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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. 

Storytelling Masterclass for Fundraising Copywriters, Marketers and Leaders (2-Jul-24)

Storytelling has a vital role to play in almost all types of fundraising content: letters, emails, social media, case studies, newsletters and trust applications.

2024 National Fundraising Awards

Each table has 10 seats. Please use the group booking facility if you want to purchase seats but don't yet know the attendee details. We will try are best to keep those who book together on the same table wherever possible.

Fundraising Convention In-Person 2024

Fundraising Convention is the largest in-person event for fundraising professionals in the UK, and the one time of year, we meet as a sector to feel part of a community that will support and empower us.

Fundraising Convention Virtual 2024

Fundraising Convention is the largest event for fundraising professionals in the UK, and the one time of year, we meet as a sector to feel part of a community that will support and empower us.

National Fundraising Awards 2024

Tickets are now on sale!

Fundraising across Europe and the development of AI

Pan European Non-profit Pulse Report 2024 reveals how fundraisers are facing greatest challenges head on

Essentials of Legacy Fundraising (Practitioner Level) (9-Jul-24)

This course is designed for fundraisers who are new or relatively new to legacy fundraising. Legacy fundraising is likely to be only one part of your responsibilities.

Introduction to Fundraising - London and South East (10-Jul-24)

Are you new to the sector or thinking of changing careers into the sector and looking to improve and develop your understanding and knowledge of fundraising?

Masterclass - How to Write More Powerful and Successful Fundraising Letters (10-Jul-24)

Letters are critical to the success of most fundraising strategies. That’s why it’s so important to make sure the copy is as powerful and persuasive at it be.

Our Chartered Fundraiser Plans – On-demand Webinar

To enable career fundraisers to stand out and be acknowledged on par with peers from other professions, the Chartered Institute of Fundraising is working towards being able to award individual fundrai...

Philanthropy is changing and we need to change with it

Philanthropy is at a crucial turning point. Throughout the pandemic we saw many passionate and committed philanthropists step up their giving so charities could keep helping those who needed support.

Growing Income from Mid-Value Donors (16-Jul-24)

Mid-value giving is a bit of a mystery to many fundraisers. In many ways this is not a surprise as mid-value giving is largely a very underdeveloped area of fundraising in the UK. And yet, it is a vital part of the fundraising mix.

Fundraising Regulator Market Inquiry Report - what you need to know

Public fundraising is one of the most popular and effective methods of fundraising across the sector, and it is not unusual to see the colourful vests of fundraisers from some of the country’s most we...

Developing a Legacy Strategy (Management Level) (22-Jul-24)

This inspiring one day course will enable you to prepare and fulfil a detailed legacy strategy, enable you to develop meaningful Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) and provide you with a cultivation and stewardship programme.

Developing a Fundraising Strategy (23 & 24-Jul-24)

If you are a fundraiser or managing a fundraising team, this course will enable you to develop and/or improve your fundraising strategy - for your organisation or for your area of responsibility.

The Art of Stewardship & Cultivating Loyal Donors (25-Jul-24)

This course looks at how we shape experiences for supporters from the moment they hear about us, to their first engagement and on to a lasting relationship.

Trusts Fundraising - Getting Started (30-Jul-24)

This course is for people with limited trust fundraising experience.

Trusts Fundraising - Improving your success (Intermediate) (31-Jul-24)

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.

Community Fundraising for Practitioners (6-Aug-24)

Community fundraising has had a few hic-ups with the Covid crisis as it’s all about getting people involved, and supporting, assisting, advising and guiding those individuals & organisations who want to help you by raising money.

Member Resource: Creating a donations acceptance and refusal policy

This guidance will look at the different steps and considerations when creating a policy and putting it into practice.