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Introductory Certificate in Fundraising, Plymouth, Friday 30th June 2017
Fri 30 June 2017, 09:00 – 16:30 BST
Introductory Certificate in Fundraising
The Introductory Certificate in Fundraising is the first stage in the IoF Professional Qualification framework. It is designed for those new to the fundraising sector, non-fundraisers wishing to understand the fundraising environment or volunteers wishing to extend their knowledge of fundraising.
The Introductory Certificate in Fundraising qualification is achieved through a two-step process:
Step 1: a training course which is delivered through our National and Regional Groups.
Step 2: once you have completed the course, you can gain the Introductory Certificate in Fundraising qualification by successfully completing an online assessment (which you can start, save and return to at your convenience). As you must be a member of the Institute to hold the qualification, the first year of membership is included in the cost of assessment (and for those who are already IoF members, we will extend your renewal date for a further year).
* Please Note: it is possible to take the course, either face-to-face or on-line, as a stand-alone training course without pursuing the qualification.
What will you learn?
The Fundraising Environment unit provides learners with an introduction to the voluntary sector, the nature of the giving relationship, the Fundraising Codes of Practice and charity stakeholders
The Role of Fundraising unit will examine key areas, including the different sources of voluntary income, the case for support and fundraising performance
The Fundraising Skills unit will highlight key skills and the link between the category of fundraising, fundraising volunteers and donor relationship models
The Learning about Fundraising unit will cover the Institute of Fundraising, fundraising standards and fundraising education.
Not only will you develop a better understanding of fundraising tools and techniques, you will grasp the fundamentals of why and how donors give, as well as gain tools you can use to measure successful fundraising activity.