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Accepting and refusing donations: Getting the balance right

Accepting and refusing donations: Getting the balance right

Sam Boyle | 7 November 2019

Following a recent roundtable on accepting and refusing donations hosted by the Institute of Fundraising and the Charity Commission, Sam Boyle takes a look at some of the main discussion points.

To act ethically, leaders must live and breathe moral values

To act ethically, leaders must live and breathe moral values

Guest Bloggers | 30 October 2019

In the final instalment of our series of blogs for Ethics Week, Andrew Watt examines the role of fundraising leaders in driving values-based ethical behaviour.

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Can you have too much of an ethical focus on donors?

Guest Bloggers | 23 October 2019

Our primary stakeholder in fundraising ethics is usually donors. But what happens when a balance of power in donor-fundraiser relationships becomes distorted? In the latest instalment of our blog series on fundraising ethics, Heather Hill looks at this sensitive issue.

The even bigger picture of fundraising ethics

The even bigger picture of fundraising ethics

Guest Bloggers | 16 October 2019

In the third instalment of our special series on fundraising ethics, Rogare's Ian MacQuillin looks at how practical ethics relates to policy-making, and what extra insights we can glean from marketing ethics

Do fundraisers have a duty to their beneficiaries?

Do fundraisers have a duty to their beneficiaries?

Guest Bloggers | 9 October 2019

What, if any, duties do fundraisers owe to their beneficiaries? And if they do, where does such a duty come from? Cherian Koshy considers this as part of a series for Ethics Month.

'Fundraising ethics is about much more than sticking to the code and avoiding ‘tainted’ money'

'Fundraising ethics is about much more than sticking to the code and avoiding ‘tainted’ money'

Guest Bloggers | 2 October 2019

Fundraising’s professional ethics extends a lot wider than you might think. From a different perspective, argues Rogare's Ian MacQuillin, not asking for a sufficiently high gift could be seen as unethical.

Introducing Ethics Month: What is the right thing to do?

Introducing Ethics Month: What is the right thing to do?

Daniel Fluskey | 24 September 2019

As America's Association of Fundraising Professionals earmarks next month as 'Ethics Month', Institute of Fundraising's Dan Fluskey introduces a series of blogs which will be published throughout October curated by fundraising think tank Rogare's director Ian MacQuillin on current ethics debates within the sector and why the topic should be at the forefront of all fundraisers minds.

JustGiving, probate fees, Sackler Trust and other fundraising news

JustGiving, probate fees, Sackler Trust and other fundraising news

Felicity Spencer-Smith | 3 April 2019

After the last month of Brexit votes, you’d be forgiven for missing out on the latest news from the fundraising sector. This month we discuss the latest on probate fees, changes to JustGiving fees, and Sackler funding – and a few other things you might have missed, says Felicity Spencer-Smith.

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News briefing: The Beacon Collaborative, BT MyDonate, London Marathon and more

Felicity Spencer-Smith | 29 January 2019

In the first news roundup of 2019, Felicity Spencer-Smith takes a look at what’s happening in the fundraising community, including charity ethics and trust, a new philanthropic movement, and the latest in IoF news.