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Two days of free training in Manchester for small charities

April 22, 2015 @ 9:30 am - April 23, 2015 @ 4:30 pm

The FSI is once again bringing two days of free training to Manchester so that all small charities, wherever they are, can access the skills they need to become self-sustaining.

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

Each course has a market value of £310 per delegate place, course places are donated to small charities by the sponsors, donors, funders and Trustees of the FSI.

  • Cost: The training provided and all delegate materials are free of charge to FSI Small Charity Members and Associate Members. However they require a £50 deposit to secure your booking, £10 of this will be retained as a booking fee.
  • Multiple bookings courses last all day so you can only book for one session per day. As demand for their training events is so high, they limit each charity to four places over the two days, and people from the same charity may not attend the same course as each other. They’ll provide you with a workbook and electronic copies of the materials so you can share the learning with your colleagues.

See below details of the eight half day courses on offer:

  • Trusts & Foundations: 22nd April

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… read more and book

  • Demonstrating Your Impact: 22nd April

Making a difference to the lives of individuals, communities, animals and/or the environment is probably the reason why your charity was established, so how can you show that you are making a real difference in order to build trust, rapport… read more and book

  • Develop Your Fundraising Strategy: 22nd April

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 which focuses energy and resources to those fundraising areas… read more and book

  • Strategy & Planning/Risk Management: 22nd April

New to the 2015 programme: 2 half day workshops for charity Trustees and CEOs (attend one session or both). Morning workshop: Strategy and Planning It is a charity’s leaders, both Trustees and staff, that decide and deliver the direction of… read more and book

  • Project Management: 23rd April

Efficient project management need not be an overwhelming process, this course provides an introduction to practical tools your charity can use to plan projects, set them up and keep them on track. Target Audience Individuals responsible for planning, implementing or… read more and book

  • Developing Corporate Relationships: 23rd April

This course has been designed to help you and your charity understand the opportunities for engaging with and working with companies. The course will look at the different ways in which companies may get involved with charities; whether that be through financial… read more and book

  • Building Your Case for Support: 23rd April

The importance to your organisation of a clear and concise Case for Support is vital to your success in securing donors. Simply put, telling a compelling story effectively, at the right time and to the right audience will have a… read more and book

  • Major Donor Fundraising: 23rd April

Major Donor fundraising is the fastest growing area of new income for charities in the UK and internationally.  Major Donor fundraising is all about building and nurturing relationships with individuals, so that they want to invest in your organisation and the outcomes… read more and book

Are you a Member of the FSI?  If not you need to join prior to booking.


April 22, 2015 @ 9:30 am
April 23, 2015 @ 4:30 pm


St Thomas Centre
Ardwick Green North
Manchester, M12 6FZ
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