Making it easy to say yes! Do’s and Don’t’s of Trust Fundraising

About the session:
Do your funding applications have grant makers rushing for their cheque book? Or do you leave them tearing their hair out?

The applications we write are often our one chance to convince a trust that they should fund our work. That’s a lot of pressure to put on a few sides of A4! What we write and how we write it has a huge impact on how it is received. This session will look at some simple changes you can make to the way you write your funding applications to make it easier for trusts to say yes.

David Burgess, Apollo Fundraising:
David is an experienced fundraising consultant specialising in securing support for the arts and culture sector. During his career he has helped to raise philanthropic support for a range of organisations, including Manchester Camerata, the Royal Exchange Theatre, Glyndebourne, English Touring Opera and the Royal Pavilion & Museums.

As Director of Apollo Fundraising, David provides consultancy, training and support to help arts organisations of all shapes and sizes to achieve their fundraising goals. In the last year he has helped fundraise for an art gallery with no walls, a road bridge and a 3,000-year-old gold necklace that was either made to protect a pregnant woman or as an ornament for a sacrificial animal. His current clients include the BFI, Salisbury Cathedral and Brighton & Hove Libraries.

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