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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. 

Where to focus individual giving fundraising during the cost of living crisis

This is a challenging time for fundraisers, not least because forecasting and budgeting is nigh on impossible! We know that you’re hungry for benchmarking information and insight to support your plann...

My Fundraising Career: Mark Storey MBA CMgr FCMI

Mark Storey reflects on how he discovered a career in fundraising and the lessons learned along the way.

Legacy and In-Memory Giving riding the storm

This blog by Legacy Futures shares the most up to date insight into legacy income performance and how in-memory giving will change through the cost of living crisis.

It’s time to create a culture of philanthropic giving

In this blog, Cath Dovey, Co-Founder of The Beacon Collaborative reflects on the key trends in philanthropic giving in 2022 and how to encourage more major donors to support charities.

Looking back: 2022 at the Fundraising Regulator

In this blog, Head of Policy at The Fundraising Regulator shares insights into their complaints report and updates on their new strategic plan.

Major donors have stepped up, as fundraisers we must continue to nurture these relationships

In this blog, Sujit Peris Head of Regional Philanthropy and Partnerships, Amnesty International, reflects on how major donors have been respondent to waves of unprecedented challenges.

Making fundraising an inclusive and diverse profession

Lucy Warnes is the new Director of Communications and Fundraising at SignHealth, the deaf health charity. In this blog she discusses the importance of making sure fundraising is an inclusive and diver...

Update on progress of the Independent Review and actions to safeguard the fundraising community

The Chartered Institute of Fundraising announced significant actions in August 2021 on safeguarding, one of which was to commission an Independent Review into the way the organisation had acted in res...

Businesses bring hope to fundraising strategies for 2023

In this blog, Veronica Bamford-Deane, Managing Director of Work for Good, shares insights from a survey of small businesses to help fundraisers understand the drivers of business giving and how busine...

Being a group committee member - Claire McMinn

Education in Action: Diploma in Fundraising

The Diploma in Fundraising is a chance for participants to build on existing experience and skills to consolidate and expand their knowledge in all key aspects of fundraising. Rachel Taylor, Income De...

Fundraising Convention - The experience of being a speaker

In this blog, Lorraine Lewis, CEO and Co-Founder of the Lewis Foundation talks about her experience of being a speaker at the Fundraising Convention, and how this has benefited her charity and the doo...

Michael Mogan MBE - I miss being part of a team

In this blog, Michael Mogan MBE, discusses how with fundraising sometimes being a lonely place, being a speaker at the Chartered Institute's Fundraising Convention allowed him to network and learn fro...

Thirty Years of Making a Difference

In this case study, Chris Davis, the Chair of the Researchers in Fundraising group, celebrates the important work the Special Interest group has been doing over the years for the prospect research com...

Using a test and learn approach to level up your fundraising

Trustees and fundraising: a practical handbook

This guide will help you ensure your approach to fundraising meets your charity’s legal and ethical responsibilities as well as best reflect the values of your organisation.

Could you be a Boardroom Apprentice for the Chartered Institute?

Nadine Campbell, Chair of the Chartered Institute, shares her journey from fundraiser to the boardroom and explains why she’s excited about us joining up to the pilot of the Boardroom Apprentice UK pi...

Now is the time for fundraisers to embrace innovation

In this interview, Chris Paver, Co-founder and Chief Operating Officer of Dataro talks about barriers to innovation in fundraising ahead of his presentation at the Future of Fundraising Conference.

Talking to supporters about legacies during a cost-of-living crisis

In this blog Sanita Guddu, trainer, coach and founder of Persuasion Consultancy; host and producer of Legacy Fundraising Chat Podcast, shares her views of what charities could do as supporters struggl...

A message from our Chair, Nadine Campbell

A copy of the message sent to members from our Chair, Nadine Campbell.