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Key principles of fundraising during COVID-19

New guidance to support the return to public fundraising

New guidance on returning to fundraising activities from the Fundraising Regulator and the Chartered Institute of Fundraising.

Top tips for data protection compliance when working remotely

Suzanne Lewis from Arc Data writes a blog looking at the key things that employers and employees need to remember when working from home in terms of data protection compliance.

#Thenewchange: Fundraising in a post-COVID-19 world

Alongside our joint resource, ‘From Response to Recovery: Fundraising strategy and COVID-19’, Myles Bremner takes a look at what the new normal means for charities and fundraisers.

The Planning Dilemma: Why now is the time for intelligence gathering, not reforecasting

To coincide with our joint resource with THINK Consulting Solutions, in this blog Simon Dickson says that in this environment, decisions need to be based on knowledge and insight.

Charities facing £12.4bn shortfall

New findings from the Chartered Institute on the impact of coronavirus on the charity sector.

A new age for video fundraising

Former Chair of NCVO and founder of Your Big Day, explains in this blog why video fundraising could help stop some of the funding gaps that have emerged as a result of the pandemic.

Recruitment: 'More of the same is not what fundraising needs'

There is a strength in thinking differently, says Jaz Nannar, and we need to question ourselves and each other to ensure recruitment practices reflect this.

What the research tells us: Fundraising during COVID-19

In this blog Sam Boyle looks at what the research shows about the impact of coronavirus on the charity and fundraising sector, and the innovations that have emerged during this period of change.

My furlough four: setting myself goals gave me structure

Pam Shaw, Chair of the Scotland Fundraising Conference Committee, explains in this blog her four personal goals she chose to undertake while being furloughed.

What new research into arts and higher education fundraisers shows about their resilience

Research by Dr Marta Herrero and Dr Simone Kraemer about fundraisers pre-COVID-19 offers a reminder of just the types of competencies we can expect from them during the pandemic and beyond.

‘The Future Leaders Programme has given me huge confidence in my capabilities’

Jack Schofield who recently took part in the Future Leaders Programme explains why the course is so valuable to him, and why leadership skills are even more important during times of crises.

What good looked like: benchmarking ROI in 2020

As the Fundraising Benchmarking 2020 survey goes live, Caroline Danks from LarkOwl writes in this blog about the importance of baseline figures in making judgements and decisions.

'The climate and nature emergency is something of direct relevance to every charity'

Greenpeace's Director of Fundraising, Karen Rothwell, explains how this decade is our last chance to make the changes needed to avert a climate catastrophe.

‘After falling down a snake, it only takes one ladder to rise you back up'

James Davis explains how this period of uncertainty has been particularly difficult as a fundraiser working on a contract.

‘After falling down a snake, it only takes one ladder to rise you back up'

James Davis explains how this period of uncertainty has been particularly difficult as a fundraiser working on a contract.

Furloughing – making the most of the scheme while we can

Right now the biggest decision for any charity leader has to be how can we get the greatest benefit from the furloughing scheme before it closes, says Peter Reeve, Chair of the Charity HR Network.

Thank you to all of our volunteers for making the Chartered Institute what we are

To mark Volunteers Week, our CEO gives a huge thank you from the staff at the Chartered Institute of Fundraising to each and every one of our volunteers!

Why direct mail lies at the very heart of great fundraising

In this blog, Mark Phillips from Bluefrog Fundraising looks at why direct mail is the approach he trusts over the long-term, and how it's more important as a fundraising channel than ever before.

What the current environment shows us about donor motivations

Gill Jolly, from the Health Special Interest Group, says that there are lessons to be learnt from Captain Tom's fundraising efforts and from the support for key workers during the Thursday night clap,...