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The IoF Technology Special Interest Group is for anyone working in or with charities who has an interest in fundraising and technology.

For us, technology includes (but is not limited to) websites, databases, CRM software, emails, social media and even the humble spreadsheet. This often means we discuss topics such as Gift Aid, GDPR and data protection, data hygiene, social media trends, web development, digital and innovative tech, accessibility and user/donor experience.

There's no entry exam – you don’t have to prove your l33t coding skills or execute database queries while blindfolded. All you need is an interest in how technology is used in the not-for-profit sector.

Our members are typically fundraisers, administrators, webmasters, web editors, database people and IT support staff at charities, as well as a few consultants and commercial suppliers. 

Follow this site for more information on the group's activities, to view presentations from recent events and to see how you can get involved in our upcoming schedule of events and training for 2019.

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Our next event: From Soup to Nuts - The Essentials of Fundraising Database Selection for the smaller charity

The Institute of Fundraising Technology Committee are holding an Awareness Day on charity database selection and implementation planning.

This workshop style training for smaller charities and NFPs which is a pilot for future training workshops will be held on 29 April from 9.15 am – 4 pm at The Artworks Classrooms, 60a Weston St, London Bridge SE1 3QJ, lunch included.

The workshop will be led by Iain Pritchard and Keith Collins of Adapta Consulting and will cover the essential ingredients in the recipe for a successful database system selection.

This is a free workshop for IoF Member attendees working for smaller charities and NFPs with income of £5 million or less. It will equip you with the tools, knowledge and insight you need to start your journey to a new database system for your organisation. It is a valuable opportunity to learn from experts in this field. All we ask in return is for your feedback at the end of the day!

Only 25 places available on a first come basis - register here.


Past activities and events:

IoF Technology Group AGM - held 13 February 2019. Click here to access presentation and minutes of the meeting which covered activities in 2018, financials for the group and plans for 2019.

The Annual Conference of the IoF Technology Group was held on 8 June 2018!

Thank you to all our wonderful keynotes and speakers for making the day so successful.

Session summaries and bios of speakers are available here together with presentations where they have been made available.

Payment Innovations

CRM and Building Blocks

Business Processes

Food for Thought


To access the presentations follow the link on 'About the session'.


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