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Making the Ask - a Masterclass with Kim van Niekerk (24-Mar-22)

Whether you are new to asking a donor for a gift in a face-to-face situation or your confidence just needs a boost, this course is for you.

‘Public fundraising has shown its value, flexibility and high standards’

The Chartered Institute’s newly appointed Chief Executive, Katie Docherty, talks in this blog post about the value and power of a conversation, as she looks at the role public fundraising has played d...

How to make the most of Giving Tuesday

Ahead of #GivingTuesday2021, Andy Frain of the Charities Aid Foundation explores what drives the campaign and answers some of the questions that people have about how to get involved.

Introducing our new Head of Professional Conduct

The Chartered Institute of Fundraising’s new Head of Professional Conduct, Xose Lumor, introduces himself and explains why the role was created and what his priorities will be.

Influencing and Negotiating Skills (29-Mar-22)

FULLY BOOKED - Effective fundraisers need to be able to influence and negotiate effectively, whether it be with external decision makers and supporters or internal colleagues.

Essentials of Legacy Fundraising (Practitioner Level) (30-Mar-22)

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. This course is aimed at people who are unlikely to have written and implemented a legacy strategy previously.

Storytelling Masterclass for Fundraising Copywriters, Marketers and Leaders (1-Apr-22)

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

Draft response to the Northern Ireland Betting, Gaming, Lotteries and Amusements (Amendment) Bill

The following is the Chartered Institute's draft response to the Northern Ireland Assembly's call for views and evidence on the Betting, Gaming, Lotteries and Amusements (Amendment) Bill. Please send ...

Excellence in fundraising is a trustee responsibility

Ahead of the launch of our new trustee handbook, providing guidance on fundraising regulation for charity trustees in Scotland, Michelle Cook, Head of Scotland, looks at what responsibilities trustees...

‘The Governance Gap’ – and why fundraisers could fill it

For Trustees’ Week, one of the Chartered Institute’s own trustees Kerys Sheppard MCIOF talks about why, during a time where both job and trustee vacancies are at a record high, employees are looking f...

Data: A new direction: Consultation response from the Chartered Institute of Fundraising

‘A far from typical year in events fundraising’

In this blog Jill Purcell, Fundraising Manager at MS-UK and a member of the East Anglia group committee, shares her thoughts on what’s in store for events in 2022.

Masterclass - How to Write Fundraising Copy That Really Engages and Persuades (21-Apr-22)

Take your copywriting skills to the next level Whether you write copy for fundraising letters, brochures, emails, web, or social, this online Copywriting for Fundraising Masterclass will boost your capability, confidence and results.

GDPR changes are coming – charities must have a say and focus on supporter education

Suzanne Lewis, founder of Arc Data, looks in this blog at the government’s consultation on data and at what implications this is likely to have on charities and fundraising.

How your charity can learn from the complaints it receives about charitable fundraising

In this blog Catherine Orr, Head of Casework at the Fundraising Regulator, explains what charities can learn from the regulator’s Annual Complaints Report 2020/21 and how they can apply the insights t...

Research Roundup: The role of digital, corporates and legacies in building back better

Charlotte Sherman, Policy and Information Officer at the Chartered Institute, looks at the key pieces of research published in 2020 Q4 which give an insight into giving and the impact of COVID-19 on c...

Influence and Impact for Women in Leadership (starting April 2022)

BOOKING DEADLINE - 26th APRIL. Please contact if you have any questions about this programme.

Maximising Your Capital Campaigns (Management Level) (27 & 28-Apr-22)

This practical two-day course ensures that you will have the knowledge and tools required to plan, manage and close a successful capital campaign; avoiding the common pitfalls and helping you to meet your goals.

5 numbers every Scottish charity needs to make the case for legacy fundraising

Following the release of new research collated by Remember A Charity, Legacy Foresight, Smee & Ford and the Institute of Legacy Management in a joint report into the Scottish legacy market, Rob Cope, ...

How public fundraisers are adapting to reduced social distancing measures

Following the recent ‘COVID-19, taking the pulse of public fundraising’ surveys, Chartered Institute’s Policy and Information Officer Charlotte Sherman looks in this blog at how charities are approach...