The Corndel

Diploma in Fundraising

A world-class business fundraising course designed to develop the skills fundraisers need to succeed and thrive.

Our mission is to empower and upskill fundraising talent

A world-class

Fundraising course

Develop your fundraising capability!

The Corndel Diploma in Fundraising programme lasts 13 months, during which participants will develop new skills and put them into practice in their day-to-day work. 

Delivered by experts, our one-to-one coaching model offers transformation learning that will make a real-world impact. We match each participant to an experienced coach who will personally support learners throughout the programme, ensuring they can confidently apply their new fundraising skills.  

Learner experience

13-month programme, designed by third sector experts and delivered by experienced fundraising coaches

Successful participants will be awarded Chartered Institute in Fundraising Level 3 Foundation Certificate

Effective fundraising models, fundraising planning and financial principle of fundraising explained

The programme is accredited by NCFE

Who is the programme for?

Candidates will typically already work in a fundraising role but want to develop their skills and knowledge and achieve a professional status – so that they can contribute more to their cause. The Diploma is designed to give fundraising professionals the skills they need to effectively plan, manage and deliver successful campaigns of all shapes and sizes – from individual giving to large donors and major gifts – significantly increasing charities’ return on investment.  

Designed for immediate application. 

We design and deliver group programmes which focus on your charity’s specific needs. Training is scheduled around your team’s day-to-day challenges and supports immediate and direct application of new skills and knowledge to their work. Cohorts are mixed, so that participants benefit from peer-to-peer learning and knowledge sharing. 

Meet our Experts… World-class thinkers, mentors and educators

Delivered by experts – one to one coaching is at the heart of the Corndel experience. We match each participant to an experienced fundraising coach who will personally support them throughout the programme, ensuring they confidently apply their new skills.

Louise Clarke

Louise Clarke has 10 years experience in the Voluntary Sector in a range of leadership roles including Programme Management, Business Development and more recently Interim CEO. Louise has 10 years experience in publishing both in the UK and South Africa, leading both start-ups and turnaround Management. She has 4 years experience in financial services and 3 years working in the UK as a freelance consultant and Executive Coach.

Jemma Molly

Jemma Molloy has held multiple senior positions at a range of charities including Cancer Research UK, Bowel Cancer UK and The Children’s Society. Jemma went on to be part of the new Fundraising Apprenticeship Standard trailblazer group and is now sharing her wealth of knowledge with Corndel learners. Designing and delivering training programmes and learning solutions both on and offline. As a Senior Event Manager at CRUK, Jemma supported four Events Managers in recruiting nearly 83,000 participants and raising £4.6million for the charity across 32 events in two years.

Emily Quilter

Emily has 13 years of experience as a fundraiser. She specialises in community fundraising, event management, major donor, trust and foundations and individual giving. She has also has facilitation and practitioner experience. She is a Trustee of Octopus Giving and a Director at CIC Mentor Mums. Emily has grown charitable incomes from £400k to £2million. At Shakespeare Schools Festival, she spearheaded events at No 11 Downing Street, the West End and Bulgari Hotel.

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