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We champion the voice of the fundraising sector, making sure the needs and priorities of our members are represented in our work with media and governments across the UK.

Supporting fundraising through coronavirus

We know COVID has come with unprecedented challenges for charities of all sizes across all nations, however, it has been inspiring to see fundraisers respond with new, creative, innovative campaigns and partnerships. As your membership body, we have been working hard to ensure that we get the right support from government and that the your voices are heard. 

Our latest work


Together with sector partners we launched the #NeverMoreNeeded campaign to make sure charities’ voices are heard and raise awareness of the work they are doing to help the country come through the crisis and recovery.

The government cannot afford to overlook or undervalue the not for profit sector at the moment. As we navigate the worst impacts of the coronavirus outbreak, people across the country are relying on charities, for the essential support they provide and how they shape our society for the better. And we’ll all continue to rely on charities’ expertise and experience in the recovery effort that lies ahead.


Researching the impact of the crisis

To be able to provide robust data to inform government on financial impact, we launched research, partnering with NCVO and CFG to understand how coronavirus will impact charities, their services and their incomes. The results reflect the urgent new situation charities face.

The government urgently needs to review and enhance its emergency support for charities, with a further bespoke package of support, an extension to the Job Retention Scheme that specifically supporting those charitable activities which are still unable to take place, or both.

Peter Lewis, CEO Chartered Institute Fundraising

Civil Society Futures

We've been working with the Fundraising Regulator, in consultation with Public Health England and the Health and Safety Executive, to give fundraisers the support they need to ensure that when fundraising activities are restarted they are both safe and compliant with social distancing measures. 

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

Fundraisers should represent the communities they work in and the donors they work with. We want an equal, diverse and inclusive profession where everyone is the right fit, and we’re working to break down the barriers that exist in our sector that create unequal workplaces.

The Change Collective campaign is all about professionals from across the fundraising sector working together to redefine its identity. Since forming in 2019, we’ve been working with Change Collective partners to shape their own organisations and shift the sector from the inside out. In 2018 we launched our Manifesto for Change to guide our work over the next 10 years.

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