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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. 

Donating land, property or shares

Door-to-door fundraising

Door-to-door collections can involve cash, goods and direct debit commitments and may be carried out by volunteers, charity officers, professional fundraisers and commercial participators.

Driving fundraising growth: Trends, challenges, and technology

In this blog, Rebecca Williams, Senior Customer Success Manager at Blackbaud Europe & Pacific, discusses the challenging times the sector is facing, the trends and how you can drive fundraising growth...

Ella Bumby - Development Assistant, Lawrence Batley Theatre

Ella Bumby a Development Assistant at the Lawrence Batley Theatre, shares with us what made her consider arts fundraising as a career option and how the start of her career is going.

Engaging Major Donors beyond Patron Schemes

In this blog, Dominic Haddock, Head of Philanthropy at the English National Opera, shares four steps to follow when creating a successful Major Donors strategy beyond Patron Schemes. This blog summari...

Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Update

David Mbaziira provides an update on the EDI work at the Chartered Institute of Fundraising, following a recent meeting with the EDI Committee.

Event fundraising

Event fundraising offers many opportunities to get a range of people and communities involved in your organisation’s work.

FareShares Cost of Living Crisis Appeal

In this blog, Lindsay Boswell CEO of FareShare, and former CEO of the Institute of Fundraising discusses the launch of FareShare's Cost of Living Crisis Appeal.

For the first time data protection changes will actually make fundraising easier

Following the UK government's latest announcement on data protection, Daniel Fluskey, our Director of Policy and Communications, looks at what this means for fundraisers.

From summer job to lifelong passion – reflecting for success

Steve Law, Senior Legacy Promotions Manager at Macmillan Cancer Support reflects on how he got into fundraising and how his career has led him to Legacy fundraising.

Fundraising activities requiring closer safeguarding

Fundraising and VAT

Fundraising Convention 2023 - Closing remarks from Katie Docherty and Jonathan Levy

Fundraising Convention 2023's closing remarks came from the Chartered Institute's CEO Katie Docherty and Jonathan Levy, Founder and MD of Resolute Fundraising, and Chair of CIOF Convention Board refl...

Fundraising Convention 2023 - Headline Sponsor CharityExtra Q&A

We are delighted that CharityExtra are our Headline Sponsors for Fundraising Convention 2023. As we get closer to July 3-4, when the UK’s biggest gathering of fundraisers meet in central London and on...

Fundraising Convention 2023 - Keynote speaker Day 2 Birgit Smith Burton: What's the Big IDEA?

Our Day 2 Plenary Speaker Birgit Smith Burton gave an inspirational talk entitled: What’s the Big IDEA? on Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Access. Below is a round-up of this educational talk.

Fundraising during an emergency

Following the current situation, the Chartered Institute of Fundraising looks at fundraising in the context of an emergency.

Fundraising in a public place

This guidance provides an introduction to public fundraising. It looks at how individuals can carry out different forms of fundraising, with links provided to standards and helpful resources.

GDPR and legacies: data retention

Getting some perspective: Charity Benchmarks

The latest Charity Benchmark monitor report is now out, Co-Founder at Open Creates James Briggs explains why they felt it was so important to have a big-picture view of what is going on with fundraisi...

Gift Aid

You can claim back 25p every time an individual donates £1 to your charity or community amateur sports club (CASC). This is called Gift Aid.