Funding Training

Thanks so much for this morning, it was brilliant. It was lovely to be in a small group of brilliant, smart women and I really appreciated the ways you facilitated the session. It felt much more like a facilitated conversation where we were each able to support each other to think through the process together. You really easily adapted the course to the experience levels in the group and made it consultant friendly.

I deliver my own training as well as courses that I have written for NCVO, Get Grants and other infrastructure organisations. Topics include Key Principles of Fundraising, Funding Strategy and Diversification, Trust and Foundations Fundraising, Developing your Case for Support Toolkit, and Corporate Partnerships for Social Change.

Training packages and bespoke workshops can be created to meet your specific needs.

My training is practical, so come prepared to do some thinking! It can be delivered live online, as pre-recorded webinars or face-to-face (when appropriate). Aside from training, I also deliver sessions for charity away-days. I’m always happy to talk through your requirements, so do get in touch to find out more.

a snapshot of training ready to go:
Funding Strategy and Income Diversification
full-day online training (with good breaks!) or;
2 x pre-recorded webinars + a three-hour online workshop

This training gives participants the skills, knowledge and confidence to:

  • analyse their own funding
  • think about where to diversify and how to approach it
  • start to write a funding strategy.

We use key strategic tools, a funding strategy template (that you’ll adapt and tailor) and have lots of chat so that we make the most of the experience of everyone in the room and for people to put their thinking into real outcomes on the day.

Developing your Case for Support Toolkit
Three-hour online workshop

With such unprecedented change now is a great time to review your Case for Support, ensuring that you’re articulating your purpose and the (possibly new or exacerbated) social issues that you’re tackling. Moreover, if you usually find yourself reinventing the wheel and writing similar but different information for high value funding proposals over and over again, this is the session for you!

This practical session will help you to:

  • articulate your purpose – your ‘why’ – and the difference that you make
  • consider what your elevator pitch could be
  • start putting together a detailed toolkit, comprising a consistent and compelling narrative for your organisation – and all the fiddly bits that high value funders ask for too!
Corporate Partnerships for Social Change
Three-hour online workshop

There are some key traits of successful charity-corporate partnerships that deliver multiple objectives – we’ll explore these and you’ll have time to think about how your organisation can begin to develop relationships founded on mutual respect and benefit and ultimately delivering positive social change. This workshop focuses on achieving more than a one-off cash donation for some nice PR.

Come along to this session to start thinking about:

  • what your charity’s proposition for businesses could be – with your organisation’s purpose and values at the fore
  • how to identify and initiate relationships with businesses
  • how to collaborate to achieve social change.

Get in touch to chat about your training needs.