Charity Management Certificate

Your must-have Charity Management Certificate – equipping you with essential knowledge

Charity Management Certificate

Your must-have Charity Management Certificate – equipping you with essential knowledge
Education form
12 months

Key questions

Are you currently working in charity management?

Would you like to ensure you are complying with the most up-to-date requirements?

Do you have gaps in your knowledge or experience that you’d like to fill?

Then the Charity Management Certificate is for you!

Your must-have Charity Management Certificate – equipping you with essential knowledge

Video Lessons
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How does it work?
The fully online course is delivered via our specialist learning platform – each module consists of training videos, written materials, downloadable templates, examples and tools, and a test at the end to check your learning.
Designed for flexible learning it means you can work at your own pace and in your own time, and with a year’s access you can keep going back to refresh your knowledge.
We estimate 2-4 hours learning time for each module depending on time taken reading and note-taking.

The Modules

Module 1:
Exploring the role of a leader
The importance of your role
Professional development for you and your team
What does it take to be an outstanding leader?
Evolving and adapting your management style
Module 2:
Your fundraising strategy
Diversifying your income streams
Using new technology platforms
Improving your bid writing skills
Complying with fundraising regulations
Module 3:
Boosting your digital marketing strategy
Building an online presence
Improving your social media
Avoiding common pitfalls
Your online video strategy
Using data more effectively to tailor your message
Module 4:
Financial management essentials for charity leaders
Financial reporting essentials; what, who, where, when?
Your guide to SORPs
Working with trustees
Preparing annual reports Charity tax update
Module 5:
Data protection and GDPR
The current data protection landscape
Effectively managing security risks
Detecting security breaches and minimising impact with things go wrong
Secure data sharing
Module 6:
Safeguarding Adults and children in charities
What is safeguarding?
What is your legal responsibility?
Safe recruitment and screening
Implementing safeguarding processes and procedures
Responding to safeguarding concerns
Module 7:
Supporting staff mental health
Promoting employee wellbeing
Raising awareness and removing stigma
Developing a mental health framework
Understanding your obligations as an employer
Managing employees with mental health issues
Tackling work related stress
Module 8:
Employment law essentials
Maternity, paternity and adoption rights
Managing sickness and absence
Discipline and grievance
Termination of employment
Employment law and volunteers
Module 9:
Staff recruitment, retention and employee engagement
Staff recruitment procedures – making the best hires
Staff training and inductions
What is employee engagement?
Assessing current levels of engagement in your organisation
Implementing engagement strategies
Maintaining engagement during times of change
Wellbeing and engaging your employees
Successful performance management


Dr. Elvira Bolat
Dr. Elvira Bolat is Principal Academic in Marketing and a Director of Accreditation, leading and managing a portfolio of global and national accreditations, at Bournemouth University (BU) Business School. As a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, Elvira is an expert in digital marketing, online, and blended learning pedagogies delivering education across various levels of studies including the delivery of short-term continuous professional development and online courses. Elvira is Deputy Chair for the Academy of Marketing B2B SIG and has interest and expertise in researching and consulting SMEs within the B2B context, creative, nonprofit, and other service sectors. She has published in many academic journals, including the Journal of Marketing Management and Journal of Business and Industrial Marketing. Her research was covered by the Times, BBC World Services, Business Insider Italia, Mid-Day Mumbai, the National, iNews, BBC Panorama. Overall Dr. Bolat's professional and academic expertise covers digital marketing, service innovation practices, Internet of Senses, marketing communications, and luxury branding. As a member of the Institute of Data and Marketing and Charted Management Institute, she has extensive consultancy experience sharing her knowledge around digital and social media marketing with companies across industries and sizes. Elvira has been invited to give talks at several universities and industry exhibitions both nationally and internationally.
Yvonne Hardiman
Chartered MCPID, MA (Management)
Yvonne Hardiman Chartered MCPID, MA (Management) Yvonne believes that people doing great things make great businesses. We all need to be clear about what is expected of us at work, what our employers will do in return and what how we will be supported if things don’t go quite to plan. Businesses need to know how to do all this within the framework of current regulations and legislation! This is where HR comes in. Yvonne has a wealth of experience of managing people and businesses. She began her people management career at BSI as Head of Delivery where she managed a publishing, printing and warehousing division of over 50 people. Eleven years later, she went on to join what was then one of the top 500 law firms in the country firstly as their HR Director. In recognition of her contributioin to the business, in 2009 she became one of the first non-lawyer partners in the UK. She continued to provide an HR service to the law firm and also worked very closely with employment solicitors to provide an HR consultancy service to their clients. Yvonne developed a passion for supporting HR and non-HR managers to manage people in their businesses. In 2012 she decided to set up her own HR consultancy. Yvonne has a unique insight into how businesses can become successful and how HR can help. This, coupled with a great knowledge of employment law is a winning combination. She helps anyone who has responsibility for any aspect of HR in small, medium and large businesses across many different sectors.
Elizabeth Anderson
Independent Safeguarding Consultant
Liz is a specialist safeguarding consultant with 15 years’ experience in social care across children and adults services in local government and the voluntary sector. She also acts as a Specialist Adviser to the CQC and has acted as Safeguarding Lead on a number of inspections. Liz has led safeguarding reviews at a number of organisations including the Alzheimer’s Society, The City of London and a group of early years childcare providers. In this work she has examined organisational safeguarding policies and procedures, safer recruitment practices, training provision and materials, response to incidents, organisational culture and governance arrangements, made recommendations and helped organisations to formulate improvement plans. Liz has also worked with housing associations, CCGs and NHS Trusts to examine quality assurance processes and organisations’ investigation of, response to and learning from serious incidents. Liz has frontline experience of working in child protection and safeguarding adults and a strong academic background with a Master’s degree in Social Work, from Royal Holloway, and a Master’s degree in Social and Political Sciences from the University of Cambridge.

Charity Management Certificate

Charity Management Certificate
Equipping you with essential knowledge to build on your role in charity management
Flexible learning
Access to tools to help you make your job easier

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