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Women in Fundraising – it’s not up to you to make a change, it’s up to us

Women in Fundraising – it’s not up to you to make a change, it’s up to us

Guest Bloggers | 19 September 2018

I was both shocked and inspired by the debate when I convened a panel discussion about Women in Fundraising at this year’s Fundraising Convention.

To support diversity and inclusivity, first understand your own privilege

To support diversity and inclusivity, first understand your own privilege

Guest Bloggers | 17 July 2018

On the leadership panel at this year’s Fundraising Convention, I was introduced as the token white middle-aged middle-class, straight, able-bodied bloke, and asked how I dealt with that.

Chris Millward

The future is now

Guest Bloggers | 15 December 2017

Chris Millward, now CEO at the Institute of Legacy Management (ILM), shares how his learning at the IoF Future Leaders Programme in 2015 is continuing to have a major influence over his work today.

Commanding... democratic... visionary... what type of leader are you?

Commanding... democratic... visionary... what type of leader are you?

Guest Bloggers | 22 June 2017

I signed up to the Future Leaders programme shortly after being promoted to Assistant Director of Fundraising at Livability, my first role leading a fundraising team of 20.

Turn donors into champions of your cause

Turn donors into champions of your cause

Guest Bloggers | 16 June 2017

It was more like being a student again than I’d imagined: there were late nights, there was swearing, there were tears, there were emotional highs and lows throughout the whole year.

Coming full circle

Coming full circle

Guest Bloggers | 14 March 2017

When I wrote my last blog post about the Future Leaders Programme, I themed it around a particular comment that course leader Mark made in the very first session which resonated with me: that the most highly performing teams are those which are comfortable with change.

Fundraisers discussion

Managing your fundraising talent in a (rapidly) changing world

Gary Kernahan | 5 December 2016

Over the years I have done my fair share of recruitment and have been very successful in recruiting highly skilled and talented fundraisers. Last year, however, I started to find recruitment more difficult and found myself frequently having to go back to market. I was still getting a good number of applications which, on paper, looked like very credible but something wasn’t clicking.

Future Leaders discussing fundraising

The most highly performing teams are those which are comfortable with change

Guest Bloggers | 26 July 2016

Having just embarked on a new role as Mid Value Lead at Cancer Research UK, this was a conversation during the first week of the IoF’s Future Leader Programme that felt extremely timely and apt.

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The ‘Ws’ of Leadership

Mark Hughes | 5 January 2016

A significant amount of ‘fuzziness’ surrounds leadership. In this blog, former Chief Executive, Mark Hughes tries to clarify leadership by asking the ‘W’ questions; ‘What?’, ‘Why?’, ‘When?’, ‘How?’, ‘Where?’ and ‘Who?’