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'It's having that professional qualifcation that shows I am really committed to the sector'

Vajiha Hameed MInstF(Dip) graduated with the Diploma in Fundraising back in November. She explains how she found the qualification and why she would recommend it to anyone committed to learning.

Keeping Employees and Volunteers Safe

Keeping fundraising safe

This page provides an introduction to safeguarding and provides key questions every charity should consider. It also links to further guidance.

Key principles of fundraising during COVID-19

Knowing the rules

Some areas of fundraising are also subject to broader non-charity specific legislation, which is enforced by these regulators:

Latest updates on lottery advertising

In this blog, Sam Boyle looks at what the changes to the guidance on lottery advertising involving young people and children mean for charities and fundraisers.

Launch of the FPS: are you receiving me?

The launch of the Fundraising Preference Service next Thursday 6th July will cap a year of shifting public expectations for the fundraising sector. Stephen Service, Policy Manager at the Fundraising R...

Leading by example

Employees and volunteers are an integral part of what makes a work culture, but leaders have a vital part to play in defining the organisations outlook.

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.

Legacies

Let’s use this crisis to make a fairer and more equal society now

Peter Lewis sets out why the Chartered Institute of Fundraising has signed up to the #CharitySoWhite open challenge to the sector, and says that crises – such as the coronavirus pandemic – give societ...

LGBT+ History Month: 'Don’t let fearing you will say the wrong thing, put you off reaching out'

Luke Mallett, Director of Income and Engagement at CLIC Sargent, talks this LGBT+ History Month about how his past experiences have shaped how he leads. He talks about why leaders should be vulnerable...

LGBT+ history month: Inclusion policies fail when they remain just policies

To mark LGBT+ History Month, Lucy Caldicott says that the act of opening up space for honest conversations amongst staff will create a more inclusive and healthy environment.

Lifting lockdown: What you need to be thinking about

The Chartered Institute’s Head of Policy and External Affairs Daniel Fluskey looks at where we are as many fundraising activities make a welcome return, following the government’s most recent announce...

Lockdown Legends - three case studies from the Supporter Experience Special Interest Group

Over the past year in lockdown, we’ve seen some great appeals – but what has stood out? We asked three people to pick their legends and share why.

Looking after Health and Wellbeing

Looking at philanthropy from the other side: a lesson for chief executives?

Mark Goldring, who has twenty years’ experience as a CEO of a range of charities, explains in this blog that charity leaders could be playing an even bigger role in bringing in new donors – some that ...

Looking back at twenty years of Remember A Charity

Twenty years ago, Simon Turner was taken on as Remember A Charity’s first Director. He was tasked with the mission of getting the organisation up and running, turning the initial idea into a reality a...

Lotteries and raffles

Raffles and lotteries can be used to raise money for charities while giving people the chance to win prizes.

Major donor fundraising