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Seven steps to qualification success

Experienced IoF tutor Dr Claire Routley shares her advice for completing an IoF qualification. Read on for the advice that will not only prepare you, but help you decide if it's your time to study.

The psychology of opting in

There are many good reasons for putting supporters in control of how they are contacted but unfortunately, research shows these decisions are open to being biased by subtle factors. How the question i...

Committing to diversity: reflections as we embark on a journey

Our CEO, Peter Lewis, reflects in this blog on a big, and quite daunting, step for the Institute last week - setting up our new expert advisory panel on equality, diversity and inclusion.

FPS launched and live - here's what you need to know

With the recent launch of the Fundraising Preference Service (FPS) we are keen to give you, our members all the support and guidance you need, and offer some useful information to make sure you are re...

Launch of the FPS: are you receiving me?

The launch of the Fundraising Preference Service next Thursday 6th July will cap a year of shifting public expectations for the fundraising sector. Stephen Service, Policy Manager at the Fundraising R...

As a former fundraiser, and as an MP, I know how important fundraising is

Susan Elan Jones, MP, writes following an Institute of Fundraising event in Parliament celebrating and showcasing examples of excellent fundraising.

Charities working with agencies: a practical guide

What are the fundamental building blocks and key considerations that charities and agencies should be thinking about when agreeing and undertaking fundraising with the public?

Diploma in Fundraising Q&A

This year Samuel Fraine completed the Diploma in Fundraising. In this Q&A he explains why he chose to undertake the qualification and what he got out of it.

4 tips to prepare for a video interview

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

6 stage plan to cope with redundancy

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

A Good Call: Using the telephone for fundraising and supporter care

The telephone has long been a key channel for fundraising and supporter stewardship. But during the coronavirus pandemic, when the nation was homebound, the phone became even more fundamental.

A tribute to Danielle Atkinson

The IoF pays tribute to Danielle Atkinson, former trustee and proud fundraiser.

A year in fundraising 2019

It has been a busy, exciting, and challenging year in fundraising. The IoF’s Year in Fundraising is a resource for our members of key data, trends, and insight published throughout 2019.

About the Scottish Fundraising Adjudication Panel

In this blog, the Scottish Fundraising Adjudication Panel offer an update on their new identity and rebrand and how it will help them better oversee fundraising standards and complaints in Scotland.

Are you right for self-employment?

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

Assessing Risk

This page covers key introductory information for how to go about assessing risks at your organisation. It also includes links to government guidance.

Auctions

Advice and tips on how to run a fundraising auction

Before you write your CV

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

Challenge Events

This guidance covers setting up challenge events. It includes advice on how to prepare for an event and covers some of the issues fundraisers should be thinking about.