THE FSI Training

Our heavily subsidised extensive charity training programme is at the core of our support for small charities and covers topics including fundraising, impact measurement, governance and project management.

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Full and Half Day Training

Our extensive training courses ensure small charities, wherever they are, can access the skills they need to become self-sustaining. Training sessions cover a wide range fundraising techniques and skills such as impact measurement, governance, project management skills, delivered by our team of experienced and knowledgeable trainers.

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90 & 30 Minute Webinars

Our shorter interactive webinars offer an overview of our key training topics. These sessions act as a great bite size insight or refresher to the FSI full day courses with an interactive format to facilitate shared learning. Our 30-minutes webinars focus on new topics and are delivered by our valued partners.

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International Development Programme

This project, funded by UK Aid from the UK government and matching fund from the FSI, has been designed to improve the resilience and capacity of small international-focused Civil Society Organisations in the UK, to deliver their strategic objectives. Click on the link below for more information about the programme.

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01. How to book

Just follow the booking link on our upcoming events section to book your place.

You need to be a member of the FSI to book onto an FSI service.Check our membership page for more information on how to become a member for free.

02. Prices

Our services are heavily subsidised and are delivered to our members for £10 (Half-day) or £20 (Full-day). You can try out one of our shorter webinars for only £5. You will be required to pay a deposit to secure your place (£30 for half-day sessions and £50 for full days). On attendance and after completing the full course, these will be refunded to you. 
The deposit is required as our full and half-day courses have an average market value of £300 / £175. 

03. 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

UPCOMING TRAINING

Due to Covid-19 all of our training will take place online until further notice. We are currently offer a wide range of training options including: Full day, Half day online training courses and Webinars (90 or 30 minutes) at heavily subsidised rate for our members. Topics include: Fundraising, Governance, Risk, Marketing, Impact Measurement and more. Please use the below filter to choose upcoming courses.

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90 minute webinar

Impact and M&E When Working Overseas and with Partners (International Charities)

7 December 2021, 13:00:00

Cost: Free for eligible charities (£10 deposit)
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

Strategy & Planning

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90 minute webinar

How to cope, survive & succeed as a Small Charity Fundraiser (with Nova Fundraising)

12 January 2022, 16:00:00

Are you a sole fundraiser in your organisation? Or perhaps you are not a fundraiser, but fundraising falls into your remit and you are unsure of where to start or how to manage this? Having both worked as sole fundraisers for small organisations, Nova Fundraising knows what it is like to fundraise in a small charity and the challenges you can be faced with, as well as the opportunities you can take advantage of. In this session, we’ll go through a practical check list that you can use to help prioritise and focus your fundraising to get the best outputs without burning yourself out. Whether you are volunteering or paid to fundraise, have a single focus or a multi-faceted job, this session will help you cope with the demands of being a fundraiser in a small charity.

Fundraising & Income Diversification

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90 minute webinar

Project Management

27 January 2022, 11:00:00

Efficient project management need not be an overwhelming process. This webinar provides an introduction to practical tools your charity can use to plan projects, set them up and keep them on track.

Strategy & Planning

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90 minute webinar

Avoid the common pitfalls of small charity fundraising (with Nova Fundraising)

12 January 2022, 10:00:00

Is your organisation thinking about making the leap into fundraising, but wants toget it right? Perhaps you have been doing fundraising for a while, but are just not making the progress you hoped? This session will share some of the common pitfalls that we often see small charity clients fall into and how to avoid or dig yourself out of them. We’ll run through some practical ways in which you can steer clear of the most common mistakeswe see small charity clients make when it comes to fundraising. We’ll also share some practical ways in which you can help overcome those pitfalls and create a conducive environment for fundraising. Whether you are a Trustee/ CEO/Manager or a dedicated fundraiser, this session will help you avoid the common fundraising pitfalls!

Fundraising & Income Diversification

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Half Day

Courageous Communication

18 January 2022, 09:45:00

How confident are you at handling difficult conversations effectively? Delivering your message whilst balancing maintaining relationships with achieving your desired outcome, is a key leadership skill. Perhaps you feel anxiety around performance issue conversations? Maybe you are instigating a conversation about the need for organisational change? Or wanting to increase your negotiating skills when you're communicating upwards to your managers or Board of Trustees? Read more on the Course Content section when you book using the Book Now Button.

Strategy & Planning

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90 minute webinar

Developing Your Fundraising Strategy

27 January 2022, 13:00:00

A comprehensive and effective fundraising strategy is at the core of sustainability for any charity. This webinar will help you to consider a variety of fundraising options, and consider their appropriateness for your cause, organisation and both short- and long-term needs.

Fundraising & Income Diversification

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90 minute webinar

Grant Fundraising Booster (with Nova Fundraising)

12 January 2022, 13:00:00

Is your grant income portfolio getting stagnant? Does it need a boost? In this interactive session, Nova Fundraising will help to inject some new grant-fundraising energy into your grants programme. We’ll also share some reflections on the latest grant-making trends that we are seeing emerging withour small charity clients. This sessionis aimed at anyone who has responsibility for grant fundraising for their organisation.

Fundraising & Income Diversification

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Half Day

The Art of Effective Delegation

19 January 2022, 09:45:00

How effective are you at delegating? Or do you find it easier to do everything yourself? Maybe you feel uncomfortable asking other people to take on more work? Or you’re unsure if your requests will land on deaf ears? Perhaps you think that your reports won’t complete the work to a high enough?

The Art of Effective Delegation may require some focussed attention and practise to become adept at, but it’s certainly worth the effort. Carried out skillfully, delegation can empower your team to develop their skills, feel more valued and positively impact the team’s results, whilst making your own workload more manageable. Read more on the Course Content section when you book using the Book Now Button.

Strategy & Planning

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90 minute webinar

Fundraising Through Digital Channels

27 January 2022, 16:30:00

This session will look at incorporating digital into your existing fundraising strategy and consider the different digital channels to support different fundraising areas.

Fundraising & Income Diversification

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