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The IoF's year in its policy work

The IoF's year in its policy work

Alice Sharman | 28 December 2019

This year has been a big year for fundraisers, and for the Institute of Fundraising in terms of our policy work – from work on equality, diversity and inclusion feeding into our Change Collective objectives, to our collaboration with YouGov on our Public Perceptions research, which looks at what the public really think about the fundraising profession. In no particular order, below are five of our top reports, research and guidance that we have worked on this year.

RNLI in the media, ‘Olive the Poppy Seller’, the spending review and other fundraising news

RNLI in the media, ‘Olive the Poppy Seller’, the spending review and other fundraising news

Felicity Spencer-Smith | 24 September 2019

Want to know what you missed while on holiday? It was far from a quiet summer with a surprise prorogation of parliament, a surprise spending review, and a couple of really key pieces of data on legacies and the fundraising profession. Felicity Spencer-Smith, IoF Senior External Affairs Officer, summarises the busiest summer in quite a while.

What our research tells us about public perception of fundraising careers

What our research tells us about public perception of fundraising careers

Alex Xavier | 24 September 2019

Today we have published results of our YouGov survey exploring what the public think about working in fundraising. The data touches on the public’s perception on a wide range of issues, including asking what they think are people’s motivations for becoming a fundraiser; what skills they think are needed to do the job; and their understanding of how someone would go about getting a job in fundraising. The IoF's Alex Xavier looks at what the second in the research series shows.

How can we make fundraising a more attractive career?

How can we make fundraising a more attractive career?

Guest Bloggers | 13 September 2019

As this week sees the Institute of Fundraising release its first report in its Public Perceptions series, which looks at what the public think about fundraising, Matt Adams, Divisional Manager, Fundraising & Development at TPP Recruitment, explains what this infographic shows about public opinion of fundraising as a career.

Why we wanted to capture public feeling on fundraising

Why we wanted to capture public feeling on fundraising

Lizzie Ellis | 11 September 2019

As the Institute of Fundraising releases 'Public Perceptions: What does the public think about fundraising?', Lizzie Ellis, IoF Policy and Information Officer, who led the work on this research, explains why we embarked on this series and what the data shows us about public feeling towards fundraising.