s in your team)

From Team Member to Team Leader (and what to do if no one’s in your team)

Guest Bloggers | 24 June 2016

Suzanne Treharne looks back on her transition from team member to a team leader ...

Making the most of your time

Making the most of your time

Guest Bloggers | 14 June 2016

When I was 21 I thought I could study for a Masters in Medieval Archaeology (with a dissertation that required meticulously analysing 119 skeletons), work a full time job running an Annual Fund Campaign, play on the University football team, learn to drive and maintain a social life.

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