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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. 

The value of volunteering

Volunteers' Week takes place from 1-7 June this year, and we asked Fiona Harvey, Head of Volunteering at CHAS, for her reflection on the value of volunteering.

My first year as Volunteering Manager

In this blog Ronnie Young, Volunteering Manager at the Chartered Institute of Fundraising, speaks about his first year in post and the important role volunteers play in our organisation.

Updates to Charity Commission guidance on cryptocurrencies – what you need to know

Policy and Communications Officer Kristy Lambert discusses the key updates from the Charity Commission’s new guidance on crypto and shares some information on an ongoing project we are working on to s...

How I got into fundraising - Gary Kernahan

In this blog, Gary Kernahan, Head of Interim and Senior Consultant at THINK and Trustee for the Chartered Institute of Fundraising, discusses how he got into a career in fundraising.

Redesigning our organisation to deliver most for our members

How I got into fundraising - Jamie McIntosh

In this blog Jamie McIntosh, CEO of Scottish Love in Action and Chair of Chartered Institute of Fundraising Scotland, talks about how he got into a career in fundraising.

What motivates a fundraiser?

In this blog Michelle Benson, Coach, Trainer and Consultant, talks about what what motivates her to wake up every morning and do great work in the fundraising sector.

A journey in arts fundraising

Lauren Smethurst is a Young Arts Fundraisers Board Member, and Development Officer at HOME, an arts centre in Manchester. We sat down with Lauren to learn about her journey into arts fundraising, hear...

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.

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...

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.

My journey as an Arts Fundraiser

In this Q&A blog Montserrat Fuentes Romero, a professional pianist and arts fundraiser, talks about her fundraising career and how RAISE and the Chartered Institute supported her journey.

The future of legacies is brighter than you might think

Political turmoil, Covid-19, the war in Ukraine, and economic downturn bringing austerity and cuts in spending – it has been an incredible few years, leaving charities under pressure.

How fundraisers are navigating the challenges of 2023

In this blog, Charlotte Weatherley, Policy Manager, shares our members’ thoughts on the challenges fundraisers will face in 2023, including the cost of living crisis, recruitment and investing in fund...

Understanding audiences and algorithms to improve social media engagement

In this interview, Athar Abidi, Strategic Social Media Manager, RNLI talks about their achievements in 2022 and how to improve engagement on social channels.

UK giving during the cost of living crisis 

In this blog, Neil Heslop OBE from the Charities Aid Foundation, considers how giving has responded to the cost of living crisis.