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Trustees and fundraising: a practical guide

Trustees’ Week: Trustees are missing a trick when it comes to fundraisers

To mark Trustees’ Week, Menai Owen-Jones, writes about why it’s time for trustees and senior leaders to shift the dial both about the value of fundraising, and fundraisers, in our sector.

Using storytelling in your interview

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

Using the telephone for successful fundraising

We love the NHS and the public love the NHS Charities – but what are they?

In this blog, Nicola Sinclair helps answer the question fundraisers up and down the country have asked themselves ‘what are the NHS charities and what do they do’.

What good looked like: benchmarking ROI in 2020

As the Fundraising Benchmarking 2020 survey goes live, Caroline Danks from LarkOwl writes in this blog about the importance of baseline figures in making judgements and decisions.

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 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.

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 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.

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.

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”.