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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. 

‘Public fundraising has shown its value, flexibility and high standards’

The Chartered Institute’s newly appointed Chief Executive, Katie Docherty, talks in this blog post about the value and power of a conversation, as she looks at the role public fundraising has played d...

How to make the most of Giving Tuesday

Ahead of #GivingTuesday2021, Andy Frain of the Charities Aid Foundation explores what drives the campaign and answers some of the questions that people have about how to get involved.

Draft response to the Northern Ireland Betting, Gaming, Lotteries and Amusements (Amendment) Bill

The following is the Chartered Institute's draft response to the Northern Ireland Assembly's call for views and evidence on the Betting, Gaming, Lotteries and Amusements (Amendment) Bill. Please send ...

Excellence in fundraising is a trustee responsibility

Ahead of the launch of our new trustee handbook, providing guidance on fundraising regulation for charity trustees in Scotland, Michelle Cook, Head of Scotland, looks at what responsibilities trustees...

‘The Governance Gap’ – and why fundraisers could fill it

For Trustees’ Week, one of the Chartered Institute’s own trustees Kerys Sheppard MCIOF talks about why, during a time where both job and trustee vacancies are at a record high, employees are looking f...

Data: A new direction: Consultation response from the Chartered Institute of Fundraising

‘A far from typical year in events fundraising’

In this blog Jill Purcell, Fundraising Manager at MS-UK and a member of the East Anglia group committee, shares her thoughts on what’s in store for events in 2022.

GDPR changes are coming – charities must have a say and focus on supporter education

Suzanne Lewis, founder of Arc Data, looks in this blog at the government’s consultation on data and at what implications this is likely to have on charities and fundraising.

How your charity can learn from the complaints it receives about charitable fundraising

In this blog Catherine Orr, Head of Casework at the Fundraising Regulator, explains what charities can learn from the regulator’s Annual Complaints Report 2020/21 and how they can apply the insights t...

Research Roundup: The role of digital, corporates and legacies in building back better

Charlotte Sherman, Policy and Information Officer at the Chartered Institute, looks at the key pieces of research published in 2020 Q4 which give an insight into giving and the impact of COVID-19 on c...

5 numbers every Scottish charity needs to make the case for legacy fundraising

Following the release of new research collated by Remember A Charity, Legacy Foresight, Smee & Ford and the Institute of Legacy Management in a joint report into the Scottish legacy market, Rob Cope, ...

How public fundraisers are adapting to reduced social distancing measures

Following the recent ‘COVID-19, taking the pulse of public fundraising’ surveys, Chartered Institute’s Policy and Information Officer Charlotte Sherman looks in this blog at how charities are approach...

From response to recovery

It’s time to recognise how fundraisers empower donors in vulnerable circumstances

In this blog Charlotte Sherman, Policy and Information Officer, gives some advice on the best way to work with vulnerable donors and says that it is about making sure these donors are empowered, not j...

Research round-up

Insight is the foundation of all great fundraising. We’ve brought together the latest research to help you understand how external events, shifts in donor behaviour and giving trends will inform your ...

5 things to think about as community fundraising returns

Gary Kernahan looks in this blog at community fundraising and identifies five things for community fundraisers to think about as they prepare for its recovery.

Katie Docherty to become the Chartered Institute of Fundraising’s new Chief Executive

The Chartered Institute of Fundraising is delighted to announce that Katie Docherty has been appointed as their permanent Chief Executive.

How to make recruitment more inclusive and neurodiverse–friendly

Katherine Kindersley, Neurodiversity Consultant for DMA Talent, provides guidance on inclusive recruitment. In this article she looks at how to make recruitment more inclusive and neuro-diverse frien...

Secrets to job ad success: Eight tips to get your role noticed

Ewa Jozefkowicz, Content Manager at Charity Job, says that the number of jobs being posted to their site has risen by almost 40% since January. In this blog she looks at the eight things you should th...

What has the last 3 months taught us about public fundraising?

Through the results of a recent member survey on public fundraising, Charlotte Sherman, Policy and Information Officer at the Chartered Institute, looks at what activities have restarted and at what w...