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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. 

What the current environment shows us about donor motivations

Gill Jolly, from the Health Special Interest Group, says that there are lessons to be learnt from Captain Tom's fundraising efforts and from the support for key workers during the Thursday night clap,...

'If not now, when?' - Looking ahead into recovery

Daniel Fluskey, Head of Policy and External Affairs at the Chartered Institute of Fundraising, takes a look at the kinds of discussions, questions, topics that have been taking place as we look forwar...

Payroll givers are the unsung heroes of charitable giving

Marcia Hibberd from Marie Curie says that Payroll Givers have done so much for the people of the UK and other countries with little recognition, making them the unsung heroes of charitable giving.

Why charities should get involved with the first ever lesbian visibility week

To mark the first ever Lesbian Visibility Week, former Fundraising Director Polly Shute looks at the importance of Lesbian visibility, and why community is so much more important at time of crisis.

Public generosity is inspirational – but it can't be an excuse for government to not step up

While we're seeing fantastic fundraising from charities and individuals, the Chartered Institute's Daniel Fluskey says the impact of coronavirus means that public donations alone can't meet the scale ...

Private assets for public good: the time is now

Cath Dovey, of the Beacon Collaborative, looks at the latest research on barriers to giving among the wealthy in the UK, and how organisations can engage wealthy donors as partners in social change.

5 ways to protect your fundraising income during the coronavirus pandemic

Scott Gray from Rapidata offers some advice in this blog on how you can help protect your fundraised income during this time of uncertainty.

Coronavirus: the impact on arts, cultural and heritage fundraising

Martin Kaufman, Chair of the RAISE Steering Committee, looks at the impact of the current situation on the arts and culture sector, and how it really is ‘unchartered waters’.

Closing the gap on female leadership

In a blog to accompany our 'Missing Out' research, Sarah Tite looks at the problems that persist within our work environment and what we can do to close the female leadership gap in fundraising.

How a simple digital fundraising idea had huge returns for St Basils

Barrie Hodge, Head of Fundraising and Communications at St Basils, writes in this blog about his Donate Your Homepage campaign, and how it is the simple ideas that are the most effective.

Six tips for integrating digital into fundraising

Ella Pierce, Head of Digital Fundraising at Sightsavers, gives six tips in this blog that have worked for them in integrating digital into all areas of their fundraising and marketing.

Digital welcome: more than a thank you!

Two fundraisers from Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity look at how they have tested digital welcome journeys at their charity to improve attrition and cancellation rates.

Give me an E, give me a D, give me an I

Lizzie Ellis, our Policy and Information Officer looks at the proposed Charity Governance Code refresh, that would help charities have the right conversations about equality, diversity and inclusion.

Missing Out: Understanding the Female Leadership Gap in Fundraising

Research looking at the experiences and challenges women face in achieving equal representation at senior levels in fundraising.

Winning a National Fundraising Award has given me renewed drive to achieve more

Suzie Rees won the Fundraiser of the Year award at last year’s National Fundraising Awards. She explains how winning the award felt like external validation for both herself and her charity.

How Chartered status will help transform our profession

The Institute of Fundraising’s Alex Xavier looks at how the membership body is looking to create new traditions with its Charter, and what Chartered Status will mean for the fundraising profession.

Strong customer authentication: keeping you up to date

Paul Rodgers gives the latest update in this blog on Strong Customer Authentication and how these changes will impact fundraisers and charities.

Is the fundraising statement in your annual report compliant with the law?

Lord Toby Harris, Chair of the Fundraising Regulator, outlines some key areas that charities should ensure are included in their annual reports' fundraising statements.

What is wrong with funders?

Harriet Stranks, Director of Grants at Lloyds Bank Foundation, asks what is wrong with funders, and looks at why this is not a simple problem with a simple solution.

Winning the National Fundraising Award made me realise that I had achieved a massive success

Helen Maguire won the Rising Star award at last year’s National Fundraising Awards. In this blog she explains what winning the award meant to her, and how winning has impacted her career.