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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...

Direct mail: two years on and it's a completely different picture

The National Youth Orchestra won the award for Best Supporter Experience at the National Fundraising Awards. As part of our Awards Showcase, Nicolette Shaw, Development Director at the charity, explai...

Why we should prioritise 'the how' over 'the what'

Louise Morris, Founder and Director of Summit Fundraising, takes a look in this blog at why fundraisers need to be able to influence up, and says that if we can have fundraisers who can create powerfu...

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...

Why we should be focusing on productivity to positively impact fundraising and frontline services

Simon Baines from The Access Group takes a look in this blog at productivity and asks why the subject has not received the same amount of attention in the fundraising sector as it has elsewhere.

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Innovation: is it growth or value led?

What does ‘innovation’ really mean and what can the fundraising sector learn from inspiring innovators elsewhere? Adam Bryan, Director of Partnerships & Innovation at the Chartered Institute of Fundra...

Fundraising for Impact: insights from a trustee

As part of a series on Fundraising for Impact, following our research published alongside PWC earlier this year, Suzanne Featherstone reflects on the current state of fundraising and what the future m...

Fundraising for Impact: the future of individual giving

In a series of blogs following the Fundraising for Impact report published earlier this year, Kathryn Holloway from Friends of the Earth reflects on what the future of fundraising holds for individual...

Innovation: how to build a workplace culture

Henry Rowling, co-founder of Flying Cars, looks at what makes a workplace culture and says that innovation starts with your people.

Accepting and refusing donations: getting the balance right

Following a recent roundtable on accepting and refusing donations hosted by the Institute of Fundraising and the Charity Commission, our Policy Officer Sam Boyle takes a look at some of the main discu...

Looking at philanthropy from the other side: a lesson for chief executives?

Mark Goldring, who has twenty years’ experience as a CEO of a range of charities, explains in this blog that charity leaders could be playing an even bigger role in bringing in new donors – some that ...

How Manchester Foundation Trust Charity won Fundraising Charity of the Year

Manchester Foundation Trust Charity won Fundraising Charity of the Year at the National Fundraising Awards. As part of our Awards Showcase, Sarah Naismith, Director of the charity, explains how they r...

'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...

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.

'Completing the Certificate in Fundraising was hugely rewarding'

Chris Rainford MInstF(Cert) will be graduating with the Certificate in Fundraising at the graduation ceremony in London next month. He explains what he got out of the qualification, and how it had man...

To act ethically, leaders must live and breathe moral values #EthicsMonth

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.

Can you have too much of an ethical focus on donors? #EthicsMonth

Our primary stakeholder in fundraising ethics is usually donors. But what happens when a balance of power in donor-fundraiser relationships becomes distorted? In the latest instalment of our blog seri...

How the Royal Marsden Cancer Charity put audience-insight at the heart of its legacy campaign