Fundraising Tips and Tricks – A Practical Session

You have started to change the mindset about the need for a more systematic focus on fundraising and development, ensuring a smoother, more predictable income stream. You have won the argument with your trustees, people, volunteers and supporters, but do you have the practical know-how to plan, start and deliver successful campaigns for your voluntary organisation or charity?

Kick start your efforts with a one-day session focusing on practical planning, people engagement and the delivery of successful fundraising. Learn how to involve staff, volunteers and donors in a productive and participative way, to fulfill your charity’s goals and help ensure its sustainability for the long term.

We’ll cover:

  • Why you need to fundraise and develop this expertise in-house
  • What does it mean in practice? How does it link to your overall business plan/strategy?
  • How do you involve people and organisations?
  • Utilising the power of social and digital media to increase reach
  • Making sure you have ticked the legal and code of practice boxes for fundraising and for your own charitable objects
  • Developing your campaign in real time for success with A-Z of ideas brainstorming!

Benefits to you

By the end of the day, you will be familiar and comfortable with planning and developing concrete ideas for fundraising, confident in “selling” the principle to staff, donors and volunteers, conversant in using social and professional media to lend weight to campaigns and able to structure successful fundraising initiatives.

This is a very practical session and it would be helpful for participants to bring along any fundraising targets, ideas or existing campaigns which can be worked on and developed in a “hands on” way. Bringing along a laptop and using on-site internet will also be advantageous.

Course Location

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Winsley's House, High Street,

Location Notes

Central Colchester, at bottom of High Street/top of East Hill. Opposite The Minories art gallery and FirstSite. Look for a white building with dark blue doors. Please be advised that this location has differing floor levels.

Nearest car park is Greyfriars Car Park off Castle Road & Roman Road which is a privately run car park. For other car parks and public transport see this page. Cheapest all day car park for delegates arriving before 9am is NCP in Osbourne Street.

18 December 2018
9:30 am - 4:00 pm



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