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In this blog, Policy and Communications Officer Kristy Lambert reflects on all the key findings shared by expert fundraisers at the Major Donors Fundraising Conference of 2023.
Team Xapien turned out en masse at the Chartered Institute of Fundraising's Major Donor Fundraising conference on Thursday 2 March. It was a fantastic event, with informative and engaging talks and pa...
In this blog, Isla Campbell Lupton and Gary Kernahan, co-chairs of the Chartered Institute of Fundraising Scottish Fundraising Conference talk about highlights from the conference in 2022 and what to ...
In this interview, Faiza Abdulkadir, Development Manager at Gate Theatre, shares her advice on how arts fundraisers can grow their fundraising in 2023 by nurturing relationships with supporters.
Payroll giving is a well-established scheme that allows employees to give both one off and regular donations from their salary before tax, making it a unique way to both lower the cost of giving and m...
February 2023 will see a celebration of 35 years of Payroll Giving with a whole month dedicated to raising awareness of this impactful form of charitable giving.
Our Head of Scotland, Hazel Crombie, speaks with Morag Fleming who shares her expertise and offers advice on fundraising.
Ali MacLeod the Head of Fundraising at National Trust Scotland shares how she got into fundraising, the challenges it can bring, and what she has learned in the career.
In this Q&A blog Montserrat Fuentes Romero, a professional pianist and arts fundraiser, talks about her fundraising career and how RAISE and the Chartered Institute supported her journey.
Political turmoil, Covid-19, the war in Ukraine, and economic downturn bringing austerity and cuts in spending – it has been an incredible few years, leaving charities under pressure.
Kristy Lambert, Policy and Communications Officer at the Chartered Institute, looks at trends from 2022 and the insight they offer into what 2023 might look like in the fundraising world, and how fund...
In this blog, Charlotte Weatherley, Policy Manager, shares our members’ thoughts on the challenges fundraisers will face in 2023, including the cost of living crisis, recruitment and investing in fund...
In this interview, Athar Abidi, Strategic Social Media Manager, RNLI talks about their achievements in 2022 and how to improve engagement on social channels.
In this blog, Neil Heslop OBE from the Charities Aid Foundation, considers how giving has responded to the cost of living crisis.
This is a challenging time for fundraisers, not least because forecasting and budgeting is nigh on impossible! We know that you’re hungry for benchmarking information and insight to support your plann...
Mark Storey reflects on how he discovered a career in fundraising and the lessons learned along the way.
This blog by Legacy Futures shares the most up to date insight into legacy income performance and how in-memory giving will change through the cost of living crisis.
In this blog, Cath Dovey, Co-Founder of The Beacon Collaborative reflects on the key trends in philanthropic giving in 2022 and how to encourage more major donors to support charities.
In this blog, Head of Policy at The Fundraising Regulator shares insights into their complaints report and updates on their new strategic plan.
In this blog, Sujit Peris Head of Regional Philanthropy and Partnerships, Amnesty International, reflects on how major donors have been respondent to waves of unprecedented challenges.