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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. 

Effective Management and Leadership (27-Nov-24)

As a line manager you will be considering how you can best manage and lead your team members during this time, as well as deliver what is needed for your organisation.

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.

Prospect Research - Getting Started (2-Dec-24)

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.

Masterclass - How to Write Fundraising Copy That Really Engages and Persuades (3-Dec-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.

Treating Donors Fairly: Managing Vulnerabilities Within your Organisation (4-Dec-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.

Designing and Running a Successful Fundraising Event (Practitioner Level) (5-Dec-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.

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 ...

Community Fundraising for Practitioners (10-Dec-24)

Community fundraising is about getting people involved, and supporting, assisting, advising and guiding those individuals & organisations who want to help you by raising money.

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...

Managing your Community Fundraising Programme (12-Dec-24)

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

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...

The Importance of Annual Audience Insight Gathering

In November the Chartered Institute of Fundraising held a webinar in partnership with Salesforce, titled Innovative Approaches to Fundraising: Strategies for Success.

Facing AI Head On

Making the most of Payroll Giving

The Professional Conduct Committee, An Introduction

Lindsey Bartling, Chair of the Professional Conduct Committee, introduces the Committee and role it has.

Behavioral Science: Quick Fundraising Wins

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

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.