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Tips on planning a fundraising event

Running a great fundraising event requires good planning and preparation. This guidance helps you to think through the key things to ensure your event is successful

To act ethically, leaders must live and breathe moral values

In the final instalment of our series of blogs for Ethics Week, Andrew Watt examines the role of fundraising leaders in driving values-based ethical behaviour.

Top tips for data protection compliance when working remotely

Suzanne Lewis from Arc Data writes a blog looking at the key things that employers and employees need to remember when working from home in terms of data protection compliance.

Treating donors fairly

This resource provides practical advice on the appropriate actions fundraisers can take to make sure they treat donors fairly and respond to their needs.

Trustees and fundraising: a practical guide

Trustees’ Week: Trustees are missing a trick when it comes to fundraisers

To mark Trustees’ Week, Menai Owen-Jones, writes about why it’s time for trustees and senior leaders to shift the dial both about the value of fundraising, and fundraisers, in our sector.

Using storytelling in your interview

Part of our range of guidance and support for fundraisers who are currently unemployed or in need of redundancy support.

Using the telephone for successful fundraising

'We have failed to even address, let alone tackle, diversity'

Harpreet Kondel is a Fundraising Specialist who sits on the Board of Fundraising Convention. She explains why she thinks the success of the #ChangeCollective will require a dramatic culture shift with...

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’.

'We need to create a culture where everyone feels a sense of belonging'

Sam Butler, Director of Fundraising at Tibet Relief Fund, explains why he is involved with the #ChangeCollective and what he would like to see the movement achieve.

We need to stop viewing fundraising as a separate function from front-line delivery or advocacy

Fundraising can and should not exist in a vacuum, says Dr Lesley Alborough, whose research has led her to conclude that we need to move away from training that only focuses on fundraising techniques o...

We need to talk about diversity

David Mbaziira, a member of our Expert Advisory Panel on Equality, Diversity and Inclusion looks at how improving diversity and inclusion in the fundraising profession is a responsibility we all share...

What a year! What 2020 meant for the fundraising sector

In this blog Peter Lewis, Chief Executive of the Chartered Institute of Fundraising, takes a look back at the past year and at some of the achievements that have been made in the face of adversity. He...

What does benchmarking tell us about the state of UK fundraising?

This week at #IoFFC the second edition of the ‘Status of UK Fundraising Benchmarking Report’ was launched. Produced by the Institute of Fundraising, in collaboration with Blackbaud, we explain in this...

What good looked like: benchmarking ROI in 2020

As the Fundraising Benchmarking 2020 survey goes live, Caroline Danks from LarkOwl writes in this blog about the importance of baseline figures in making judgements and decisions.

What is wrong with funders?

Harriet Stranks, Director of Grants at Lloyds Bank Foundation, asks what is wrong with funders, and looks at why this is not a simple problem with a simple solution.

What is your #FundraisingResolution?

We've been asking what your #FundraisingResolution for 2020 is. Below we have summarised a few from our IoF community.

What London Marathon events has done to tackle the climate crisis in 2019

Kenneth Foreman looks at the initiatives London Marathon Events has run this year to combat the climate crisis, and says that when people come together, we can make the changes needed to ensure mass p...

What makes a good & fair tender process?