International Advanced Diploma in Fundraising

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Need to direct and lead fundraising, planning, analysis and forecasting at the highest level?

Want to create an environment that enables fundraising to flourish and demonstrate your commitment to the evolution of the fundraising profession? The International Advanced Diploma in Fundraising could be for you.

The International Advanced Diploma in Fundraising was one of the most valuable pieces of training I’ve done in a long while. It taught me a new way to think and has had a lasting impact on the way I approach challenges. I apply the principles it taught me on a daily basis, and the colleagues I met through the programme are an invaluable support network.

Abbie Carr MInstF(AdvDip), graduated 2017

Further details


You must complete and pass seven formal written assignments. The qualification is taught at level 7, Masters degree level.

Course format

You are taught via blended learning, with face-to-face (two 3-day teaching blocks) and online elements. You are expected to engage with the course material and your fellow students in advance, between and after the teaching blocks.

The approach is innovative; it is primarily delivered through Active Learning and Just in Time teaching approaches.


This is a demanding year-long course; you are expected to commit approximately 10-12 hours a week until the completion of the programme. This amounts to approximately 600 hours of individual study.

You will be required to submit a CV as part of the application process. You will also be required to complete a knowledge audit as part of your pre-course activities.

Once you have successfully enrolled on the course, your timetable will include:


During the course you will write several assignments drawing on your workplace or your work practice, using your experiences as examples or as the basis for some research. In some situations you will be able to adapt your assignment and be able to submit your work as a Practice Paper to the Journal of Philanthropy and Marketing. The paper will be peer reviewed and if suitable published in the journal. If you would like to know more please use this link for further information

Fees and membership

  Individual Member Fee Non-Individual Member Fee
Live virtual delivery £4,148.00 £4,457.00
Online N/A N/A

Please see the training, events, qualifications and resouces listing for upcoming course dates.

Fees include access to all online course materials, Individual Membership, two three-day teaching blocks, student support and supervision and assignment grading. You will need to purchase the two core course textbooks yourself directly at additional cost.

If you are not yet an Individual Member your first year's membership is included with the non-member rate to enable you to access the full range of member benefits during your course. You must hold a valid Individual Membership while studying for a qualification.

Booking terms and conditions apply for all qualification courses. 

Please note if you are a new member you will need to provide a reference to complete your membership application and our membership team will get in touch with you to arrange this on receipt of your booking. You can visit our membership pages for more information.

The International Advanced Diploma has been developed in collaboration with the Association of Fundraising Professionals and the European Fundraising Association, and is recognised throughout Europe and North America.

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