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Telling your fundraising story through your annual report

The Fundraising Regulator’s Philip Satherley looks at how charities should report fundraising in their annual report, following recent analysis showing many charities aren’t meeting requirements.

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!

'The Certificate in Fundraising has made me a much more confident fundraiser'

Ray Southam MInstF(Cert) graduated with the Certificate in Fundraising. He explains how one of the most valuable parts was being in an environment with other fundraisers with a range of different expe...

'The Certificate in Fundraising helped me get my dream job'

Hayley Kenward MInstF(Cert), who graduated from the Certificate in Fundraising last month, answers questions on why she decided to undertake the qualification, the skills and knowledge that she learne...

The charity sector through Covid

Introduction

'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.

The climate crisis: five shifts the sector needs to make in response

The climate emergency is already upon us. Save the Children’s Kirsty McNeill discusses five shifts the sector needs to make in response.

The curious relationship between TV adverts and leadership teams

Jaz Nannar talks about the increasing contrast between the diversity of charity campaigns and the same organisation’s senior leadership team, and says that we need to have a leadership focus on divers...

'The Diploma in Fundraising gave me the confidence that I was going about my work in the right way'

Mark Clements MInstF(Dip) graduated with the Diploma in Fundraising back in November. He explains how the qualification gave him the confidence to speak with authority both when raising money and when...

The Diploma in Fundraising means I can access a network of like-minded individuals

Ronnie Whiteside MInstF(Dip) graduated with the Diploma in Fundraising at the ceremony last month. In this Q&A he explains how he got into fundraising and what he got out of taking part in the qualifi...

The direct marketing code of practice: five things fundraisers need to know

The Information Commissioner’s Office announced this week a consultation on an updated Direct Marketing Code of Conduct. Daniel Fluskey, Head of Policy and External Affairs at the Chartered Institute,...

The even bigger picture of fundraising ethics

In the third instalment of our special series on fundraising ethics, Rogare's Ian MacQuillin looks at how practical ethics relates to policy-making, and what extra insights we can glean from marketing...

'The exclusion of disabled people from the workforce is an unnecessary waste'

Manon Oliver, Trust and Foundation Fundraiser at Animals Asia, says that workplace obstacles for disabled people are many and varied, but that they need to have the courage to consider their biases an...

The giving experience

Produced by the Beacon Collaborative in association with the Chartered Institute of Fundraising.

'The groups enabled me to have a safe space and support system’

Bronwyn O’Riordan is Chair of Chairs for the Scottish special interest groups and Co-Chair of the Scottish Community Group. She looks in this blog at what special interest groups have been doing in te...

'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 latest information following the publication of Scotland’s Strategic Framework Update

An update on the approach to easing the lockdown restrictions in Scotland following the publication of Scotland's Strategic Framework Update on 23rd February .

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.