Thrilled to be part of the Barnet Together Fundraising Training Programme again in 2023.

The programme brings together a range of expert advice you need to take your fundraising game to the next level in the new year.

Any Barnet-based Voluntary, Community, Faith or Social Enterprise is welcome to join and learn from experienced funders and organisation leaders. These sessions are for Barnet’s VCFSE sector only.

Training sessions will be held fortnightly from Wednesday 25 January through to 10 May 2023, 10am-12pm. There will be a presentation for about one hour (recorded), which is then followed by a Q&A where you can ask the questions you’ve been scratching your head over.

Each session is independent of the others, but by attending them all you will gain the skills and insights into raising money through trusts and foundations, how to diversify your income, and make better connections with funders and supporters.

Fundraising sessions

  1. Corporate/Business Sponsorship: Helen Mann: 25 January
  2. Prospecting and Research: How do you find the right funders for you?: Lucy Stone: 8 February
  3. Writing for Impact: Lucy Stone: 22 February
  4. Measuring your Impact; Lucy Stone: 8 March
  5. Budgeting for Fundraising Applications: Ruth Mulandi: 22 March
  6. Raising your Profile: How to best understand and reach your audiences through the right channels: Ellen Chesire: 19 April
  7. Barnet: Local insights and funding opportunities: Debra Yardley: 3 May
  8. Ask us anything! 10 May

Corporate/Business Sponsorship, delivered by Helen Mann

25 January

Helen Mann is the CEO, of the Young Westminster Foundation, having been their Development Manager from 2017 until 2022. She leads the organisation and oversees the strategy and direction, to be best positioned to support children and young people in Westminster. Helen has worked within the charity sector for the last 15 years supporting local charities and community projects find sustainability in the disability and health sector.

This session will teach you all about who is involved in creating business partnerships, why businesses might want to work with you, which businesses you should work with and more.

Book the Corporate/Business Sponsorship session here

Prospecting and Research: How do you find the right funders for you? delivered by Lucy Stone

8 February

This session will be run by Lucy Stone from No Stone Unturned Fundraising, who has worked in the Charity sector for over 20 years and has raised £88 million. Through her consultancy No Stone Unturned Fundraising, Lucy is currently supporting Music Venue Trust, FFT (Friends, Families, Travellers), LIVE (Live music Industry Venues & Entertainment), Pelican Parcels, WOLO (We Only Live Once), Voices Foundation, Soundcastle, Phoenix Dance Theatre and Arts By The Sea.

By attending this session, you will learn more about how to find the right funders for you, how to research Trusts, Foundations and Grants before you make an application, and the free and paid resources you can use to help.

Book the Prospecting and Research session here

Writing for Impact, delivered by Lucy Stone

22 February

Also delivered by Lucy Stone, this session focuses on how to write an effective and impactful application, how to transform your charity messaging and funders’ pet peeves to avoid. You’ll also learn about the key messages you need to include, as well as types of writing, including Free Form Applications, Letters and Applications.

Book the Writing for Impact session here

Measuring your Impact, delivered by Lucy Stone

8 March

In her third and final session, Lucy Stone will explore the ways in which your organisation can evaluate and monitor the impact you’re having, in order to back up your fundraising applications. This session will teach you the difference between impact, outcomes, outputs and inputs, and share with you how to develop an evaluation framework.

Book the Measuring your Impact session here

Budgeting for Fundraising Applications, delivered by Ruth Mulandi

22 March

This session will be run by Ruth Mulandi, who has worked in the creative and voluntary sectors for over 20 years, 15 of which as a fundraiser and organisational development advisor. She ran CommUNITY Barnet for six years and has worked with Inclusion Barnet since its inception – helping to set up the Community Support Service and running training sessions, among many others things. She’s been teaching and running workshops for over two decades.

In Ruth’s session, you will be guided through the financial planning and management side of sustainable fundraising, how to include core running costs in applications, how to put together a budget and much more.

Budgeting for Fundraising Applications session here

Raising your Profile: How to best understand and reach your audiences through the right channels delivered by Ellen Chesire

19 April

As part of an effective fundraising campaign, whether you are targeting individuals, business or Trusts and Foundations, you need to create opportunities to share the work of your organisation.

In this session we will discuss what the audiences need to hear, and why – and ways in which you can reach them. We will also offer some overviews of some online tools which can be used to reach these audiences, as well as those that may want to work with you.

This session will be run by Ellen Cheshire, VCS Support Lead at Inclusion Barnet, a Barnet Together partner. She has over 30 years experience in marketing, fundraising and project roles in the arts, media and charity sector.

Book the Raising your Profile session here

Barnet: Local insights and funding opportunities, delivered by Debra Yardley

3 May

This session will be run by Debra Yardley, Fundraising & Partnership Manager at Young Barnet Foundation, a Barnet Together partner. She has previously worked in senior fundraising roles at Capll Limited, Fundraising Initiatives and Norwood.

By joining this session, you will discover: what are the needs and gaps in Barnet? Funders that invest in Barnet’s VCFSEs and how Barnet Together can support you and your organisation.

Book the Barnet Insights session here

Ask us anything!

10 May

In this final session Debra Yardley & Ellen Cheshire will be answering any questions or recapping on any aspect of fundraising.

Book at 15 minute slot, in which we can answer specific questions that you need to know before starting your fundraising journey in 2023.

Book your 15 minute slot in the Ask Us Anything session