Upcoming events...

If you’re looking for inspiring, useful yet affordable training, check out our upcoming events below. All of these are specifically tailored for small charities, and as well as learning new skills you’ll have the chance to meet and share ideas with others from the sector.


Airbnb's Social Impact Experiences

London: Airbnb's 'Social Impact Experiences' Networking Event - 19 April

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Property Management Workshop

London: Property Management for Non-Property Managers - 15 May

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Avoiding the Pitfalls of Property Law

Leeds: Legal experts from hlw Keeble Hawson are hosting a breakfast workshop on how to avoid the legal pitfalls of property - 22 May

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Coming soon: Propel webinar series

2018 marks the launch of our first free webinar training series, Propel.

Propel is a digital training series covering fundraising, digital marketing, governance and GDPR, from some of the sector’s most experienced professionals.

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IBM "Charity Skills Masterclass" Series

We are pleased to welcome the return of the IBM workshops due to popular demand. 
Places are limited for each workshop so please book quickly to avoid disappointment!

Introduction To Project Management - This is an interactive workshop provide participants with an understanding of the basic principles and concepts of project management.

London: 12 February 2018

London21 September 2018

Selling Techniques - This is an interactive workshop provide participants with an understanding of key sales techniques, verbal skills to carry out these techniques and how to implement these techniques to sell your charity to funders, volunteers and supporters.

London: 20 April 2018

Measuring Impact - This interactive workshop will introduce participants to the concept of ‘outcomes thinking’ – where the focus is less on what charities do and more on why they do what they do, and what they’re seeking to achieve.

London: 25 June 2018

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IBM "Marketing Matters" Series 

The Essentials of Social Media - This is an interactive workshop providing participants with an understanding of how social media can help to deliver against your charity's objectives and be used effectively as a marketing tools.

London17 May 2018

Building your Charity Brand - Building your Charity Brand is an interactive workshop introducing participants to the purpose and functions of marketing within an organisation.

London: 9th April 2018

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DCMS Training 2017-18

We are please to have joined forces with the Foundation for Social Improvement (FSI), Localgiving and Charity Finance Group to deliver a two year grant from the Department of Digital, Culture, Media & Sport of small charity fundraising training and support throughout 2017 and 2018.

The programme will include:

  • Face-to Face training in cities throughout the country.
  • Face-to-Face Workshops.
  • Telephone Advice Sessions.
  • 30 minute and 1.5 hour Webinars.
  • A Small Charity Fundraising Conference in Leeds.
  • Fundraising campaign planning support packages.
  • A skilled volunteering mentoring programme.
  • Bursaries to the FSI’s Fundraising Award Qualification which will be running throughout the year

For more information and to book, head on over to the FSI's website where you will need to register for free as a member first.

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Personal Productivity Workshops

Smarter Not Harder are leadership & management experts, who offer those working within UK charities free training to help them develop their skills and knowledge. They run regular personal productivity training sessions on important subjects such as coaching, set­ting expectations, managing performance, delegating, motivating others and time management (in a digital age).

Click here to find out more and book on their upcoming workshops. 

Where else to go...

The FSI for all manner of free training including fundraising, marketing and demonstrating impact

The IoF that has a number of very affordable OCS-funded fundraising training

Or contact your local CVS, Volunteer Centre, Voluntary Action etc to see if they deliver any training. Simply type your local area + CVS into a search engine to find your local infrastructure organisation.

If you would like to add or suggest a training provider that offers good quality and affordable training to charities, please contact [email protected]

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