We have established a range of successful fundraising courses that have attracted participants from hundreds of charities and NGOS, from all over the world, including some of the largest in the UK.
What we offer
The Brutal Facts
A series of events that will challenge our most cherished fundraising ideas
We’re launching a new series of early evening lectures that will change your thinking about some of our beautiful fundraising theories. In each presentation the facts will be lined up before the established wisdom. If our theories lose, we will explore new thinking based upon the evidence.
Session One: Arguing with the Wind. Can fundraising get better year-on-year?
5-8pm, 24th March 2020
Art Workers’ Guild,6 Queen Square, London, WC1N 3AT
Skilled Grantseeker Programme
This programme has helped shape best practice in trust fundraising for hundreds of fundraisers from virtually all of the top 100 charities in the UK, from Cancer Research UK to Blind Veterans. These four courses equip fundraisers with the essential skills required to raise funds from charitable trusts and other high-value donors. Each course is valuable in its own right, but we offer a discounted package called the Skilled Grantseeker Programme.
There are very limited places available for the Autumn 2019 programme, just two for Target Setting and Tracking in December 2019. There are plenty of places available for the 2020 programmes.
Bid Writing Boot Camp
This two-day event is ideal for people with experience of grantseeking and a desire to embrace new ideas and the reach the highest standards in proposal writing. We are running three Camps in 2020 – in March, June and November.
Financial Skills for Fundraisers
This course is ideal for all grantseekers who have to grapple with understanding funders’ accounts and explain their own with conviction. We will take you gently through the terminology and the numbers. Your understanding of accounts will shift from being a mystery to a powerful fundraising tool. We ran this event in partnership with Moore Kingston Smith on 11th February 2020. This course was fully booked and we are planning a new date for September 2020 – we will update you soon on the website.
We also run courses in partnership with other providers. Usually these are programmes which are not offered by Fundraising Training Ltd, or are in locations we want to reach out to.
In Nairobi, Kenya, from 21st-24th October, we ran a four-day programme on sustainable resource mobilisation for the Segal Family Foundation. The Foundation selected the participating organisations from amongst their grantholders in Kenya and Uganda. This event will be repeated in September 2020 in Kampala, Uganda.
On 6th November 2019, from 2.30-4pm, we delivered a webinar on fundraising from Foundations for small and medium Development NGOs, in partnership with Bond in the UK. You can view the webinar by following this link.
In Milton Keynes, UK, on 12th November 2019, we ran a new event in partnership with the Institute of Fundraising Chilterns Region. This one day training event presented a new approach to securing high value donors, based upon our research into nearly 500 case studies of major gifts. This was part of an increasing number of events we are developing in partnership with the Institute of Fundraising Regional Groups in the UK.
In Cardiff, UK, on 27th November 2019, we ran a new event in partnership with the Institute of Fundraising Wales Region. This was a one day training event as an introduction to trust fundraising, covering research skills, engagement techniques, pitching and proposal writing.
In London, UK, on 29th-30th January 2020, as part of Bond‘s training programme, we ran a two-day introduction to Fundraising from Foundations. This focused on raising funds for organisations in the international development sector. We will be repeating this course later in 2020.