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First Friday Fundraising - recruiting fundraisers

Small Charities Coalition

Friday, 7 April 2017 from 13:30 to 16:30 (BST)

First Friday Fundraising - recruiting fundraisers

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First Friday Fundraising Clinic - recruiting fundraisers


First Friday Fundraising Clinics are run in partnership with International Fundraising Consultancy (IFC). The IFC set up First Friday Fundraising sessions to create a free space for non-profit organisations to gain knowledge and advice on a range of fundraising topics.This month's workshop will focus on recruiting first or sole fundraisers.

The session aims to help small charities with ways to overcome barriers to recruitment, best practice, interview tips and case studies which will give further insight into what has, and hasn’t, worked well for small charities recruiting for their first/sole fundraiser.

 This session will cover: 

  • The barriers that small charities face when recruiting their first or sole fundraiser.
  • The whole recruitment cycle. 
  • The initial first steps taken to recruit. 
  • The search and selection process. 
  • Interviews & offer stages. 
  • Ways to try and retain your fundraiser.


Trainer Bio: Matt Adams

Matt is a Senior Consultant, specialising in recruitment to Fundraising and Development roles across the Not for Profit sector. Matt entered a career in recruitment following four years in the Government’s Faststream graduate programme, where he worked with a variety of Ministers on projects ranging from policy development through to project management. Over the last eleven years, he has recruited exclusively to the public and not-for-profit sectors managing the recruitment process for various senior level appointments.



Trainer Bio: Marianne Pattison

Marianne is a consultant in the Fundraising & Development team and has over 6 years’ recruitment experience, having worked for 3.5 years recruiting within the education sector prior to joining TPP. She specialises in recruiting fundraisers across all income streams roles and recruits for permanent, interim and temporary positions within this remit. Marianne regularly volunteers for KEEN Children’s Disability charity.





We ask that all attendees arrive 15 minutes before the workshop starts to ensure a timely start and the smooth running of the workshop. Tea and coffee will be available throughout, however lunch will not be provided.  


Places for this workshop are free but there is a £30 booking deposit which will be returned to you after you have attended the event.

This workshop is open to anyone who works for a non-profit organisation with an annual turnover of under £1 million and is interested in fundraising.

If the places have all been filled please do add your details to the waitlist and we will let you know as soon as a place becomes available.

Cancellations and Refunds:
If you cancel your place at least 2 working days before the event takes place then you are entitled to a full refund by request. Refunds for cancellations after this point are given at the discretion of Small Charities Coalition.
If you cannot make a workshop please advise us as soon as possible. Workshops normally have a waitlist and if you notify us early enough then there's a good chance another charity can attend in your place.

Do you have questions about First Friday Fundraising - recruiting fundraisers? Contact Small Charities Coalition

When & Where

TPP Recruitment
4th Floor Sherborne House
119-121 Cannon Street
EC4N 5AT London
United Kingdom

Friday, 7 April 2017 from 13:30 to 16:30 (BST)

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Small Charities Coalition

Small Charities Coalition is a national membership organisation that helps trustees, staff and volunteers of small charities access the skills, tools and information they need to get going and do what they do best.

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