Essentials in Fundraising

Fundraising, Arts, Culture, Heritage

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This course will be delivered virtually via Zoom in two separate 2 and a half hour sessions. The first of these will take place on Wednesday 21 February at 10.00am and the second will take place on Wednesday 28 February at 10.00am. It is necessary to attend both sessions to complete the full training.

Are you at the beginning of your arts or heritage fundraising career? Or do you need to know more about fundraising in your job? If so, then this course is for you. We give you top tips for developing your Case for Support, thinking about different fundraised income, and discovering the best donors! Alongside this, you will learn how to value your supporters and get some practical tips that you can use immediately to improve your fundraising.

There is time for you to learn with the rest of the delegates and also to reflect and learn what type of fundraising will work best for you when you finish this course.

What you will learn

You will learn:

  • The importance of an effective fundraising Case for Support
  • Different kinds of fundraising streams, from Trusts and Foundations, individuals, corporates and statutory income
  • Where to best focus your time to get the most effective fundraising return for your organisation
  • Top tips for bid writing 
  • To approach your fundraising ethically 
  • How to undertake effective fundraising research
  • The latest trends in fundraising

What you require

A device with access to Zoom and yourself!