Fundraising Skills

Online training, with consultancy built in Student login
social media fundraising

Social media fundraising course

A 6 hour online course covering the latest methods and tools for fundraising from Facebook and Twitter. Find out how to create engaging online content and increase online donations. Make better use of social media to promote your organisation and discover why raising money online no longer means just having a 'donate button'.

Course structure

The course is open ended with no start or end dates allowing you to complete the course in your own time. You study independently and login to receive course materials, case studies & research tasks before emailing your final coursework (social media fundraising plan) to our team.

Who is this course for? Download list of past students (pdf)

  • Fundraisers & administrative staff from small charities and non-profits seeking to increase online donations
  • Organisations with an underperforming "brochure" website or Facebook page

What this course offers Download sample lesson (pdf)

  • 10 steps to successful e-campaigning
  • 15 best practices for social media communication
  • 10 free metrics tools
  • Best practices in online fundraising campaign design
  • Insight into online communication: how to "talk" to supporters
  • Review of web technologies and what they offer

Course programmeDownload course programme (pdf)

  • Module 1    Social Media Fundraising Tools
  • Module 2    Building Online Content
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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

Organisations & Schools We've Served