Our vision, mission and values
Our vision is the establishment, on a global scale, of effective social organisations who have the leadership, management skills, fundraising flair and expertise to effectively and efficiently fulfill their humanitarian goals.
IFC’s global mission is to enable that vision by providing social organisations worldwide and appropriate government or commercial agents, with a first class professional service in management and fundraising consultancy.
Our country by country mission is to deliver a superb service to our clients.
First Fridays are sessions where we offer advice to charities – free. Our consultants are on hand to talk about particular issues, and suppliers sometimes give short presentations too.
These sessions take place in the afternoon on the first Friday of every month. In the UK, First Fridays take place in London, where they are run in collaboration with the Small Charities Coalition and the North West, in partnership with the Institute of Fundraising North West – please email Bill King for more details.
The next event is from 1.30-4.30pm on 7th April 2017 at ORT House, 126 Albert St, NW1 7NE.
Codes of practice
We follow the codes of conduct and good practice set up by the Institute of Fundraising UK, EUConsult, the Association of Fundraising Consultants (AFC), the Association of Chief Executives (ACEVO) and the Association of Professional Fundraisers (APF). And of course, we follow the law relating to fundraising within the Charities Acts.
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We’re not able to offer free consultancy to any organisation, but our fees are always fair and reasonable. We can charge based on individual projects, or on a monthly retainer. We can also quote a daily or monthly rate, based on the length of the contract. We don’t work on commission.
We may charge expenses, at cost, for travel, food and accommodation.
Explore our learning resources
We offer a free fundraising ‘how to’ resource at wikifund.info. This wiki covers issues that are important to all non-profit organisations, from fundraising techniques to governance and database management. It also explores important topics such as the ethics of fundraising.
We also offer a large bookstore, with a catalogue of books that’s easy to search. The store is linked to Amazon, which means you can buy the books online.
The IFC is not currently seeking any staff.