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.

Certificate in Best Practice

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 members can access the course through their subscription.  For professionals working in the charity sector that do not have access to an organisational subscription, you can apply for Academy Membership to avail of this Course. Academy Membership is €150 per annum.

Certificate in Fundraising 2019

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.

€1375 - Member Rate (Organisational or Academy)
€1675 - Non-member Rate (includes Academy membership)

Next Course:
Starts September 2019

Location(s): Dublin or Cork

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 Funding Association and Cii are honoured to announce that the 2019 Academic Course Director is Adrian Sargeant PhD, CEO at The Philanthropy Centre.

€1800 - Member Rate (Organisational or Academy)
€2100 - Non-member Rate (includes Academy membership)

Next Course:
Starts January 2020

Location: Dublin

Training Workshops

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

  • Charities SORP Compliance workshop (CPD certified)

  • Corporate Fundraising

  • Data Protection

  • Grant, Trust & Foundation Fundraising

  • Advanced Digital Fundraising

  • Bereavement Training

  • Leadership in Not for Profit

Cost: Prices range from free for members to €200 per workshop for a member.