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.
Our Head of External Affairs, Mike Smith, outlines some of the challenges and opportunities for charity fundraising following the General Election.
The House of Lords Committee 'Stronger Charities' Report makes some insightful and very welcome recommendations to support the work of charities into the future. But where is the fundraising ask?
For those who thought that the Chancellor might use the Budget tomorrow to significantly increase levels of public expenditure, one phrase – ensuring there is ‘enough gas in the tank’ – will have ended any expectations of a spending splurge!
A few weeks ago I hosted a wonderful Institute of Fundraising event in Parliament celebrating and showcasing examples of excellent fundraising. I was delighted to be able to give fundraisers the opportunity to highlight the amazing work that they do.
This week we held a reception in the House of Commons to showcase the best of charity fundraising, as part of our ongoing work to strengthen the relationship between fundraisers and MPs in Parliament.
Theresa May’s ‘shared society’ agenda will be warmly, if cautiously, welcomed across the charity sector today.
It was a blustery September day by the seaside in Bournemouth when I attended my first ever political party conference in 2008. Gordon Brown was Prime Minister and the question on everyone’s lips was ‘will he or won’t he call a snap election later that year’…