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The Association of Fundraising Consultants’ Code of Practice: self-regulation and safeguarding organisations that employ fundraising consultants – By Stefan Lipa, Stefan Lipa Fundraising Consultancy

Members of the Association of Fundraising Consultants (AFC) are seen as professionals who give the best possible advice to charities seeking funds to support the work of their cause and beneficiaries. The maintenance of high professional standards is crucial to the future of providing much-needed support to charities. The AFC’s Code of Practice, which works in tandem with the Fundraising Regulator’s... read more

AFC 2016 Forum – The new regulatory era for fundraising and its implications for consultancy.

Keynote speaker; Gerald Oppenheim, Head of Policy for the new Fundraising Regulator Fundraising is in the spotlight and charities are facing unprecedented challenges. The regulatory environment is changing at breakneck speed: • A new Fundraising Regulator • The Charities (Protection and Social Investment) Act 2016 • Forthcoming EU data protection legislation • Proposals for a Fundraising Preference Service • On-going... read more

AFC 2015 Forum – Money, power, influence – integrity in major gifts consultancy

“Your charity has a strong local supporter base. A local wealthy entrepreneur has offered a substantial personal donation that will make a significant difference to your beneficiaries. You are aware that the entrepreneur is currently applying for planning permission for a contentious redevelopment. What are the issues to be taken into account, when deciding whether to accept the donation?” This... read more

Action Planning – Summer School

The Action Planning International Summer School Programme is designed specifically to bring consultants and those aiming to become consultants together in a series of modular workshops. David Saint uses his 25 years of experience & expertise in the not-for-profit consulting sector to deliver a programme designed to meet the needs of professionals regardless of their level of consultancy. The school... read more

AFC Annual Forum 2015

Money, power, influence - integrity in major gifts consultancy This years keynote speaker will be the Rt Revd Graham James - Bishop of Norwich. Rt Revd Graham James has been an active member of the House of Lords since 2004. Currently he is Chair of the Ministry Division. This involves him being responsible for both the selection and training of... read more

AFC Annual Forum 2014

The Association of Fundraising Consultants held its 2014 annual forum on the 2nd of December at the seasonally decorated Liberal Club in London. We welcomed David Price CBE from the committee on standards in public life, for a presentation and discussion on the seven Nolan principles - Selflessness, integrity, objectivity, accountability, honesty, openness and leadership. David explained how the Committee... read more

Charities – It is a hard job.

Charities face demanding challenges to overcome on a daily basis. The role of running a charity is becoming more and more challenging with the changing regulatory environment, un-secure funding and the essential task of managing multiple relationships and partnerships with limited resources. In order for a charity to deliver a better world for its beneficiaries and service users, they must... read more

CFRE International Launches New Website and Online Application Portal

I am happy to share some great news with you! This year, CFRE International took on a project to serve its certificated fundraising professionals better: a total overhaul of their website and online application portal. Now, after months of planning and development, the new CFRE International website and application portal went live on Tuesday, 5th November. In addition to having... read more