Training

Training and webinars

We will be running regular training throughout the year for small international development organisations (full and half day webinars are for those with an annual income under £250,000* - 90-minute webinars are for all those under £1m). This programme is funded with UK aid from the UK government along with some matched funding from The Foundation for Social Improvement (The FSI). To attend courses, your organisation will need to be signed up to free FSI membership.

*If the pandemic has adversely impacted your finances this year, making it likely you will fall under the £250k threshold, you are able to access the full programme (i.e. including bursaries and all full/half day sessions) if you can provide evidence that this is the case, even if the Charity Commission accounts state that you are over. Fill in the short form below to let us know and send your evidence (such as an extract from your most recent 12 month budget, or email confirmation from a Trustee) to admin@thefsi.org, showing that your annual income has dropped below £250k.

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Latest Updates

Upcoming training: New dates added for training and webinars in May, June and July! All courses have been specifically developed for small international development charities (full and half day webinars are for those with an annual turnover under £250,000*) with relevant examples and content.

Getting your Finances Right - The Power of Full Cost Recovery (90-minute webinar)

Date: 27th July | Time: 10:00 -11:30
Cost: Free for eligible charities
Join finance expert Rachel Cooper on this interactive session to understand the fundamentals of Full Cost Recovery, why it is important and how to work it out. She will also be sharing her top tips on general financial management.

Please see booking link below

Impact and M&E when working overseas and with partners (90-minute webinar)

Date: 29th July | Time: 13:00 -14:30
Cost: Free for eligible charities
This interactive webinar will offer some practical ideas for how to establish a simple and effective M&E process to meet best practice. Read full course description on booking page

Please see booking link below

Partnership Working - Building Partnerships that Thrive (90-minute webinar)

Date: 7th September | Time: 10:00 -11:30
Cost: Free for eligible charities (£10 deposit)
This webinar will specifically focus on managing implementation partnerships where a UK charity works with an in-country organisation or group to jointly deliver programmes. Read full course description on booking page

Please see booking link below

Safeguarding - Working overseas (90-minute webinar)

Date: 16th September | Time: 10:00 -11:30
Cost: Free for eligible charities (£10 deposit)
This webinar will cover the essentials of developing robust safeguarding and child protection policies and procedures, for both your UK charity and your country implementation partner if you have one. Read full course description on booking page

Please see booking link below

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Developing Your Fundraising Strategy (Full Day)

Date: 21st September | Time: 9:45 -16:30
Cost: Free for eligible charities (£25 deposit)
This course looks at how to develop your Fundraising Strategy. It will provide a structured road map and relevant tools to enable you to produce and implement a fundraising strategy in your organisation with content designed specifically for international development organisations. Read full course description on booking page

Please see booking link below

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Fundraising from Trusts & Foundations (2 x Half Days)

Date: 12th October 13:45-16:30 | 2nd November 9:45 -13:00
Cost: Free for eligible charities (£25 deposit)
This two-part course aims to give you the essential skills and knowledge you need to develop successful fundraising from trusts and foundations in your charity. Read full course description on booking page

Please see booking link below

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Small International Development Charity 101 (90-minute webinar)

Date: 14th October | Time: 10:00 -11:30
Cost: Free for eligible charities (£10 deposit)
When setting up an international development charity, or if you're a newcomer to the sector, there's a lot to put in place to give your organisation the best chance to make an impact. Read full course description on booking page

Please see booking link below

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Developing Your Case for Support (Full Day)

Date: 10th November | Time: 9:45 -16:30
Cost: Free for eligible charities (£25 deposit)
The course will give you the skills and tools to develop an inspiring internal document – the organisational encyclopaedia known as the Core Case for Support that creates a uniform message about why you are important as an organisation, how you make a difference and what people can do to support or get involved. Read full course description on booking page

Please see booking link below

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Communications - How to Engage with the Public (90-minute webinar)

Date: 17th November | Time: 15:30 -17:00
Cost: Free for eligible charities (£10 deposit)
This webinar will discuss the importance of language and ethical use of images and stories, as well as the core principles to implement within your organisation to help you have the greatest impact when engaging with different stakeholder groups. Read full course description on booking page

Please see booking link below

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Accessibility Support

Please fill in the form below to share any access requirements and how we can best support you to access the FSI's Small International Development Charity programme.

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