Most organisations will be aware of the shortage of skilled fundraisers and the continuing need to bring skills into the sector. For some time now, fundraising has been the career choice for many graduates, but recently the Institute of Fundraising recognised that effective fundraising training can start even earlier.
In October, two university undergraduate programmes were recognised as meeting the requirements of Module 1 of the Certificate in Fundraising Management.
At the University of the West of England, a programme led by Adrian Sergeant offers the opportunity to learn how the tools and techniques of marketing can be applied to the non-profit context and concludes with an examination of the critical issue appertaining to the sector.
University College Northampton allows students to combine Module 1 of the Certificate in Fundraising Management with a single honours degree in Social Welfare. This programme features a placement in a fundraising organisation, which offers a chance to put into practice knowledge gained during the course.
Both programmes will provide a broad educational programme aimed at the fundraiser of the future. For more information about these programmes, you should contact the providers direct on the Institute's website.