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Change Collective Recruitment Guide: Introducing the Extension Pack

Elizabeth Balgobin, the author of the series of Change Collective recruitment guides, explains in this blog why we’ve released the Extension Pack and what areas are covered in this latest guidance.

Home truths: Equitable recruitment practice in charities

In this article from the Change Collective Recruitment Guide Extension Pack, Kristiana Wrixon, head of policy at the charity leaders’ network ACEVO, looks at taking an equity based approach to recruit...

Recruiting for lived experience: Four key lessons

In this article, James Gadsby Peet, Owner and Director of Digital & Strategy at William Joseph, looks at the process they used to recruit their Product Manager, and the lessons they learned about recr...

A message from our Interim CEO

A message from Dhivya O'Connor, Interim Chief Executive of the Chartered Institute of Fundraising

Chair of Chartered Institute of Fundraising to step down from the Board at AGM

Claire Rowney, Chair of the Chartered Institute of Fundraising, has today announced her decision to step down from the Board at the forthcoming AGM.

Fundraising Essentials

We are pleased to present a new written guide and video series to help fundraisers and organisations get to grips with the essential elements of fundraising. Supported by the National Lottery Communit...

‘Volunteering has connected me with wonderful people from within the fundraising community’

Emma-Louise Singh, a Chartered Institute Trustee, said volunteering helped her connect with a group of like-minded fundraisers who have been incredibly important to her, particularly over the last yea...

‘Volunteers are the boots on the ground of the Chartered Institute’

This Volunteers’ Week, Trustee Nadine Campbell explains how she has found volunteering incredibly rewarding, and says that volunteers are the “boots on the ground” at the Chartered Institute of Fundra...

‘It has been important to use my skills and professional expertise in my voluntary roles’

Dan Fletcher reflects back on his experiences as a volunteer with the Chartered Institute and talks about how it allowed him to build a network of fundraising colleagues, work with great people in the...

‘It’s been a real pleasure to work alongside some of the best fundraisers in the world’

As part of Volunteers’ Week, Amy Sweeting, Co-Chair of the Major Donor group and member of the Convention Board, looks at what volunteering has meant for her in her career as a fundraiser, including h...

Volunteers’ Week: ‘A time to say thanks’

To mark Volunteers’ Week, taking place from 1 – 7 June, Paul Laird, Head of Volunteering, Membership and Events, has taken the time to say thank you all the volunteers who help deliver excellent fundr...

Dealing with the crisis

GDPR and prospect research: Our top ten tips for compliant fundraising research

Three years since GDPR took effect in law, the Researchers in Fundraising Group look at what the impact has been on prospect research and development, and share their top ten tips for compliant fundra...

Four take-aways from today’s face-to-face fundraising market

A few weeks into the re-launch of face-to-face fundraising, Dominic Will, Managing Director of PFS (Personal Fundraising Services) summarises how the public are responding with four take-aways from to...

The rise of the remote fundraiser

As more and more roles are being advertised as fully home-based, Ewa Jozefkowicz from Charity Job looks at what means for fundraising jobs, as well as what charities and fundraisers need to be thinkin...

Vaccinations and testing for fundraisers: What we know so far

As your supporters and fundraisers continue to receive their coronavirus vaccinations, Policy and Information Officer Charlotte Sherman looks at what we know about the legal requirements around vaccin...

Are we ready to really embrace supporter-centricity?

Allan Freeman, Chair of Remember A Charity, says that the pandemic has given us an opportunity to really embrace supporter-centricity, but are we brave enough to take the next step? He looks at what t...

Returning to events fundraising within the health sector

Ali Terrington from Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospitals and Evelina London Children’s Hospital discusses the plans she is making at her charity around returning to event fundraising, and the conversations ...

Mental Health Awareness Week: ‘Be as kind to yourself as you are to others’

Elizabeth Balgobin, Interim Head of EDI at the Chartered Institute, says that Mental Health Awareness Week is as much about raising your own awareness of your mental health as it is about learning abo...

‘Muslim charitable giving in the COVID-19 era must mean giving smartly’

Fadi Itani, Chief Executive Officer of the Muslim Charities Forum, reflects on another quite different Ramadan, how Muslim-led charities have fared over the COVID-19 era and why a safer giving campaig...