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We love the NHS and the public love the NHS Charities – but what are they?

In this blog, Nicola Sinclair helps answer the question fundraisers up and down the country have asked themselves ‘what are the NHS charities and what do they do’.

'We need to create a culture where everyone feels a sense of belonging'

Sam Butler, Director of Fundraising at Tibet Relief Fund, explains why he is involved with the #ChangeCollective and what he would like to see the movement achieve.

We need to stop viewing fundraising as a separate function from front-line delivery or advocacy

Fundraising can and should not exist in a vacuum, says Dr Lesley Alborough, whose research has led her to conclude that we need to move away from training that only focuses on fundraising techniques o...

We need to talk about diversity

David Mbaziira, a member of our Expert Advisory Panel on Equality, Diversity and Inclusion looks at how improving diversity and inclusion in the fundraising profession is a responsibility we all share...

What a year! What 2020 meant for the fundraising sector

In this blog Peter Lewis, Chief Executive of the Chartered Institute of Fundraising, takes a look back at the past year and at some of the achievements that have been made in the face of adversity. He...

What does benchmarking tell us about the state of UK fundraising?

This week at #IoFFC the second edition of the ‘Status of UK Fundraising Benchmarking Report’ was launched. Produced by the Institute of Fundraising, in collaboration with Blackbaud, we explain in this...

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.

What is wrong with funders?

Harriet Stranks, Director of Grants at Lloyds Bank Foundation, asks what is wrong with funders, and looks at why this is not a simple problem with a simple solution.

What is your #FundraisingResolution?

We've been asking what your #FundraisingResolution for 2020 is. Below we have summarised a few from our IoF community.

What London Marathon events has done to tackle the climate crisis in 2019

Kenneth Foreman looks at the initiatives London Marathon Events has run this year to combat the climate crisis, and says that when people come together, we can make the changes needed to ensure mass p...

What makes a good & fair tender process?

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.

What next with my career?

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

What our new identity means for fundraisers

As we reveal the new identity of the Chartered Institute of Fundraising, Alex Xavier talks us through in this blog what chartered status means and the new support that is coming.

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,...

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.

What to consider when recruiting

Lucy Caldicott, CEO of ChangeOut, sets out in this blog why planning your recruitment is ‘business as usual’ and what to consider when scoping the role.

What to do if you lose your job

As many are made redundant due to the ongoing impact of the pandemic, in this blog Stephanie Dotto from CharityJob gives some advice on next steps if this happens to you.

'Where is the diversity? Is this some kind of club?'

Joyce Fraser explains why the fundraising sector needs the #ChangeCollective, and how the National Fundraising Awards are an opportunity for an equal, diverse and inclusive range of individuals and or...

Whistleblowing

This guidance provides some top tips for thinking about whistleblowing. It also provides links to further resources.