Asking and Thanking - 22 October Preston

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St Catherine's Hospice

Lostock Lane

Lostock Hall

Lancashire

PR5 5XU

United Kingdom

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Fundraising – it’s all about Asking and Thanking

Potential supporters aren’t telepathic. One of the key rules of fundraising is that ‘if you don’t ask you won’t get’!

Asking someone (an individual, a company, a trust, another organisation) for a donation, or to come to an event, to volunteer their time or provide services, on behalf of your charity or non-profit organisation need not be a harrowing affair. Making an Ask can even be (gulp!) a pleasant and enjoyable experience. This course will take you through five important areas to consider in making an Ask: relationships, planning, and process, motivations, what you say/how you say it.

People involved in fundraising are often nervous to make the Ask but we’ll look at some of the psychology around asking and how to make it a positive experience for the asker as well as the recipient of the ask.

And it doesn’t stop with the asking. Fundraisers or supporter care teams often slip up with the next stage the thanking. A good thank you is crucial to developing a good supporter journey and enhancing the experience for the donor.

You’ll go away invigorated and dying to start or continue asking for support for your cause as you’ll feel more confident about the whole process of asking and thanking.

Who should sign up?

This course is for anyone involved in fundraising from newbies to more experienced fundraisers as all will gain from examining the process of asking and most will see things from a new perspective.

About your trainer:
Gill Jolly FInst(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.

Cost:

  • £75 – IoF Individual Members

  • £90 – Non Members

Please note Organisational Membership does not qualify for Member Rates

BOOKING TERMS AND CONDITIONS
Please note that your booking can only be guaranteed once payment has been received. Bookings should be received by Fri 11 October. Late cancellations may be subject to a cancellation fee if a replacement delegate cannot be found. Cancellations within seven days of the event cannot be refunded.

Date and Time

Location

St Catherine's Hospice

Lostock Lane

Lostock Hall

Lancashire

PR5 5XU

United Kingdom

View Map

Refund Policy

Refunds up to 7 days before event

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