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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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Location: London

Salary: £34,000

Do you have an eye for a good story? Can you turn complex information into compelling content that gets people talking, sharing and acting? If so, the Institute of Fundraising is looking for you!

The IoF is the professional membership body for charity fundraising.  We champion and support the amazing and vital work of our members through training, events, qualifications, and through our network of over 6000 members and 600 organisations across the UK.  We represent and promote the fundraising sector with a range of stakeholders including regulators, politicians and the media. 

You will be responsible for finding, developing and sharing inspiring fundraising stories and content to help reach and engage our members and the fundraising community.  You will play a central part in shaping and delivering our content strategy. 

You will have a proven track record in commissioning, writing and developing engaging content for a variety of audiences, platforms and channels. You will be self-sufficient and proactive, able to work with a range of stakeholders, promoting the work of the Institute and providing our members with useful insights and guidance to support their work. 

You will ensure all information and content is technically accurate, credible, consistent and on brand, whilst remaining impactful and fit for purpose. You will have strong editorial, copy writing and proof reading skills. 

If you are looking for a challenging role which will make a real difference to the work of charities and fundraisers and are passionate about the charity sector and its work, this role is for you. You will be directly helping charities achieve excellent fundraising for a better world.

Download the Content Manager job description

To apply, please download and fill in the application form detailing how you believe your skills and experience match the role and return it, along with the diversity monitoring form to, to arrive no later than midnight on Monday 27 August.  

Shortlisted candidates will be invited to interview in London on Monday 3 September.


VACANCY: Fundraising Convention Board members

The Institute of Fundraising (IoF) is currently looking for fundraisers to join our Convention Board, to help shape and deliver the programme for Fundraising Convention 2019.

The Convention Board’s key responsibility is to shape and deliver excellent learning content for Fundraising Convention. Board members are selected for their commitment and contribution to the sector, their knowledge, networks and desire to see the sector develop and improve.

We are particularly looking for fundraisers who can support the following tracks: digital; corporate fundraising; community, events and volunteers; individual giving and legacies; and who work within the arts and culture sector.

A key priority for us is to ensure that Fundraising Convention – the programme, speakers and delegates – reflects the diversity of our wider community. We therefore particularly welcome applications from BAME, disabled and LGBT+ fundraisers.

To apply, please complete the application form below and return it, and the diversity monitoring form, to by 9am on Tuesday 28th August.

Download Convention Board Application form

Download Convention Board Job description

Download IoF diversity monitoring form



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



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!

Convention volunteers 2016
Photo: Fundraising Convention volunteers at the Barbican, July 2016



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:



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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.