The Institute of Fundraising’s Trusts Special Interest Group and its Statutory Fundraising Special Interest Group are likely to merge following support for the idea from both groups’ committees.The merger was suggested because there is considerable overlap in the work of the two groups’ members, who work on trusts and foundations, lottery and statutory grant applications.The Trusts Special Interest Group was established in 1999 and the Statutory Fundraising Special Interest Group in 2003. The former has grown well whereas the latter has not. Advertisement Howard Lake | 10 November 2005 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Two Institute special interest groups discuss merging If there merger goes ahead, the new gorup would probably add a fourth annual event, on a statutory theme, it the usual three organised by the Trusts SIG.The proposed merger will take effect immediately after the Trusts Special Interest Group AGM, provided the merger is ratified by a straight majority of the Trusts SIG members who are also members of the Institute. The Statutory Fundraising Group committee has already recommended that it should proceed to the proposed merger. The proposed new name for the merged group is the descriptive yet lengthy “Institute of Fundraising Trusts and Statutory Fundraising Special Interest Group” or IFTSF SIG for short. Alternatively they could copy UK Fundraising’s approach from its discussion forum and site navigation taxonomy and simply use the word “grantseeking” speciali interest group. 14 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.