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Charities Institute Ireland Academy

Our Academy provides a series of training and events that has been designed to provide you with the tools to ensure your charity is well governed, transparent and engages in ethical and impactful fundraising.

Diploma in Fundraising Management

Keen to advance your strategic fundraising and management skills? The Diploma in Fundraising Management builds on your existing experience to consolidate and expand your knowledge in all key aspects of fundraising, including strategic planning and innovative techniques involved in managing fundraising for your organisation.

The Diploma in Fundraising Management is certified by the European Fundraising Association. The 2022 Academic Course Director is Adrian Sargeant PhD, CEO at The Philanthropy Centre.

Costs: €1900 - Member Rate €2150 - Non-Member Rate

Next Course: Starts in May, 2022

Location: Delivered online

Certificate in Fundraising

Adopting new thinking, new ideas and new initiatives is crucial in the world of fundraising.

Certified by the European Funding Association, this Course will support and develop an understanding of professional best practice in fundraising.

Costs: €900 - Member Rate €1125 - Non-Member Rate

Next Course: March 2022

Location: Delivered online

Certificate in Charities SORP

Join us for an in-depth training course specially developed for the Irish charity sector, on SORP (Statement of Recommended Practice).

This course will provide background information on SORP and cover information including but not limited to:

-Key accounting formats
-Differences between normal standard accounting and charity accounts
-Income recognition
-Expenditure and reserves
-Critical disclosures
-Case studies

This training course will be delivered by Caron Bradshaw, CEO of Charity Finance Group (CFG) alongside CFG’s special advisor and technical partner for the course Pesh Framjee, Global lead on Social Purpose and Non-Profits, Crowe UK. 

The course will consist of recorded sessions and live virtual workshops and will take place over a 6-weeks.

 €250 for Charity members.

Next Course: 4 Feb to 25 April 2022

Location: Delivered online

Certificate in Best Practice (Online)

Rebuilding trust in the charity sector in Ireland today means that anyone working in the not-for-profit sector needs to adhere to best practice standards in fundraising, financial reporting and governance. 

All of our members are encouraged to carry out the Certificate in Best Practice. 

This online course has been designed to increase your knowledge of the importance and best practice for governance, transparency and accountability. It provides a benchmark to reflect a commitment to compliance with the expectations of all stakeholders including government, regulatory authorities and the general public.

Organisational & Associate members can access the course through their subscription. 

Digital Hub & Online Seminars

Charities Institute Ireland runs a number of full-day and half-day online masterclasses throughout the year.  Examples of the topics covered are:

  • Fundraising Short Courses: Direct Marketing; Fundraising Planning; Digital Fundraising; Corporate Fundraising, plus many more
  • Bereavement Training
  • Data Protection Compliance
  • Ransomware & Cyber Security
  • Governance Seminars
  • Grants Writing
  • Google Ads & SEO

 Range from €35 to €150 for members.

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