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Coronavirus: Advice on philanthropy

Guest Bloggers | 16 March 2020

THINK are sharing with us guidance on how to approach fundraising activities against the backdrop of the current coronavirus outbreak. In the second in this series, Simon Dickson explores the impact on philanthropy. Looking in particular at major donor, trust and foundation fundraising and special events.

Looking at philanthropy from the other side: A lesson for Chief Executives?

Looking at philanthropy from the other side: A lesson for Chief Executives?

Guest Bloggers | 7 November 2019

Mark Goldring, who has had twenty years’ experience as a CEO of a range of charities, explains that his recent experience of working for philanthropists has made him realise that charity leaders could be playing an even bigger role in bringing in new donors – some that they often don’t even get to have a dialogue with. He explains what role they could play.

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How philanthropy is becoming more democratic and inclusive

Guest Bloggers | 15 October 2019

Isobel Michael talks about the growth of giving circles and what this shows about how philanthropy is becoming more democratic, and how an increasing number of people are becoming philanthropists.

We need to stop viewing fundraising as a separate function from front-line delivery or advocacy

We need to stop viewing fundraising as a separate function from front-line delivery or advocacy

Guest Bloggers | 15 August 2019

Fundraising can and should not exist in a vacuum, says Dr Lesley Alborough, whose research has led her to conclude that we need to move away from training that only focuses on fundraising techniques or making the ask.

Why grant-givers and fundraisers need to work together to create a diverse sector

Why grant-givers and fundraisers need to work together to create a diverse sector

Guest Bloggers | 13 May 2019

The Grant Giver’s Movement, which explores the best ways in which philanthropy can be used to advance social change, have been in discussions with the IoF on our shared objectives of increasing equality, diversity and inclusion within fundraising and grant-giving. The movement explains how and why they are pushing for this change.

Is there such thing as excellent foundation practice?

Is there such thing as excellent foundation practice?

Guest Bloggers | 18 March 2019

Emma Hutchins, Policy and Communications Manager at Association of Charitable Foundations, explains the work the membership body is doing in promoting good practice in the foundation sector with its Stronger Foundation’s initiative.

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News briefing: The Beacon Collaborative, BT MyDonate, London Marathon and more

Felicity Spencer-Smith | 29 January 2019

In the first news roundup of 2019, Felicity Spencer-Smith takes a look at what’s happening in the fundraising community, including charity ethics and trust, a new philanthropic movement, and the latest in IoF news.

Big ideas for raising big bucks…

Big ideas for raising big bucks…

Guest Bloggers | 16 May 2018

It’s a boom time for UK philanthropy, driven by new and repeat million pound donors. What a time to be a major donor fundraiser! But it isn’t always easy when you’re dealing with some of the world’s richest and most influential people. They have expectations and we need to make sure we deliver them. We need to know who to approach and how to approach them so that we can keep up with one of the fastest growing elements of fundraising activity.

Are you reaching this generous group?

Are you reaching this generous group?

Guest Bloggers | 26 April 2018

It’s a tough time for fundraising. A crowded sector with increased regulation, a skills shortage, cuts to traditional funding streams and countless good causes fighting for donations. These challenges come against the backdrop of economic and technological change.

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Fundraising Matters: 7 non-profit experts share their secrets

Guest Bloggers | 23 August 2017

From marketing to governance and leveraging data insight, Fundraising Matters explores the way that practices throughout non-profit organisations play a part in building stronger constituent relationships, enhancing fundraising and delivering more for causes.

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