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Charity and Fundraising

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Offer ends 01 June 2022
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Online, self-paced
30 hours
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No formal qualification
30 CPD hours / points
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  • Exam(s) / assessment(s) is included in price

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Start your own charity or nonprofit organization!

Whether you’re passionate about education, animal rights, or cleaning up the environment, starting your own charity or nonprofit organization is the perfect way to have direct impact on your cause.

You may be frustrated by large organizations and NGO’s because you feel they aren’t adequately addressing the real issues – or you don’t approve of their spending. Or, you may feel excited by the idea that you can work hands-on to make a noticeable difference.

Whatever your reason, starting your own charity or program is a great way to encourage involvement, spread awareness in your community, gain valuable business experience, and create the positive changes you want to see in the world.


30 CPD hours / points
Accredited by The CPD Certification Service

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In this course, we’ll walk you through all the steps of creating your own charity or nonprofit, from conception through execution. You’ll learn to run your organization like a business so that every decision is strategic, spending is on a tight leash, and your dedication and efforts are applied to where they’re needed most.

Why study with us?

  • International Accredited Course
  • Lifetime access
  • Self Paced, No Fixed Schedules
  • Immediate and easy to download Certificate
  • Compatible with Smartphones, tablets, laptops, etc.

Learn how to run a successful organization with little capital, how to build a team of volunteers, how to leverage what resources you already have, and how to create successful events to attract sponsors, donors, and the media. Good intentions are the starting point, but you’ll need to rely on business savvy and long-term planning for your charity to enjoy meaningful, longstanding success.

If your charity is financially successful, you can earn a salary as a board member, CEO, or other roles. While the point isn’t to line your own pockets, you can earn a comfortable living by going from volunteer to employee. Here are other possible career paths for people who start their own charitable organization.

  • Working for large NGOs, who usually require previous experience in the nonprofit sector
  • Becoming an entrepreneur or small business owner
  • Working with the government in various capacities that can be related to your cause or field of interest
  • Management positions, where your experience managing volunteers, budgets, and events will enhance your resume or CV
  • Teaching, health care, law enforcement, and other fields where you can feel good about making a difference

Charity and Fundraising Course Breakdown

Module1: Laying the Groundwork for Your New Charity

  • How to Start a Nonprofit Organization: Identifying the Problem and Solution
  • Your Mission Statement and Values
  • Legal Responsibilities and Ethical Obligations
  • Registering Your Charity
  • Establishing Governance and Risk Management
  • Managing Budgets, Taxes, and Accounting

Module 2: Spread the Word! Marketing and Public Relations Strategies

  • Building a Brand: Logos, Slogans, and Culture
  • Website 101 for Design, Content, and Traffic
  • Digital Marketing: Ads, SEO, and Emails
  • Smart Social Media Marketing
  • Low-Cost Advertising That Works!
  • Generate Buzz with Media and Press

Module 3: Money Talks: Become a Fundraising Phenomenon

  • What Are Your Investor Options?
  • Establishing Corporate Sponsorships
  • Using Crowdfunding Channels
  • Writing Successful Pitches and Proposals
  • Planning Your Fundraising Campaign

Module 4: Planning Successful Fundraisers and Events

  • Types of Events for Non-Profits
  • Crash Course in Event Planning
  • Your Role as the Host
  • How to Attract Media, Press, and Local Partners
  • Leveraging Affiliates and Sponsors
  • How to Network like a Pro

Module 5: Community and Volunteer Engagement

  • Recruitment Strategies for Volunteers and Staff
  • Your Responsibilities as a Non-Profit Employer
  • 20 Best Teambuilding and Leadership Tips
  • Getting Support from Your Community
  • Tools and Resources

Who is this course for?

  • Anyone who has the passion and drive to stand up for their specific cause and wants to put their ideas into action
  • Volunteers for a particular cause who wants to make a bigger impact
  • Anyone who feels frustrated that an issue does not get the attention or funding it deserves
  • Everyone who feels compassion towards others and is fulfilled when they help them
  • People who want to gain valuable business or management experience


EventTrix courses are designed for anyone with an interest in learning. No formal qualifications are required. Our courses are suitable if you want to learn new skills, start a new career, or if you’re already working in a particular industry and wish to upgrade your talents and enhance your resume.

Career path

  • Work for large NGOs, who usually require previous experience in the nonprofit sector
  • Work with the government in various capacities related to your cause
  • Management positions, where your experience managing volunteers, budgets, and events will enhance your resume
  • Teaching, health care, law enforcement, and other fields where you can make a difference
  • Become an entrepreneur or business owner

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nikki asked:

After reading reviews, can you tell me the costs associated with re taking modules please?


Hi Nikki, Thank you for your query. The first re-sit for any exam question is free of charge. However, you’ll be charged an additional fee of 3.99 only when, after the free re-sit, you re-sit the same exam question again. Kaoutar - Eventtrix Team

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Linda asked:

I have paid for course via reed, no acknowledgement received, how do I access it?


We send the student's login's after we receive the purchase confirmation from REED. If you did not receive this welcome email, please check your junk or spam folder or contact REED's customer support team and they will assist you.

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Ellie asked:

Hello, is this recognised by an awarding body?


Hello, Thank you for your question Ellie. Upon completion of the course you will receive a certificate of completion and you are able to request the Accredited by The CPD Certification Service. Regards, Annika - ET Team

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MrsQ asked:

(1) Is the course based on UK legislation, regulations and law? (2) What format is the exam/s or assessment/s, ie, how many, time, multi choice etc?


Hi, Thank you for your query. We aim to provide a beginners'-level course at an affordable price, and, in that sense, the content needs to be broader to reach both UK and US students. After each module of your "Charity and Fundraising" course, there is a short exam that includes multiple choice questions. The final grade of your course will be the average of all the modules. Kaoutar - Eventtrix Team

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KLB asked:

Do I need to be registering a charity while studying the course or just learn how to do it for the future?


Hi, Thank you for your query. Going through the course, you'll know whether you'll need to be registering a charity or not depending on your own needs. Please note that you have a lifetime access to your "Charity and Fundraising" course, you then can get back to it whenever it's needed. Kaoutar - Eventtrix Team

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Horem asked:

If i not speak english very good , it is possible to take this course in the french ? But what is a Price of course in french ?


Hi, we don't offer courses in french at the moment, only English. In any case our courses do come with unlimited access so you can take you time to complete them.

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Sarah asked:

What qualifications do I need to have to do this course?


No previous experience is necessary to take and complete our Charity and Fundraising course.

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Kez asked:

Is this course an UK ran course?


Our Charity and Fundraising course is fully online, so it can be accessed worldwide.

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CN asked:

Do you get a certificate?


Yes, at the end of the course, you will receive a pdf certificate confirming course completion. This is a certificate of completion stating the course taken. It can be used as a proof of study for employment.

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