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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. 

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.

Insights from Xapien about the use of AI in major donor fundraising

Team Xapien turned out en masse at the Chartered Institute of Fundraising's Major Donor Fundraising conference on Thursday 2 March. It was a fantastic event, with informative and engaging talks and pa...

Looking forward to the 2023 Scottish Fundraising Conference

In this blog, Isla Campbell Lupton and Gary Kernahan, co-chairs of the Chartered Institute of Fundraising Scottish Fundraising Conference talk about highlights from the conference in 2022 and what to ...

Re-focusing our fundraising by reconnecting with donors

In this interview, Faiza Abdulkadir, Development Manager at Gate Theatre, shares her advice on how arts fundraisers can grow their fundraising in 2023 by nurturing relationships with supporters.

Raising more income through payroll giving

Payroll giving is a well-established scheme that allows employees to give both one off and regular donations from their salary before tax, making it a unique way to both lower the cost of giving and m...

A career dedicated to doing good 

Our Head of Scotland, Hazel Crombie, speaks with Morag Fleming who shares her expertise and offers advice on fundraising.  

Ali MacLeod - Head of Fundraising, National Trust Scotland

Ali MacLeod the Head of Fundraising at National Trust Scotland shares how she got into fundraising, the challenges it can bring, and what she has learned in the career.

My journey as an Arts Fundraiser

In this Q&A blog Montserrat Fuentes Romero, a professional pianist and arts fundraiser, talks about her fundraising career and how RAISE and the Chartered Institute supported her journey.

The future of legacies is brighter than you might think

Political turmoil, Covid-19, the war in Ukraine, and economic downturn bringing austerity and cuts in spending – it has been an incredible few years, leaving charities under pressure.

How fundraisers are navigating the challenges of 2023

In this blog, Charlotte Weatherley, Policy Manager, shares our members’ thoughts on the challenges fundraisers will face in 2023, including the cost of living crisis, recruitment and investing in fund...

Understanding audiences and algorithms to improve social media engagement

In this interview, Athar Abidi, Strategic Social Media Manager, RNLI talks about their achievements in 2022 and how to improve engagement on social channels.

UK giving during the cost of living crisis 

In this blog, Neil Heslop OBE from the Charities Aid Foundation, considers how giving has responded to the cost of living crisis.

Where to focus individual giving fundraising during the cost of living crisis

This is a challenging time for fundraisers, not least because forecasting and budgeting is nigh on impossible! We know that you’re hungry for benchmarking information and insight to support your plann...

My Fundraising Career: Mark Storey MBA CMgr FCMI

Mark Storey reflects on how he discovered a career in fundraising and the lessons learned along the way.

Legacy and In-Memory Giving riding the storm

This blog by Legacy Futures shares the most up to date insight into legacy income performance and how in-memory giving will change through the cost of living crisis.

It’s time to create a culture of philanthropic giving

In this blog, Cath Dovey, Co-Founder of The Beacon Collaborative reflects on the key trends in philanthropic giving in 2022 and how to encourage more major donors to support charities.

Looking back: 2022 at the Fundraising Regulator

In this blog, Head of Policy at The Fundraising Regulator shares insights into their complaints report and updates on their new strategic plan.

Major donors have stepped up, as fundraisers we must continue to nurture these relationships

In this blog, Sujit Peris Head of Regional Philanthropy and Partnerships, Amnesty International, reflects on how major donors have been respondent to waves of unprecedented challenges.