IFC Netherlands’ Team Grows

We are delighted to welcome two new associates to IFC Netherlands, Jemini Shah and Twyla Jenner. Jemini is a qualified, multi-skilled fundraiser with over 10 years’ experience, specialising in event management, community and corporate fundraising within the non-profit sector. Having worked in both local and national charities in the UK, some of Jemini’s notable achievements include […]

First Friday Comes to India

IFC’s First Friday fundraising advice sessions will be launched in India this Friday, 7th September 2018. Kicking off the first session, IFC India Director, Jim De, will be holding a general session offering fundraising advice, knowledge and networking opportunities. The cost of the session, which will take place at the India International Centre, New Delhi […]

Funding News: £2million Fund Open to Youth Loneliness Projects

New funding is available to eligible charities and community organisations across England working to tackle youth loneliness. Up to £80,000 from the Building Connections Fund Youth strand is available to expand or enhance their work with young people. Funding, delivered by the Co-op Foundation, is available for projects that support any groups of young people […]

New Course: Beyond Profit – Moving Career to Not-Profit Sector

Do you like your job? Do you get actual job satisfaction from being at work every day?  If not, have you considered working at a charity in the social sector? Whilst we can’t guarantee 100% job satisfaction, what we are offering is a short course in how to make the move from working for profit […]

6 big mistakes small organizations make with fundraising

From www.mcahalane.com You are here: Home / Blog / 6 big mistakes small organizations make with fundraising1 6 big mistakes small organizations make with fundraising1 Like it isn’t hard enough being a small organization, right? Not enough staff. Not enough time. And...

How to raise money for an arts organization

From www.mcahalane.com Are arts organizations different? I’ve spent the better part of my career at arts organizations. My love of theater brought me into the nonprofit world. So let me tell you a little story. One day I was talking with people at a social service...

How to Get Donations: 18 Ways the Pros Are Doing It

Looking to get more donations? You may have noticed it's become tougher than it used to be. The problem that many organizations are facing these days is that people are leading much busier lives than they ever used to, so capturing their attention and keeping it is...

Organizing a Fundraiser? You’ll Want to Read This First

What will your next fundraiser be? A comedy show? A bachelor auction? A good old fashioned barbeque? While fundraisers are a great way to bring in additional revenue for your organization, your time and resources are limited, so you want to hold the best fundraiser...

Complete Guide: How to Raise Funds on Facebook (with examples)

This is a guest blog post by Julia Campbell, a nonprofit digital marketing and online fundraising strategists. With over 2 billion active monthly users (450 million of them connected to nonprofit Pages), it may seem like Facebook is an easy place to look for potential...

Improve Fundraising Events With Donor Plants

When I use the word “plants”, I do not mean the green ones. Is that what you were thinking, silly? No, I mean DONOR PLANTS, the people that you ask in advance to jump up at your gala’s live auction, raise their hand high, and start (or advance) the bidding. That’s a donor plant. Plants are essential to create […]

LM & ASSOCIATES AND IFC ESTABLISH A STRATEGIC ALLIANCE

LM & Associates is proud to announce a strategic partnership with International Fundraising Consultancy with the purpose of expanding fundraising consulting services in Latin America, the Caribbean, and the Hispanic based non-for-profit sector of the Americas. This alliance will enable both entities to expand their outreach and provide a wider variety of services to clients […]

6 Things to do to Keep Your Capital Appeal Afloat

Sometimes an appeal grinds to a halt before the target is reached. There are no more grant-making organisations to apply to, the last of your cultivated major donors has given and the public has ceased to respond. This can often be predicted if you keep a wall chart marked off in monthly segments with the […]

Seeking New Funders? Why Not Ask Your Current Funders?

Raising money by soliciting private and corporate foundation grants is a volume business.  Since at best you might get one grant for every five submissions (20%), the search for funders closely aligned with the values and mission of your agency is never-ending. You don’t want to waste time tossing proposals around willy-nilly, but with value-aligned prospects the […]

Three Must Dos At This Year’s Fundraising Convention

With only a couple of weeks to go until next month’s Fundraising Convention, here are three things you MUST DO whilst you’re there… Don’t miss IFC CEO, Bill King’s session: In it for the long term. Finding donors is hard; keeping them is even harder, but the benefits of a pool of committed major donors […]

New Course in Peru: How to Develop an In-house Fundraising Department

IFC Peru is excited to announce its next fundraising course: How to develop an in-house fundraising department.   This full day course will take place on Saturday 7 July 2018 in Comunal Recavarren, Calla Recavarren 111 piso 7 Miraflores, 15048 Lima, Peru, and will be led by Daniel Paredes, former CEO of CREA+. The course will […]

Rich List Blues

Hi Alexa – Why do I always forget to buy the Times Rich List? That’s because you read the Guardian, John. Do you want me to remind you? – Thanks Alexa, that would be great. Can I help you with anything else, John?   Yes, whilst we are having this conversation, how come my major donors […]

Fundraising Reading Round-Up – 100% GDPR free!

It’s time for another round-up of articles that caught my eye in May – with apologies for any great content in March and April that I missed. Anyone interested in legacy fundraising should read the new Legacy Voice review ‘Everything we know about legacy fundraising 2018’. Authored by Adrian Sargeant and Claire Routley, it is packed full of insight and ideas. The Justgiving blog has some great examples of small charities ‘smashing it’ at digital. The latest Rogare report is on an important subject. How ought beneficiary stories be told? This is the first in a series of six and…

June’s First Friday: Amsterdam

It’s all about international fundraising at the next First Friday fundraising advice session in Amsterdam on 1 June 2018. Find out more from our IFC Latin America and Netherlands Directors: The session will take place at 10am on Friday 1st June, followed by a networking lunch at The Thinking Hut, Mauritskade 55C, 1092 AD Amsterdam. Book […]

Fundraising Instinct

“She has good instincts.” So said the trustee referring to one of LAPA’s major gift consultants. What did he mean? I’ve heard this phrase often regarding fundraisers and other professionals, and have used it myself. Derek Jeter was said to have good baseball instincts. “Good instincts usually tell you what to do before your head […]

Is a Fundraising Plan Part of a Strategic Plan?

As fundraisers, we are asked many questions, particularly when it comes to strategic planning. Here, IFC US Director, Laurence Pagnoni answers a question that crops up regularly… Is a fundraising plan part of a strategic plan? If so, why is it important? Isn’t a strategic plan focused on what we will do to fulfill our […]

Planned Giving, Part Three

This is the third and concluding installment of questions and answers about planned giving, one of the most neglected areas of fundraising and also one of the most lucrative. All of these questions have arisen in real conversations over the years.  I hope my answers will help you navigate this important field. Do you have […]

Inside Planned Giving, Part Two

This is the second installment of questions and answers about planned giving, one of the most neglected areas of fundraising and also one of the most lucrative. All of these questions have arisen in real conversations over the years. I hope my answers will help you navigate this important field. Do you see differences in nonprofit […]