Frequently Asked Questions

Who Put The Course Together?

The course has been designed for British audiences by SylviaBrownSmartDonors in partnership with the Beacon Collaborative, based on the previous success of the “Smart Donors… Make a Difference” course for American audiences and the NEID Global course for donors who give overseas.

ThinkingGiving is a community interest corporation (CIC), initially incubated by the Beacon Collaborative.

What Does The Course Cost?

The course is priced at £195. Payments are processed through Stripe, a market leader in secure online transactions. 

Discounts are calculated at check-out.

How Long Will The Course Take?

If completed in one sitting, viewing the videos in all seven modules generally takes three hours. Completed the workbook may take another hour.  We would recommend setting aside a morning or afternoon to work through the course. However, you can always take it a bit at a time, should you prefer. Once you have created your login credentials, you can come back and access the course to continue or refresh your knowledge.

What Format Is The Content?

Contrary to most online courses, ThinkingGiving contains very little “talking heads” and text.  Rather, the modules are a mix of live cases studies, animated background information, interactive exercises and even a few myth busters. Once completed, the accompanying workbook provides a personalised roadmap for your charitable giving.  Further information is regularly updated in the Resource Section and through a link to the Beacon Collaborative Resource Hub.