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'Fundraising would be more authentic if there was a diverse range of people sitting at tables'

'Fundraising would be more authentic if there was a diverse range of people sitting at tables'

Guest Bloggers | 7 July 2020

As part of today's launch of the Change Collective Recruitment Guides, Martha Awojobi, former Corporate Partnerships Senior Executive at Refuge and Organiser at #CharitySoWhite writes about her entry to and progression in fundraising as black and queer.

Not a Toolkit: Creating the EDI Recruitment Guides

Not a Toolkit: Creating the EDI Recruitment Guides

Guest Bloggers | 7 July 2020

As we today launch the Change Collective Recruitment Guides, Elizabeth Balgobin explains why they were created and the process behind their creation.

Sir Lenny Henry: 'A big shout out to everybody in the fundraising sector because you rock'

Sir Lenny Henry: 'A big shout out to everybody in the fundraising sector because you rock'

Institute of Fundraising | 7 July 2020

Speaking live from home to 1,500 fundraisers at this year’s Fundraising Convention Online, Sir Lenny Henry provided inspiration, motivation, and laughter in equal measures during his opening plenary.

Recruitment: 'More of the same is not what fundraising needs'

Recruitment: 'More of the same is not what fundraising needs'

Guest Bloggers | 16 June 2020

There is a strength in thinking differently, says Jaz Nannar, and we need to question ourselves and each other to ensure recruitment practices reflect this. The Founder of Jaz Nannar Consulting and member of the IoF EDI Committee takes a look at what is meant by ‘fit’ when hiring into fundraising roles, ahead of the release of the Change Collective Recruitment Guides at Fundraising Convention Online next month.

Let’s use this crisis to make a fairer and more equal society now

Let’s use this crisis to make a fairer and more equal society now

Peter Lewis | 21 April 2020

Peter Lewis sets out why the Chartered Institute of Fundraising has signed up to the #CharitySoWhite open challenge to the sector, and says that crises – such as the coronavirus pandemic – give society opportunities as well as challenges.

Why charities should get involved with the first ever Lesbian Visibility Week

Why charities should get involved with the first ever Lesbian Visibility Week

Guest Bloggers | 20 April 2020

As this week marks the first ever Lesbian Visibility Week taking place from 20 to 26 April, former Fundraising Director Polly Shute looks at the importance of Lesbian visibility, and explains why community is so much more important at time of crisis.

Equality, diversity and inclusion in the time of coronavirus

Equality, diversity and inclusion in the time of coronavirus

Guest Bloggers | 7 April 2020

Or, EDI – what to do in a lull. Elizabeth Balgobin says that although right now normality has ceased in a lot of organisations, this crisis could provide an opportunity to cease old ways of thinking when it comes to EDI and instead do things more progressively.

Give me an E, give me a D, give me an I

Give me an E, give me a D, give me an I

Lizzie Ellis | 4 March 2020

Lizzie Ellis, Policy and Information Office at the Institute of Fundraising, says that an update to the diversity principle being consulted on as part of the proposed Charity Governance Code refresh would better help charities to have the right conversations at an individual level about equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI).

LGBT+ History Month: Inclusion policies fail when they remain just policies

LGBT+ History Month: Inclusion policies fail when they remain just policies

Guest Bloggers | 6 February 2020

To mark LGBT+ History Month, Lucy Caldicott looks at the experiences of the LGBT+ community working in the UK charity sector, and says that the act of opening up space for honest conversations amongst staff will create a more inclusive and healthy environment.

How to set the tone for an inclusive culture

How to set the tone for an inclusive culture

Guest Bloggers | 3 January 2020

Lucy Caldicott, Founder of ChangeOut, reflects on the top things for senior leaders to think about when ensuring that their organisation maintains an inclusive culture.

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