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IoF launches first crowdfunding campaign in support of Diversity Access Fund

IoF launches first crowdfunding campaign in support of Diversity Access Fund

The has launched a campaign to raise funds for its new Access Fund.

The campaign on JustGiving is the IoF’s first crowdfunding project, and asks people to donate to help it raise a further £5,000 to promote diversity and bring more BAME, LGBT+ and disabled fundraisers to this year’s Convention.

It is asking people to give by 8 June, with a breakdown of how donations will help. £200, it says, could provide a one day pass to Fundraising Convention for someone who otherwise might not be able to attend, while £100 would provide a half-day of learning at Fundraising Convention, £50 would help cover the cost of accommodation, and £20 could help cover the cost of travel.

So far, around a quarter of the total has already been raised, with 14 days still to go.

The IoF launched the Diversity Access Fund at the beginning of May with £5,000 plus a further £5,000 from its corporate partners to support Convention attendance by BAME, disabled and LGBT+ fundraisers. The fund will pay for fundraisers from across the UK to attend Fundraising Convention by covering the cost of their tickets, travel and accommodation. 

Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via

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