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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. 

A chance to learn from the wider sector

As a sole fundraiser, meeting other fundraisers and sharing commonalities and challenges is so important. And as an arts and culture fundraiser, adapting fundraising techniques and showcasing creative...

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Improving supporter experience

Small charities must harness the support available in the sector

Funding cuts and an uncertain economic landscape are challenges familiar to every small charitable organisation but, similar to those within the wider sector, arts, culture and heritage fundraisers co...

'It helped me deliver more effective campaigns'

Andy Heald found the online Certificate in Fundraising so valuable that he later took on the online Diploma in Fundraising. In this blog, he shares what the experience was like and importantly, how hi...

We need to talk about diversity

David Mbaziira, a member of our Expert Advisory Panel on Equality, Diversity and Inclusion looks at how improving diversity and inclusion in the fundraising profession is a responsibility we all share...

Connecting people to causes

Seven steps to qualification success

Experienced IoF tutor Dr Claire Routley shares her advice for completing an IoF qualification. Read on for the advice that will not only prepare you, but help you decide if it's your time to study.

The psychology of opting in

There are many good reasons for putting supporters in control of how they are contacted but unfortunately, research shows these decisions are open to being biased by subtle factors. How the question i...

Launch of the FPS: are you receiving me?

The launch of the Fundraising Preference Service next Thursday 6th July will cap a year of shifting public expectations for the fundraising sector. Stephen Service, Policy Manager at the Fundraising R...

As a former fundraiser, and as an MP, I know how important fundraising is

Susan Elan Jones, MP, writes following an Institute of Fundraising event in Parliament celebrating and showcasing examples of excellent fundraising.

Charities working with agencies: a practical guide

What are the fundamental building blocks and key considerations that charities and agencies should be thinking about when agreeing and undertaking fundraising with the public?

Diploma in Fundraising Q&A

This year Samuel Fraine completed the Diploma in Fundraising. In this Q&A he explains why he chose to undertake the qualification and what he got out of it.

Research reveals donors’ and charities’ priorities for the first half of 2022

In this blog Charlotte Weatherley, Policy Manager, looks at key trends in giving and fundraising from the beginning of the year.

"Speaking at Convention was a great way for me to set those ripples in motion"

In this blog Caroline Doran, Founder of Deliver Grow, talks about the opportunity to speak at Fundraising Convention and how it gave her a great opportunity to let people know they are not alone in th...

"This qualification has been a transformative experience for me"

Deborah Eleftheriou, Head of Development at St Catherine's British School, reflects on her experience of completing the Diploma in Fundraising with the Chartered Institute this year.

7 Takeaways from the Member Webinar on Equity, diversity and inclusion

In his latest blog, David Mbaziira reflects on the latest Chartered Institute of Fundraising Member Webinar.

A Good Call: Using the telephone for fundraising and supporter care

The telephone has long been a key channel for fundraising and supporter stewardship. But during the coronavirus pandemic, when the nation was homebound, the phone became even more fundamental.

A lifetime of impact, a career in fundraising

As a fundraiser in the past, and having been Chief Executive here at the Chartered Institute for just over a year, I am absolutely certain of one thing – your career in fundraising matters.

A tribute to Danielle Atkinson

The IoF pays tribute to Danielle Atkinson, former trustee and proud fundraiser.