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Major Donor Fundraising (Practitioner Level) (1-Dec-21)


Legacy Fundraising Conference 2021

Masterclass - How to Write Fundraising Copy That Really Engages and Persuades (2-Dec-21)

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.

Trusts Fundraising - Improving your success (Intermediate) (6-Dec-21)

FULLY BOOKED The estimated total £6.5 billion of annual grants are made by charitable foundations, which includes the £2.9 billion grant-making by the top 300 trusts. This accounts for around 15% of voluntary income in the sector.

Revisit, Review, Reforecast your Fundraising Strategy and Annual Plan (7-Dec-21)

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.

The Power of Storytelling for Fundraisers (9-Dec-21)

Storytelling is a powerful way of communicating because human beings are wired to learn and remember through story. Story is also a powerful fundraising tool because a story told well connects with the listener, evokes emotion and can inspire them to take action.

‘Public fundraising has shown its value, flexibility and high standards’

The Chartered Institute’s newly appointed Chief Executive, Katie Docherty, talks in this blog post about the value and power of a conversation, as she looks at the role public fundraising has played d...

Innovation and Creativity for Better Fundraising Results (10-Dec-21)

Innovation is about people working together to solve strategic problems. It means staying resilient, spotting opportunities and take action to make sure the good ideas happen in a way that minimises risk and maximises income and impact.

How to make the most of Giving Tuesday

Ahead of #GivingTuesday2021, Andy Frain of the Charities Aid Foundation explores what drives the campaign and answers some of the questions that people have about how to get involved.

Introducing our new Head of Professional Conduct

The Chartered Institute of Fundraising’s new Head of Professional Conduct, Xose Lumor, introduces himself and explains why the role was created and what his priorities will be.

Introduction to Professional Fundraising in Scotland (Dec-21)

Fundraiser in Scotland seeking to raise funds for a favourite cause? Looking for advice, hints and tips on how to raise funds effectively?

Managing your Trust Fundraising Programme Strategically (13-Dec-21)

Change is happening in many organisations – revisiting how you deliver your services and understanding who your primary and secondary beneficiaries are, may in itself open up new funders to you.

Draft response to the Northern Ireland Betting, Gaming, Lotteries and Amusements (Amendment) Bill

The following is the Chartered Institute's draft response to the Northern Ireland Assembly's call for views and evidence on the Betting, Gaming, Lotteries and Amusements (Amendment) Bill. Please send ...

Excellence in fundraising is a trustee responsibility

Ahead of the launch of our new trustee handbook, providing guidance on fundraising regulation for charity trustees in Scotland, Michelle Cook, Head of Scotland, looks at what responsibilities trustees...

‘The Governance Gap’ – and why fundraisers could fill it

For Trustees’ Week, one of the Chartered Institute’s own trustees Kerys Sheppard MCIOF talks about why, during a time where both job and trustee vacancies are at a record high, employees are looking f...

Data: A new direction: Consultation response from the Chartered Institute of Fundraising

‘A far from typical year in events fundraising’

In this blog Jill Purcell, Fundraising Manager at MS-UK and a member of the East Anglia group committee, shares her thoughts on what’s in store for events in 2022.

GDPR changes are coming – charities must have a say and focus on supporter education

Suzanne Lewis, founder of Arc Data, looks in this blog at the government’s consultation on data and at what implications this is likely to have on charities and fundraising.

How your charity can learn from the complaints it receives about charitable fundraising

In this blog Catherine Orr, Head of Casework at the Fundraising Regulator, explains what charities can learn from the regulator’s Annual Complaints Report 2020/21 and how they can apply the insights t...

Research Roundup: The role of digital, corporates and legacies in building back better

Charlotte Sherman, Policy and Information Officer at the Chartered Institute, looks at the key pieces of research published in 2020 Q4 which give an insight into giving and the impact of COVID-19 on c...