Online training in July, August and September

To help you with the new challenges you’re facing right now, we've adapted and developed some of our most popular courses, as well as creating new courses, into a selection of half day and full day courses online, so you can keep training, developing and learning whilst working from home. They're all taking place in the coming weeks - take a look below.



Building a Successful Organisation – 6 online dates through July and August

A collection of 6 half day courses in July and August, covering governance, marketing, strategy, fundraising, income diversification and leadership. The series of workshops act as a comprehensive guide to building, improving, or scaling a charitable, or other not for profit, organisations. This is pertinent in an era where change is continuous, and uncertainty abounds. Each workshop will give insight, practical guidance and examples to improve a particular area of the organisation.

You can book these half day courses by clicking the links below:



The Essentials of Individual Giving – Planning for Success – Thursday 9 July

Building viable, sustainable supporter relationships is the key to developing income from individual giving. Effective planning is essential to achieving this and the first part of our programme will take you step-by-step through the marketing planning process, from identifying supporter needs to developing objectives and strategies to meet them. Find out more.


Moving into Management – Friday 10 July

Making the transition from led to leader can be tough. It will be made a lot easier if you have some basic skills and techniques under your belt. If you are embarking on the start of your management journey this course is an absolute must when it comes to confidence and effectiveness. Find out more.


Writing for Impact – Thursday 16 July

This comprehensive course covers all the major aspects of good quality charity copywriting, including ensuring you write for your audience, write with purpose and tell great stories. Find out more.


Duties of a Company Secretary – Thursday 16 July

Have you recently become a Company Secretary within a charity? Then this course is for you. It will give you the knowledge and skills you need to do a great job in the role, covering job responsibilities and compliance issues relating to the Charities Act 2011 and the Companies Act 2006. Find out more.

Fundraising with Digital Marketing – Thursday 23 July

The advancement of digital media has revolutionised the way charities can build relationships with donors and supporters. With recent case studies and lots of practical tips, this course will help you better understand the media available and how to adapt your messages to maximise the returns from each channel. Find out more.


Resilience – Thursday 23 July

Discover how to take a holistic approach to finding the inner-strength and will-power to face the many challenges of your life on a day-to-day basis. In the process, become better equipped to meet those challenges; to overcome obstacles; to make better choices; to learn and grow from your experiences; and ultimately, to be more optimistic about your future. Find out more.


Moving into Leadership – Friday 24 July

For those stepping into leadership positions, what makes you a good leader? Moving into a new role with very different responsibilities can be daunting, no matter how much management experience you may have. This course will help you develop a new frame of thinking to identify who you need to be as a leader and to focus on areas that will help you in your new role as well as looking at your worries and concerns. Find out more.



Moving into fundraising – Thursday 6 August

On this moving into fundraising course you will spend time learning how an effective fundraiser works. You will look at current fundraising opportunities and how a fundraiser can make sure that they are fundraising from areas that return the most investment. Better understanding of the current fundraising climate will help you make better decisions now. Saving money and time, whilst generating more funds along the way. Find out more.


Support and Supervision of Staff 1 – Friday 7 August

If you manage and support staff, you’ll know it can be stressful, hard work and often thankless. This course aims to take away some of the heartache by offering a ready-made template for managing well and managing effectively. Find out more.


Finance for Non-Finance Managers – Wednesday 12 August

Do your eyes glaze over at even the slightest mention of financial information?

It’s something which a lot of us can admit to, but understanding your organisations finances can vastly improve the way you work. Having an idea of how finance works will help managers to run successful projects or teams and will assist trustees in overseeing the work of your senior management team. Find out more.


Essential Presentation Skills – Thursday 13 August

Of all the things you have to do in your career, public speaking and giving presentations are likely to be among the most nerve-wracking. It doesn’t have to be this way. There are techniques you can learn to give successful presentations, no matter what the subject or audience. Sign up for this introductory course to learn a proven process for preparation and delivery, and for the chance to practise and get feedback. Find out more.


Communicating to Influence – Friday 14 August

What makes people tick? Answer that, and you’ll know how to influence them – a vital skill when it comes to getting what you need from staff and supporters. Find out more.


Minute Taking Skills – Friday 14 August

For those responsible for taking the minutes of their meetings, this course stresses the importance of the minute taker’s role and offers practical tips on how to make the task more manageable both in terms of preparing for the meeting in collaboration with the Chair as well as writing notes during the meeting and producing the minutes afterwards. Find out more.


Innovation and maximizing opportunities – Thursday 20 August

Innovation is a process whereby existing systems, applications and methodologies are improved or applied within a new context or geography that generates substantial positive change. Creating processes, structures and a supportive culture allows innovation to thrive. This practical workshop explores the requirements that will allow any enterprise to harness and exploit innovation. Find out more.


Introduction to impact measurement – Wednesday 26 August

The ability to measure and demonstrate the positive impact/improvements your project or organisation is contributing towards those you serve is essential. This course gives an introduction to the subject and how to get started. Find out more.



Impact: Understanding and Quantifying Your Social Value – Monday 7 September

This interactive Zoom workshop is suitable for anyone who works in the charity, social enterprise or voluntary sector that needs to demonstrate the value and outcome of their work. It is particularly valuable for chief executives, trustees, project managers and operational members of staff. Find out more.