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How AI can help fundraisers - part two

In this two-part series, Matt Smith, Director of Transformation & Innovation at THINK Consulting Solutions shares his thoughts on how AI can help fundraisers.

Reflections on Fundraising in Scotland

Mairi Morrison, Area Manager responsible for bereavement services for Cruse Scotland in the East of Scotland, reflects on a rich and successful career in the third sector.

Safeguarding gift-aid from upcoming legislation

In this blog Charlotte Sherman, Growing Giving Policy and Partnerships Manager, talks about the work we have been doing to make sure gift-aid income is not impacted by the current Digital Markets, Com...

How AI can help fundraisers - part one

In this two-part series, Matt Smith, Director of Transformation & Innovation at THINK Consulting Solutions shares his opinion on how AI can help fundraisers.

Fundraising Salaries and Benefits – Headlines from the 2023 Report

At the Chartered Institute of Fundraising, we know that career fundraisers perform best when they feel supported, rewarded, and recognised for their hard work and the incredible impact they make.

5 things you need to know about the Code of Fundraising Practice consultation

In this blog, Charlotte Weatherley, Growing Giving Policy and Partnerships Manager, outlines some of the key proposals and questions in the Fundraising Regulator’s current consultation on the Code of ...

Tales of an apprentice trustee

Dateline: September 2022. Scenario: Business as usual… and then I opened an email which talked about a programme running by Boardroom Apprentice. The opportunity that unraveled disrupted ‘business as...

How will you support the sector to be equitable, diverse and inclusive?

I was delighted to be able to connect with the Fundraising community in the Midlands during the West Midlands conference earlier this month.

Planning and delivering Harmeny’s Learning for Life Appeal

Alison Acosta, Fundraising and Communications Manager at Harmeny Education Trust, shares her experience of running a capital appeal.

Tips for successful corporate partnerships in the arts sector

This blog is the result of a series of sessions on Corporate Fundraising for arts and culture organisations, delivered by Rosendale Partnership during Summer 2023 for the RAISE: Arts, Culture & Herita...

Maximising memberships for your arts and culture organisation

This blog summarises the content of the RAISE online session ‘Maximising Memberships For Your Arts and Culture Organisation’ held on Tuesday, 2 May 2023 via Zoom.

Gaining the Chartered Institute's Diploma in Fundraising

In this blog, Alex Mula, Co-Chair of the Scottish Trusts, Statutory and Foundations special interest group, reflects on his recent success in gaining the Chartered Institute of Fundraising's Diploma i...

Waking up to fundraising

In this blog Grant McFarlane, Senior High Value Relationship Manager at Action for Children, discusses what gets him out of bed in the morning as a fundraiser.

Update on safeguarding, professional conduct, and independent review

In this blog, Michele Welch, Head of Professional Conduct, discusses the formation of our Professional Conduct Committee, the new Safeguarding & Whistleblowing trustee, and provides an update on Inde...

The value of volunteering

Volunteers' Week takes place from 1-7 June this year, and we asked Fiona Harvey, Head of Volunteering at CHAS, for her reflection on the value of volunteering.

My first year as Volunteering Manager

In this blog Ronnie Young, Volunteering Manager at the Chartered Institute of Fundraising, speaks about his first year in post and the important role volunteers play in our organisation.

Updates to Charity Commission guidance on cryptocurrencies – what you need to know

Policy and Communications Officer Kristy Lambert discusses the key updates from the Charity Commission’s new guidance on crypto and shares some information on an ongoing project we are working on to s...

How I got into fundraising - Gary Kernahan

In this blog, Gary Kernahan, Head of Interim and Senior Consultant at THINK and Trustee for the Chartered Institute of Fundraising, discusses how he got into a career in fundraising.

Redesigning our organisation to deliver most for our members

How I got into fundraising - Jamie McIntosh

In this blog Jamie McIntosh, CEO of Scottish Love in Action and Chair of Chartered Institute of Fundraising Scotland, talks about how he got into a career in fundraising.