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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.

What to do if you lose your job

As many are made redundant due to the ongoing impact of the pandemic, in this blog Stephanie Dotto from CharityJob gives some advice on next steps if this happens to you.

'Where is the diversity? Is this some kind of club?'

Joyce Fraser explains why the fundraising sector needs the #ChangeCollective, and how the National Fundraising Awards are an opportunity for an equal, diverse and inclusive range of individuals and or...

Whistleblowing

This guidance provides some top tips for thinking about whistleblowing. It also provides links to further resources.

Who isn't in the room: more than percentages, policies and practices

As we publish our research 'Who isn't in the room? Equality, diversity and inclusion in the fundraising profession', Lizzie Ellis, IoF Policy and Information Officer, has taken a look at what the rese...

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.

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.

Why diversity has never been more important (and more achievable)

CharityJob’s Stephanie Dotto looks at what the last nine month’s of the pandemic has taught us about flexible working, and how an inclusive workplace is essential during a time of crisis.

Why good fundraisers are already mental health champions

Mark Rowland, Chief Executive of the Mental Health Foundation, explains why fundraisers could be at the forefront of leading the sector in creating mentally healthy organisations.

Why I am recruiting more remote workers

Emily Casson, Digital Marketing Manager at Cats Protection and a member of the IoF Expert Panel on Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, explains why more fundraising teams should embrace remote working ...

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.

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.

Why we should be focusing on productivity to positively impact fundraising and frontline services

Simon Baines from The Access Group takes a look in this blog at productivity and asks why the subject has not received the same amount of attention in the fundraising sector as it has elsewhere.

Why we should prioritise 'the how' over 'the what'

Louise Morris, Founder and Director of Summit Fundraising, takes a look in this blog at why fundraisers need to be able to influence up, and says that if we can have fundraisers who can create powerfu...

Why we wanted to capture public feeling on fundraising

As the Institute of Fundraising releases 'Public Perceptions: What does the public think about fundraising?', Lizzie Ellis, Policy and Information Officer, who led the work on this research, explains ...

Winners of the National Fundraising Awards announced

Members of the fundraising community gathered from across the charity sector at the Brewery in London on Monday 1st July 2019 for the National Fundraising Awards.

Winning a National Fundraising Award has given me renewed drive to achieve more

Suzie Rees won the Fundraiser of the Year award at last year’s National Fundraising Awards. She explains how winning the award felt like external validation for both herself and her charity.

Winning the National Fundraising Award made me realise that I had achieved a massive success

Helen Maguire won the Rising Star award at last year’s National Fundraising Awards. In this blog she explains what winning the award meant to her, and how winning has impacted her career.

Women in fundraising - it's not up to you to make a change, it's up to us

I was both shocked and inspired by the debate when I convened a panel discussion about Women in Fundraising at this year’s Fundraising Convention.

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”.