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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. 

Introduction to Fundraising - London and South East (7-Aug-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?

Managing your Trust Fundraising Programme Strategically (7-Aug-24)

Change is happening in many organisations – revisiting how you deliver your services and understanding who your primary and secondary beneficiaries are, may in itself open up new funders to you.

Celebration and In-Memory Giving (including Tribute Funds) (8-Aug-24)

About half a million families suffer a bereavement each year in the UK. Over £80m is given in memory each year by family and friends in the UK.

Member Resource: New research on why people donate and what stops others

Insight from a research survey will prove useful to fundraisers

Gen Z - Engaging the Next Generation of Donors (12-Aug-24)

**NEW COURSE** As we look to a new generation of donors, it is now more important than ever for charities to align their understanding of what drives and engages donors and prospects.

My Fundraising Career - Mhairi Cameron

Mhairi Cameron, Managing Director of Bruce Tait Associates, shares how she found her way into fundraising and the rich and varied career that has followed.

Corporate Fundraising (Management Level) (14 & 15-Aug-24)

This two day course gives participants the understanding, knowledge and tools to create an effective strategy for corporate fundraising (CFR) and to develop and manage complex corporate partnerships.

Data Storytelling for Fundraisers (14-Aug-24)

**NEW COURSE** Demonstrating impact is crucial for fundraising – and data is the evidence that you can use. Visual presentations of data are proven to be more persuasive, engaging and effective than narrative text or tables of numbers.

Masterclass - How to Write Fundraising Copy That Really Engages and Persuades (15-Aug-24)

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.

Attracting Fresh Talent, Retaining Fundraising Stars

Chartered Institute of Fundraising Chief Executive Katie Docherty recently joined a panel of experts to discuss recruitment and retention of fundraisers.

Major Donor Fundraising (Practitioner Level) (19-Aug-24)

Are you new to major gift fundraising or is your organisation now stepping out more boldly into this type of fundraising?

Prospect Research - Getting Started (20-Aug-24)

**NEW COURSE** While most large charities have a role dedicated to prospect research, most fundraisers will be expected to carry out this vital fundraising activity with no training.

The best sessions are interactive

In this short piece Gerald Richards, Director at B&G Partners LLP, discusses giving a masterclass session at the Scottish Fundraising Conference.

An opportunity for first time speakers

Gary Kernahan, Executive Director at Think, has spent many years volunteering for the Scottish Fundraising Conference and Awards Committee. In this blog, Gary discusses the opportunity for first time ...

Prize-led fundraising: trends and insights

Prize-led fundraising, where people donate in return for a raffle ticket, a lottery ticket or the chance to win a prize, remains a cornerstone of many charities fundraising portfolios. Through the pan...

Revisit, Review, Reforecast your Fundraising Strategy and Annual Plan (3-Sep-24)

Now more than ever a fundraising strategy and an annual plan are vital to ensure your organisation has the confidence to generate income to continue to operate and provide the services needed.

Treating Donors Fairly: Managing Vulnerabilities Within your Organisation (5-Sep-24)

This course has been designed to support fundraising professionals working directly or indirectly with those in Vulnerable Circumstances so that they can work effectively, ethically and with care.

The Art of Stewardship & Cultivating Loyal Donors (9-Sep-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.

Influencing and Negotiating Skills (11-Sep-24)

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

Do you have what it takes to deliver one of fundraising’s flagship events?

Every year, a team of passionate volunteers come together to deliver the Chartered Institute of Fundraising Scotland's fundraising conference. There's an opportunity in 2024 for new people to join for...