We just need to say ‘2020’ right? Everyone knows what I mean by that! I can’t remember a year of shared experience like this. But it certainly wasn’t the same experience for everyone. Early on in the crisis I saw this metaphor and it really rang true.
ONE STORM – DIFFERENT BOATS
The conversation starter ‘How are you?’ became such a big question and was no longer a throw away introduction. So we all know why the year was so tough – for me it was about home school in a small flat!
But there were some great things that happened. I moved to a new flat with a garden!
I got to help a lot of people raise vital funds.
I worked with some brilliant people and organisations to help them access a range of public funds and funding from Trusts and Foundations.
I can’t quite believe this figure!
I spent a lot of time on video calls and webinars!
Like the rest of the world I spent a lot of time on Zoom, Streamyard, Whereby and Google Meet!
I watched a huge number of webinars and learnt a lot from people around the world.
I delivered webinars on
- Fundraising in a pandemic
- Keep on track with your Grants, Trusts & Foundations Fundraising
- Make your Grants, Trusts & Foundations assets work harder
- Accessing Emergency funds and the £1.57 billion Culture Recovery Fund: Arts Council England, Creative Scotland, Creative Wales and Arts Council Northern Ireland.
I didn’t do it alone!
When the need for support started to ramp up I asked some amazing people to help.
And they said yes! It is because of these people we were able to help so many others.
I helped people increase their chance of success
Across all of the funds supported we had an 85% success rate this year.
In one fund those who used my guidance notes, webinar and review were three times more likely to get funding.