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As a membership organisation run by members for members, NAHF’s purpose sits comfortably alongside the values of those who steer its direction - hospice fundraisers.  Everything we do is driven by our ultimate objective, to provide first class, compassionate end of life care to families whenever, wherever and however is best for them.

The fundraising community as a whole shares a spirit of generosity but none so keen as that of hospice fundraisers.  We’re a tight knit group eager to share our experiences, lend our support and take ourselves and our peers from good to great.  And so NAHF was born. 

From informal get-togethers between fundraisers in 1992 to twenty eight formal meetings today, NAHF has grown to be recognised as one of the UK’s most relevant fundraising membership organisations.  As such, we strive to maintain and improve the professional standards of fundraising, placing hospice fundraisers at the forefront of the profession.

The hospice fundraising community is a pool of talented professionals with an appetite for being the best they can be.  Through our commitment to supporting their development through education and training, they can be their best for their hospice.

Reflecting the diversity of our membership, our meetings take place in seven different regions across the UK giving easy access to all hospice fundraising teams.  The meetings belong to our members – we’re driven by their needs in terms of knowledge and training.  Above all, the meetings are a forum in which to share, learn and support.

Every year members also benefit from the opportunity to immerse themselves in two days of learning and development from the very best: high profile third sector professionals and hospice fundraising colleagues.  The annual NAHF Conference is a key event in the fundraising calendar.

We’ve come a long way over the last few years yet we’re not complacent.  We’re consistently enhancing how we work and the value we give to our members – and ultimately the hospice community.  With one eye on the present we’re also aspirational with ambitious plans for the future.

What People Say About NAHF

Megan Boyle - Greenwich and Bexley Community Hospice

NAHF is fantastic. I love that Hospice Fundraisers come together to share experiences and help each other. I look forward to regional meetings and get very excited ahead of Conference because I know I’ll leave buzzing to get back to my Hospice with lots of ideas, a reignited excitement and more fellow fundraisers in my phone happy to help. Hospices are special, and so is NAHF. I feel very proud and grateful to be a part of such a supportive network, always striving to do better to support the fantastic work of our hospices.

Adrian Oke - St Barnabas Lincolnshire Hospice

My first day in fundraising was at NAHF Conference – what an introduction! From the get go I have been immersed in the wider picture of the Hospice movement and am truly inspired by how we work together on a national scale, especially given that I have come from a background focused on overcoming competition (and by that I mean I am one of ten siblings.) As you can imagine most of my spare time is spent buying birthday presents, planning Christmas six months in advance and sitting on the phone with my nan for three hours talking about everyone else.

Veronica McBain - St Barnabas Lincolnshire Hospice

For me, NAHF is a brilliant platform to support and encourage fundraisers and their hospices to raise as much money as possible. The regional meetings and annual conferences really are fantastic, not just for sharing best practice and ideas, but they act as great networking opportunities meaning members really do get value for money. It’s also reassuring knowing that there is always a listening ear amongst members, there’s always someone who has either experienced or done what you’ve done and they’re always willing to support one another. Here’s to another successful year

Anne Brown - Saint Francis Hospice

As hospice fundraisers, we are in the fabulous position of doing the same work as one another but largely without being in competition. I love having the opportunity to meet other fundraisers, sharing ideas and experiences – both successes and the not-so successful – and learning from one another. Fundraising is relentless, hard work so it’s good to be able to help and encourage each other, and NAHF provides a brilliant platform to do this. It’s also so helpful to hear from experienced professionals, both at regional meetings and conference, who can educate and motivate us to become more effective, successful fundraisers.