Once word got out about our legacy campaign, the list of 60s icons getting on board, including the likes of Twiggy and Ringo Starr, grew. So too did the number of people leaving gifts in wills and enquiries about legacy giving – it was our most successful awareness week ever.
If there was an industry award for resilience, then fundraisers would be at the top of that shortlist. Whether we stand in the rain with a bucket, pitch to an audience of FTSE100 employees, write appeals or cheer on marathon runners – each year can feel tougher than the last. Yet, this doesn’t stop us leaping out of bed, taking a sip of optimism and committing to being the best fundraisers we can be.
Attendees at the IoF Parliamentary Reception this week were heartened by Lyndall Stein’s true story about the donation she never forgot.
The General Election in June and the subsequent appointment of a new Minister for Civil Society can sometimes feel like a long time ago, so I was delighted last week to have the chance to meet with Tracey Crouch MP. Joined by a small team of civil servants, we met in a side room in Parliament to discuss all things fundraising.
At the IoF, we are incredibly proud of all our amazing members and charity fundraisers across the country, who do brilliant life changing work.
A year on from the establishment of the Fundraising Regulator and the merger of the IoF with the PFRA, now seems a good time to reflect both on what we’ve achieved but also what more needs to be done.
The Production Hub was once again a proud sponsor of the IoF National Fundraising Awards. The event took place on Monday 3rd July, with the aim to shine a spotlight on best practice and fundraising excellence across the sector.
Our Head of External Affairs, Mike Smith, outlines some of the challenges and opportunities for charity fundraising following the General Election.
Director of Engagement & Fundraising at Diabetes UK, Kath Abrahams, discuss why becoming a trustee of the Institute felt like the right step forward to help fundraisers become the best they can be.
We ask Emily Drayson, founder of Drayson Research and Researchers in Fundraising SIG member, why she decided to join the IoF Trustee Board, and why you should get involved too!