In October, we will be offering a series of full and half day online training over two days* so that small charities, wherever they are, can access the skills they need to become self-sustaining.

Training sessions cover a wide range of fundraising techniques and back office skills delivered by experienced and knowledgeable trainers.

* There are some additional courses in October which has been rescheduled from September

VENUE: At your home or desk (internet required)


Full Day - 9:45 – 16.30 (registration 09.15 – 09:45)

Half Day - 9:45 – 13.00 (registration 09.15 – 09:45)

FSI Members

Half Day: £10

Deposit £30*

Full Day: £20

Deposit £50*

(deposit will be refunded upon attendance)

Estimated Market Value £300 (average)

Associate Members

Half Day: £35

Deposit £55*

Full Day: £70

Deposit £100*

(deposit will be refunded upon attendance)

Estimated Market Value £300 (average)

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Don’t worry! If your organisation has an income of under £1 million and the course is showing up as £100 in your basket, this will change when you click through to the payment page. If you have any trouble with your booking, please call us on (+44) 20 8142 5147 or email us at admin@thefsi.org

Are you a member of the FSI? If not you need to join prior to booking

Interested in sponsoring or exhibiting at this event? Contact us on development@thefsi.org for more information.

We can also deliver any of our training courses in-house for your organisation or develop bespoke training to meet your needs, get in touch for more information.

Training available

Risk Management (Half Day)


20th October

A key responsibility for charity trustees is to ensure that there is a robust Risk Management regime in place. This supports the charity to deliver its mission effectively, enables the charity to seize opportunities as they emerge, as well as playing a significant role in the prevention of ‘disasters’ both small and large. Risk is an everyday part of charitable activity and managing it effectively is essential if the charity is to achieve its key objectives and ensure its funds and assets are safeguarded. In this training course, we will look at practical approaches to risk management from a charity leader and Trustee perspective.  

Major Donor Fundraising (Full Day)


20th October

Major Donor fundraising is the fastest growing area of new income for charities in the UK and internationally. Major Donor fundraising is all about building and nurturing relationships with individuals, so that they want to invest in your organisation and the outcomes that you achieve. Participants will be introduced to an eight-step process in identifying and securing major individual donors: Identify – Research – Plan – Engage – Ask – Close – Thank – Steward.The course is intended to provide an overview of major donor fundraising and provide participants with the tools to start a major donor programme in their small charity. Read more on the Course Content section when you book using the Book Now Button.

Strategic Plannning (Full Day)


20th October

It is a key responsibility of charity leaders and trustees to ensure that there is a clear forward strategy and supporting plan that sets out the direction and priorities, in order to deliver organisational purpose. This course is designed to give an overview of the process of developing a strategy and operational plan, to consider who to involve in the process and how, and provide some useful tools and resources for developing, implementing and monitoring the strategy and operational plan. The session will be interactive and there will be lots of opportunities to get insight and tips from other charity leaders. Read more on the Course Content section when you book using the Book Now Button.

Developing your Fundraising Strategy (Full Day)


21st October

A comprehensive and effective fundraising strategy is at the core of sustainability for any charity. Taking a strategic approach to fundraising will help ensure that your charity has a mixed income approach which focuses energy and resources to those fundraising areas that will bring maximum return, both in the short-term and long-term. It will also help you to ensure that your fundraising efforts support your charity to fulfill its mission, vision and objectives rather than detract from the valuable work that you do. 

This course looks at how to develop your Fundraising Strategy. It will provide a structured road map and relevant tools to enable you to link together organisational objectives and the areas you need to fundraise against, with potential fundraising sources. It will also cover developing an action plan to put the strategy into practice including targets, activities timescales, performance indicators and resource requirements. Read more on the Course Content section when you book using the Book Now Button.

Stewardship - Retaining and Maintaining Donors (Full Day)


21st October

Stewardship is an often overlooked process but is critical to your charity. Stewardship is a mindset, a philosophical commitment to the way you value your donors and supporters – your tool to build and maintain their ‘life long’ relationships with your charity.This one day course is a chance for participants to identify who they should be thanking, which relationships to nurture and how best to go about it. Participants leave the course understanding the vital role of Stewardship in increasing long term support and with a lot of ideas as teams fight it out for the prize awarded for the most creative stewardship idea! Read more on the Course Content section when you book using the Book Now Button.

Developing Corporate Relationships (Full Day)


21st October

This course has been designed to help you and your charity understand the opportunities for engaging with and working with companies. The course will look at the different ways in which companies may get involved with charities; whether that be through financial donations, gifts in kind, sponsorship or through employee volunteering. We will also explore the criteria and requirements that corporate supporters will be looking for when choosing which charities to support and how you can use these to identify and secure support from the companies that have the best fit with your organisation. Read more on the Course Content section when you book using the Book Now Button.

Demonstrating your Impact (Full Day)


28th October

(Sept rescheduled)

Effectively planning, measuring and demonstrating the difference your work makes is essential to delivering your purpose. It ensures you are best serving the individuals, communities, animals, environments and causes you support, whilst learning and adapting your work. It’s also important to be able to demonstrate the difference you make to your funders, teams and other stakeholders. This course will provide you with an overview of the impact cycle, taking you through the key steps involved in planning what difference you want to make; collecting and analysing information to know if you’re achieving your goals, learning and adapting; and sharing your impact effectively. Read more on the Course Content section when you book using the Book Now Button.

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If you have special access requirements please make sure to inform us via email admin@thefsi.org or call us on (+44) 20 8142 5147 prior to the event.

2 day online training

October 2021