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The even bigger picture of fundraising ethics #EthicsMonth

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...

Do fundraisers have a duty to their beneficiaries? #EthicsMonth

What, if any, duties do fundraisers owe to their beneficiaries? And if they do, where does such a duty come from? Cherian Koshy considers this as part of a series for Ethics Month.

'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...

'Fundraising ethics is about much more than sticking to the Code and avoiding "tainted" money' #Ethi

Fundraising’s professional ethics extends a lot wider than you might think. From a different perspective, argues Rogare's Ian MacQuillin, not asking for a sufficiently high gift could be seen as uneth...

Digital transformation is not really abour digital - it is about people and culture

Joe Freeman, Head of Digital at Bloodwise, explains in this blog how digital transformation is about people, and most importantly it should be focused on those people your charity is trying to help.

How to get the medical profession on board with fundraising

With continued pressure on the NHS budget and growing need to find new funding sources for the health sector, Andrew Watt, Chair of the IoF Health Sector Special Interest Group and Senior Principal at...

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...

'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 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...

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...

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'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...

A new Code of Fundraising Practice: what you need to know (and do)

As the Fundraising Regulator today publishes its newest version of the Code of Fundraising Practice, Sam Boyle, IoF Policy and Information Officer, looks at what fundraisers need to do next.

Who isn't in the room: more than percentages, policies and practices

As we publish our research 'Who isn't in the room? Equality, diversity and inclusion in the fundraising profession', Lizzie Ellis, IoF Policy and Information Officer, has taken a look at what the rese...

Mental health awareness: is it time for a 'whole employee' work culture?

Oxfam's Kate Kellaway Moore and consultant Kim van Niekerk share in this blog six activities that they believe can help the mental health of fundraisers and their employees, an area they say is often...

Muslim giving during Ramadan is testament to the power of fundraising

Fadi Itani, Chief Executive Officer of the Muslim Charities Forum, says that the money donated throughout Ramadan by British Muslims is a feat of fundraising, and explains why the network has launched...

Fundraising for Impact: how is the fundraising landscape changing?

Sam Boyle, IoF Policy and Information Officer, looks at the Fundraising for Impact report released by the IoF and PwC and explores what charities can learn from it about the future of fundraising.

Chartered journey: why I'm excited about the prospect of the IoF becoming a Chartered body

Kath Abrahams, IoF Trustee and Chair of the Learning & Development Committee, explains how the IoF becoming a chartered body will be a milestone moment which will take our profession to the next level...

Future Leaders Programme: 'It gave me a toolbox of skills and responses I can draw on'

Rosie Spiegelhalter is Head of Philanthropy for St Mungo's and in 2017 took part in the Future Leaders Programme. In this Q&A she explains how she found the programme and what she thinks others should...