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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 Art of Stewardship & Cultivating Loyal Donors (23-May-24)

This course looks at how we shape experiences for supporters from the moment they hear about us, to their first engagement and on to a lasting relationship.

Corporate Fundraising (Practitioner Level) (29 & 30-May-24)

You will develop the relevant knowledge, skills, techniques and confidence to enable you to successfully research, negotiate and manage corporate partnerships.

Innovation and Creativity for Better Fundraising Results (30-May-24)

Innovation means staying resilient, spotting opportunities and take action to make sure the good ideas happen in a way that minimises risk and maximises income and impact.

Corporate Fundraising (Management Level) (5 & 6-Jun-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.

Masterclass - How to Write Fundraising Copy That Really Engages and Persuades (6-Jun-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.

Digital Fundraising - Getting Started (10-Jun-23)

In this one day course, we will explore the digital landscape and its relevance to fundraising.

Certificate in Fundraising - Virtual Delivery (Starting 11th June 2024)

The booking deadline for this qualification is 21st May 2024. Please email academy@ciof.org.uk if you have any questions about this qualification.

The Power of Storytelling for Fundraisers (12-Jun-24)

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.

Community Fundraising for Practitioners (13-Jun-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.

Digital Fundraising - Planning and Strategy (18-Jun-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.

Future Leaders Programme (June - November 2024)

Are you keen to develop your leadership skills? Do you want to be a leader, but are currently unsure as to how to lead authentically? Or are you still undecided as to whether you want to be a leader at all?

Diploma in Fundraising - Virtual Delivery (Starting 25th June 2024)

The booking deadline for this qualification is 4th June 2024 - Please contact academy@ciof.org.uk if you have any questions about this qualification.

Events Fundraising: Strategy & Planning (Management Level) (26 & 27-Jun-24)

This engaging course is designed to help you to evaluate the performance of your current portfolio of events, drive forward your events.

Treating Donors Fairly - Introduction to Managing Vulnerabilities (26-Jun-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.

Corporate Fundraising (Practitioner Level) (27 & 28-Jun-24)

You will develop the relevant knowledge, skills, techniques and confidence to enable you to successfully research, negotiate and manage corporate partnerships.

Managing your Community Fundraising Programme (27-Jun-24)

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

Storytelling Masterclass for Fundraising Copywriters, Marketers and Leaders (2-Jul-24)

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

National Fundraising Awards 2024

Ticket sales will open 2 April 2024.

Essentials of Legacy Fundraising (Practitioner Level) (9-Jul-24)

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.

Masterclass - How to Write More Powerful and Successful Fundraising Letters (10-Jul-24)

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.