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Planning a Fundraising Strategy

Planning a Fundraising Strategy
Friday, November 17, 2017 - 09:30 to 16:30
CO3 Offices (34 Shaftesbury Square, Belfast, BT2 7DB)

Many voluntary and community organisations in Northern Ireland are struggling as public funding becomes harder and harder to get. 

This first workshop is designed to help organisations to develop their own fundraising strategy. 

It will explore why people give; why they might give to your organisation; what plans you have that someone might give to; what sources of income you should consider; and how you might go about puting together a convincing fundraising strategy. 

It will be of benefit to fundraising, chief officers, senior managers, and trustees who want to help their organiations generate more income.

At the heart of any successful fundraising campaign is a clear understanding of what you are fundraising for, who are your natural supporters and what fundraising options are available to your organization. Answers to these questions should then lead to the development of a robust fundraising strategy.

This one-day training programme will help you to build a successful fundraising strategy from scratch.  It will walk you through the key elements of developing an effective strategy.  In addition, it will cover fundraising ethics, compliance and governance.

Only through taking a strategic approach to fundraising, will you be able to grow a diverse range of income for your organisation.  This will be an interactive session, with a number of case studies highlighted throughout.

At the end of this programme, you will have greater confidence and understanding in:

  • What drives successful fundraising
  • The fundamentals of fundraising and fundraising ethics and compliance.
  • Developing a fit for purpose fundraising strategy.

This session will be led by Roger Courtney.

Roger Courtney, Director or Courtney Consulting

Courtney Consulting, with offices in Northern Ireland and England, provides a range of consultancy support to Third Sector clients, which enable them to be as effective as possible. Consultancy services include: strategic planning, governance training/reviews, fundraising strategies, leadership/management training, mentoring.  Having founded and managed the Crescent Arts Centre, Roger Courtney was Chief Executive of the Simon Community in Northern Ireland for 16 years. 

For the past 16 years he has been working as a management consultant, trainer, mentor and lecturer in the Third Sector, mainly in Northern Ireland, specialising in organisational development, strategic and operational planning, funding and fundraising strategy and governance. He is the author of the leading UK text on Strategic Management in the Third Sector” (Palgrave MacMillan 2013), amongst a dozen other publications on voluntary sector management and fundraising.

More information on Courtney Consulting is available on www.courtneyconsulting.co.uk



Date:  17 November 2017
Time: 9.30am - 4.30pm
Venue: CO3 offices (34 Shaftesbury Square, Belfast, BT2 7DB)
Cost: £130 (or £995 for all nine sessions - see list of sessions below)

To register please email sarah@co3.bz or Tel: 028 90 245 356.

A CO3 suite of one-day fundraising courses

CO3, in partnership with Roger Courtney and Karen Gallagher, have developed a suite of training programmes focused on building the income generation capacity of leaders within the Third Sector. The training is relevant to those who have responsibility for generating income within their organisation.

Participants can register for all nine modules at a cost of £995 or register for individual modules at a cost of  £130. Each module is a full day of training and will take place at CO3's offices (34 Shaftesbury Square, Belfast, BT2 7DB - map).

Places are limited to a maximum of 15 per course.

To register please email sarah@co3.bz or Tel: 028 90 245 356.

Course Modules

1.      Planning a Fundraising Strategy - 17 November 2017

2.      Community fundraising - 7 December 2017

3.      Generating income from statutory sources - 14 December 2017

4.      Corporate Fundraising - 11 January 2018

5.      Raising income through social enterprise development - 18 January 2018

6.      Fundraising from Trusts and foundations - 8 February 2018

7.      Individual giving – 22 February 2018

8.      Legacies (Will to Give) - 7 March 2018

9.      Big Gift Campaigns - 21 March 2018