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GDPR and legacies: data retention

GDPR and prospect research: Our top ten tips for compliant fundraising research

Three years since GDPR took effect in law, the Researchers in Fundraising Group look at what the impact has been on prospect research and development, and share their top ten tips for compliant fundra...

GDPR changes are coming – charities must have a say and focus on supporter education

Suzanne Lewis, founder of Arc Data, looks in this blog at the government’s consultation on data and at what implications this is likely to have on charities and fundraising.

GDPR: The essentials

Getting some perspective: Charity Benchmarks

The latest Charity Benchmark monitor report is now out, Co-Founder at Open Creates James Briggs explains why they felt it was so important to have a big-picture view of what is going on with fundraisi...

Gift Aid

You can claim back 25p every time an individual donates £1 to your charity or community amateur sports club (CASC). This is called Gift Aid.

Give me an E, give me a D, give me an I

Lizzie Ellis, our Policy and Information Officer looks at the proposed Charity Governance Code refresh, that would help charities have the right conversations about equality, diversity and inclusion.

Giving by business

There are a number of ways that businesses can support charities, and tax reliefs that can maximise the value of those gifts and act as an incentive for giving. 

Giving to charity

This guidance page covers the ways you can give to charity- whether this is money , time or through donating goods.

Giving Tuesday: How to GiveBack2020

With Giving Tuesday taking place on Tuesday 1 December, CAF’s Gráinne Mathews explains in this blog what this year’s day of giving will entail and what your charity can do to get involved.

Gloomy winter ahead for charity sector

Lockdown worries for 55% of charities as 2020 takes its toll.

Good asking

Good Asking – a report on why charities research and process supporter information.

Grants and trusts

Guide on effective use of telephone fundraising

On 13 February 2019, a new guide ‘A Good Call: Using the Telephone for Successful Fundraising’ was published to help fundraisers and charities develop stronger relationships with supporters.

Handling of cash and other donations

Handling and processing donations properly is crucial. This guidance page provides advice on how to do this effectively and covers five different types of payments.

Helping you develop professionally and stay connected with your peers

Alex Xavier explains the role the Chartered Institute of Fundraising is playing in the professional development of fundraisers, and in keeping them connected during the coronavirus pandemic.

Home truths: Equitable recruitment practice in charities

In this article from the Change Collective Recruitment Guide Extension Pack, Kristiana Wrixon, head of policy at the charity leaders’ network ACEVO, looks at taking an equity based approach to recruit...

How a simple digital fundraising idea had huge returns for St Basils

Barrie Hodge, Head of Fundraising and Communications at St Basils, writes in this blog about his Donate Your Homepage campaign, and how it is the simple ideas that are the most effective.

How changing our relationships with trusts led to a huge spike in income at Sue Ryder

Andy Watts, Head of Trusts at Sue Ryder, explains how by changing how they interact with trusts and foundations, they were able to increase trust income by 349% in the space of a year.

How Chartered status will help transform our profession

The Institute of Fundraising’s Alex Xavier looks at how the membership body is looking to create new traditions with its Charter, and what Chartered Status will mean for the fundraising profession.