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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. 

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.

Designing and Running a Successful Fundraising Event (Practitioner Level) (26-Sep-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.

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

The booking deadline for this qualification is 31st July 2024 - Please contact academy@ciof.org.uk 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.

Developing a Legacy Strategy (Management Level) (30-Sep-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.

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.

5 things you need to know about the Code of Fundraising Practice consultation

In this blog, Charlotte Weatherley, Growing Giving Policy and Partnerships Manager, outlines some of the key proposals and questions in the Fundraising Regulator’s current consultation on the Code of ...

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.

Tales of an apprentice trustee

Dateline: September 2022. Scenario: Business as usual… and then I opened an email which talked about a programme running by Boardroom Apprentice. The opportunity that unraveled disrupted ‘business as...

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.

How will you support the sector to be equitable, diverse and inclusive?

I was delighted to be able to connect with the Fundraising community in the Midlands during the West Midlands conference earlier this month.

Planning and delivering Harmeny’s Learning for Life Appeal

Alison Acosta, Fundraising and Communications Manager at Harmeny Education Trust, shares her experience of running a capital appeal.

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.