Development of the new Introduction to Fundraising Course

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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? We are fortunate to have one of the IOF’s trainers, Gill Jolly (who is also Director of Achieve Consultants Ltd) in the Region and she will deliver the training. 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.

Development of the new Introduction to Fundraising course

The IoF reviewed the Introductory Certificate in Fundraising course (ICiF) in consultation with regional representatives and decided the ICiF will cease. It is being replaced by the new and improved Introduction to Fundraising course which is being run across the UK by the IoF Regional Groups. This new course will cover the same areas of the National Occupational Standards in Fundraising, but with more emphasis on practical application.

The new course is accredited by the IoF.

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 Fundraising Practice.

What will you learn?

1) The role of fundraising in your organisation and the wider non-profit environment

2) How to compare different sources of funding for your organisation

3) How to ensure your fundraising is legal and ethical

4) How to analyse the impact of the fundraising environment on your fundraising practice

5) Understanding of the fundraising planning process and your role within it

6) How to create appropriate supporter communications, designed to develop relationships

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 regarding membership please call the IOFs central Membership team on 020 7840 1010 or email membership@institute-of-fundraising.org.uk.

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