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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 ...

Answering your questions on our recent report

Following on from the recent report on the outcome of investigations into sexual harassment, Interim Chair Nadine Campbell and Whistleblowing and Safeguarding Trustee Isobel Michael answer some of the...

5 things to think about as community fundraising returns

Gary Kernahan looks in this blog at community fundraising and identifies five things for community fundraisers to think about as they prepare for its recovery.

Katie Docherty to become the Chartered Institute of Fundraising’s new Chief Executive

The Chartered Institute of Fundraising is delighted to announce that Katie Docherty has been appointed as their permanent Chief Executive.

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Supporting safe and responsible fundraising

This guidance, produced by the Fundraising Regulator and the Chartered Institute of Fundraising, will support charities and their fundraising partners, to continue to fundraise safely and responsibly ...

How to make recruitment more inclusive and neurodiverse–friendly

Katherine Kindersley, Neurodiversity Consultant for DMA Talent, provides guidance on inclusive recruitment. In this article she looks at how to make recruitment more inclusive and neuro-diverse frien...

Secrets to job ad success: Eight tips to get your role noticed

Ewa Jozefkowicz, Content Manager at Charity Job, says that the number of jobs being posted to their site has risen by almost 40% since January. In this blog she looks at the eight things you should th...

What has the last 3 months taught us about public fundraising?

Through the results of a recent member survey on public fundraising, Charlotte Sherman, Policy and Information Officer at the Chartered Institute, looks at what activities have restarted and at what w...

Accessible gaming: Creating an inclusive product

Philip, Business Development Assistant at Inclusion Scotland, uses his gaming hobby to reflect on how one organisation in the gaming industry is listening to disabled people’s direct experiences of ga...

Treating donors fairly

Charitable fundraising should be a positive experience for all, built on the shared values between charities and supporters. Through engaging the public in the work of charities, fundraising gives peo...

Introducing our new Head of EDI

David Mbaziira has joined the Chartered Institute of Fundraising as our Head of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion. In this blog he explains who he is and sets out his priorities for the role.

What’s happening with individual giving?

Charlotte Sherman, Information and Policy Officer at the Chartered Institute of Fundraising, looks in this blog at the individual giving and the impact that the coronavirus pandemic has had on this ar...

Chartered Institute of Fundraising announces new Interim Chair and election of new trustees