Introduction to Fundraising

Introduction to Fundraising course

Are you new to the sector or thinking of changing careers into the sector and looking to improve and develop your understanding and knowledge of fundraising? Delivered by experienced trainers based locally to you, the Introduction to Fundraising course offers you a practical introduction to the profession covering basic principles and best practice. You will also learn how to ensure your fundraising activities are legal and ethical. As a result you should be able to better contribute to your organisation’s fundraising effectiveness and understand why your relationship(s) with your donors and supporters is critical to your success. 

Who is this course for?

This one-day course is for individuals who may have less than six months fundraising experience and want to improve their current understanding. It’s designed for individuals new to a paid-for role involving fundraising but equally relevant for volunteers and trustees who need to expand their knowledge of fundraising. It’s also suitable for people who are not yet working in the sector or considering a career change into fundraising. 

 

What are the benefits to you and your organisation?

By attending this course you will gain increased confidence through your improved knowledge and understanding of fundraising. This will help you develop your fundraising practice. You will have a better understanding of the fundamentals of why and how donors and supporters give, and have insight into how you can measure the success of your activities. Crucially you will also find out more about the legal requirements and standards which apply to fundraising and the role and importance of the independent Fundraising Regulator and Code of Practice.

 

What will you learn?

  • Explain the role of fundraising in your organisation and the wider non-profit environment
  • Ensure your fundraising is legal and ethical
  • Analyse the impact of the wider environment on your fundraising practice
  • Understand the fundraising planning process and your role within it
  • Compare different sources of funding for your organisation.
  • Create appropriate supporter communications, designed to develop good relationships

 

 

 

Booking

To find a course near to you and book online visit our Training and Events calendar and search for ‘Introduction to Fundraising’ or find course dates below:

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Course fee

A fee of £75 per course place (plus booking fee) is payable online by credit/debit card at the time of booking to the relevant National or Regional Group hosting the course.

Special membership offer for course attendees

Introduction to Fundraising attendees benefit from a special IoF Individual Member discounted joining rate of just £85 (a saving of £41 from Apr 1st 2017) for the first year. If you have any queries please call our Membership team on 020 7840 1010 or email membership@institute-of-fundraising.org.uk.

 

Background

The Introduction to Fundraising course, is run across the UK by the IoF Regional, National and selected Special Interest Groups. This course replaced the Introductory Certificate in Fundraising course (ICiF) in September 2017 which was reviewed in consultation with regional committee representatives. The new course covers the same areas of the National Occupational Standards in Fundraising, but with more emphasis on practical application. New course materials and refreshed learning outcomes have been created and is accredited by the IoF.