London November 2018 (20th, 21st & 22nd)

Training in London: 20th, 21st & 22nd November 2018

Our next event in London will offer over 320 delegate training places so that all small charities, can access the skills they need to become self sustaining. This training day is part of the Small Local Charities and Community Groups Training Programme.

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

  • Venue: Amnesty International, 25 New Inn Yard, London EC2A 3EA
  • Time: 10:00 – 16.30 (registration 09.15-09:45)

Interested in sponsoring this event, or having this training delivered in-house? Contact us on development@thefsi.org or 020 7324 4777 for more information.

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Quick Link: Tuesday 20th November 2018
Quick Link: Wednesday 21st November 2018
Quick Link: Thursday 22nd November 2018


TUESDAY 20th November 2018

Fundraising from Trusts and Foundations (Full Day)

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. Read more on the Course Content section when you book using the Book Now Button.

Developing Corporate Relationships (Full Day)

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. Read more on the Course Content section when you book using the Book Now Button.

Charity Leaders: Fundraising (AM Half Day)

One of the key strategic responsibilities of the Trustee Board is to ensure that the charity has sufficient resources to pursue its aims and objectives. This responsibility requires Trustees to take an active interest in fund development. This workshop will cover the key areas that Trustees should be focussing on to discharge their responsibility. Read more on the Course Content section when you book using the Book Now Button.

To celebrate Trustees’ Week (12-16 November) we are offering 10 bursaries places free of charge on all of our governance courses (first-come-first-serve basis).

Charity Leaders: Risk Management (PM Half Day)

Charity trustees are responsible for ensuring that risks to the charity are regularly reviewed and that they focus their attention on taking actions to address the most serious risks to the charity. As a delegated role, senior staff (or those working directly to deliver services) should regularly review and assess the risks faced by their charity in all areas of its work and plan for the management of those risks. 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 the funds and assets are safeguarded. Read more on the Course Content section when you book using the Book Now Button.

To celebrate Trustees’ Week (12-16 November) we are offering 10 bursaries places free of charge on all of our governance courses (first-come-first-serve basis).

Managing Event Fundraising Successfully (Full Day)

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. Read more on the Course Content section when you book using the Book Now Button.


WEDNESDAY 21st November 2018:

Major Donor Fundraising (Full Day)

Acquiring and retaining donors is vital for all charities, Annual Appeals & Regular Giving helps you grow your supporter base and encourage longer term giving and therefore a predictable source of income. Read more on the Course Content section when you book using the Book Now Button.

Developing Your Fundraising Strategy (Full Day)

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. Read more on the Course Content section when you book using the Book Now Button.

Developing Your Case for Support (Full Day) 

The course will empower participants to develop an inspiring case for support that creates a uniform message about why they are important as a charity, how they make a difference and what people can do to support or get involved. Read more on the Course Content section when you book using the Book Now Button.

Legacy Fundraising (Full Day)

Legacies provide around £1.9 billion income for charities every year. The legacy market is experiencing strong growth and all charities no matter how large or small should consider how they can build a legacy income stream. Read more on the Course Content section when you book using the Book Now Button.

GDPR – Are You Compliant? (AM Half Day)

This half-day course, delivered by Charity Finance Group (CFG) will discuss what GDPR means for charities, what they need to be doing to comply and answer questions about data protection. Read more on the Course Content section when you book using the Book Now Button.

How to Prepare Your Annual Reports (PM Half Day)

All charities must prepare and submit annual reports and accounts and in the current climate, transparency is key. Based on inspiring case studies from other small charities, this module, delivered by Charity Finance Group (CFG) covers the essentials, from measuring impact, telling your story, and building public trust to preparing for year-end, an audit or independent examination. Read more on the Course Content section when you book using the Book Now Button.


THURSDAY 22nd November 2018:

Demonstrating Your Impact (Full Day)

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. Please note bookings are only open to London-based charities. If you are not London based but are interested in the course, please contact us. Read more on the Course Content section when you book using the Book Now Button.

Developing Community Fundraising (Full Day)

Community fundraising is large audience, lower return fundraising but they do bring many other benefits to the organization e.g. supporter and volunteer recruitment, awareness raising and keeping a profile locally.  Read more on the Course Content section when you book using the Book Now Button.

Stewardship – Retaining & Maintaining Donors (Full Day)

Stewardship is an often overlooked process but is critical to 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. Read more on the Course Content section when you book using the Book Now Button.

An Introduction to Online Fundraising & Crowdfunding (AM Half Day)

The Internet is now used daily by 82% of adults in the UK and online fundraising is continuing to grow as an income channel for charities. This course, delivered by Localgiving, will provide an overview of how charities can raise funds online and break down the key terminology surrounding online fundraising and crowdfunding. Read more on the Course Content section when you book using the Book Now Button.

Creating and Delivering a Successful Crowdfunding Campaign (PM Half Day)

In the age of social media, project crowdfunding has become a popular way for charitable groups to raise money online. This training will discuss the key terminology around crowdfunding. It will also discuss different strategies groups could use, and help participants create a delivery plan for a successful crowdfunding campaign. Read more on the Course Content section when you book using the Book Now Button.


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