IoF opportunities

There are many ways you can get involved with the IoF, including job vacancies, volunteering, mentoring, blogging, or speaking at an event.

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Working for us as an employee

No matter which part of the organisation we work in, we’re united in making a real difference to the work of charities and fundraisers. We passionately believe that the development of an equal, diverse and inclusive fundraising community is integral to delivering excellent fundraising. To help us achieve this we need people with all types of skills and from all kinds of backgrounds. It's important to us that our staff bring their skills and knowledge regardless of age, being trans, being married or in a civil partnership, being pregnant on maternity leave, disability, race including colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion, belief or lack of religion/belief, sex, or sexual orientation. 

We ask all applicants to tell us about their personal information by completing a monitoring form to help us monitor our processes and ensure that we treat everyone fairly. This information is not seen or used by the shortlisting or selection panel. You can read our privacy policy and how we use your data.

As a small team (around 50 strong) with considerable reach within the sector we are constantly busy, however, we benefit from being of a size where we all know each other and understand how we need to work together to achieve our aims. We have a friendly atmosphere and a strong desire to listen to those who work with us, so we can be flexible and work with you in true partnership to help you to develop with us.

As an employee, you will, of course, benefit from free access to all of our membership benefits including our Academy courses as well as our employee benefits 

Inspired to join us? Our current vacancies and how to apply for them are shown below.


FELLOWSHIP 2020           

Becoming a Fellow is a badge of honour as recognition for a substantial contribution to fundraising and to the Institute of Fundraising. 

When considering awarding fellowship, the Board, and Nominations & Elections Committee, which advises it, will look for nominees who have made a significant voluntary contribution to the Institute, and who have demonstrated success in leading and developing the fundraising profession. Nominees must be a member of the Institute.

Nominations should demonstrate how nominees meet the following criteria:

  1.  A significant, sustained voluntary contribution to the Institute, which may include the     following:
  • Leadership, engagement and support of the Institute’s Board, its sub-Committees and our network of National, Regional & Special Interest Groups;
  • Championing best practice by contributing voluntarily to Institute events, Conferences, Fundraising Convention, National Fundraising Awards or the development of professional standards and/or qualifications; and/or
  • Inspiring, motivating and mentoring fundraisers particularly those who are new to the profession
  • Promoting equality, diversity and inclusion within the profession.


  1. Leadership and development of, or within, the fundraising profession, which may include the following:
  • Leading by example, for example by making a tangible contribution to the improvement of fundraising practice, sharing best practice and demonstrating innovation through reflective and critical analysis of practice;
  • Development of the profession through providing strategic advice and guidance in an advisory role (panels, committees, councils or boards, articles etc across the sector or academia);
  • A commitment to the highest standards of fundraising practice and enhancing the reputation of fundraising through a commitment to excellence; and/or
  • Noteworthy; significant or influential career and achievements.

Trustees and members of the Nominations & Elections Committee are not eligible for nomination during their tenure.

Following the Trustee’s decision, successful nominees will be contacted by the Institute and invited to accept Fellowship. Acceptance of Fellowship includes a commitment to the Institute’s Code of Conduct and values and to being an ambassador for the Institute and the sector.

Nominations should be sent to Eilis O’Connor at

Nomination form 

Nominations close: 20 April 2020

Successful Fellows will be announced in July (date TBC)


One-to-one mentoring can be invaluable to your professional development, both as a mentor or a mentee. The following IoF Groups run Mentoring or Buddy schemes:

IoF London region mentoring scheme

IoF East Midlands 'Buddy Scheme'

IoF North West 'Buddy Scheme'

IoF South West mentoring scheme

Team of individuals at work



Did you know you can volunteer at our flagship event, the UK's largest event for fundraising professionals, Fundraising Convention? Nominations are closed for 2018 but look out for next year's event! 


Current bursaries include:


Our National, Regional and Special Interest Groups often run bursaries - explore an IoF Group near you



Are you looking to share a fundraising campaign, or debate something that has or hasn't worked? We are often looking for those in the sector and outside to feature at our events. If you have an interesting topic and would like to know how this can fit with the IoF conference programme, please send your enquiry to Wendy Maitland, Event Programme Manager:



The IoF blog is a space for influential voices from the charity sector to comment on topical fundraising issues, explore new fundraising ideas, highlight fundraising success stories, share expertise and more. You can get involved! Get in touch with Alice Sharman, Content Manager:

Or read the IoF blog



The IoF has various committees that work on fundraising standards, policy, learning and more. Our Special Interest and Regional Groups, along with IoF Northern Ireland are run by enthusiastic and devoted Committee members. Find out more on our Committees