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Five tips to stop your funding proposal from ending up in the bin

David Burgess, Director of Apollo Fundraising, offers five observations in this blog that can stop your funding proposal from ending up in the ‘no’ pile.

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...

LGBT+ history month: Inclusion policies fail when they remain just policies

To mark LGBT+ History Month, Lucy Caldicott says that the act of opening up space for honest conversations amongst staff will create a more inclusive and healthy environment.

Could we make grant reporting fun?

Emily Dyson-Hawkes, Head of Communications at the Institute for Voluntary Action Research, takes a look in this blog at principles for funders to adopt that help to ease the burden of grant reporting.

My experiences of being a RAISE mentor

Emma Smallwood, Development Manager at The Lowry, answers five questions about her experiences of being a mentor for the RAISE programme, and says why she would recommend others to get involved.

Are will-writing firms wrong in their reporting of money raised for charity?

Legacy consultant Richard Radcliffe and Jon Brewer, founder of Bequeathed, look at the two sides of the question of whether will-writing firms are correct in how they report how much money has been ra...

Fundraising for impact: what the sector thinks

Following the publication of the Fundraising for Impact report last May, Daniel Chan, Senior Manager at PwC, looks at the views of stakeholders and addresses return on experience, as well as looking t...

Why good fundraisers are already mental health champions

Mark Rowland, Chief Executive of the Mental Health Foundation, explains why fundraisers could be at the forefront of leading the sector in creating mentally healthy organisations.

In search of the supporter experience - the Holy Grail of fundraising

Mark Dibden from Signal says that charities need to ask more of their data to turn it into genuine, actionable insight that fundraising teams and agencies can mobilise behind to grow long-term value.

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 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,...

How to set the tone for an inclusive culture

Lucy Caldicott, Founder of ChangeOut, reflects in this blog on the top things for senior leaders to think about when ensuring that their organisation maintains an inclusive culture.

New year, new decade: ten Change Collective resolutions for equality, diversity and inclusion

Elizabeth Balgobin, Interim Head of EDI at the Institute of Fundraising, gives her top ten tips for fundraisers and senior leaders on how to change fundraising into the equal, diverse and inclusive en...

Recruitment: stating a desire for diversity does not a diverse team make

Lizzie Ellis, our Policy and Information Officer, looks in this blog at what the initial results from the recent survey on sector recruitment processes show us about how we can improve practices and w...

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...

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.

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...