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'The climate and nature emergency is something of direct relevance to every charity'

Greenpeace's Director of Fundraising, Karen Rothwell, explains how this decade is our last chance to make the changes needed to avert a climate catastrophe.

‘After falling down a snake, it only takes one ladder to rise you back up'

James Davis explains how this period of uncertainty has been particularly difficult as a fundraiser working on a contract.

‘After falling down a snake, it only takes one ladder to rise you back up'

James Davis explains how this period of uncertainty has been particularly difficult as a fundraiser working on a contract.

Furloughing – making the most of the scheme while we can

Right now the biggest decision for any charity leader has to be how can we get the greatest benefit from the furloughing scheme before it closes, says Peter Reeve, Chair of the Charity HR Network.

Thank you to all of our volunteers for making the Chartered Institute what we are

To mark Volunteers Week, our CEO gives a huge thank you from the staff at the Chartered Institute of Fundraising to each and every one of our volunteers!

Why direct mail lies at the very heart of great fundraising

In this blog, Mark Phillips from Bluefrog Fundraising looks at why direct mail is the approach he trusts over the long-term, and how it's more important as a fundraising channel than ever before.

What the current environment shows us about donor motivations

Gill Jolly, from the Health Special Interest Group, says that there are lessons to be learnt from Captain Tom's fundraising efforts and from the support for key workers during the Thursday night clap,...

Coronavirus and legacies: Inspiring heartfelt goodbyes with in-memory fundraising

Kate Jenkinson from Legacy Foresight looks at how this climate is particularly challenging for in-memory fundraising but outlines some measures that can help. This blog forms part of a series curated ...

'If not now, when?' - Looking ahead into recovery

Daniel Fluskey, Head of Policy and External Affairs at the Chartered Institute of Fundraising, takes a look at the kinds of discussions, questions, topics that have been taking place as we look forwar...

Coronavirus and legacies: When legacy donor stewardship goes digital

Dr Claire Routley looks at how to make legacy stewardship work in a digital world. This blog forms part of a series curated by Remember A Charity, the Chartered Institute of Fundraising’s long-term ca...

Coronavirus and legacies: Why now is the time for stewardship

Michael Clark, Head of Fundraising at St Nicholas Hospice Care, says that this pandemic has shown us that stewardship within fundraising is more important than ever before. This blog forms part of a s...

How is giving changing during the coronavirus crisis?

Lizzie Ellis, Policy and Information Officer, looks at the key pieces of research about giving published during the COVID-19 pandemic, and what this insight means for your fundraising strategy.

'The response of the charity sector to the coronavirus crisis has been heroic'

Ian Bruce, Chief Executive of the Glasgow Council for the Voluntary Sector, says that the impact of the coranavirus crisis on those who were already disadvantaged is huge, but that the charity sector ...

Payroll givers are the unsung heroes of charitable giving

Marcia Hibberd from Marie Curie says that Payroll Givers have done so much for the people of the UK and other countries with little recognition, making them the unsung heroes of charitable giving.

Why charities should get involved with the first ever lesbian visibility week

To mark the first ever Lesbian Visibility Week, former Fundraising Director Polly Shute looks at the importance of Lesbian visibility, and why community is so much more important at time of crisis.

Public generosity is inspirational – but it can't be an excuse for government to not step up

While we're seeing fantastic fundraising from charities and individuals, the Chartered Institute's Daniel Fluskey says the impact of coronavirus means that public donations alone can't meet the scale ...

Cultural sector fundraising and COVID-19: Recognising the social value of culture

Dan Fletcher, Treasurer of the Cultural Sector Network, says that the social value of culture is hugely significant – now more than ever – and in order to thrive in a post-coronavirus world, cultural ...

Leading your team and communicating through a crisis

To help guide your organisation through the pandemic and mass uncertainty that has accompanied it, Matthew Sherrington gives his 10 point plan for leading your team and communicating through a crisis.

Coronavirus and fundraising: so where are we at?

Peter Lewis, our Chief Executive, takes a look in this blog at the state of UK fundraising in the setting of the coronavirus pandemic, following the Easter Bank holiday weekend.

Private assets for public good: the time is now

Cath Dovey, of the Beacon Collaborative, looks at the latest research on barriers to giving among the wealthy in the UK, and how organisations can engage wealthy donors as partners in social change.