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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. 

Events Fundraising: Strategy & Planning (Management Level) (30 & 31-Oct-24)

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

Major Donor Fundraising (Practitioner Level) (5-Nov-24)

Are you new to major gift fundraising or is your organisation now stepping out more boldly into this type of fundraising?

Trusts Fundraising - Getting Started (5-Nov-24)

This course is for people with limited trust fundraising experience.

Essentials of Legacy Fundraising (Practitioner Level) (6-Nov-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.

Storytelling Masterclass for Fundraising Copywriters, Marketers and Leaders (7-Nov-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.

Corporate Fundraising (Practitioner Level) (12 & 13-Nov-24)

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

Masterclass - How to Write More Powerful and Successful Fundraising Letters (13-Nov-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.

Managing your Trust Fundraising Programme Strategically (14-Nov-24)

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.

Diploma in Fundraising - Virtual Delivery (Starting 18th November 2024)

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

Running a Capital Appeal (18 & 19-Nov-24)

This practical two-day course ensures that you will have the knowledge and tools required to plan, manage and close a successful capital campaign; avoiding the common pitfalls and helping you to meet your goals.

Certificate in Fundraising - Virtual Delivery (Starting 19th November 2024)

The booking deadline for this qualification is 22nd October 2024. Please email academy@ciof.org.uk if you have any questions about this qualification.

The Art of Stewardship & Cultivating Loyal Donors (21-Nov-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.

Developing a Legacy Strategy (Management Level) (25-Nov-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 (28-Nov-24)

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

Masterclass - How to Write Fundraising Copy That Really Engages and Persuades (3-Dec-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.

Treating Donors Fairly - Introduction to Managing Vulnerabilities (4-Dec-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.

Designing and Running a Successful Fundraising Event (Practitioner Level) (5-Dec-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.

Community Fundraising for Practitioners (10-Dec-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.

Essentials of Legacy Fundraising (Practitioner Level) (21-Jan-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.

Digital Fundraising - Getting Started (22-Jan-25)

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