Resources from Fundraising training series May-June 2023
In May and June 2023 Our Fundraising Advice Officer, Jocelyn Horton, organised a series of eight training sessions to support organisations in the sector on their fundraising journey. We worked with a range of partners to design and deliver training that provided knowledge and skills in a variety of ways to sustain your organisation.
The cost of living crisis presented a lot of challenges for fundraisers and charities, and the aim of our training series and clinics was to boost fundraising knowledge and help organisations adapt and be more resilient for the future.
166 people attended the eight training sessions
For each of the six sessions delivered by partner organisations/associates Jocelyn has produced a resource based on the content of the session. These provide useful guidance and further support for your organisation. Jocelyn also delivered two sessions: Developing a Case for Support on 8 June and A Practical guide to completing funding applications on 14 June. Jocelyn's sessions are delivered on our training calendar throughout the year so look out for further training opportunities here
- Developing a Fundraising Strategy 9 May with Glenn Oakes, Caboodle Fundraising
- Building Support from Donors and Community Fundraisers 9 May with Glenn Oakes, Caboodle Fundraising
- Meet the Funder: The Pilgrim Trust and their Young Women's Mental Health programme 16 May with Sonja Forbes, Pilgrim Trust
- Developing Corporate Partnerships 25 May with Denise Cranston, 2into3
- Introduction to Social Enterprises 31 May with Stephen Mc Garry, Work West
- Meet the Funder: Benefact Trust 1 June with Andrew Bass, Grants Officer, Benefact Trust
We received excellent feedback from participants at the 8 training sessions. Many of them commented on their increased confidence in fundraising, better knowledge of fundraising plans and techniques and skills to improve their fundraising. They left the sessions inspired and more hopeful, with a toolkit of resources to help them in their fundraising.
"We have been given a fantastic range of tools to move our organisation forward." Survivors of Suicide Support Group
"Excellent session to gain understanding of what the funder wants." Mallard Community Charitable Hub Limited
"A great session that provided me with plenty to think about. More confident in my understanding of the business/charitable partnership landscape." Foyle Hospice
"As a new fundraiser this course gave me the tools to approach corporate partners in a confident and purposeful manner, I found it extremely helpful." Rosie’s Trust
"Great Introduction to social enterprises, came away with clarity on how to achieve our vision sustainably." Tenth Glen Community Farms
"The event was fantastic. Jocelyn is an extremely knowledgeable and skilled facilitator. The content was very detailed and clear. I feel confident to start working on our case for support." Adopt NI
"A huge thank you to NICVA and Jocelyn for giving me the hope that it might be possible to change the current direction of fundraising for our small charity. I was feeling very low about the task of fundraising (and surviving the current cost of living crisis / competition for funding as I’d applied to many funds and got close but failed to secure funds) but now I am feeling much more positive. Thank you." Anonymous