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How Manchester Foundation Trust Charity won Fundraising Charity of the Year

Manchester Foundation Trust Charity won Fundraising Charity of the Year at the National Fundraising Awards. As part of our Awards Showcase, Sarah Naismith, Director of the charity, explains how they r...

'The exclusion of disabled people from the workforce is an unnecessary waste'

Manon Oliver, Trust and Foundation Fundraiser at Animals Asia, says that workplace obstacles for disabled people are many and varied, but that they need to have the courage to consider their biases an...

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.

'Completing the Certificate in Fundraising was hugely rewarding'

Chris Rainford MInstF(Cert) will be graduating with the Certificate in Fundraising at the graduation ceremony in London next month. He explains what he got out of the qualification, and how it had man...

To act ethically, leaders must live and breathe moral values #EthicsMonth

In the final instalment of our series of blogs for Ethics Week, Andrew Watt examines the role of fundraising leaders in driving values-based ethical behaviour.

Can you have too much of an ethical focus on donors? #EthicsMonth

Our primary stakeholder in fundraising ethics is usually donors. But what happens when a balance of power in donor-fundraiser relationships becomes distorted? In the latest instalment of our blog seri...

How the Royal Marsden Cancer Charity put audience-insight at the heart of its legacy campaign

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The even bigger picture of fundraising ethics #EthicsMonth

In the third instalment of our special series on fundraising ethics, Rogare's Ian MacQuillin looks at how practical ethics relates to policy-making, and what extra insights we can glean from marketing...

Do fundraisers have a duty to their beneficiaries? #EthicsMonth

What, if any, duties do fundraisers owe to their beneficiaries? And if they do, where does such a duty come from? Cherian Koshy considers this as part of a series for Ethics Month.

'The International Advanced Diploma has given me the skills to proactively adapt to challenges'

Emma-Louise Singh graduated with the International Advanced Diploma back in November. She explains how the qualification benefits graduates by giving them the skills to be more proactive about assessi...

'Fundraising ethics is about much more than sticking to the Code and avoiding "tainted" money' #Ethi

Fundraising’s professional ethics extends a lot wider than you might think. From a different perspective, argues Rogare's Ian MacQuillin, not asking for a sufficiently high gift could be seen as uneth...

Digital transformation is not really abour digital - it is about people and culture

Joe Freeman, Head of Digital at Bloodwise, explains in this blog how digital transformation is about people, and most importantly it should be focused on those people your charity is trying to help.

How to get the medical profession on board with fundraising

With continued pressure on the NHS budget and growing need to find new funding sources for the health sector, Andrew Watt, Chair of the IoF Health Sector Special Interest Group and Senior Principal at...

We need to stop viewing fundraising as a separate function from front-line delivery or advocacy

Fundraising can and should not exist in a vacuum, says Dr Lesley Alborough, whose research has led her to conclude that we need to move away from training that only focuses on fundraising techniques o...

'The Diploma in Fundraising gave me the confidence that I was going about my work in the right way'

Mark Clements MInstF(Dip) graduated with the Diploma in Fundraising back in November. He explains how the qualification gave him the confidence to speak with authority both when raising money and when...

'The Certificate in Fundraising has made me a much more confident fundraiser'

Ray Southam MInstF(Cert) graduated with the Certificate in Fundraising. He explains how one of the most valuable parts was being in an environment with other fundraisers with a range of different expe...

What does benchmarking tell us about the state of UK fundraising?

This week at #IoFFC the second edition of the ‘Status of UK Fundraising Benchmarking Report’ was launched. Produced by the Institute of Fundraising, in collaboration with Blackbaud, we explain in this...

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'The International Advanced Diploma has transformed my fundraising practice'

Eileen Kinsman MInstF(AdvDip) graduated in November with the International Advanced Diploma. She explains why she decided to do it, what she valued most from the qualification and how it has transform...