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Mission, Aims & Objectives

MISSION
  • to advance the education and training of fundraisers in independent and NHS Hospices
  • to maintain and improve professional standards of hospice fundraising
  • to support the work of Hospices
AIMS & OBJECTIVES

In furtherance of this Mission, to enable Hospice Fundraisers to:

  • Receive support and enhance their role within the Hospice movement thereby improving standards and efficiency of fundraising so that cost effective income is raised and publicity developed to support patient care
  • Attend training courses, either initiated by the Association or by outside bodies, so as to maintain and improve professional standards of fundraising
  • Liaise with outside organisations, both within and outside the Hospice movement, so that a comprehensive and well-balanced approach to efficient fundraising can be developed
  • Communicate with each other by effective and planned means, so that information is exchanged in a rational way and within a framework of openness
HOW DO WE ACHIEVE OUR AIMS & OBJECTIVES

The aims and objectives of the Association are achieved through:

  • regular regional meetings which are free to members
  • an annual national conference, subsidised for members
  • website containing useful information
  • sharing ideas and best practice
  • providing subsidised training courses for members
  • providing bursaries for further training

What People Say About NAHF

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.

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.

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.

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