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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. 

'The Certificate in Fundraising has made me a much more confident fundraiser'

Ray Southam MInstF(Cert) graduated with the Certificate in Fundraising. He explains how one of the most valuable parts was being in an environment with other fundraisers with a range of different expe...

Change Collective Strategy

'The International Advanced Diploma has transformed my fundraising practice'

Eileen Kinsman MInstF(AdvDip) graduated in November with the International Advanced Diploma. She explains why she decided to do it, what she valued most from the qualification and how it has transform...

Who isn't in the room: more than percentages, policies and practices

As we publish our research 'Who isn't in the room? Equality, diversity and inclusion in the fundraising profession', Lizzie Ellis, IoF Policy and Information Officer, has taken a look at what the rese...

Mental health awareness: is it time for a 'whole employee' work culture?

Oxfam's Kate Kellaway Moore and consultant Kim van Niekerk share in this blog six activities that they believe can help the mental health of fundraisers and their employees, an area they say is often...

Muslim giving during Ramadan is testament to the power of fundraising

Fadi Itani, Chief Executive Officer of the Muslim Charities Forum, says that the money donated throughout Ramadan by British Muslims is a feat of fundraising, and explains why the network has launched...

Fundraising for Impact: how is the fundraising landscape changing?

Sam Boyle, IoF Policy and Information Officer, looks at the Fundraising for Impact report released by the IoF and PwC and explores what charities can learn from it about the future of fundraising.

Chartered journey: why I'm excited about the prospect of the IoF becoming a Chartered body

Kath Abrahams, IoF Trustee and Chair of the Learning & Development Committee, explains how the IoF becoming a chartered body will be a milestone moment which will take our profession to the next level...

Future Leaders Programme: 'It gave me a toolbox of skills and responses I can draw on'

Rosie Spiegelhalter is Head of Philanthropy for St Mungo's and in 2017 took part in the Future Leaders Programme. In this Q&A she explains how she found the programme and what she thinks others should...

Chartered journey: a step towards a more inclusive profession

Paul Amadi, Chief Supporter Officer at the British Red Cross and a member of the IoF's EDI panel, explains why he believes chartered status will promote fundraising as an inclusive, rewarding, and res...

Chartered journey: donors, engineers, and why Chartered status matters

Virginia Anderson, Chair of the Institute of Fundraising Scotland, says that chartered status matters as the public wants to trust fundraisers, and it will allow them to do exactly that.

How changing our relationships with trusts led to a huge spike in income at Sue Ryder

Andy Watts, Head of Trusts at Sue Ryder, explains how by changing how they interact with trusts and foundations, they were able to increase trust income by 349% in the space of a year.

Chartered journey: it will give our profession recognition that is long overdue

Today we announced that we have had the go ahead from the Privy Council to make a formal petition to become the Chartered Institute of Fundraising. Emma-Louise Singh MInstF(AdvDip) explains how being ...

'I was motivated to become a better fundraiser'

Luke Wiechula MInstF(Cert) graduated in November with the Certificate in Fundraising. He explains why he chose to take part in the qualification and how he found learning alongside other fundraisers r...

GDPR: The essentials

Actionaid's cultural journey towards diversity and inclusion

ActionAid’s Chief Executive Girish Menon explains the work the charity is doing on becoming an organisation that has diversity and inclusion at the heart of its culture and is embedded in feminist pri...

'We have failed to even address, let alone tackle, diversity'

Harpreet Kondel is a Fundraising Specialist who sits on the Board of Fundraising Convention. She explains why she thinks the success of the #ChangeCollective will require a dramatic culture shift with...

Attracting major gifts: what can we learn from higher education?

Gemma Peters, Chief Executive of Bloodwise, looks at what fundraisers can learn from the higher education sector when attracting major donations.

'We need to create a culture where everyone feels a sense of belonging'

Sam Butler, Director of Fundraising at Tibet Relief Fund, explains why he is involved with the #ChangeCollective and what he would like to see the movement achieve.

'I was told that as a disabled person I was just lucky to have a job'

Jonathan Levy explains why he thinks the fundraising sector needs the #ChangeCollective and why the movement matters so much to him.