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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.

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...

Why we wanted to capture public feeling on fundraising

As the Institute of Fundraising releases 'Public Perceptions: What does the public think about fundraising?', Lizzie Ellis, Policy and Information Officer, who led the work on this research, explains ...

Winners of the National Fundraising Awards announced

Members of the fundraising community gathered from across the charity sector at the Brewery in London on Monday 1st July 2019 for the National Fundraising Awards.

Winning a National Fundraising Award has given me renewed drive to achieve more

Suzie Rees won the Fundraiser of the Year award at last year’s National Fundraising Awards. She explains how winning the award felt like external validation for both herself and her charity.

Winning the National Fundraising Award made me realise that I had achieved a massive success

Helen Maguire won the Rising Star award at last year’s National Fundraising Awards. In this blog she explains what winning the award meant to her, and how winning has impacted her career.

Women in fundraising - it's not up to you to make a change, it's up to us

I was both shocked and inspired by the debate when I convened a panel discussion about Women in Fundraising at this year’s Fundraising Convention.

Women in leadership: ‘Women are stronger together’

Leadership coach Carla Miller says despite women making excellent leaders, they are not equally represented at leadership level within the fundraising sector and beyond. But she says she has seen how ...

Women in leadership: Are we going into reverse?

Menai Owen-Jones writes in this blog that due to the pandemic, inequalities have been heightened – and that includes for working women. She says that we must act now to support the retention and progr...

Women in leadership: Are you experiencing the ‘Influence Gap’?

Leadership coach Carla Miller wants to share with senior women in leadership the skills to manage upwards and master the “Influence Gap”.

Working with consultants and freelancers

This guidance aims to support charities by giving them advice on how to best develop working relationships with consultants. Working closely with the Chartered Institute Consultants Group, this gu...

Working With Third Parties

Working with a fundraising agency can be incredibly rewarding when both parties work effectively together. This page looks at the due diligence charities should be doing.

Working with volunteer fundraisers

Volunteer fundraising is hugely important to charities.

'You never forget what it is like to be discriminated against'

Charlotte Fielder explains how she got involved with the #ChangeCollective and what the movement means to her.

Your rights as a fundraiser

This page covers your rights as a fundraiser, including signposting to relevant external resources.

Introduction to Fundraising: On-demand

Managing Community Fundraising in the ‘New Normal’ (29-Jul-21)

FULLY BOOKED --- Managing community fundraising is a multi-faceted role requiring confident leadership and a strategic approach. This course will help you to maintain and develop an effective community fundraising programme in this new world we find ourselves in.

Developing a Powerful Case for Support (30-Jul-21)

This engaging course is designed to help you to evaluate the key component parts of the case for support and assist you to develop this into a powerful fundraising message enabling donors to feel compelled to give.

Virtual Delivery - International Advanced Diploma in Fundraising (Starting August 2021)

Major Donor Fundraising Planning & Strategy (Management Level) (3 & 4-Aug-21)

This is a course designed specifically for anyone responsible for creating a strategy and plan in major gift fundraising or who wants to prepare for a role where this will be part of the job.