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Fundraiser wellbeing: 9 tips to avoid burnout as a freelance fundraiser

Sally-Anne Hunter looks at the relationship between being a fundraising consultant and wellbeing, and offers her tips for avoiding burnout while working during the pandemic

Certificate in Fundraising: ‘From start to finish, the support has been outstanding’

Katie George, who has recently completed the Certificate in Fundraising qualification, explains how she was initially anxious about taking on a course remotely, but that the support was always there w...

Rebuilding fundraising in Scotland

Virginia Anderson, Chair of the Scotland Executive Committee, looks in this blog at some of the projects the Chartered Institute of Fundraising Scotland will be working on this year, and how they will...

Celebrating the value of Payroll Giving

Caroline Gaskin explains why the Payroll Giving Forum is launching the first National Payroll Giving Week, and says that this week is about celebrating the strength and growing awareness of this area ...

Fundraiser wellbeing: Ask yourself and your teams what would improve their wellbeing

Emily Casson, Digital Marketing Manager at Cats Protection, looks at the importance of having a culture which supports your team’s wellbeing while working remotely, and says to do this you need to ask...

Fundraiser wellbeing: Four ways to foster better wellbeing in your team

David Cunningham, Chief Executive of Kids Operating Room and Board Member of the Fundraising Regulator, looks at how employees can foster better wellbeing within their fundraising teams.

Fundraiser wellbeing: How you feel changes the experience for your supporters

David Reeves, committee member of the Supporter Experience group and Supporter Journey Manager for the Woodland Trust, says that during this time of intense stress, fundraisers need support to ensure ...

Fundraiser wellbeing: Resilience for fundraising warriors

Leadership coach Adam Bryan looks at some techniques for dealing with stress, building inner strength and improving your mental wellbeing.

Fundraiser wellbeing: Thriving in survival mode

Mickella Lewis-Purvis, Network Grants Manager at MIND and member of our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Committee, looks at the connection between being in survival mode, wellbeing and EDI.

Fundraisers recognised in New Year Honours list

We are delighted that Carol Akiwumi and Paul Amadi have been awarded MBEs in the New Years Honours List - recognition of their great achievements as fundraising leaders, raising millions for good caus...

Outdoor UK challenge events

Tips and guidance on how to run outdoor challenge events in the UK

Tips on planning a fundraising event

Running a great fundraising event requires good planning and preparation. This guidance helps you to think through the key things to ensure your event is successful

Looking back at twenty years of Remember A Charity

Twenty years ago, Simon Turner was taken on as Remember A Charity’s first Director. He was tasked with the mission of getting the organisation up and running, turning the initial idea into a reality a...

‘The Certificate in Fundraising helped me find a career in arts fundraising I love’

Sophie Harvey was awarded a RAISE bursary to undertake the Certificate in Fundraising. She explains what she learnt from the qualification, and how it helped her find a career she loves.

Running a house draw

Sam Boyle, Policy and Information Officer, offers some guidance on running a house draw, outlining the benefits to fundraising this way, and looking at what charities need to know.

Successful partnerships for sustainable fundraising

Essential Fundraising Workshops

This series of Essential Fundraising Workshops were produced by the Chartered Institute in collaboration with the Small Charities Coalition and supported by the National Lottery Community Fund.

Coronavirus: Impact on Welsh charity sector

New survey finds that almost three quarters of respondents will need to make cuts to their charity services.

Latest updates on lottery advertising

In this blog, Sam Boyle looks at what the changes to the guidance on lottery advertising involving young people and children mean for charities and fundraisers.

Rediscovering the value of the telephone

This pandemic has led to a huge increase in telephone fundraising, in this blog Daniel Fluskey explains why it is important you ensure you have the right procedures in place.