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How giving is affected by the cost of living crisis

In this blog, Policy and Communications Officer Kristy Lambert explores the relationship between increased living costs and charitable giving.

Great progress is being made in digital fundraising but more support is needed

Taking professional conduct in fundraising forward

In this blog, Michele Welch, our new Head of Professional Conduct, reflects on what it means to her to be working to create a safe environment for fundraising, and what lessons she has learned in her ...

Open letter from Katie Docherty, CEO of Chartered Institute of Fundraising

I’m passionate about the work of the Chartered Institute in supporting fundraisers. I joined in October last year after spending more than 20 years working in fundraising for a range of charities.

‘How I got here’ with Husne Begum, Head of Corporate Partnerships at Teach First

With the Fundraising Convention around the corner, Husne Begum of Teach First, shares her journey from ‘falling into fundraising’ to Head of Corporate partnerships, and how peer to peer learning can s...

Accuracy and clarity in fundraising

This short piece of guidance looks at how fundraisers can make sure their communications are clear and accurate for a wide range of audiences.

Trustees and Fundraising in Scotland

Trustees have a key role to play in ensuring that their organisation’s approach to fundraising is in keeping with its purpose, values and culture.

Sharing Stories of Children in Fundraising

Choosing to share their story can be hugely rewarding for a child looking to make an impact on the world. Their experiences have the power to inspire public support and change the lives of others. But...

Good digital fundraising puts people first

Following the member roundtable with the Law Family Commission on Civil Society, the Chartered Institute’s Policy and Information Officer, Charlotte Sherman, looks at the challenges fundraisers face w...

How to make your job adverts more inclusive

In this blog, Karen Harlow, Digital Manager at CharityJob, looks at the steps they've taken and others can take to make their job advertisements more inclusive.

Our next steps on bringing about a more equal, diverse, and inclusive fundraising profession

In this blog our CEO, Katie Docherty, discusses how we'll be encouraging our partners and organisational members to embed more inclusive recruitment practices such as showing salaries and adding unnec...

Safe and responsible fundraising as Covid restrictions lift

In this blog, Charlotte Urwin, Head of Policy, Fundraising Regulator and Daniel Fluskey, Head of Policy and External Affairs, Chartered Institute of Fundraising, discuss the latest updates to our join...

Payroll Giving Week 2022

As the second National Payroll Giving Week takes place this month (running from the 7-13 February), we are focusing on why you should be considering introducing payroll giving in your charity.

Understanding giving in 2021 can help fundraisers navigate 2022

Chartered Institute’s Policy and Information Officer Charlotte Sherman looks in this blog at the key pieces in our Research Roundup.

Legacy income is moving more quickly through probate, but 2022 remains an unknown

Rob Cope, Director of Remember A Charity, explains what probate delays mean for charities and what changes have been made to enable legacy income to flow more smoothly in future.

In-person events are back but every charity’s plan is different

Through the results of a recent member survey on the restarting of in-person activities, Charlotte Sherman, Policy and Information Officer at the Chartered Institute, looks at how the sector is moving...

My Career: Setting you up for success

Chartered Institute Individual Member Anthony Blackman takes a look at My Career and explains how he has been using the member resource. He talks about how he has benefited from the tools on offer and...

What does the current jobs market mean for you?

Karen Harlow, Digital Content Manager at CharityJob, says that so much of our lives has changed in the last couple of years, and the jobs market is no exception. In this blog she looks at what the cur...

‘Public fundraising has shown its value, flexibility and high standards’

The Chartered Institute’s newly appointed Chief Executive, Katie Docherty, talks in this blog post about the value and power of a conversation, as she looks at the role public fundraising has played d...

How to make the most of Giving Tuesday

Ahead of #GivingTuesday2021, Andy Frain of the Charities Aid Foundation explores what drives the campaign and answers some of the questions that people have about how to get involved.