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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.

Introducing our new Head of Professional Conduct

The Chartered Institute of Fundraising’s new Head of Professional Conduct, Xose Lumor, introduces himself and explains why the role was created and what his priorities will be.

Draft response to the Northern Ireland Betting, Gaming, Lotteries and Amusements (Amendment) Bill

The following is the Chartered Institute's draft response to the Northern Ireland Assembly's call for views and evidence on the Betting, Gaming, Lotteries and Amusements (Amendment) Bill. Please send ...

Excellence in fundraising is a trustee responsibility

Ahead of the launch of our new trustee handbook, providing guidance on fundraising regulation for charity trustees in Scotland, Michelle Cook, Head of Scotland, looks at what responsibilities trustees...

‘The Governance Gap’ – and why fundraisers could fill it

For Trustees’ Week, one of the Chartered Institute’s own trustees Kerys Sheppard MCIOF talks about why, during a time where both job and trustee vacancies are at a record high, employees are looking f...

Data: A new direction: Consultation response from the Chartered Institute of Fundraising

‘A far from typical year in events fundraising’

In this blog Jill Purcell, Fundraising Manager at MS-UK and a member of the East Anglia group committee, shares her thoughts on what’s in store for events in 2022.

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.

How your charity can learn from the complaints it receives about charitable fundraising

In this blog Catherine Orr, Head of Casework at the Fundraising Regulator, explains what charities can learn from the regulator’s Annual Complaints Report 2020/21 and how they can apply the insights t...

Research Roundup: The role of digital, corporates and legacies in building back better

Charlotte Sherman, Policy and Information Officer at the Chartered Institute, looks at the key pieces of research published in 2020 Q4 which give an insight into giving and the impact of COVID-19 on c...

5 numbers every Scottish charity needs to make the case for legacy fundraising

Following the release of new research collated by Remember A Charity, Legacy Foresight, Smee & Ford and the Institute of Legacy Management in a joint report into the Scottish legacy market, Rob Cope, ...

How public fundraisers are adapting to reduced social distancing measures

Following the recent ‘COVID-19, taking the pulse of public fundraising’ surveys, Chartered Institute’s Policy and Information Officer Charlotte Sherman looks in this blog at how charities are approach...

From response to recovery

It’s time to recognise how fundraisers empower donors in vulnerable circumstances

In this blog Charlotte Sherman, Policy and Information Officer, gives some advice on the best way to work with vulnerable donors and says that it is about making sure these donors are empowered, not j...

Research round-up

Insight is the foundation of all great fundraising. We’ve brought together the latest research to help you understand how external events, shifts in donor behaviour and giving trends will inform your ...