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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. 

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...

FPS launched and live - here's what you need to know

With the recent launch of the Fundraising Preference Service (FPS) we are keen to give you, our members all the support and guidance you need, and offer some useful information to make sure you are re...

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.

4 tips to prepare for a video interview

Part of our range of guidance and support for fundraisers who are currently unemployed or in need of redundancy support.

6 stage plan to cope with redundancy

Part of our range of guidance and support for fundraisers who are currently unemployed or in need of redundancy support.

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.

A year in fundraising 2019

It has been a busy, exciting, and challenging year in fundraising. The IoF’s Year in Fundraising is a resource for our members of key data, trends, and insight published throughout 2019.

About the Scottish Fundraising Adjudication Panel

In this blog, the Scottish Fundraising Adjudication Panel offer an update on their new identity and rebrand and how it will help them better oversee fundraising standards and complaints in Scotland.

Amy Butcher - Individual Giving & Digital Fundraising Officer, DEBRA

Amy Butcher is the Individual Giving & Digital Fundraising Officer at DEBRA. She explains for us her greatest achievements in fundraising, and why she would highly recommend fundraising as a career.