Smart shoes

Is it time to start recruiting fundraisers from outside of the sector?

Guest Bloggers | 6 February 2018

Well, it’s a little bit of an inflammatory article title, but there’s a deep vein of truth in it.


How mentoring can help us truly succeed in fundraising

Guest Bloggers | 25 September 2017

The most honest feedback I receive in life is after the final whistle is blown and I’m sitting in the pub with my mates.

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.

Get more, be a mentor! (or mentee!)

Get more, be a mentor! (or mentee!)

Guest Bloggers | 10 June 2016

Having a mentor is a hugely valuable experience. Having someone to talk to, share experiences with and open your eyes to opportunities is crucial in the world of work.

IoF London region

Mentoring - it wasn’t quite what I expected

Guest Bloggers | 6 May 2016

Last year I entered the June cohort of the IoF London Mentoring scheme. I hoped that I had something to offer other fundraisers but in truth I didn’t really know what to expect...