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Houses of Commons

Cheers to a year of excellent fundraising!

Kylie Kitchen | 1 December 2017

Attendees at the IoF Parliamentary Reception this week were heartened by Lyndall Stein’s true story about the donation she never forgot.

Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament

Meeting the Minister

Peter Lewis | 17 October 2017

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.


The Election, the new Government and charity fundraising: 6 things

Mike Smith | 9 June 2017

Our Head of External Affairs, Mike Smith, outlines some of the challenges and opportunities for charity fundraising following the General Election.

House of Lords

House of Lords Report: So much to welcome, but where’s the fundraising ask?

Mike Smith | 27 March 2017

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?

Budget 2017

2017 Budget: Invest in fundraising to support communities across the country

Mike Smith | 7 March 2017

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!

As a former fundraiser, and as an MP, I know how important fundraising is

As a former fundraiser, and as an MP, I know how important fundraising is

Susan Elan Jones MP | 10 February 2017

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.

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Celebrating excellent fundraising in the charity sector

Mike Smith | 20 January 2017

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.

Door to Number 10 Downing Street

To strengthen our ‘shared society’, the government should support excellent fundraising

Mike Smith | 9 January 2017

Theresa May’s ‘shared society’ agenda will be warmly, if cautiously, welcomed across the charity sector today.

Number 10 Downing Street

The IoF is heading to the party conferences

Mike Smith | 23 September 2016

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’…