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A message from our Interim CEO

A message from Dhivya O'Connor, Interim Chief Executive of the Chartered Institute of Fundraising

A new age for video fundraising

Former Chair of NCVO and founder of Your Big Day, explains in this blog why video fundraising could help stop some of the funding gaps that have emerged as a result of the pandemic.

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.

A time for solidarity with and between fundraisers

As we introduce our package of support for fundraisers made redundant due to the impact of the pandemic, in this blog Peter Lewis says now is the time for solidarity among the fundraising profession.

A tribute to Danielle Atkinson

The IoF pays tribute to Danielle Atkinson, former trustee and proud fundraiser.

A year in fundraising 2019

It has been a busy, exciting, and challenging year in fundraising. The IoF’s Year in Fundraising is a resource for our members of key data, trends, and insight published throughout 2019.

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...

Accepting, refusing and returning donations

Accessible gaming: Creating an inclusive product

Philip, Business Development Assistant at Inclusion Scotland, uses his gaming hobby to reflect on how one organisation in the gaming industry is listening to disabled people’s direct experiences of ga...

Actionaid's cultural journey towards diversity and inclusion

ActionAid’s Chief Executive Girish Menon explains the work the charity is doing on becoming an organisation that has diversity and inclusion at the heart of its culture and is embedded in feminist pri...

After the storm: fundraising and GDPR

Lawrence Simanowitz and Hannah Lyons from Bates Wells discuss what GDPR has meant for major donor fundraising from a legal and compliance position.

Answering your questions on our recent report

Following on from the recent report on the outcome of investigations into sexual harassment, Interim Chair Nadine Campbell and Whistleblowing and Safeguarding Trustee Isobel Michael answer some of the...

Are we ready to really embrace supporter-centricity?

Allan Freeman, Chair of Remember A Charity, says that the pandemic has given us an opportunity to really embrace supporter-centricity, but are we brave enough to take the next step? He looks at what t...

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...

Are you right for self-employment?

Part of our range of guidance and support for fundraisers who are currently unemployed or in need of redundancy support.

Arts and culture fundraising: Four reflections from 2020

On 23 March we will have reached the first anniversary of the UK lockdown. As we’re bedding into 2021, RAISE is looking back on the year that was 2020.

As a former fundraiser, and as an MP, I know how important fundraising is

Susan Elan Jones, MP, writes following an Institute of Fundraising event in Parliament celebrating and showcasing examples of excellent fundraising.

Assessing Risk

This page covers key introductory information for how to go about assessing risks at your organisation. It also includes links to government guidance.

Attracting major gifts: what can we learn from higher education?

Gemma Peters, Chief Executive of Bloodwise, looks at what fundraisers can learn from the higher education sector when attracting major donations.


Advice and tips on how to run a fundraising auction