FAQ

How do I become a member of the Institute of Fundraising?
You will find all the information that you need about becoming an individual or organisational member including all the benefits by clicking here. You can also liaise with the membership team­ membership@institute-­of­-fundraising.org.uk

I’d love to get involved in the committee; are there any opportunities to do so?
We are always on the lookout for new committee members and volunteers to help at events. If you are interested in getting involved then come along and speak to us at the next First Thursday event and arrange a chat with our Chair.

Where are the First Thursday events held?
All First Thursday evenings are currently held at Impact Hub, 34b York Way, King’s Cross, London, N1 9AB.

I am no longer able to attend First Thursday, how can I get a refund?
Unfortunately, we do not offer a refund for the First Thursday event

I am new to London/fundraising and would like to meet others in the sector, what opportunities do you offer for networking?
Each month the London Region host a First Thursday masterclass and networking event. Please keep a check on the event calendar for details of speakers and how to book your place. We have also recently rolled out a colour coding system with green badges for new members and red for our regulars for even more effective networking. We look forward to seeing you there soon.

How much does First Thursday cost?
First Thursday events are priced at £10 for IoF members or £15 for non-members.

I can’t make this month’s First Thursday, will the notes be available online?
We do not publish notes online, but we do have videos of past events on our YouTube channel

When will booking open for the next First Thursday?
We announce the subject for the next event at the beginning of each month so sign up for our e-mail newsletter and we will send you details and a booking link each month.

Will you share my information with any external agencies?
The Institute of Fundraising, of which IoF South East & London is part, will use the information you give us in three ways:

  1. to administer the event;
  2. to monitor event success;
  3. post-event follow-up emails, such as sharing a presentation, link to a YouTube site etc.

We would like to add your contact details to our newsletter distribution list and will ask you to give your consent to this. This newsletter is sent by email on a regular basis and shares news of forthcoming events and other support being offered by IoF South East & London to fundraisers. Each newsletter contains an option to unsubscribe.

All individual members of the Institute of Fundraising can also change their contact settings by logging in to their member page on the Institute of Fundraising website.

The Institute of Fundraising, the data controller, will ensure that all personal information supplied is held securely, in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998.

Will my information be shared with other attendees?
We will not share your email address or Twitter handle with other attendees.

When is the next ICiF training course being held?
Please refer to the events section for details of all our upcoming training opportunities

Where is the ICiF course being held?
Please refer to the events section for details of upcoming courses, dates and venues. If you have any further queries then you can contact the course organiser via the Eventbrite pages.

I am no longer able to attend the ICiF course that I have booked on to, how can I get a refund?
Please email the Course Organiser on the event page with further details of your refund request and this will be processed at their discretion.

Can I get an invoice for the ICiF course booking?
I’m afraid we no longer issue invoices, as all of the bookings are managed through Eventbrite. We recommend either using a corporate/charity credit card or paying yourself and claiming it back through expenses.

Why did I not get selected as a mentor/mentee?
Each month we receive a high volume of mentor and mentee applications and unfortunately are not able to take everyone in each tranche. If you have been unsuccessful then we will contact you and ask if we can bring your application forward to next time if it fits the criteria. We are also unable to provide individual feedback. Priority is given to mentees from smaller charities. If you have any questions then please e-mail.

I wasn’t accepted onto the mentoring programme this time, can I apply next time around?
Please do, it may be that there was not a suitable mentor to match you to in this round of intakes but this should not deter you from applying for the next tranche. Dates of the next intake can be found here.

How can I hear about future events and courses?
We would love to keep you up to date with everything that we are doing - you can sign up to our group's mailing list by logging in to your IoF account and going to 'My Profile' (you don’t have to be an IoF member to receive our newsletters). If you don't have an IoF profile yet, you can create one here.

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