The Daily Mail Comes Knocking

saltAs ever, the Mail’s recent article on fundraising needs to be taken with a bag of salt. Whilst the charities mentioned need to respond rapidly and publicly, all the charities I have been involved with de-duplicated their mailing lists against both telephone preference service and the mailing preference service lists; did not use the phone to cold call prospects and never sold lists of their supporters. Continue reading

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Breaking News…IFC Shortlisted For Charity Times Awards 2015

PrintIFC is delighted to announce that it has been shortlisted for the Best Consultancy of the Year category at the prestigious Charity Times Awards 2015. Continue reading

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Did You Fail to Plan or Plan to Fail?

Project folderFailing to develop a solid plan can hurt your ability to reach your goals, but by putting in place the right process and activities, you can drive your fundraising programme towards success. Here are four crucial elements that should be considered: Continue reading

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Four Ways to Make the Most of Your Fundraising Events

eventWith all the effort it takes to pull off large fundraising events, it’s important to ensure you’re using the event to its full potential. Too often we focus on simply raising as much as we can the night of, missing significant opportunities for donor engagement and cultivation.

Here are four ways to make the most of your fundraising event:  Continue reading

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July’s First Friday Fundraisers

FF imageDo you have responsibility for fundraising in your charity? Are you based in London, Amsterdam or Ottawa? Could you do with a bit of inspiration or free advice about a particular fundraising issue? Well, our First Friday Fundraisers have got your name all over it!  Continue reading

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Building a dynamic Case for Support

brickThe common factor of really successful fundraising programmes is a convincing Case for Support. Often considered to be crucial for major gift fundraising, they are a fantastic fundraising tool and resource that can be used across all your fundraising programmes.

Through this five part blog series, IFC Canada Director, Mena Gainpaulsingh will talk about the process in building a powerful case for support that grabs your donor’s heart, compelling them to believe that they simply must support you and that you are the answer to their philanthropic goals. Continue reading

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Five Challenges Faced By Small Charities – How To Overcome Them

small charityFor the past six years, IFC has run free fundraising advice clinics in London, Manchester and various cities around the world.

Although open to anyone, most attendees are from small charities, giving us a great insight into the issues they face. To help celebrate Small Charity Week, here are five fundraising challenges and solutions faced by small charities: Continue reading

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