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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. 

Attracting Fresh Talent, Retaining Fundraising Stars

Chartered Institute of Fundraising Chief Executive Katie Docherty recently joined a panel of experts to discuss recruitment and retention of fundraisers.

The best sessions are interactive

In this short piece Gerald Richards, Director at B&G Partners LLP, discusses giving a masterclass session at the Scottish Fundraising Conference.

An opportunity for first time speakers

Gary Kernahan, Executive Director at Think, has spent many years volunteering for the Scottish Fundraising Conference and Awards Committee. In this blog, Gary discusses the opportunity for first time ...

Prize-led fundraising: trends and insights

Prize-led fundraising, where people donate in return for a raffle ticket, a lottery ticket or the chance to win a prize, remains a cornerstone of many charities fundraising portfolios. Through the pan...

Do you have what it takes to deliver one of fundraising’s flagship events?

Every year, a team of passionate volunteers come together to deliver the Chartered Institute of Fundraising Scotland's fundraising conference. There's an opportunity in 2024 for new people to join for...

The Importance of Annual Audience Insight Gathering

In November the Chartered Institute of Fundraising held a webinar in partnership with Salesforce, titled Innovative Approaches to Fundraising: Strategies for Success.

Facing AI Head On

Making the most of Payroll Giving

Top tips on getting funding for your charity film

Everyday donors are seeing loads of video content from a huge range of different sources and on a variety of platforms. Many fundraisers know that producing and using video content should be a key par...

Head of Professional Conduct Update

In this blog Michele Welch, Head of Professional Conduct, explains the updates the Chartered Institute of Fundraising has been making to safeguarding and the introduction of the Professional Conduct C...

The Professional Conduct Committee, An Introduction

Lindsey Bartling, Chair of the Professional Conduct Committee, introduces the Committee and role it has.

Behavioral Science: Quick Fundraising Wins

How can fundraisers can use behavioural science to produce some quick wins?

Fundraising Success with Capital Appeal Strategies

Andy Robin, a capital appeal specialist, heads the capital appeal that is refurbishing Paisley Museum. In this article, he shares his insights about this area of fundraising based on experience from t...

How AI can help fundraisers - part two

In this two-part series, Matt Smith, Director of Transformation & Innovation at THINK Consulting Solutions shares his thoughts on how AI can help fundraisers.

Reflections on Fundraising in Scotland

Mairi Morrison, Area Manager responsible for bereavement services for Cruse Scotland in the East of Scotland, reflects on a rich and successful career in the third sector.

Safeguarding gift-aid from upcoming legislation

In this blog Charlotte Sherman, Growing Giving Policy and Partnerships Manager, talks about the work we have been doing to make sure gift-aid income is not impacted by the current Digital Markets, Com...

How AI can help fundraisers - part one

In this two-part series, Matt Smith, Director of Transformation & Innovation at THINK Consulting Solutions shares his opinion on how AI can help fundraisers.

Fundraising Salaries and Benefits – Headlines from the 2023 Report

At the Chartered Institute of Fundraising, we know that career fundraisers perform best when they feel supported, rewarded, and recognised for their hard work and the incredible impact they make.

5 things you need to know about the Code of Fundraising Practice consultation

In this blog, Charlotte Weatherley, Growing Giving Policy and Partnerships Manager, outlines some of the key proposals and questions in the Fundraising Regulator’s current consultation on the Code of ...

Tales of an apprentice trustee

Dateline: September 2022. Scenario: Business as usual… and then I opened an email which talked about a programme running by Boardroom Apprentice. The opportunity that unraveled disrupted ‘business as...