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Mental Health Awareness: Being a fundraiser with OCD

James Davis and Sarah Johnson write in this blog about their experiences with OCD, and how there are some traits that mean it can be beneficial to have a fundraiser with OCD in your team.

Gloomy winter ahead for charity sector

Lockdown worries for 55% of charities as 2020 takes its toll.

How we can shape giving and fundraise post-coronavirus

To help charities plan and think about how donation trends might be impacted, we commissioned a new paper from Cathy Pharoah and Tom McKenzie. In this blog they outline what the research reveals.

In support of fundraisers: The best learning comes when we are out of our comfort zones

Caryn Skinner, a member of the Chartered Institute of Fundraising’s Learning and Development Committee, tells fundraisers made redundant or who are facing the prospect – you will pull through.

A dispatch from the face-to-face fundraising coalface

In this blog, Dominic Will, Managing Director of PFS, says that as fundraisers once again take to the streets there has been a sense of optimism around the future of face-to-face fundraising.

Why long-term thinking about tomorrow’s world is critical

Richard Taylor, this year's winner of the Chartered Institute of Fundraising’s Outstanding Contribution to Fundraising Award, looks at the importance of boldness and focus in the current climate.

Collapse in charity provision looms

New findings from the Charity Sector Tracker published today by Pro Bono Economics, in partnership with the Chartered Institute of Fundraising and the Charity Finance Group.

Why learning in a virtual classroom is even better than the real thing

Trainer Paul Chuter says that the pandemic may have put classroom-based courses on hold, but the good news is that online training has the same benefits that face-to-face learning offers – and more.

Change Collective: Inclusion in the fundraising recruitment journey

Elizabeth Balgobin hosted a discussion about inclusion within fundraising recruitment, where she was joined by a panel of fundraisers. She explains more in this blog.

Women in leadership: Are you experiencing the ‘Influence Gap’?

Leadership coach Carla Miller wants to share with senior women in leadership the skills to manage upwards and master the “Influence Gap”.

What to consider when recruiting

Lucy Caldicott, CEO of ChangeOut, sets out in this blog why planning your recruitment is ‘business as usual’ and what to consider when scoping the role.

Change Collective: An overview of the last year

A year after the launch of the Change Collective Strategy, Elizabeth Balgobin, Chartered Institute of Fundraising’s Interim Head of EDI, gives an update of what has been achieved over the last year.

Flexible working and job sharing: ‘The flexibility worked well for both my employer and me’

Helen Reed, Senior Trusts Manager at ActionAid, talks in this blog about her experiences with flexible working and how it has helped her career to progress.

Civil Society Almanac: Dare to believe that we can, will and must emerge stronger from this crisis

NCVO launches the latest Civil Society Almanac, Joe Jenkins looks at what the figures tell us about the climate “Before COVID”, and what this means for the sector’s recovery from the pandemic.

Returning to Work from Furlough? Here’s What to Expect

As some employees who have been furloughed have started returning to work, CharityJob's Stephanie Dotto takes a look at what they should expect when returning to such a changing environment.

We love the NHS and the public love the NHS Charities – but what are they?

In this blog, Nicola Sinclair helps answer the question fundraisers up and down the country have asked themselves ‘what are the NHS charities and what do they do’.

Change Collective: New series of recruitment guides for the fundraising community

A new series of recruitment guides for the fundraising community.

'Fundraising would be more authentic if there was a diverse range of people sitting at tables'

In this blog Martha Awojobi, Organiser at #CharitySoWhite, writes about her entry to and progression in fundraising as black and queer.

Not a Toolkit: Creating the EDI Recruitment Guides

As we today launch the Change Collective Recruitment Guides, Elizabeth Balgobin explains why they were created and the process behind their creation.

Sir Lenny Henry: 'A big shout out to everybody in the fundraising sector because you rock'

Speaking live from home to 1,500 fundraisers at this year’s Fundraising Convention Online, Sir Lenny Henry provided inspiration, motivation, and laughter in equal measures during his opening plenary.