Crowdfunding (Belfast)

20 March 2017 -
10:00am to 3:30pm

NICVA is delighted to offer this one-day training course on Crowdfunding in partnership with Crowdfund UK, Northern Ireland Environment Link (NIEL) and Rural Community Network (RCN). Anne Strachan from Crowdfund UK is coming to NI on 20 and 21 March to deliver two participative and informative workshops on how we can use Crowdfunding as a way to raise money for the work that we do. Anne has run participative training on Crowdfunding across the UK since 2012 in partnership with local networks, councils, social enterprises, business support organisations and universities.

The workshop is participative and consists of presentation, film, and individual and group work activities. Participants are encouraged to ask questions and bring their own experiences and projects into the discussion. The same workshop will be delivered on 20 March in NICVA, Belfast and 21 March RCN, Cookstown from 10.00am-3.30pm. 

This session is now fully booked.  To book the same session in Cookstown on 21st March see here 

The session will include:

  • Introduction to Crowdfunding
  • How Crowdfunding works
  • You as the crowd
  • Live campaigns
  • Planning and running an effective campaign
  • Question and answers

About the trainer - Anne Strachan  FRSA has been a trainer and fundraiser for over 20 years. She runs innovative training and support for the third sector, creative and business on alternative finance, social investment and crowdfunding. Since November 2013 she has been working for Manchester City Council to support the third sector in developing and running crowdfunding campaigns. She is an Associate Partner with BAFI (Business Angels Finance International LLP) to help startups and SMEs raise structured debt or equity finance through crowdfunding. In 2015-16 she was involved in a major pilot programme with Natural England to run a series of crowdfunding campaigns for projects in local nature reserves and has run training for over 2000 people on crowdfunding across the UK.

This training is for those involved in fundraising for their organisation who would like to learn more about this innovative fundraising tool.

The cost of this course has been greatly reduced due to financial support from NIEL's HLF Catalyst Umbrella Programme funded Investing in Northern Ireland's Heritage fundraising capacity building and training programme. Please make the most of this opportunity and book soon, as places will fill fast and we have limited numbers.