25th January 2021 Online



Places are strictly limited. 


Adrian Sargeant

Harriet Day

Alan Clayton 

There was so much learning, insight and thought-provoking discussion during the Great Fundraising Masterclass last year and it has already helped us to make a step change in our approach to fundraising. So much so that I’ve only had time to reflect on and action a fraction of the learning. I’m ready to re-visit the course content, absorb it again at a slightly slower pace and consolidate plans to take another huge leap forward.

Ben Automotive Industry Charity

Certificate in Great Fundraising


Leading a fundraising function sets you a challenging brief. And, as a leader, you’ll also face the expectations of a senior team who may not recognise the cultural, creative, and communicative changes required to get the fundraising results they want.


Great Fundraising is your opportunity to unblock these conflicts and develop a culture supportive of fundraising success.


By enrolling on the Certificate in Great Fundraising you will gain deep, comprehensive and practicable knowledge of this proven-to-work approach. Designed by the world’s leading fundraising academic – Professor Adrian Sargeant – the Certificate in Great Fundraising enables graduates to make the case for substantive investment in fundraising and deliver transformative income growth for their organisations.


Featuring 40 hours of online bespoke tutoring, exercises and discussion forums, the Certificate in Great Fundraising is your opportunity to apply Great Fundraising in your organisation and become a certified practitioner in this proven, research-based approach.  


Graduates of the Certificate in Great Fundraising go on to transform their practice throughout their careers, impact their organisation’s fundraising, communications and culture for the better and gain certification in a subject that’s based on research and experience.

Once you gain the Certificate in Great Fundraising, you’ll be able to:

  • Better reflect on and understand your leadership style and strengths

  • Recognise the ways your approach may need to change to achieve Great Fundraising

  • Become effective in conflict management

  • Focus on donor-centred thinking

  • Know how to leverage your organisation’s brand to support fundraising

  • Deliver massive and transformative income growth

  • Claim certification in Great Fundraising from the world’s leading fundraising academic


Who should attend?

  • The course is designed for fundraising leaders – Heads and Directors of Fundraising

  • Senior leaders such as Chief Executives and Board members looking to transform their fundraising income are also welcome  

  • Ideal for independent learners who want to fit their learning around their lifestyle

  • Ambitious fundraisers who want to be future leaders.

  • Leaders of organisations across the globe, working for a wide range of causes. 

  • Previous attendees of the Great Fundraising Masterclass who would like to top up their learning to gain the certificate.

What’s the approach?

A rigorous, university-style, 40-hour course available online through the Institute for Sustainable Philanthropy. Over 8 weeks, students receive 5 hours of weekly online modules. You’ll also receive dedicated tutoring and support provided by Research Fellows at the Institute for Sustainable Philanthropy.


Where is it?

Online, anytime that suits you. The Certificate in Great Fundraising is a structured course featuring recorded sessions, interviews with fundraising leaders and interactive sessions with leaders at Philanthropy & Fundraising International.​

Who has taken part? 

Delegates from across the world include:

  • BEN Automotive Industry Charity, UK

  • Community Food Centres Canada, CA

  • Dogstar Foundation, LK

  • Great Western Air Ambulance Charity, UK

  • Leprosy Mission Scotland, UK

Course outline

Week 1

  • Introduction to Great Fundraising

Week 2

  • Leading a Great Fundraising organisation

Week 3

  • Emotion and Great Fundraising

Week 4

  • Finding the New Ambition

Week 5

  • Brands, Communication and Great Fundraising

Week 6

  • Donor-Centred Thinking

Week 7

  • Developing a Fundraising Culture

Week 8

  • Getting Going and Keeping Going

How can I book?

Places on the Certificate in Great Fundraising are £1,495+VAT, and are strictly limited.


To reserve your place: 

If you have any questions, or you’ve previously completed the Great Fundraising Masterclass and would like to top up to the certificate, please contact Kerry Vandersypen for availability and your discounted price.

Philanthropy & Fundraising International

The Inch

Fort Augustus

PH32 4BL

United Kingdom

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Philanthropy & Fundraising International is the trading name of ACA Philanthropy & Fundraising Ltd, registered in England and Wales at The Business Centre Greys Green Farm, Rotherfield Greys, Henley On Thames, Oxfordshire, RG9 4QG, under company number 08290649.