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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 can fundraisers adapt during the cost-of-living crisis?

In this blog, Policy Manager Charlotte Weatherley looks at feedback from members around the cost-of-living crisis, how it is affecting charities and what fundraisers can do to encourage giving.

Plans to create safe spaces in fundraising

Following our member webinar on safeguarding, our Head of Professional Conduct Michele Welch shares the changes we have made so far and further plans to create safe spaces in fundraising.

Introducing the Chair of the Chartered Institute of Fundraising Scotland

In this blog, Jamie McIntosh, newly elected Chair of the Chartered Institute of Fundraising Scotland, talks about his new role.

New head of Scotland Hazel Crombie announced

The Chartered Institute of Fundraising is delighted to announce that Hazel Crombie has been appointed the new Head of Scotland.

Nadine Campbell appointed as Chair

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

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

Fundraising with children and young people

Taking part in a fundraising event or challenge can be hugely rewarding for a child or young person. It’s an opportunity to make a difference in the world whilst learning new skills. In many cases, th...

Regular giving by MasterCard – the important changes you need to know

Why a collective approach is instrumental for legacies

During Remember A Charity Week 2022, Jayne George, Director of Fundraising Marketing and Media at RNLI, reflects on the part the charity has played as a founding member of Remember A Charity and its 2...

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.

How giving is affected by the cost of living crisis

In this blog, Policy and Communications Officer Kristy Lambert explores the relationship between increased living costs and charitable giving.

Great progress is being made in digital fundraising but more support is needed

Taking professional conduct in fundraising forward

In this blog, Michele Welch, our new Head of Professional Conduct, reflects on what it means to her to be working to create a safe environment for fundraising, and what lessons she has learned in her ...

Open letter from Katie Docherty, CEO of Chartered Institute of Fundraising

I’m passionate about the work of the Chartered Institute in supporting fundraisers. I joined in October last year after spending more than 20 years working in fundraising for a range of charities.

‘How I got here’ with Husne Begum, Head of Corporate Partnerships at Teach First

With the Fundraising Convention around the corner, Husne Begum of Teach First, shares her journey from ‘falling into fundraising’ to Head of Corporate partnerships, and how peer to peer learning can s...

Accuracy and clarity in fundraising

This short piece of guidance looks at how fundraisers can make sure their communications are clear and accurate for a wide range of audiences.

Trustees and Fundraising in Scotland

Trustees have a key role to play in ensuring that their organisation’s approach to fundraising is in keeping with its purpose, values and culture.

Sharing Stories of Children in Fundraising

Choosing to share their story can be hugely rewarding for a child looking to make an impact on the world. Their experiences have the power to inspire public support and change the lives of others. But...

Good digital fundraising puts people first

Following the member roundtable with the Law Family Commission on Civil Society, the Chartered Institute’s Policy and Information Officer, Charlotte Sherman, looks at the challenges fundraisers face w...

How to make your job adverts more inclusive

In this blog, Karen Harlow, Digital Manager at CharityJob, looks at the steps they've taken and others can take to make their job advertisements more inclusive.