New training in partnership with Mid Sussex Voluntary Action.
We’ve designed a series of sessions to improve your fundraising skills. Overview of the sessions here and more information about each session below.
- Case for Support Bootcamp – Thursday 15th July, 10am- 12 midday
- Ask Lucy anything about Fundraising! – Tuesday 17th August 2021, 1:00-3:00pm
- Writing for Impact: Make your applications and letters stand out – Monday 27th September, 10:00-12:00pm
- Untapped Fundraising Potential: find new ways to raise funds – Wednesday 3rd November, 1:00-3:00pm
- Stewardship: Manage relationships with your donors and funders – Friday 3rd December, 10:00-12:00pm
Case for Support Bootcamp
Thursday 15th July, 10am- 12 midday
Join us to learn what a case for support is and how to create one
Your Case for Support is a document that casts a vision for your organisation and tells donors why they should invest in your work.
What do funders expect to see in a case for support and how can you make yours stand out? This session will give you what you need to ensure that your Case for Support works well for you.
We are is returning with this popular Case for Support session which will include
- What is a case for support?
- Using behavioural economics to transform your charity messaging
- Case for support canvas
- What do funders expect to see?
- Top Tips
Ask Lucy anything about Fundraising!
Tuesday 17th August 2021, 1:00-3:00pm
Come with any questions about fundraising and I will do what I can to help you!
We are trying a different approach to this session where you can come with any questions about fundraising and I will do what I can to help you.
We can talk about anything! Come and share your success and frustrations, ask questions and let’s learn together!
This session is a free, drop-in.
Writing for Impact: Make your applications and letters stand out
Monday 27th September, 10:00-12:00pm
Join us to learn how to make a great application for funding
Writing for funders is a key part of a fundraisers work.
- Do you want to write better letters to funders?
- Are your applications lacking impact?
- Could your case for support stand out more?
In this session we will explore:
- How to make your writing clearer and stand out
- Look at some examples
- Top tips on what works
- Common traps people fall into
- Funders pet peeves
Untapped Fundraising Potential: find new ways to raise funds
Wednesday 3rd November, 1:00-3:00pm
Join us to learn how to start fundraising from different sources.
Do you want to
● Find new ways of raising funds?
● Understand where your untapped potential is?
A good range of income streams helps an organisation to be more financially resilient and can reduce the impact of reduced funding in one income area.
Many not-for-profits start their fundraising journey with Trusts and Foundations before exploring new ways to raise funds. However, many are unsure how to start individual giving, major donor or challenge events fundraising. That is where this session can help!
We will explore how to
- Understand your untapped potential for new income streams.
- Recognise what you need to do to ‘get your ducks a row’.
- Create a plan that you can implement and sustain long term.
Stewardship: Manage relationships with your donors and funders
Friday 3rd December, 10:00-12:00pm
Join us to learn about fantastic stewardship to build long term relationships with funders.
Do you want to:
- Have better connections with your donors and supporters?
- Find more touch-points and exceed expectations?
- Enjoy your relationships with your donors and supporters?
Underpinning successful fundraising needs to be fantastic stewardship to build long term relationships. We must at all times remember that “They are not your donors, you are one of their charities” (Mark Phillips), importantly, it is that we are one of their charities. The relationships need to be personal, supported, appropriate and at times unexpected.
In this session we will explore:
- developing relationships so funders and donors are long term partners
- how to understand and exceed funders requirements and expectations
- create a relationship management and stewardship plan that you can achieve and sustain long term.
Who should attend?
These sessions are aimed at smaller organisations who might have limited capacity for fundraising. You might be the only person responsible for fundraising within your organisation or you might not have much fundraising experience.
Originally posted here.