Fundraising Diploma Course

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What Will You Learn?

The Fundraising Diploma Course takes you from complete fundraising novice to having a good knowledge of the methods and sources of fundraising and the necessary skills to create an effective fundraising plan that can be implemented straight away.

What is a fundraiser? What do they do? What traits, skills, and knowledge do you need to be successful? Where can funds be raised from? All these questions and more are answered in the Fundraising Diploma Course.

This course lays out all the information you need to know to become a professional fundraiser. In addition to the fun parts of the role, this also includes learning about the rules and regulations that you will be expected to adhere to. This set of standards is based on the ‘Code of Fundraising Practice’ developed by the Institute of Fundraising (IoF) and the Public Fundraising Association (PFRA) and it will ensure you operate legally and ethically.

The course explains contemporary and traditional methods of fundraising and the various donor sources available; outlining the benefits to both giver and recipient in each case. You will learn what trusts, foundations, legacy donations and major donors are and gain insight into event and corporate fundraising.

The Fundraising Diploma Course gives particular focus to 3 types of fundraising: direct marketing, community, and social/digital. You’ll learn the about the various media that direct marketing fundraisers use, how to write appeal and thank you letters to donors, and the metrics you need to be aware of to manage and evaluate campaigns. You’ll explore the opportunities, challenges, and benefits community fundraising presents, be given hints and tips on being creative with this form of fundraising and examine how to recruit and deal with volunteers and organise your own community fundraiser. Social fundraising (fundraising on digital platforms) is relatively new. You’ll discover how it has become successful, how it operates through social media and “crowdfunding” platforms such as Kickstarter and CrowdRise, and how to start your own social fundraising campaign.

Putting your newly-discovered knowledge to use, the Fundraising Diploma Course guides you through developing your own simple and effective strategic fundraising plan that can be put to use in a real-world charity or organisation.

Upon successful completion of this course you will:

  • Know what professional fundraising entails
  • Have a fundamental overview of Britain’s fundraising codes of practice
  • Be fully au fait with the main sources and methods of fundraising, including trusts, foundations, legacies, major donors, direct marketing fundraising and community, corporate and event fundraising
  • Be confident in writing fundraising appeal letters and thank you letters to donors
  • Understand the importance of volunteers in a fundraising effort and be clear on how to recruit and manage them
  • Be able to organise your own community fundraiser
  • Know how to set up a social fundraising campaign
  • Be able to create a strategic fundraising plan
Fundraising Diploma Course

Course Syllabus

What will I learn on the course?

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  • Introduction
  • Part 1: Definition of Fundraising
  • Part 2: What Makes a Good Fundraiser?
  • Module 1 Assessment
  • Part 1: What is the Fundraising Regulator?
  • Part 2: Protecting Donors’ Personal Data
  • Module 2 Assessment
  • Part 1: Trust and Foundation Fundraising
  • Part 2: Legacy Fundraising
  • Part 3: Corporate Fundraising
  • Module 3 Assessment
  • Part 1: Fundraising Media
  • Part 2: Pros and Cons of Direct Marketing Fundraising
  • Part 3: How to Write an Effective Thank-You Letter
  • Module 4 Assessment
  • Part 1: Community Fundraising Good Practice
  • Part 2: Put Different Fundraising Practices into Action
  • Part 3: How to Plan for a Community Fundraiser
  • Module 5 Assessment
  • Part 1: What is Social Fundraising?
  • Part 2: Crowdfunding
  • Module 6 Assessment
  • Part 1: The Necessity of a Fundraising Strategy
  • Part 2: SWOT Analysis
  • Module 7 Assessment
  • Conclusion
Who Would Benefit from This Course?

This specialist course is designed for anyone who is interested in fundraising for a charity, an organisation or themselves. You may have no previous experience of fundraising, work for a fundraising organisation and want to improve your prospects or have done some fundraising yourself and would like to turn it into a career. No matter which of these might apply, there is something here for you that will inform, build your confidence and guide you on the track to becoming a successful professional fundraiser.

Fundraising Diploma Course
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The Fundraising Diploma Course will take you up to 150 hours to complete working from home. There is no time limit for completing this course, it can be studied in your own time at your own pace. This is a Level 3 course and will give you 150 CPD (Continued Professional Development) points.

Upon completion of your course assessments, you receive 2 certificates. A certificate from the Centre of Excellence and a CPD certificate displaying the number of CPD points earned from the course.

This course is endorsed by the Quality Licence Scheme. Therefore, upon successful completion of this course, learners can also receive a certificate of achievement from Quality Licence Scheme and a Learner Unit Summary, which lists the details of all the units the learner has completed as part of the course. (This certificate is optional and costs an additional £15).

The Quality Licence Scheme is part of the Skills and Education Group, a charitable organisation that unites education and skills-orientated organisations that share similar values and objectives. With more than 100 years of collective experience, the Skills and Education Group’s strategic partnerships create opportunities to inform, influence and represent the wider education and skills sector.

The Skills and Education Group also includes two nationally recognised awarding organisations; Skills and Education Group Awards and Skills and Education Group Access. Through their awarding organisations they have developed a reputation for providing high-quality qualifications and assessments for the education and skills sector. They are committed to helping employers, organisations and learners cultivate the relevant skills for learning, skills for employment, and skills for life.

Their knowledge and experience of working within the awarding sector enables them to work with training providers, through the Quality Licence Scheme, to help them develop high-quality courses and/or training programmes for the non-regulated market.

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