Entries by Group IFC

Are Charities Better Off Doing It For Themselves?

This is normally one of our favourite blogs of the year…where we take a look at of all those sentimental, tear-jerking Christmas ads from the nation’s favourite stores and the charities benefiting from the millions spent on creating them. Well, not this year! Having just spent copious amounts of time watching, welling up, laughing and […]

Fundraising Help: Who to Ask and Where To Look

For this to really be a helpful guide we have to start at the beginning, by asking “What kind of fundraising help do you want?” So, bear with me when I set out some of the possible answers because that will determine where who should go for help. If you want someone to simply raise […]

Is Your Fundraising Director on our Top Table?

Taking place on 6 November 2019, IFC’s Top Table is an opportunity for Directors of Fundraising to meet together and discuss the issues affecting them. Due to popular demand, we are moving our autumn event to early evening, accompanied by drinks and canapes. We are delighted to be in a new venue: 10-11 Carlton House […]

Major Donor Fundraising in 10 Slippery Steps

Everything I know about major donor fundraising I owe to Rachel, who headed up a remarkably successful fundraising department. Surveying an impressive room at No.10 Downing Street, stuffed full of millionaire potential donors, she hissed in my ear, “Okay, which one of you bastards is going to give me a million”. It took me years […]

Funding News: Local Housing Project Grants Available From Nationwide

The Nationwide Community Grants programme has announced that it is now accepting applications from local housing projects for grants of up to £50,000. Applications will be considered from projects that demonstrate that they are working to strengthen local communities and supporting the most vulnerable by: Preventing people from losing their home Helping people in to […]

Team IFC: Jim De, IFC India

In the latest Team IFC blog, we meet the person heading up IFC India as its director, Jim De… Tell us about your career in a snapshot I’ve been in the social sector for more than 20 years, so i have a lot of exposure and experience of the challenges that exist in the Indian […]