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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. 

Maximising Memberships For Your Arts and Culture Organisation

This blog summarises the content of the RAISE online session ‘Maximising Memberships For Your Arts and Culture Organisation’ held on Tuesday, 2 May 2023 via Zoom.

Essentials of Legacy Fundraising (Practitioner Level) (7-May-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.

Major Donor Fundraising (Practitioner Level) (13-May-24)

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

Trusts Fundraising - Getting Started (14-May-24)

This course is for people with limited trust fundraising experience.

Designing and Running a Successful Fundraising Event (Practitioner Level) (15-May-24)

This indispensable one day course will provide you with the logistical know-how to ensure that your next events run as smoothly as possible, giving you a thorough understanding of what is needed to design and deliver your best fundraising event to date.

Celebration and In-Memory Giving (including Tribute Funds) (16-May-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.

Developing a Legacy Strategy (Management Level) (20-May-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.

Gaining the Chartered Institute's Diploma in Fundraising

In this blog, Alex Mula, Co-Chair of the Scottish Trusts, Statutory and Foundations special interest group, reflects on his recent success in gaining the Chartered Institute of Fundraising's Diploma i...

Waking up to fundraising

In this blog Grant McFarlane, Senior High Value Relationship Manager at Action for Children, discusses what gets him out of bed in the morning as a fundraiser.

Running a Capital Appeal (22 & 23-May-24)

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.

The Art of Stewardship & Cultivating Loyal Donors (23-May-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.

Update on safeguarding, professional conduct, and independent review

In this blog, Michele Welch, Head of Professional Conduct, discusses the formation of our Professional Conduct Committee, the new Safeguarding & Whistleblowing trustee, and provides an update on Inde...

Corporate Fundraising (Practitioner Level) (29 & 30-May-24)

You will develop the relevant knowledge, skills, techniques and confidence to enable you to successfully research, negotiate and manage corporate partnerships.

Engaging the Next Generation of Donors (4-Jun-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.

Corporate Fundraising (Management Level) (5 & 6-Jun-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.

Prospect Research - An Introduction (10-Jun-24)

Certificate in Fundraising - Virtual Delivery (Starting 11th June 2024)

The booking deadline for this qualification is 21st May 2024. Please email if you have any questions about this qualification.

Community Fundraising for Practitioners (13-Jun-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.

The value of volunteering to CHAS

Volunteers Week takes place from 1-7 June this year, and we asked Fiona Harvey, Head of Volunteering at CHAS, for her reflection on the value of volunteering to CHAS.

My first year as Volunteering Manager

In this blog Ronnie Young, Volunteering Manager at the Chartered Institute of Fundraising, speaks about his first year in post and the important role volunteers play in our organisation.