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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. 

Managing your Community Fundraising Programme (1-Oct-24)

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

Community Fundraising for Practitioners (2-Oct-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.

How to Acquire New Donors through Online Advertising (3-Oct-24)

This course is aimed at charities investing at least £2,000 per month on online advertising. The course will start off covering the basics but will quickly ascend into more advanced digital fundraising strategies and best practices.

Influence and Impact for Women in Leadership (Starting October 2024)

The Influence and Impact for Women in Leadership programme, is aimed at senior women in fundraising leadership roles who are looking to become brilliant at influencing senior stakeholders, would like to tackle self-doubt for good and make even more impact at work.

Behavioral Science: Quick Fundraising Wins

How can fundraisers can use behavioural science to produce some quick wins?

Trusts Fundraising - Improving your success (Intermediate) (8-Oct-24)

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.

Corporate Fundraising (Management Level) (9 & 10-Oct-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.

Diploma in Fundraising Online (Starting 9th October 2024)

The booking deadline for this qualification is 18th September 2024. Please contact academy@ciof.org.uk if you have any questions about this qualification.

Masterclass - How to Write Fundraising Copy That Really Engages and Persuades (10-Oct-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.

Fundraising Success with Capital Appeal Strategies

Andy Robin, a capital appeal specialist, heads the capital appeal that is refurbishing Paisley Museum. In this article, he shares his insights about this area of fundraising based on experience from t...

How AI can help fundraisers - part two

In this two-part series, Matt Smith, Director of Transformation & Innovation at THINK Consulting Solutions shares his thoughts on how AI can help fundraisers.

Reflections on Fundraising in Scotland

Mairi Morrison, Area Manager responsible for bereavement services for Cruse Scotland in the East of Scotland, reflects on a rich and successful career in the third sector.

Digital Fundraising - Planning and Strategy (15-Oct-24)

In this one day digital fundraising strategy course, we will explore a variety of processes and tools to help you develop a strategic plan for your digital fundraising activity.

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

Certificate in Fundraising Online (Starting 16th October 2024)

The booking deadline for this qualification is 25th September 2024. Please contact academy@ciof.org.uk if you have any questions about this qualification.

Introduction to Fundraising - London and South East (16-Oct-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?

The Power of Storytelling for Fundraisers (22-Oct-24)

Storytelling is a powerful way of communicating because human beings are wired to learn and remember through story. Story is also a powerful fundraising tool because a story told well connects with the listener, evokes emotion and can inspire them to take action.

Events Fundraising: Strategy & Planning (Management Level) (30 & 31-Oct-24)

This engaging course is designed to help you to evaluate the performance of your current portfolio of events, drive forward your events.

Safeguarding gift-aid from upcoming legislation

In this blog Charlotte Sherman, Growing Giving Policy and Partnerships Manager, talks about the work we have been doing to make sure gift-aid income is not impacted by the current Digital Markets, Com...

Major Donor Fundraising (Practitioner Level) (5-Nov-24)

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