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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. 

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.

Technology and tools for improving the supporter experience

Technology and tools have been called out by professionals in the charity sector as one of the key barriers to improving the supporter experience. This paper will help charity staff to better understa...

Our plan to support members through the cost-of-living crisis

The cost-of-living crisis presents many challenges for fundraisers. In this blog, our CEO Katie Docherty talks about how we plan to support our members and the wider fundraising community.

Remembering our ‘why’: a new strategy for the Chartered Institute

Across the fundraising community there is a shared and collective ambition to change the world for the better. Whatever cause you fundraise for, whatever piece of the puzzle you may be in the broad an...

As the cost of living crisis bites, supporter loyalty is more important than ever

In this guest blog, Richard Spencer, Director at About Loyalty looks at supporter retention during the cost of living crisis.

How can fundraisers adapt during the cost-of-living crisis?

In this blog, Policy Manager Charlotte Weatherley looks at feedback from members around the cost-of-living crisis, how it is affecting charities and what fundraisers can do to encourage giving.

Introducing the Chair of the Chartered Institute of Fundraising Scotland

In this blog, Jamie McIntosh, newly elected Chair of the Chartered Institute of Fundraising Scotland, talks about his new role.

New head of Scotland Hazel Crombie announced

The Chartered Institute of Fundraising is delighted to announce that Hazel Crombie has been appointed the new Head of Scotland.

Nadine Campbell appointed as Chair

Fundraising with children and young people

Taking part in a fundraising event or challenge can be hugely rewarding for a child or young person. It’s an opportunity to make a difference in the world whilst learning new skills. In many cases, th...

Why a collective approach is instrumental for legacies

During Remember A Charity Week 2022, Jayne George, Director of Fundraising Marketing and Media at RNLI, reflects on the part the charity has played as a founding member of Remember A Charity and its 2...

How giving is affected by the cost of living crisis

In this blog, Policy and Communications Officer Kristy Lambert explores the relationship between increased living costs and charitable giving.

Great progress is being made in digital fundraising but more support is needed

Taking professional conduct in fundraising forward

In this blog, Michele Welch, our new Head of Professional Conduct, reflects on what it means to her to be working to create a safe environment for fundraising, and what lessons she has learned in her ...

Open letter from Katie Docherty, CEO of Chartered Institute of Fundraising

I’m passionate about the work of the Chartered Institute in supporting fundraisers. I joined in October last year after spending more than 20 years working in fundraising for a range of charities.