Funding Training

These practical workshops have been adapted for delivering online, and you can access them live or as pre-recorded webinars. I have focused on just three areas: funding strategy and diversification, developing a case for support toolkit, and corporate partnerships for social change.

If you’d like to have a chat about what I could provide for your organisation, please do get in touch, I’d love to hear from you! 

Here’s what previous participants have said:

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 love the way you structure the toolkit and its exactly what my client needs. You’ve given me the ability to convince them to adopt this approach. In a project that hasn’t gone particularly smoothly, this morning has really given me the confidence and additional skills to get the project back on track and enable the charity to win funding.

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What I really needed was the chance to focus on the principles of a Case for Support, why it works, what it should contain etc. Trust fundraising isn’t my first fundraising love and I’ve never had formal/focused training on creating a case for support. I needed to hear from someone who I respect that I am doing things right, and to be given the confidence to continue with the current course of action. I got all this on the course, so thanks. Plus, it was lovely to work in a small group of very capable fundraisers. It was timely therapy for me!
 
 
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 half-day 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.

New addition to this workshop! After the workshop, you’ll have the opportunity to send me some documentation relating to the workshop or have a follow-up phone/video call.

 

Developing your Case for Support Toolkit
Three-hour online workshop / pre-recorded webinar

With all of our organisations affected by coronavirus in some way, 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!

A traditional two-page Case for Support isn’t much use when you need detailed service or programme information, which is why I work with organisations to create Case for Support Toolkits.

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 (to get you to that two-pager)
  • 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!

New addition to this workshop! After the workshop, you’ll have up-to 10 days to draft your toolkit and I will then review it and provide feedback.

 

Funding Strategy and Income Diversification
2 x pre-recorded webinars + a three-hour online workshop

Face-to-face, this is a full-day course. I have adapted it to deliver it online over a longer time period to allow participants to take their time to access the two pre-recorded sessions and complete some exercises that will help us have a really practical final session (which is delivered live). Overall, the workshops give 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’ll 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.

If you’d like to explore how you could benefit from these workshops, do just drop me a line.