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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 Trust Fundraising Programme Strategically (19-Feb-25)

Change is happening in many organisations – revisiting how you deliver your services and understanding who your primary and secondary beneficiaries are, may in itself open up new funders to you.

The Power of Storytelling for Fundraisers (24-Feb-25)

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.

AI for Fundraisers: An Introduction to AI Tools (25-Feb-25)

In this one day course, we will guide you through some of the popular AI tools and how you can use them to support your fundraising efforts.

Storytelling Masterclass for Fundraising Copywriters, Marketers and Leaders (26-Feb-25)

Storytelling has a vital role to play in almost all types of fundraising content: letters, emails, social media, case studies, newsletters and trust applications.

Essentials of Legacy Fundraising (Practitioner Level) (3-Mar-25)

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.

Managing your Community Fundraising Programme (4-Mar-25)

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

Influencing and Negotiating Skills (5-Mar-25)

Effective fundraisers need to be able to influence and negotiate effectively, whether it be with external decision makers and supporters or internal colleagues.

Being a Courageous Fundraiser - How to Boost your Resilience and Wellbeing (6-Mar-25)

The current climate requires fundraisers to be even more creative, courageous and bold in their fundraising.

Review and Develop your Event Fundraising Portfolio (10-Mar-25)

This course will help you develop a programme that you can manage effectively with the resources you have available, and will help you achieve more sign-ups, satisfied supporters, and the maximum amount of income.

Revisit, Review, Reforecast your Fundraising Strategy and Annual Plan (12-Mar-25)

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.

Treating Donors Fairly: Managing Vulnerabilities Within your Organisation (13-Mar-25)

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.

Developing a Powerful Case for Support (18-Mar-25)

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.

Masterclass - How to Write Fundraising Copy That Really Engages and Persuades (19-Mar-25)

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.

Developing a Legacy Strategy (Management Level) (25-Mar-25)

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.

Masterclass - How to Write More Powerful and Successful Fundraising Letters (27-Mar-25)

Letters are critical to the success of most fundraising strategies. That’s why it’s so important to make sure the copy is as powerful and persuasive at it be.

Major Donor Fundraising: Planning & Strategy (Management Level) (31-Mar & 1-Apr-25)

This is a course designed specifically for anyone responsible for creating a strategy and plan in major gift fundraising or who wants to prepare for a role where this will be part of the job.

Maximising memberships for your arts and culture organisation

This blog summarises the content of the RAISE online session ‘Maximising Memberships For Your Arts and Culture Organisation’ held on Tuesday, 2 May 2023 via Zoom.

Gaining the Chartered Institute's Diploma in Fundraising

In this blog, Alex Mula, Co-Chair of the Scottish Trusts, Statutory and Foundations special interest group, reflects on his recent success in gaining the Chartered Institute of Fundraising's Diploma i...

Waking up to fundraising

In this blog Grant McFarlane, Senior High Value Relationship Manager at Action for Children, discusses what gets him out of bed in the morning as a fundraiser.

Update on safeguarding, professional conduct, and independent review

In this blog, Michele Welch, Head of Professional Conduct, discusses the formation of our Professional Conduct Committee, the new Safeguarding & Whistleblowing trustee, and provides an update on Inde...