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St Helena Hospice: 'We knew that we had to be creative'

St Helena Hospice: 'We knew that we had to be creative'

Guest Bloggers | 19 March 2019

St Helena Hospice won Most Innovative Fundraising Campaign at last year's National Fundraising Awards. Sally Thomas, Lottery Marketing Manager at the charity, explains the process that led them to be receive recognition for their fundraising lottery.

Charities have a problem, but it's not what you think

Charities have a problem, but it's not what you think

Guest Bloggers | 15 August 2018

There’s no shortage of opinions about the future of the third sector and how charities should be preparing and responding. Many say that charities need to transform their use of technology and become more future-minded. But if the sector is so behind the times, why aren’t we seeing more cracks appear?

Why we should all learn to embrace failure in our events

Why we should all learn to embrace failure in our events

Guest Bloggers | 16 July 2018

The recent Events Fundraising Conference held in June saw charities big and small, from across the UK, grapple with the issues affecting their events.

One day at Fundraising Convention

One day at Fundraising Convention

Guest Bloggers | 13 July 2018

When I received a call from the IoF West Midlands Committee sharing the news that my bursary application for Fundraising Convention had been successful, I was more than a little elated. It’s been two years since I've attended Convention and with the sector continually changing, and many personal and professional growth opportunities in my role at The Haven Wolverhampton during this time too, I was eager to get down to London and learn.

How could you and your organisation benefit from a Lean In Circle?

How could you and your organisation benefit from a Lean In Circle?

Guest Bloggers | 3 July 2018

Lean In Circles are small groups which meet regularly to learn and grow together. They are dedicated to helping women step outside of their comfort zones and achieve their ambitions.

The future of corporate partnerships

The future of corporate partnerships

Guest Bloggers | 22 June 2018

Next month, I’m speaking on a panel at the annual smorgasbord that is Fundraising Convention, about the Future of Corporate Partnerships. It’s worth noting that the last time I spoke at an IoF Conference on this topic, it featured robots, drones and pictures of my baby daughter – yes, you are reading that right – it’s amazing what sleep deprivation will do to you.

The seven quirkiest session titles at Fundraising Convention

The seven quirkiest session titles at Fundraising Convention

Guest Bloggers | 22 June 2018

We're serious about challenging, empowering and inspiring your fundraising – and sometimes that means coupling amusing themes with insightful content. Take a look at the quirkiest titles in the Fundraising Convention 2018 line up, and don't miss your chance to see these and over 120 sessions in Europe's biggest fundraising event – bookings close at 2pm on 29 June!

It’s true, size really doesn’t matter

It’s true, size really doesn’t matter

Danielle Griffin | 19 June 2018

We all know the phrase ‘the best things come in small packages’ – well, being 5ft10 I’m not so sure that applies to me. But it’s true that the charity sector is full of fantastic small organisations delivering a big impact for those they serve. For Small Charity Week I wanted to reflect on the great work being done in Scotland and how small charities in Scotland can stand out.

Seize these five opportunities

Seize these five opportunities

Guest Bloggers | 8 June 2018

Navigating GDPR has been at times confusing, frustrating and stressful but the good news is that it challenges fundraisers to push innovation further and seize opportunities. What does the future hold now that we have pulled ourselves over the start line of GDPR?

Building big digital movements

Building big digital movements

Guest Bloggers | 5 June 2018

The world of digital fundraising and campaigns is changing – and changing very quickly. Fundraising using the models, techniques and channels we’ve come to rely on (from direct mail to telemarketing and everything in between) is becoming increasingly difficult. The safe shores of yesterday no longer look so hospitable.

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