Over the past 3 years, more than 100 organisations have benefited from 'Building Future Sustainability', a 4-day training programme aimed at helping North East voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations to generate more money, successfully expand their income generation activities and become more sustainable.
We’d like to thank our partner in this endeavour, the Community Foundation for Tyne and Wear and Northumberland, for their continued generous support into 2019.
"Love the training. Enjoyed the ideas, prompts, challenges and food for thought. Lots of things to change ‘back at the ranch!"Mandi Cresswell,
Meadow Well Connected
“Bid writers are story tellers – nothing more, nothing less”. This session will demonstrate how to effectively tell your ‘organisational story’, how starting from a Theory of Change will help you to prepare a compelling narrative for the funder and how to avoid common mistakes. Suitable for those who have never written a bid and those who would like to refresh their skills.
Newcastle: Wednesday 2nd October. 10.00am until 1.00pm
The most effective bid writing organisations don’t just rely on the written bid, but instead use a ‘whole systems’ approach. This session builds on module one by demonstrating how you can ‘proof’ your organisation to pass the funders’ due diligence as they consider your bid. We’ll look at how you can improve your ‘positive organisational characteristics’, hugely improving your chances of success. Suitable for active bid writers as well as managers/trustees who will benefit from understanding what grant assessors look for ‘underneath the skin’ of the bid.
Newcastle: Wednesday 16th October. 10.00am until 1.00pm
Whereas trusts exist specifically to give their money away – businesses exist specifically to keep theirs. Your relationship with a business will therefore be fundamentally different from that with a trust or foundation. That said, corporates can bring valuable resources and skills to help you achieve your fundraising target. This session will examine how to create such a relationship and how to get the best from it. It is suitable for fundraisers, managers and trustees who want to bring new income streams on board.
Newcastle: Tuesday 12th November. 10.00am until 1.00pm
The ways to raise money from the community are only limited by your imagination. Ok, we won’t go so far as to suggest that you should traverse the entire 23 mile floor of Loch Ness in a Victorian diving suit, complete with lead boots and metal helmet (yes, it has been done!) But we’ll share lots of ideas to help you engage local support and generate money to supplement or match your grant support. This session is appropriate for managers and trustees who want their organisation to become less dependent on grants and lottery funding.
Newcastle: Wednesday 20th November. 10.00am until 1.00pm
A major capital appeal is often the biggest single fundraising challenge a local or regional organisation will ever face. Even if you have a good record on revenue fundraising, there are specific issues to consider and questions to answer when it comes to capital. Will it take longer than your usual fundraising? (answer = ‘yes’). Do you need to involve rich individuals? (answer = ‘yes’). How do you do that? Which trusts will help you? How much should you ask for? Whether you need £250K for a major refurbishment, £1,000,000 to buy a building, or £5,000,000 to build one, a carefully planned strategy and meticulous roll out will be necessary. This module will look at the time, people, skills and resources you will need to guarantee success. It is suitable for trustees, managers and fundraisers who are planning to undertake a capital campaign.
Newcastle: Thursday 5th December. 10.00am until 1.00pm
When the TV drama Peaky Blinders took off in a big way, the Black Country Life Museum in Birmingham started to sell flat caps in its gift shop and run ‘Peaky Blinders nights’. A local Pride event decided to charge £1 for participant wristbands, rather than just give them away – and made £20,000. A rural youth project created a book of money-off vouchers for tourists – available only to scheme members that pay £60 per year. Could you be that entrepreneurial? This session is for anyone who wants to consider whether they have something to sell, and if so, how to sell it.
Newcastle: Thursday 19th December. 10.00am until 1.00pm
Mark has been a nonprofit fundraiser, trainer and consultant for 28 years.
He has helped hundreds of organisations in the UK and Europe to raise millions of pounds for their work.
His current local clients include Open Clasp Theatre Company, Greater Walker Community Trust, Pennywell Neighbourhood Centre, and Skills for People
|Booking Options||Full Price per module||With Early Bird Discount|
(Book by 1st September)
|Whole Programme (6 modules)||£390||£290|
The 6 x half day programme will take place in Newcastle between October and December 2019. Attendees can attend a single session or the whole series.
Venue: This is 'Philanthropy House', the HQ of the Community Foundation for Tyne and Wear and Northumberland. Philanthropy House, Woodbine Rd, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear NE3 1DD. Phone:0191 222 0945 The boardroom is warm, light and quiet - perfect for training. There is local car-parking within a couple of hundred yards and the venue lies on a major bus route from Newcastle City Centre. Taxis from the City Centre cost about £10.00.
Phone Mark on 07515 386 439 or email us on firstname.lastname@example.org
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