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Events, Training & Qualifications


The Institute of Fundraising is the leading provider of fundraising training in the UK. We believe passionately in the importance of ongoing professional development throughout all fundraisers’ careers.

Training Courses

Our training courses cover a wide range of fundraising techniques and are suitable for both new fundraisers and fundraisers with several years’ experience. Our training is delivered by top quality sector experts who understand the current fundraising climate and the challenges you face as a fundraiser.


Our internationally recognised qualifications will enable you to gain professional recognition, improve your earning potential and develop your career in fundraising. Our qualifications are well respected in the industry with 96% of our delegates consistently rating our courses good or very good.

Events and conferences

We run a programme of one day conferences throughout the year which focus on innovation and best practice across a variety of fundraising techniques. These events provide a great opportunity for fundraising professionals from across the country to come together and share ideas and experiences.

National Fundraising Convention

Our flagship event, National Fundraising Convention, takes place 6th-8th July 2015 and will see over 2,500 attendees joining together as one community, with fundraisers of all levels from different types and sizes of organisations, at an event designed to inform, refresh, innovate and re-energise. [Link opens to external site]

Training for Heritage Fundraisers

The Giving to Heritage Programme aims to give small independent heritage organisations the opportunity to develop fundraising skills and build capacity and is aimed at those actively engaging in fundraising in the heritage sector.

Jobs and Careers

Our fundraising careers hub gives you the opportunity to search for jobs, advertise on our careers site, or read up on our advice and guidance when recruiting for a fundraising role.

Training and Events Calendar

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