2-day online training



Members pay £20

Deposit £50*

Estimated Market Value £300 (average)


Members pay £10

Deposit £30*

Esimated Market Value £160 (average)

Are you a member of the FSI? If not you need to join prior to booking

Interested in sponsoring or exhibiting at this event? Check out our Sponsorship Opportunities At-a-glance Brochure 2020 or contact us on development@thefsi.org for more information.

We can also deliver any of our training courses in-house for your organisation or develop bespoke training to meet your needs, get in touch for more information.

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Fundraising from Trusts and Foundations (Full Day) 


12th May

With an estimated 9,000 independent trusts and foundations in the UK giving £2 billion in grants each year, they are a prime source of funding for your charity. However, it is absolutely vital that you properly prepare your applications, undertake research and develop tailored proposals that meet their specific criteria. 

This course aims to give participants the essential skills and knowledge they need to develop successful fundraising from trusts and foundations in their charity. Read more on the Course Content section when you book using the Book Now Button.

Getting the best from your Board (Half Day)


12th May- AM

An active, involved and committed trustee board is essential for the success of any small charity. The challenge many small charities face is in how to harness this and bring the board together as an effective team to support the long-term success of their organisation. This workshop course will go beyond the essential requirements of trusteeship covered in our Good Governance training workshop covering real world examples and practical exercises.. Read more on the Course Content section when you book using the Book Now Button

Risk Management for Charity Leaders (Half Day)


12th May - PM

A key responsibility for charity trustees is to ensure that there is a robust Risk Management regime in place. This supports the charity to deliver its mission effectively, enables the charity to seize opportunities as they emerge, as well as playing a significant role in the prevention of ‘disasters’ both small and large. Risk is an everyday part of charitable activity and managing it effectively is essential if the charity is to achieve its key objectives and ensure its funds and assets are safeguarded. In this training course, we will look at practical approaches to risk management from a charity leader and Trustee perspective. Read more on the Course Content section when you book using the Book Now Button.

Earned Income - Enterprise your Mission (Full Day)


12th May

It is increasingly important in today’s economic climate to maximise all opportunities that you have to raise income. Have you considered enterprising your mission?  Whether you are funded mainly by voluntary or statutory income you should explore the possibility of setting up your own earned income stream which will help you secure long-term,unrestricted funding for your charity.   You will be ensuring that the charity itself is doing well by doing even more good work. Read more on the Course Content section when you book using the Book Now Button.

Demonstrating your Impact (Full Day)


12th May

Effectively demonstrating your impact to your key stakeholders such as donors, grant makers, partners, trustees, media and staff is essential for securing ongoing support for your work. Making a difference to the lives of individuals, communities, animals and/or the environment is probably the reason why your charity was established, so how can you show that you are making a real difference in order to build trust, rapport and credibility for your services? This course will provide you with a range of tools and best practice tips to ensure that you are effectively measuring and communicating the difference you make to donors, funders and supporters. Read more on the Course Content section when you book using the Book Now Button.

Developing your Fundraising Strategy (Full Day)


13th May

A comprehensive and effective fundraising strategy is at the core of sustainability for any charity. Taking a strategic approach to fundraising will help ensure that your charity has a mixed income approach which focuses energy and resources to those fundraising areas that will bring maximum return, both in the short-term and long-term. It will also help you to ensure that your fundraising efforts support your charity to fulfill its mission, vision and objectives rather than detract from the valuable work that you do.  This course looks at how to develop your Fundraising Strategy. It will provide a structured road map and relevant tools to enable you to link together organisational objectives and the areas you need to fundraise against, with potential fundraising sources. It will also cover developing an action plan to put the strategy into practice including targets, activities timescales, performance indicators and resource requirements. 

Capital Campaigns (Full Day)


13th May

This one day training course is an important reality check for an organisation contemplating running a capital campaign. Beginning from the early stages when organisations must be honest and ask ‘is this the right time for an appeal?’, the course looks at the details of planning, strategy, management and evaluation. Read more on the Course Content section when you book using the Book Now Button.

Project Management (Full Day)


13th May

Efficient project management need not be an overwhelming process. This course provides an introduction to practical tools your charity can use to plan projects, set them up and keep them on track. Read more on the Course Content section when you book using the Book Now Button.

Fundraising through Digital Channels (Full Day)


13th May

Digital channels have never been more important when considering and delivering your fundraising strategy. In the new normal, charities need to have a good understanding of how digital marketing works and how it can support many of their fundraising methodologies. This new course will look at: Incorporating Digital into your existing fundraising strategy & How to approach different digital channels to support different fundraising ideas. Read more on the Course Content section when you book using the Book Now Button.

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If you or the attendee have special access requirements please make sure to inform us via email admin@thefsi.org or call us on (+44) 20 8142 5147 prior to the event.

12th & 13th May 2021

Our next online event will be delivered online, offering over 180 delegate training places over 2 days so that small charities, wherever they are, can access the skills they need to become self-sustaining.

Training sessions cover a wide range of fundraising techniques and back office skills delivered by experienced and knowledgeable trainers.

VENUE: At your home or desk (internet required)

TIME: 9:45 – 16.30 (registration 09.15 – 09:45)

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