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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.

What’s happening with individual giving?

Charlotte Sherman, Information and Policy Officer at the Chartered Institute of Fundraising, looks in this blog at the individual giving and the impact that the coronavirus pandemic has had on this ar...

'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.

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...

Why charities should get involved with the first ever lesbian visibility week

To mark the first ever Lesbian Visibility Week, former Fundraising Director Polly Shute looks at the importance of Lesbian visibility, and why community is so much more important at time of crisis.

Why direct mail lies at the very heart of great fundraising

In this blog, Mark Phillips from Bluefrog Fundraising looks at why direct mail is the approach he trusts over the long-term, and how it's more important as a fundraising channel than ever before.

Why diversity has never been more important (and more achievable)

CharityJob’s Stephanie Dotto looks at what the last nine month’s of the pandemic has taught us about flexible working, and how an inclusive workplace is essential during a time of crisis.

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.

Why I am recruiting more remote workers

Emily Casson, Digital Marketing Manager at Cats Protection and a member of the IoF Expert Panel on Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, explains why more fundraising teams should embrace remote working ...

Why learning in a virtual classroom is even better than the real thing

Trainer Paul Chuter says that the pandemic may have put classroom-based courses on hold, but the good news is that online training has the same benefits that face-to-face learning offers – and more.

Why long-term thinking about tomorrow’s world is critical

Richard Taylor, this year's winner of the Chartered Institute of Fundraising’s Outstanding Contribution to Fundraising Award, looks at the importance of boldness and focus in the current climate.