Charity and Fundraising

International Open Academy
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30 hours
24.99 GBP
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Charity and Fundraising

Course description

Charity and Fundraising

Learn how to create your own charity (or non-profit) with funding strategies, legal advice, and marketing tips to make a bigger impact!

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 an important cause. Creating a nonprofit, whether big or small, will allow you to control fund allocation, turn your ideas into reality, and inspire change and growth. You'll also:

  • encourage involvement
  • spread awareness in your community
  • gain valuable business experience
  • and create the positive changes you want to see in the world.

In this course, we'll walk you through all the steps of creating your own charity or nonprofit, from conception through execution.

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.

Suitability - Who should attend?

Who is this course for?

  • Anyone who feels passionate about a specific cause, and want to put their ideas into action
  • People who have previously enjoyed volunteering and want to make a bigger impact
  • Anyone who feels frustrated that an issue isn't getting enough attention or funding
  • Those who feel compassion towards others and feel fulfilled when they can help
  • People who want to gain valuable business and management experience
  • DIY personalities who love to start something of their own


International Open Academy courses are designed for anyone with an interest in learning. No formal qualifications are required to study with us. 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.

Outcome / Qualification etc.

To receive certification, you must:

  • Complete every page of the course
  • Score at least 55% on the exam at the end of the course

After successfully completing the course, you will immediately receive your PDF course certificate so you can instantly add it to your CV and display your achievement. You can also request a hard copy certificate to be sent to your postal address for a small printing and posting fee.

Training Course Content

  • How to identify a problem, turn a concept or idea into mission, and create a viable plan for your charity
  • The legal and ethical obligations that a charity must address (for various regions)
  • Managing your budgets, and allocating funds to maximize impact
  • Building your charity's brand, including logo, website, and culture
  • Low cost advertising ideas that net high results
  • Using crowdfunding channels to get your charity off the ground
  • How to attract investors, sponsors, and donors to maximize funds
  • Planning successful events and fundraises to raise awareness and donations
  • Working with affiliates, partners, and sponsors to create campaigns
  • Recruiting volunteers, staff, and community support

Course delivery details

The course is valid for 90 days. You can purchase lifetime access for an additional £10.

Why choose International Open Academy

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Continuing Studies

If your charity is financially successful, you can earn a salary as a board member, CEO, or other role. 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 experiencing 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

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