Fundraising Training Ltd, the global experts in raising big money.
When setting up Fundraising Training Ltd, our mission was to enrich the sustainability of civil society and charities by growing skills and creativity in securing funds. We do this by a unique and original approach to training and consultancy. In particular, we are global specialists in the field of grantseeking (securing funds from foundations, governments, companies and wealthy individuals). Our courses have defined best practice in the complex funding market of the UK and in Africa we have become specialists in the sustainability of grant dependent organisations.
Since our establishment in 2001, we have created a range of successful fundraising courses that have attracted participants from hundreds of charities, including some of the largest in the UK: British Red Cross, Diabetes UK, NSPCC, Cancer Research UK, the National Trust and UNICEF UK. In the UK, we are recognised as developing the ‘industry standards’ in grantseeking.
Fundraising Training Ltd has developed and run training courses and consultancy projects all over the world, including extensive experience of supporting fundraising by local NGOs in Africa. We have also run training courses in South America and Asia. Our clients are global, including Segal Family Foundation, the Advocacy Accelerator in Nairobi, the Pan-American Development Fund, Porticus in UK and Africa, and IDEA, based in Stockholm.
From 2002 to 2012 we created and ran the Fundraising Trainee Programme in the UK, which became the single largest entry point into a fundraising career; giving a first step in fundraising for over 200 people. Over 90% are still in the sector and many have become senior fundraising managers in well-known organisations, such as UNICEF UK and the University of London.
Our flagship training programmes in the UK are the Skilled Grantseeker Programme and the Bid Writing Boot Camp. Our current consultancy assignments vary from establishing a Strategic Funding Unit for The Scouts; implementing trust fundraising for the Jewish Museum in London; to the establishment of financial systems within religious orders in Uganda, through the Association of Religious in Uganda (ARU).
Bill Bruty, Founder and Director
A fundraiser since 1984 and a fundraising trainer since 1992, Bill is recognised as one of the most experienced and knowledgeable fundraisers in the world, especially in the field of grantseeking from charitable trusts and government bodies.
Associate Consultants and Trainers
As our course programme and consultancy assignments expand we are recruiting new consultants and trainers. We’re delighted to introduce our current team. They are based in the UK, Zimbabwe, Kenya and Uganda.