Fundraising Skills

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Corporate, Legacies & Major Donor Fundraising Certificate

A 3-week accredited course taught by Kathy Roddy. Relevant to grant dependent small charities needing to diversify their income. You'll learn how to attract donors and start a major donor campaign, gain tried and tested ideas for trading and attract corporate support, through pitches and appeals so companies are ready to invest in your organisation.

Our online classroom is friendly and supportive, with live chat, video, message boards, and 3 hours of learning each week and great tutor support.

Looking for value? The online Certificate is equivalent to a 2 day face to face course, it is NCFE accredited and you will produce polished legacy literature and a corporate pitch.

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Who is this course for? Download List of Past Students (pdf)

  • Charity fundraisers, from novice to expert, who want to diversify their organisation's income streams

What this course offers Download Sample Lesson (pdf)

  • Detailed steps for creating positive legacy promotion
  • A corporate fundraising plan
  • Examples of successful non-profit merchandising
  • Successful examples of "Will to Give" Legacy Literature
  • National NCFE Certification

Course programmeDownload Course Programme (pdf)

  • Week 1    Diversify Your Funding Base
  • Week 2    Fundraising from Individuals, Major Gifts, Legacies
  • Week 3    Merchandising, Trading & Events
  • Week 4    How to Attract Corporate Support & Sponsorship
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Fundraising Skills Guarantee:
Within 12 months of course completion, you will raise a sum equal to or greater than the course fee, or we will refund your money!
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Case Studies


In 9 months we've raised over £135,000 for outdoor classrooms and playground development.
Ann Green, Director, Focus on Community

We have been awarded a three year £146,000 Big Lottery grant from ‘Reaching Communities’ and seen a 80% success rate in applications from a wide range of funders.
Carol Fullick, Development Manager, Bognor Community Action Network

Kelly Round

The Certificate course has played a large part in us bringing in over £40,000 in funding from local and national bodies.
Kelly Round, Cluster Coordinator, Our Place

Heather Parsons

The speed and quality of the course feedback provided me with real insights.
Heather Parsons, Charity Director

Andy Collins

The course was excellent , well organised and easy to follow. It gave me exactly the guidance I needed. I could communicate easily with the other people in my group.
Andy Collins, Charity Public Relations Consultant

Karen Harvey

We've raised £26,000 in the last 6 months for projects with young people who live in areas of deprivation.
Karen Harvey, Helston Phoenix Mentoring Project, Cornwall

Claire Busby

I've successfully funded a Rock band project from the Ernest Cook Trust and Walter Guinness Trust. I've also raised £32,357 for service children in our 7 Cluster schools.
Claire Busby, Business Manager, The Stonehenge School, Wilts

We've raised £35,000 over three years towards a managers post and £58,000 for Young Carer activities.
Trustee, Unite Carers Mid-Devon

I enjoyed the discussion board topics and the assignments. They were so practical and useful and really helped to reinforce what I had learnt.
Charity Manager

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