The UK’s Institute of Fundraising is encouraging members to get involved in shaping its work this autumn, introducing a series of roundtables, working groups, and forums, as well as joining some of its committees.
The first events take place in September and October, and include a roundtable on the tax system, a forum on compliance, a discussion on accepting and refusing donations, and a task force on how fundraising should change to response to the climate emergency. The IoF is holding these in London with plans to take them further afield in the UK in the year ahead to engage as many members as possible.
Also for its members, the IoF is launching “In Conversation” videos on hot topics for its community, and has published a guide on future-proofing fundraising.
The videos were filmed at this year’s Fundraising Convention and aim to continue the conversations and raise awareness in the sector. The first two are on power and privilege and donor dominance and sexual harassment.
The Future-Proofing Your Fundraising guide is a snapshot of the current climate for fundraising in the UK and the factors to take into account when planning and making decisions for an organisation’s success.
It looks at some of the political, economic, social, technological, legal and regulatory opportunities and risks on the horizon. It includes research highlights on each, and questions for charities to consider to aid their future-proofing.
New committee members sought
The IoF is also recruiting new members to four of its key committees, including its new Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Committee, chaired by Carol Akiwumi, the Finance and Resources Committee, Nominations and Elections Committee and Standards Advisory Board. Further information is available from the IoF site.