Introductory Certificate in Fundraising
The Introductory Certificate in Fundraising is the first stage in the Institute of Fundraising (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:
This face-to-face training course* facilitated by Black Fundraisers where you will be given access to pre-course learning materials online, which we advise you to read before the course (and you’ll have access to these materials, for reference, for a year).
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 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.
£20 which includes learning materials, lunch and refreshments.
£125, payable online by credit/debit card at time of booking online assessment, which includes the first year of IoF membership (existing members will have their current renewal date extended by one year). A membership application form is included in the course materials or you can visit the IoF membership pages for more information.
Nearest tube is Seven Sisters
Alight from mainline tube exit and turn right out of station and walk towards the main traffic lights where you see a bridge which is St Ann’s Road turn right onto St Ann’s walk to the park and the centre is located in the park. Approximately a 10 to 15 minute walk.
If you are coming from Turnpike Lane or Wood Green station you can catch the 67 bus which drops you right outside the centre alight at St Ann’s Hospital and you will notice the centre in the park. (67 bus enroute to Stamford Hill and Aldgate).
Link to road map https://maps.google.co.uk/maps?hl=en&q=Map+of+St+Ann's+road+tottenham+N15&ie=UTF-8&hq=&hnear=0x48761bf416e0c2b9:0x8e6ddbb955742a54,St+Ann's+Rd&gl=uk&ei=jo2rUMbnA8mzhAeny4H4Cw&sqi=2&ved=0CB0Q8gEwAA
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Black Fundraisers UK
Black Fundraisers UK is a Special Interest Group of the Institute of Fundraising. We work to support fundraisers from the black, asian and minority ethnic (BAME) community by providing a regular forum to meet, share experiences and access professional training.