Deborah Eleftheriou, Head of Development at St Catherine's British School, reflects on her experience of completing the Diploma in Fundraising with the Chartered Institute this year.
I had the incredible opportunity to pursue a qualification with the Chartered Institute of Fundraising, and I must say that the experience was nothing short of excellent. The knowledge and skills I gained from the program have been instrumental in empowering me to lead our department, field, and Development Office with confidence.
The tutor assigned to our course made all the difference in my learning journey. Her expertise, dedication, and commitment to our success was truly remarkable. She not only possessed an in-depth understanding of the subject matter but also had the ability to convey it in a way that was engaging and practical.
The Chartered Institute’s Diploma in Fundraising qualification has not only expanded my knowledge but also provided me with a valuable network of peers and resources that will undoubtedly support my professional growth for years to come. I now feel well-equipped to tackle the challenges and opportunities in the field of fundraising and development. This programme has helped me not only in gaining knowledge but also in fostering a strong sense of confidence in my abilities as a leader in this domain.
I would highly recommend the Chartered Institute of Fundraising to anyone looking to advance their career in fundraising and development. This qualification has been a transformative experience for me, and I am truly grateful for the knowledge and skills I have gained, all thanks to the exceptional programme and the invaluable contribution of the dedicated tutor.
Now I have qualified I have made Senior Leadership this year which put Advancement on the map in our school. It has been an investment that will undoubtedly pay off in the long run, and I couldn't be happier with my decision to pursue this qualification with the Chartered Institute of Fundraising.