Chartered Institute of Fundraising to offer free membership to charities with an income of under £50,000

The Chartered Institute of Fundraising (CIoF) has announced that is will offer free membership to small charities with a voluntary income under £50,000 – one of a series of changes announced as part of its new strategy for 2023-25.

As well as offering free organisational membership of the Chartered Institute to small charities, the new strategy will also see the CIoF establish a Championing Fundraising Committee, and work to further advocate for and advance EDI across the sector.

The Championing Fundraising Committee will be open to applications from across its membership, report to the CIoF Board, and advise and steer the CIoF’s work to champion fundraisers and the fundraising profession.

The Institute launched its strategy for 2023-25 last week. It follows an almost year-long process of discussions and consultation with members, volunteers, trustees, and staff and sets out its key objectives of championing the fundraising profession, supporting fundraisers, and advocating for and advancing Electronic Data Interexchange (EDI).

The Institute’s EDI work will see it work with members to champion, challenge, and improve EDI across the fundraising community, lead sector-wide initiatives that improve the culture of fundraising and promotes fundraising as a career, and put the safety and experience of members first.

The new strategy is due to formally take effect in January 2023, with work already underway in many areas. The CIoF is putting on its first online Fundraising Festival this December and also partnering with the Directory of Social Change to source funding for a new research project exploring the extent and types of sexual harassment experienced by fundraisers. 

For further information about the CIoF’s strategy for the period 2023-25, please visit the Chartered Institute of Fundraising website.

Source:  UK Fundraising