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My Career: Setting you up for success

Chartered Institute Individual Member Anthony Blackman takes a look at My Career and explains how he has been using the member resource. He talks about how he has benefited from the tools on offer and...

What does the current jobs market mean for you?

Karen Harlow, Digital Content Manager at CharityJob, says that so much of our lives has changed in the last couple of years, and the jobs market is no exception. In this blog she looks at what the cur...

Masterclass - How to Write Fundraising Copy That Really Engages and Persuades (10-Feb-23)

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.

Community Fundraising for Practitioners (13-Feb-23)

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.

Trusts Fundraising - Getting Started (14-Feb-23)

This course is for people with limited trust fundraising experience - people who are likely to have been working in this area for less than 12 months, either as a staff member or as a volunteer, and for those who wish to develop skills to work with trusts and foundations.

‘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.

Celebration and In-Memory Giving (including Tribute Funds) (21-Feb-23)

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.

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

Essentials of Legacy Fundraising (Practitioner Level) (6-Mar-23)

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.

Revisit, Review, Reforecast your Fundraising Strategy and Annual Plan (7-Mar-23)

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.

Managing your Community Fundraising Programme (8-Mar-23)

Managing community fundraising is a multi-faceted role requiring confident leadership and a strategic approach.

‘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.

Trusts Fundraising - Improving your Success (Intermediate) (13-Mar-23)

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.

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...