Entries by Group IFC

And The Winner of the 2018 Christmas Ad is…

Forget big budgets, forget celebrities, forget percentage donations, forget corporate partnerships…the winner of this year’s Christmas advert definitely goes to the RSPCA! The RSPCA has used it’s in-house team in its entirety to come up with an advert that is melting hearts, tells the RSPCA story without advertising products, and will ultimately bring in donations […]

Five Steps to Securing a Donor Meeting

Is getting a meeting with a donor more difficult for you than securing the gift? If so, that’s my experience too. The fact is that, if you get the meeting, your chances of securing the gift are relatively certain. Why is it so difficult? There are many answers to this question. We’ve become more dependent on […]

Engaging Trustees in Fundraising

As consultants, often helping charities to run large capital appeals, one of our critical tasks is to successfully solicit the trustees help and over the years our advice has evolved into clear steps. To any fundraiser, I would say that having the trustees actively on your side is vital to achieving your goals, especially if […]

Being a Trustee

With the recent focus on Trustees during the annual Trustees’ Week, IFC Chair, John Baguley looks at the important role fundraisers can have as a trustee… There is no better way to understand organisations, how they work, how they achieve their goals and how they go so wrong than by joining the Board as a […]

Giving Tuesday: PayPal to Match Donations…Is Your Charity Registered?

PayPal is once again match-funding donations made on Giving Tuesday, which takes place on 27th November, up to a maximum of £50,000. This will apply to donations made via the PayPal fundraising page and the PayPal App to any of the 150,000 charities listed in the PayPal Giving Fund directory. This is not an opportunity to be missed…if your charity isn’t yet […]

Fundraising and Zombies: A Guide to Charity Management

Christmas may still be six weeks away, but it’s never too early to start thinking about the perfect present. And we’ve got just the thing that every fundraiser should have in their stocking…Fundraising and Zombies: A Guide to Charity Management by our very own IFC Chair and fundraising guru, John Baguley PhD. The book, available on Amazon, tackles […]

IFC Chair Joins Fundraising Now Line-Up

IFC Chair, John Baguley, will be joining IFC CEO, Bill King in the line-up of speakers at the Directory for Social Change’s Fundraising Now conference on 28-29 November at Resource for London, 356 Holloway Road, London N7 6PA. Fundraising Now aims to help fundraisers bring in the funding their charities need to thrive in the services they deliver. […]

Funding News: National Lottery Awards for All England

Did you know that the National Lottery has a quick and simple way for voluntary and community organisations in England to get small grants of between £300 and £10,000? You can apply for a National Lottery Awards for All grant to support what matters to people and communities if your organisation is a: voluntary or […]

Funding News: £10,000 Grants for Cultural and Creative Organisations

Not-for-profit and commercial creative and cultural organisations can apply for up to £10,000 worth of funding and mentoring support to develop a digital idea that addresses a social challenge and produces a social benefit. Nesta, the UK Foundation for Innovation is inviting applications for projects that are seeking to develop digital ideas that generate social impact. […]

October First Friday: Milan

Calling fundraisers and communicators in Milan…join IFC Italy on Friday 5th October 2018 for the next free First Friday fundraising advice session. October’s First Friday session will focus on: Building Bridges Between Profit, Non-Profit and Beyond, and is aimed at those with a responsibility for or interest in fundraising and communications within their charity. The […]