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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. 

Fundraising Salaries and Benefits – Headlines from the 2023 Report

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...

Speaker reflections – How will you support the sector to be equitable, diverse and inclusive?

Planning and delivering Harmeny’s Learning for Life Appeal

In this blog, Alison Acosta, Fundraising and Communications Manager at Harmeny Education Trust, shares her experience of running a capital appeal that has just finished.

Tips for successful corporate partnerships in the arts sector

This blog is the result of a series of sessions on Corporate Fundraising for arts and culture organisations, delivered by Rosendale Partnership during Summer 2023 for the RAISE: Arts, Culture & Herita...

Remembering the lightbulb moments.

Daniel Fluskey, Director of Policy and Communications, looks back at his career at the Chartered Institute.

Maximising Memberships For Your Arts and Culture Organisation

This blog summarises the content of the RAISE online session ‘Maximising Memberships For Your Arts and Culture Organisation’ held on Tuesday, 2 May 2023 via Zoom.

Gaining the Chartered Institute's Diploma in Fundraising

In this blog, Alex Mula, Co-Chair of the Scottish Trusts, Statutory and Foundations special interest group, reflects on his recent success in gaining the Chartered Institute of Fundraising's Diploma i...

Waking up to fundraising

In this blog Grant McFarlane, Senior High Value Relationship Manager at Action for Children, discusses what gets him out of bed in the morning as a fundraiser.

Update on safeguarding, professional conduct, and independent review

In this blog, Michele Welch, Head of Professional Conduct, discusses the formation of our Professional Conduct Committee, the new Safeguarding & Whistleblowing trustee, and provides an update on Inde...

The value of volunteering to CHAS

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 to CHAS.

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

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.