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Below you can find a list of our upcoming training courses, qualifications and events. You can also view any resources (including blogs, guidance and articles). You can use the filter on the left to search for a specific type or interest for example. 

Being a Courageous Fundraiser - How to Boost your Resilience and Wellbeing (4-Mar-24)

The current climate requires fundraisers to be even more creative, courageous and bold in their fundraising.

Attracting Fresh Talent, Retaining Fundraising Stars

Chartered Institute of Fundraising Chief Executive Katie Docherty recently joined a panel of experts to discuss recruitment and retention of fundraisers.

Storytelling Masterclass for Fundraising Copywriters, Marketers and Leaders (5-Mar-24)

**1 SPACE - Email academy@ciof.org.uk to book* Storytelling has a vital role to play in almost all types of fundraising content: letters, emails, social media, case studies, newsletters and trust applications.

AI for Fundraisers: An Introduction to AI Tools (6-Mar-24)

**NEW COURSE** In this one day course, we will guide you through some of the popular AI tools and how you can use them to support your fundraising efforts.

Leading Stewardship (6 & 7-Mar-24)

This course will take you through the financial argument for investing in stewardship and help you to take a really practical look at the systems in place in your organisation to deliver exceptional stewardship.

Treating Donors Fairly - Introduction to Managing Vulnerabilities (7-Mar-24)

**NEW COURSE** This course has been designed to support fundraising professionals working directly or indirectly with those in Vulnerable Circumstances so that they can work effectively, ethically and with care.

Essentials of Legacy Fundraising (Practitioner Level) (8-Mar-24)

This course is designed for fundraisers who are new or relatively new to legacy fundraising. Legacy fundraising is likely to be only one part of your responsibilities.

Developing a Powerful Case for Support (11-Mar-24)

This engaging course is designed to help you to evaluate the key component parts of the case for support and assist you to develop this into a powerful fundraising message enabling donors to feel compelled to give.

Diploma in Fundraising - Virtual Delivery (Starting 12th March 2024)

DEADLINE EXTENDED The booking deadline for this qualification is 28th February 2024 - Please contact academy@ciof.org.uk if you have any questions about this qualification.

Masterclass - How to Write Fundraising Copy That Really Engages and Persuades (12-Mar-24)

**FULLY BOOKED** Take your copywriting skills to the next level Whether you write copy for fundraising letters, brochures, emails, web, or social, this online Copywriting for Fundraising Masterclass will boost your capability, confidence and results.

The best sessions are interactive

In this short piece Gerald Richards, Director at B&G Partners LLP, discusses giving a masterclass session at the Scottish Fundraising Conference.

Certificate in Fundraising Online (Starting 13th March 2024)

DEADLINE EXTENDED The booking deadline for this qualification is 28th February 2024 Please contact academy@ciof.org.uk if you have any questions about this qualification.

Trusts Fundraising - Getting Started (13-Mar-24)

This course is for people with limited trust fundraising experience.

Managing your Community Fundraising Programme (14-Mar-24)

Managing community fundraising is a multi-faceted role requiring confident leadership and a strategic approach.

An opportunity for first time speakers

Gary Kernahan, Executive Director at Think, has spent many years volunteering for the Scottish Fundraising Conference and Awards Committee. In this blog, Gary discusses the opportunity for first time ...

Prize-led fundraising: trends and insights

Prize-led fundraising, where people donate in return for a raffle ticket, a lottery ticket or the chance to win a prize, remains a cornerstone of many charities fundraising portfolios. Through the pan...

Revisit, Review, Reforecast your Fundraising Strategy and Annual Plan (18-Mar-24)

Now more than ever a fundraising strategy and an annual plan are vital to ensure your organisation has the confidence to generate income to continue to operate and provide the services needed.

Corporate Fundraising (Practitioner Level) (19 & 20-Mar-24)

**FULLY BOOKED** You will develop the relevant knowledge, skills, techniques and confidence to enable you to successfully research, negotiate and manage corporate partnerships.

Influencing and Negotiating Skills (20-Mar-24)

Effective fundraisers need to be able to influence and negotiate effectively, whether it be with external decision makers and supporters or internal colleagues.

Masterclass - How to Write More Powerful and Successful Fundraising Letters (21-Mar-24)

Letters are critical to the success of most fundraising strategies. That’s why it’s so important to make sure the copy is as powerful and persuasive at it be.