Fundraising Skills - Trusts Fundraising (Practitioner Level) (30-Jan-17)

Fundraising Skills - Trusts Fundraising (Practitioner Level) (30-Jan-17)

Date: Monday 30th Jan 2017

Time: 09.45 Registration and coffee
10:00 Course start
16.30 Course finish

Town/City: Westminster

Location: London

Venue: IoF Office

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There are around 9,000 grant-making trusts in the UK worth around £4bn to the sector. Having a full understanding of trusts and foundations, the grant application process and what trusts are looking for means that you can write a request that really stands out. This course teaches you all this, and gives you the professional techniques to write effective, confident requests

Who should attend:

This course is for people with a minimum of six months’ fundraising work experience, either as a staff member or as a volunteer, and for those who wish to develop skills to work with trusts and foundations.

By the end of this course you will be able to:

  •    Identify sources of data and research on grant making trusts and foundations in the UK and understand trends in giving – to whom and why  
  •    Understand how to comply with best practice and IoF Code of Practice  
  •    Use research efficiently to target which trusts are likely to support your cause  
  •    Produce a case for support in the appropriate format for your projects or activities  
  •    Understand the essentials of an effective application  
  •    Review and evaluate your success and make recommendations for the future  


What’s covered on the course:

  • Setting the Scene

- Trusts and foundations in the UK – role and significance, legal forms, regulation and best practice

- Trends in giving; to whom and why

  • Research

- How and where to find trusts

- Which trusts are likely to support your cause?

  • Case for Support

- Building your case for support and the Case in action

  • Writing the Application

- Form-filling or letter-writing?

- Format, style, terminology

  • Submission; Assessment and Follow-up

- Preparing for assessment

- Following-up the application

- Celebrating success or learning from failure

About Your Trainer:

Gill Jolly FInstF(Dip) has over 25 years experience in the charity sector working as a fundraiser, manager, director and trainer of fundraisers and support teams with a wide variety of sizes and types of organisation. She now runs her own consultancy and works with not-for-profit organisations across the UK and Europe providing a wide range of bespoke fundraising and management consultancy services. Gill has worked with the IoF since 2000 delivering fundraising’s professional qualifications and leading courses on strategy, management and implementation.

Prices: £205 IoF Individual members, £259 non-members

If you require an invoice please ensure you book your place a minimum of 2 weeks before the start date of your course.

IoF Academy One and Two Day Open Course Booking Terms and Conditions.

Further details and contact information

IoF Academy
Telephone: 0207 840 1020

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