Meet the funders: South West Trains
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Meet the funders: South West Trains

14 Nov 2014

South West Train supports charities in a variety of ways from grants and
volunteering, to free tickets. Sian Freestone-Walker, corporate
communications manager at SWT, explains.

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So why is data from giving surveys so unreliable?

Inconsistent giving survey results have plagued the fundraising industry, but a new study into why people report their habits incorrectly finds that there could be great opportunities for fundraisers who identify people who exaggerate their giving.

The origins of  the Institute

The inaugural meeting of the Institute of Charity Fundraising Managers was held at the Thomas Coram Foundation on Thursday 3 March 1983. Founding member Judith Rich discusses what sparked the push for a body for fundraisers.

Committed to transparency, says the Institute

In this month's Professional Fundraising magazine, Intelligent Giving criticised the Institute of Fundraising for a lack of transparency. Here, the Institute fights back.

Western agencies are hindering progress in the developing world

Pouring money into overseas civil society groups is does little to build capacity. Instead what's needed are training programmes that teach them how to be sustainable, says Simon Collings.

Cleanliness is next to godliness: why clean data is critical in fundraising

Direct mail is arguably the most effective form of marketing available to charities. In the interest of saving donation money, generating a higher return on investment and protecting their brands, charities have a duty to insist upon clean data, argues David Murray.

Case study: Help the Aged begin a business of engagement

When it comes to engaging with business, Help the Aged knew it could offer the big hitters something in return. Amanda Ball explains how its business network is building relationships and sowing the seeds for future corporate support.

Happy birthday Institute

The Institute is 25. While it may have matured, there's still more growing up to be done, says Becky Slack.

BIG change afoot

The Big Lottery Fund is piercing a new hole in its belt to prepare for a diversion of £638m from its pot to fund the Olympics. Its new chief executive, Peter Wanless talks futute plans with Gemma Ware.

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