Sole Fundraisers

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The Sole Fundraisers special interest group is part of the Institute of Fundraising, dedicated to the issues facing sole fundraisers. It is now being relaunched in early 2019.

What and who are Sole Fundraisers?

This may help to decide if the Special Interest Group is for you.

  • Sole fundraisers are usually the only person employed by their charity with responsibility for raising the voluntary income. They usually have sole or shared responsibility for the fundraising strategy of their organisation. 
  • Sometimes responsible for traded and contracted income, bid writing and business development. Can also be responsible for comms and evaluation.
  • Sole Fundraisers tend to report to the CEO level person in their organisation. Generally, they are not managed by a fundraiser and as such have to defend and explain good fundraising practice. 
  • Some remote workers in community fundraising teams could also consider the Sole Fundraiser Special Interest Group but perhaps only if you have responsibility for your territory strategy and are managed within a service delivery team.
  • If income generation is part of your remit and you are also a project manager, then membership of the IoF and the Sole Fundraisers Special Interest Group may be very useful. It will sharpen your fundraising acumen and develop your network of peer support. 

Why not get involved and learn from other sole fundraisers like you! Contact us at for more information of the events near you.