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We have converted all of our learning into online workshops. We ran over 90 workshops in 2020, covering every subject from researching donors to persuasive writing. We were joined by hundreds of participants. After the success of that programme we will shortly be launching our 2021 online workshops, which will commence in April
Live fundraising training workshops
Future Learning Programmes
After a very successful development of an online learning programme in 2020, we will continue with this approach to training in 2021. Our new programme will start in April 2021 and will be launched by the end of January 2021. Given the current and immediate situations with the pandemic, we don't anticipate returning to face-to-face training in the UK until September 2021. For programmes around the world, we will be able to offer online learning, blended with face-to-face training (where possible) by our Associates in their locations, particularly in East Africa.
Congratulations Carol Akiwumi MBE!
We are delighted that our colleague, Carol Akiwumi was awarded a MBE in the UK New Year's Honours List. Carol is an incredible social entrepreneur and fundraising professional. She deserves this and more. It's been a privilege to have worked with Carol since 2013.
The Brutal Facts
Our recent presentation of our research into the world of grantseekinig took place on 17th November, from 4-5.30pm (GMT) - as a live Zoom session. During the week commencing 14th December, we will be releasing the recording of the event and a full report. This will containt the results of our study of over 100 major grants, to see if they are the products of stewardship, luck or other factors. You can find our more about this workshop by following this link:
Bill Bruty has also written an article looking at how UK and US Foundations might react to the current economic and financial turbulence. It is called Keep Calm and Carry On and is available as a free download from:
As competition heats up those precious grants from foundations, in 2020, we curated a series of workshops where the learning was focused on the specific skills of grantseeking, such as ‘how to ask for funds’; ‘how to network with donors’ and ‘how to develop a pipeline. This was the most cost-effective way to get access to high quality training, from anywhere in the world, with each session only costing £45 ($60).
Participants could pick the exact skill they wanted to learn or improve, and get these new skills in a bite-sized package, with no travel time or costs; and, no need to get to a training room in London, or any other city. Participants joined us from all over the world and learnt from global experts.
Every workshop was adapted from our interactive style of in-person training.
Each live workshop lasted for 90 minutes to allow for maximum interactivity, was limited to 24 participants.
People had opportunities to properly meet and work with their fellow participants - our goal was to minimize passive learning. They were also given comprehensive resource packs and notes for each workshop. All sessions were run by Bill Bruty, in collaboration with a wide range of global presenters and experts, each with varied and significant experience - an astounding range of fundraising skills.
We will be continuing with online learning forever more now. We are convinced by its effectiveness. Our new programme for 2021 will start in April 2021 and details will be available from the end January 2021. We hope to return to in-person training from September 2021 - with a fresh version of the Skilled Grantseeker Programme starting in London, UK.
Skilled Grantseeker and Bid Writing Boot Camp programmes
We are making the Skilled Grantseeker Programme and the Bid Writing Boot Camp available as online learning programmes. This will allow participants to join several online interactive workshops, receive comprehensive resource packs and enlist a mentor to help with the implementation of the learning.
In the light of the uncertain situation with social distancing guidelines in the workplace, we have, with great regret, decided not to run any in-person training courses for the foreseeable future. Our reputation has been built upon the powerful learning experiences we have created for face-to-face training and this was not an easy decision. But, we are very confident that the same levels of interactivity, person-centred learning and pure enjoyment can be established online.
Leading fundraising trainers and strategists
We are global specialists in high-value fundraising. In the UK, we run the leading training programme in grantseeking. Since its establishment in 2001, we have equipped thousands of specialist fundraisers to start and enrich their careers.
We also help to review and develop high-value fundraising strategies, which can transform your organisation. Recent clients include Light for the World, the RAF Benevolent Fund and The Scout Association.
“Bill Bruty, at Fundraising Training Ltd, is – in my eyes - gold standard for those serious about becoming good practitioners.”
Lina Santeusanio, ICAN
Reshaping fundraising in Africa
In Africa, we have developed a deep understanding of how to thrive, when you are grant dependent, and to diversify your income streams beyond grants. We have transformed organisations, such as the Uganda Science Education Programme, through our Fit for Funding programme.
Using local expert Associates we have re-shaped every aspect of organisations, from governance to financial systems to communication strategies. Other clients have included LVCT Health in Kenya and the African Palliative Care Association. In collaboration with the Advocacy Accelerator, we are currently developing an online learning programme in resource mobilisation for health advocates across Africa. We also taking 15 organisations in Kenya and Uganda on an online resource mobilisation exploration for the Segal Family Foundation in Nairobi, Kenya
“From the few hundred dollars that I paid to attend the training, the results are amazing, a whopping 120 times in return - within less than 2 months. I sincerely thank you for the intensive but practical training. You relieved my pain, frustration and bad feelings as a result to the 18 failures in a row.”
Sam-Emenyu, Programs Manager, BIDS Foundation, Uganda.
Our newest project is a pilot programme to establish effective financial systems for five religious orders in Uganda.
UK TRAINING PROGRAMME
Fundraising Training specialises in de-mystifying the skills of fundraising, especially where grantseeking is a significant part of your fundraising mix. We can help with all aspects of high value fundraising, from strategic reviews, to recruitment, training and temporary bid writers. We also undertake funder research and in-depth reviews of your team and performance
Fundraising Training Ltd was founded by Bill Bruty, who has been a professional fundraiser since 1984. Over those 35 years, Bill has had experience of every fundraising method you can imagine, across the world. There is now a strong team of colleagues based in the UK, Kenya, Uganda and Zimbabwe.
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