#IoFGrad: Over 100 fundraisers gain an IoF qualification
15 November 2019
129 fundraisers gained professional recognition of their outstanding efforts in receiving their IoF professional qualifications this year.
The graduation ceremony, now in its eighth year, took place on Thursday 14th November in the Royal College of Nursing in London in front of an audience of friends and family. The Institute of Fundraising’s chief executive, Peter Lewis, opened proceedings and commended the graduates on their commitment to their cause and its beneficiaries, and commitment to their donors.
Students gained globally recognised qualifications: 92 fundraisers gained a Certificate in Fundraising and 37 in a Diploma in Fundraising.
This latest group of successful fundraisers highlight how IoF qualifications are helping to develop charity fundraising as a profession as we continue our journey to chartered status.
Peter Lewis, chief executive, said
Your success in achieving these qualifications will set you apart from your peers, will enable you to engage more supporters, more effectively, for the causes you serve, and also strengthens the IoF and the fundraising profession more widely on our journey towards Chartered status.
Emma-Louise Singh, IoF trustee and graduate of the Academy’s International Advanced Diploma in Fundraising, said
As an IoF trustee and a graduate myself, I understand the hard work and dedication it takes to be the best fundraiser you can be. There’s a role for all graduates to be ambassadors to make fundraising a career of choice.
Congratulations to each and everyone one of our graduates for their hard work and well deserved success!
Read some reactions from our students:
- View the full selection of graduation photos on Flickr.
- Find out more about IoF Academy qualifications.
- Read blogs from our graduates.
Notes to editors
About the IoF
The Institute of Fundraising (IoF) is the professional membership body for UK fundraising. We support fundraisers through leadership and representation; best practice and compliance; education and networking; and we champion and promote fundraising as a career choice. We have over 6,000 individual members and over 600 organisational members who raise more than £10 billion in income for good causes every year. www.institute-of-fundraising.org.uk