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
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?
The first of this series is now available as a webinar – to be run from 3-4.30pm on 4th June 2020. From the original event planned for 24th March, we have changed the focus of the presentation to include an analysis of the current situation facing trusts, based upon current wisdom and the lessons from the past.
The presentation is still rooted in the fundamental question about setting accurate targets, but we now have three elements to this presentation:
- The nature of charitable trust giving, the research is based upon our study into 100 donors, from 2004 to 2019, including in-depth investigations of 41 examples of exceptional grantmaking. One of the big questions is whether trust fundraisers can anticipate donors who are going to transform their giving. Also, from the 41 investigations, can we extract any patterns? Other questions are about normal grantmaking behaviour – how often do they upgrade beneficiaries, what are the patterns for finding new beneficiaries?
- The nature of charitable trust fundraising, based upon an analysis of the 10 year income for 35 national charities we will answer these questions:
- How often do donors increase giving?
- What is a realistic rate of new donor recruitment?
- How often do charities experience sustained growth in their income?
- What is the Pareto calculation: 80:20 or 90:10/?
- How can the data improve our ability to set realistic targets?
- What’s going on now, what’s likely to happen? We will draw our conclusions from an analysis of how our 100 trusts reacted to the 2008-9 financial crisis and their financial condition in 2019. We also draw conclusions from the experience of grantmakers and a literature review of recent articles, research and statements.
Bill Bruty will be the host for this event, sharing the results of his extensive research into trust fundraising. He will be joined by David Carrington who have been involved in the world of grantmaking since 1992.
This webinar costs £45 and will take place from 3-4.30pm on 4th June 2020.
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.
We have converted the four days of training into a series of four modules, comprising of four webinars in each. We have completed the first module, Researching Trusts, but there are still places available for the webinars within the following Modules:
Module Two, Project Planning and Proposal Writing: week commencing 11th May 2020
Module Three, Networking and Negotiating: week commencing 15th June 2020
Module Four, Target Setting and Planning: week commencing 13th July 2020
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. We have cancelled the event in March and participants are being offered alternative places on the events in June and November. We apologise for the inconvenience. We hope to run the Boot Camps in 2020, but if this is not possible, we will convert them into an online offer.
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. We hope to run another event in 2020, but, if this is not possible we will convert the training to an online version.
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.
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.
Online, from 11.30-13.00 on 11th June 2020, we will be running a webinar on ‘how digital fundraising research tools can help you gain funds’ for the Scotland’s International Development Alliance (SinDA). You can book here.
Online, in July 2020, we will be running our Introduction to Raising Money from Trusts and Foundations for Bond as a series of webinars. Keep an our our website and Bond’s to get further details on prices and dates.