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How Charities Make Money

When supporters are running marathons to pay your wages, that money needs to be spent properly. The social sector has a moral responsibility to function in a professional manner. This course covers the key aspects of charity operations including the human side: from the impact of pay in the sector, to how volunteers are managed.


  • Unlimited online access
  • Self-paced learning
  • Charity experts' content
  • Certificate of completion
  • Employer Insights
  • Career Advice

Essential course for charities

Income generation is the lifeblood of charities, and it requires informed, skilled people to be successful.

Ideal for you if...

Course Contents

Take your career to the
next level!

How it Works

Complete all units
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Test Your Knowledge
Gain confidence to apply your new skills
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Download and showcase your new qualification on LinkedIn and your CV.
Connect with your peers
Grow your network and support each other as you develop your career

Frequently asked questions

Who is this course for? 

This course is for anyone who wants to:

> kick-start your charity sector career

> effectively fast-track your career progression

> join a growing network of progressive charity professionals

> transition to charity from another sector

> have a job with meaning and purpose

How will this help my career?

Fundraising for charity is about so much more than bucket chuggers and fun runs! If your goals are around career progression, then having a demonstrable knowledge of how charities generate income will give you a competitive edge when searching for a new job.

Jobs that contribute to raising income include:

> Supporter Experience Officer

> Bid Writer

> Events Coordinator

> Partnerships Manager

> Fundraising Officer

What equipment do I need?

All you need is a laptop, tablet, or smartphone, and a decent internet connection (at least 3G). The course is cloud-based, so you can switch locations or devices and simply pick up where you left off, at any time.

If I lose my certificate, where can I find it again?

Return to this course page, or your profile page, and login to download your digital marketing certificate whenever you need to.

Part of The Charity Fast-Track Foundation Programme

All the core skills for building a strong foundation in charity. Our experienced industry experts and support network to help you grow the knowledge, mindset and community to make things better, faster, across the charity sector. 
Patrick Jones - Course author

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