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

Castlepoint Association of Voluntary Services
The White House, Kiln Road,

Location Notes


If using sat-nav, please use the following postcode: SS7 1TF. This should take you down the right hand side of the council building (i.e. the council offices are on the left). There is a large sign in the car park that points out that the White House building is to the right and at the back of the car park. You should then follow the signs around the left hand side of the White House building to Marie Curie/CAVS. Please go up the stairs and CAVS are through the door to the right marked CAVS. Reception is signposted from there to the right once through the door.

CAVS are in the building that is labelled Carers Choices – the building labelled SS7 1TF is the council offices.

Contact 01268 214000 if lost.

On-road parking is available nearby in Runnymede Chase, though is quite restricted, so it is recommended that you arrive at your course with plenty of time to spare.

The training room is located on the first floor. There is no lift available. Staff at the site can assist less mobile attendees.

11 March 2019
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm



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