Entries by Christina Cullen

November’s First Friday: London

IFC’s next First Friday free fundraising advice session is on Friday 3rd November and is aimed at international development charities. The session will provide a brief overview of the key funding streams available to such organisations. This session will cover: Fundraising from trusts and companies based in the UK and overseas. Institutional funding options for […]

How to Fundraise Internationally

Karina Sandoval, director of IFC Perù, is the keynote speaker at the next First Friday fundraising advice session in Milan, on Friday 3rd of November at Avanzi. The workshop, run together with Francesca Mineo, IFC Italy director, will focus on How to elaborate a Fundraising strategy so your organisation can fundraise internationally. The meeting is […]

Fundraising Directors Invited to Join IFC’s Top Table

IFC’s Top Table is back this November. Join IFC and fellow Directors of Fundraising from UK charities for this fantastic networking event, where we will be discussing just two things… What keeps you awake at night – the issues, challenges and threats affecting fundraising What gets you out of bed in the morning – fundraising […]

October’s First Friday: Milan

Calling fundraisers in Milan: IFC Italy’s next free First Friday fundraising advice session is going to offer a one-to-one formula to participants. This is a fantastic opportunity to meet individually and discuss directly with IFC Italy Director, Francesca Mineo, your fundraising strategy, explore new fundraising and communications activities, or examine other topics during a custom-made session.  Come along […]

October’s First Friday: Amsterdam

Does the idea of combining adventure and travel inspire you? Does the thought of running a pack of huskies across the Arctic or walking the Great Wall of China fill you with exhilaration? It certainly would for many people out there. And those people are your potential new donors. The next First Friday fundraising advice […]

October’s First Friday: London

Major Donor fundraising is the fastest growing area of new income for charities. If you’d like to find out more then come along to our next free First Friday fundraising advice clinic on Friday 6 October from 13:30-16:30 in Central London. October’s workshop aims to provide an overview of major donor fundraising and simple steps […]

Theory of Change: Your Deliverance or Your Downfall?

Theory of Change (ToC): a specific type of methodology for planning, participation, and evaluation that is used in the philanthropy, not-for-profit and government sectors to promote social change. Theory of Change defines long-term goals and then maps backward to identify necessary preconditions, which are mapped out in an outcomes framework. ToC goes beyond monitoring and […]

The Challenges & Rewards of Leading a Fundraising Team

Carla Miller interviewed some of the sector’s most experienced fundraising directors for her book Leading Successful Fundraising Teams. In today’s guest blog, Carla shares their thoughts on the challenges and rewards of leading a fundraising team in the current environment… When I started writing my book I did it with new fundraising directors in mind. […]

Lottery ‘Changing for the Better?’

The Big Lottery Fund has made some big changes and these changes will help many organisations struggling to access funding. What have they done? I hear you ask, well they have simplified the Awards for All application by reducing the number of significant questions they ask you to complete from six to one. However, it […]

September’s First Friday: Milan

Calling fundraisers in Milan…would you like to discuss your fundraising strategy, explore new fundraising and communications activities, or examine your donor relations? Then come along to IFC Italy’s next free First Friday fundraising advice session on Friday 8 September from 4.30pm-6.30pm at Avanzi, via Ampère 61/A (tube station: Piola). These workshops are a great opportunity […]