IoF to formally apply for Chartered status

The IoF has been granted permission by the Privy Council to apply for Chartered status. The IoF is delighted to confirm that the Privy Council has granted permission for us to formally apply for Chartered status and continue our Chartered journey. This is the next step in a long-term plan for the IoF, which has, for the last 6 years, had a strategic objective, based on consultations with our members, to become a Chartered Institute. The new status, if granted, will raise the profile and status of fundraising, promoting it…

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IoF partners with Rapidata to advance innovation in charity payments

The Institute of Fundraising is proud to announce a new partnership with Rapidata, channeling insights about the latest developments in payment technology to the sector. The IoF, the membership organisation for UK fundraisers, has today announced a new partnership with Rapidata, part of the Access Group, to promote and inspire payment innovation in the fundraising sector. As the IoF’s Payments Partner, Rapidata will provide support for charities through a period of rapid change in payment culture, highlighting technological developments that could improve the donation experience, changing the way charities accept…

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IoF Announces New Awards As National Fundraising Awards Open Entries For 2019

The Institute of Fundraising has opened entries for the 2019 National Fundraising Awards and revealed four exciting new awards that celebrate the incredible fundraising from the last year. Now in its 29th year, the National Fundraising Awards is the only award ceremony of its kind that recognises and rewards fundraising excellence across the charity sector. The 2019 Awards will see the introduction of four new awards that will highlight and celebrate diversity and excellence across the fundraising community. The winners will be announced at a glittering ceremony held at the…

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IoF publishes guide on effective use of telephone fundraising

The Institute of Fundraising (IoF), has published ‘A Good Call: Using the Telephone for Successful Fundraising’ to help fundraisers and charities develop stronger relationships with supporters. ‘A Good Call’, supported by Ethicall, a specialist telephone fundraising agency, was developed alongside research carried out by the Institute of Fundraising, which revealed that telephone fundraising remains a staple in charities’ fundraising strategies and is a crucial channel to develop relationships with supporters. In response to a survey, which had over 100 responses, it was found that: Three quarters of respondents do currently…

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