2-day online training




Deposit £50*
(full refund upon attendance)

Estimated Market Value £300 (average)



Deposit £30*

(full refund upon attendance)

Esimated Market Value £160 (average)

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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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Diversifying Income & Sustainability for Charity Leaders (Half Day) 


9th Feb - AM

It is a challenging time for the charity sector. The widely reported trend of an increased demand for services, coupled with income flat lining at best and decreasing for many, shows no signs of slowing. This course will consider what steps charities can take to strengthen their resilience, to diversify and expand their income in order to meet increased demand – and ultimately, continue to deliver impact. Using real-world examples based on the FSI’s insight from over a decade of working with small charities, the training will provide a range of tips and tools for reviewing and improving sustainability, and there will be plenty of time to engage and get input from peers. Read more on the Course Content section when you book using the Book Now Button.

Getting the best from your board (Half Day)


9th Feb - PM

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

Developing Corporate Relationships (Full Day)


9th Feb

This course has been designed to help you and your charity understand the opportunities for engaging with and working with companies. The course will look at the different ways in which companies may get involved with charities; whether that be through financial donations, gifts in kind, sponsorship or through employee volunteering. We will also explore the criteria and requirements that corporate supporters will be looking for when choosing which charities to support and how you can use these to identify and secure support from the companies that have the best fit with your organisation. Read more on the Course Content section when you book using the Book Now Button.

Plan and Deliver a Capital Campaign (Full Day)


9th Feb

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.

Speaker: Graham Brogden MCIOF

Stewardship - Retaining and Maintaining Donors (Full Day)


9th Feb

Stewardship is an often overlooked process but is critical to your charity. Stewardship is a mindset, a philosophical commitment to the way you value your donors and supporters – your tool to build and maintain their ‘life long’ relationships with your charity. This one day course is a chance for participants to identify who they should be thanking, which relationships to nurture and how best to go about it. Participants leave the course understanding the vital role of Stewardship in increasing long term support and with a lot of ideas as teams fight it out for the prize awarded for the most creative stewardship idea! Read more on the Course Content section when you book using the Book Now Button.

Developing your Fundraising Strategy (Full Day)


10th Feb

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. 

Fundraising from Trusts and Foundations (Full Day)


10th Feb

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.

Managing Event Fundraising sucessfully (Full Day)


10th Feb

Events attract a wide audience and can increase your supporter base across all fundraising methodology plus they are a great way of raising your profile in your local community and beyond. This course will empowers participants to plan an event or events for their organisation in order to successfully raise funds and grow their supporter base. Read more on the Course Content section when you book using the Book Now Button.

Fundraising through Digital Channels (Full Day)


10th Feb

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.


Funded by The National Lottery

9TH & 10TH FEBRUARY 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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