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A tribute to Danielle Atkinson

The IoF pays tribute to Danielle Atkinson, former trustee and proud fundraiser.

A year in fundraising 2019

It has been a busy, exciting, and challenging year in fundraising. The IoF’s Year in Fundraising is a resource for our members of key data, trends, and insight published throughout 2019.

Accepting and refusing donations: getting the balance right

Following a recent roundtable on accepting and refusing donations hosted by the Institute of Fundraising and the Charity Commission, our Policy Officer Sam Boyle takes a look at some of the main discu...

Accepting, refusing and returning donations

Actionaid's cultural journey towards diversity and inclusion

ActionAid’s Chief Executive Girish Menon explains the work the charity is doing on becoming an organisation that has diversity and inclusion at the heart of its culture and is embedded in feminist pri...

After the storm: fundraising and GDPR

Lawrence Simanowitz and Hannah Lyons from Bates Wells discuss what GDPR has meant for major donor fundraising from a legal and compliance position.

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...

Are will-writing firms wrong in their reporting of money raised for charity?

Legacy consultant Richard Radcliffe and Jon Brewer, founder of Bequeathed, look at the two sides of the question of whether will-writing firms are correct in how they report how much money has been ra...

Are you right for self-employment?

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

Arts and culture fundraising: Four reflections from 2020

On 23 March we will have reached the first anniversary of the UK lockdown. As we’re bedding into 2021, RAISE is looking back on the year that was 2020.

As a former fundraiser, and as an MP, I know how important fundraising is

Susan Elan Jones, MP, writes following an Institute of Fundraising event in Parliament celebrating and showcasing examples of excellent fundraising.

Assessing Risk

This page covers key introductory information for how to go about assessing risks at your organisation. It also includes links to government guidance.

Attracting major gifts: what can we learn from higher education?

Gemma Peters, Chief Executive of Bloodwise, looks at what fundraisers can learn from the higher education sector when attracting major donations.

Auctions

Advice and tips on how to run a fundraising auction

'Be prepared. I did the IoF Certificate in Fundraising...a year later I became the CEO!'

Debbie Geraghty, Executive Director of Plymouth Music Zone, explains in this blog how doing a fundraising course led her down some unexpected paths...

Becoming the Chartered Institute of Fundraising - a message from Peter Lewis

Peter Lewis, Chief Executive of the Institute of Fundraising, makes an announcement about the IoF's journey towards chartered status.

Before you write your CV

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

Being more radical: How to stay relevant and deliver the mission in our hyper connected digital worl

Can you have too much of an ethical focus on donors?

Our primary stakeholder in fundraising ethics is usually donors. But what happens when a balance of power in donor-fundraiser relationships becomes distorted? In the latest instalment of our blog seri...

Celebrating the value of Payroll Giving

Caroline Gaskin explains why the Payroll Giving Forum is launching the first National Payroll Giving Week, and says that this week is about celebrating the strength and growing awareness of this area ...