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'The International Advanced Diploma has given me the skills to proactively adapt to challenges'

Emma-Louise Singh graduated with the International Advanced Diploma back in November. She explains how the qualification benefits graduates by giving them the skills to be more proactive about assessi...

'The International Advanced Diploma has transformed my fundraising practice'

Eileen Kinsman MInstF(AdvDip) graduated in November with the International Advanced Diploma. She explains why she decided to do it, what she valued most from the qualification and how it has transform...

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.

The power of mail

In partnership with Royal Mail MarketReach, this resource explores how charities can use mail to connect with audiences to increase donations, sign-up new donors and nurture supporter relationships.

The psychology of opting in

There are many good reasons for putting supporters in control of how they are contacted but unfortunately, research shows these decisions are open to being biased by subtle factors. How the question i...

'The response of the charity sector to the coronavirus crisis has been heroic'

Ian Bruce, Chief Executive of the Glasgow Council for the Voluntary Sector, says that the impact of the coranavirus crisis on those who were already disadvantaged is huge, but that the charity sector ...

The rise of the remote fundraiser

The number of home-based fundraising roles posted on CharityJob has risen significantly since 2017, says Stephanie Dotto, as more charities and employees are realising the wide range of benefits of re...

The Status of UK Fundraising

The Status of UK Fundraising 2019 Benchmark Report was carried out by Blackbaud Europe together with the Institute of Fundraising. The data was collected in April and May 2019 via an online survey of ...

The voice of fundraisers must be heard in the new system of self-regulation

Our Chief Executive, Peter Lewis, looks at the start of a new era for fundraising regulation, and how fundraisers and smaller charities have a crucial role to play.

Three peaks challenge

Three truths the Notre-Dame restoration fund shows us about fundraising

£800 million and rising… and no asking. Following last week's Notre-Dame fire and the restoration fund that grew and grew in the following days, Angela Cluff, consultant and Chair of the IoF Supporter...

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

To act ethically, leaders must live and breathe moral values

In the final instalment of our series of blogs for Ethics Week, Andrew Watt examines the role of fundraising leaders in driving values-based ethical behaviour.

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.

Treating donors fairly

This resource provides practical advice on the appropriate actions fundraisers can take to make sure they treat donors fairly and respond to their needs.

Trustees and fundraising: a practical guide

Trustees’ Week: Trustees are missing a trick when it comes to fundraisers

To mark Trustees’ Week, Menai Owen-Jones, writes about why it’s time for trustees and senior leaders to shift the dial both about the value of fundraising, and fundraisers, in our sector.

Using storytelling in your interview

Part of our range of guidance and support for fundraisers who are currently unemployed or in need of redundancy support.

Using the telephone for successful fundraising

'We have failed to even address, let alone tackle, diversity'

Harpreet Kondel is a Fundraising Specialist who sits on the Board of Fundraising Convention. She explains why she thinks the success of the #ChangeCollective will require a dramatic culture shift with...