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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. 

How major donor fundraisers are inspiring a new generation to give

In this blog, Policy and Communications Officer Kristy Lambert reflects on all the key findings shared by expert fundraisers at the Major Donors Fundraising Conference of 2023.

Insights from Xapien about the use of AI in major donor fundraising

Team Xapien turned out en masse at the Chartered Institute of Fundraising's Major Donor Fundraising conference on Thursday 2 March. It was a fantastic event, with informative and engaging talks and pa...

Looking forward to the 2023 Scottish Fundraising Conference

In this blog, Isla Campbell Lupton and Gary Kernahan, co-chairs of the Chartered Institute of Fundraising Scottish Fundraising Conference talk about highlights from the conference in 2022 and what to ...

Re-focusing our fundraising by reconnecting with donors

In this interview, Faiza Abdulkadir, Development Manager at Gate Theatre, shares her advice on how arts fundraisers can grow their fundraising in 2023 by nurturing relationships with supporters.

Essentials of Legacy Fundraising (Practitioner Level) (13-Sep-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.

Raising more income through payroll giving

Payroll giving is a well-established scheme that allows employees to give both one off and regular donations from their salary before tax, making it a unique way to both lower the cost of giving and m...

Developing a Powerful Case for Support (25-Sep-24)

This engaging course is designed to help you to evaluate the key component parts of the case for support and assist you to develop this into a powerful fundraising message enabling donors to feel compelled to give.

International Advanced Diploma in Fundraising - Virtual Delivery (Starting 27th September 2024)

The booking deadline for this qualification is 31st July 2024 - Please contact if you have any questions about this qualification.

Trusts Fundraising - Getting Started (27-Sep-24)

This course is for people with limited trust fundraising experience.

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.

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 if you have any questions about this qualification.

Payroll Giving Month - Celebrating an innovative way to help good causes

February 2023 will see a celebration of 35 years of Payroll Giving with a whole month dedicated to raising awareness of this impactful form of charitable giving.

A career dedicated to doing good 

Our Head of Scotland, Hazel Crombie, speaks with Morag Fleming who shares her expertise and offers advice on fundraising.  

Ali MacLeod - Head of Fundraising, National Trust Scotland

Ali MacLeod the Head of Fundraising at National Trust Scotland shares how she got into fundraising, the challenges it can bring, and what she has learned in the career.

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 if you have any questions about this qualification.