Redundancy support

Over the summer our national, regional and special interest groups have been working together to deliver free networking, support and career surgeries for fundraisers – providing critical peer to peer support during this difficult time. These networking opportunities will continue over the coming weeks and months and build on the kind support you have given each other, friends and strangers, whether through Facebook or WhatsApp groups or call-outs to support former colleagues via LinkedIn. 

As your membership body, we want to support these initiatives while also ensuring as many fundraisers as possible are able to take advantage of the learning and development opportunities we are offering.  

For any of our existing individual members who are made redundant, we will offer you three months of membership free, whilst you get back on your feet. For fundraisers facing redundancy who want to join to access our resources, your first three months of membership will be free.  

And we are also offering our organisational members the opportunity to buy individual membership for fundraisers they are making redundant at a discounted rate, so they can pass on these benefits to staff they are sadly having to lose. 

We want to do whatever we can to support you over the weeks and months to come. 

If you want to hear more about, or take advantage of the membership offers outline above, please e-mail membership@institute-of-fundraising.org.uk  

We have published a range of guidance and support for fundraisers who are currently unemployed. From the basics of getting your CV together to developing your interview technique we will be here to support you. And we will soon be launching our new website, with a whole new set of resources to support you in your professional and career development. We are previewing some of these resources below:

6 stage plan to cope with redundancy

What next with my career?

Before you write your CV

Do's and don'ts during a video interview

4 tips to prepare for a video interview

Telephone interviews

Using storytelling in your interview

Interviews: the importance of your personality

Are you right for self-employment?

Make over your personal brand in 5 steps