Introduction to Funding
Tuesday, 6 October 2015 from 10:00 to 16:30 (BST)
Introduction to Funding
Tuesday 6th October 2015,
Royal Engineers Museum, Gillingham
Summary of the day
Through a variety of fundraising experts, and case studies from regional museums, this training day will give you a very practical and comprehensive insight into all aspects of successful fundraising. Tailored for those starting out on the fundraising journey, the programme will aim to answer all your funding questions and prepare you to start fundraising today.
In our ‘speed dating’ fundraising advice session delegates will have the opportunity to speak to any of the main speakers and receive five to ten minutes of individual advice on specific fundraising issues. Furthermore, there will be the opportunity to book a telephone clinic with fundraising consultants, The Fundraising Practice, for one to one advice following the training day.
10.00am Arrival, refreshments, registration
10.15am Introduction and welcome
(Sarah Corn, MDO Kent & Medway)
10.25am Introduction to fundraising
(Sarah Cope, Director, The Cast Fundraising)
What makes effective fundraising and where do you start? This session provides very practical advice on all aspects of fundraising and the funding mix to help you start fundraising today.
11.25am Comfort Break
11.30am The Life Cycle of a Grant
(Laura Williams, Development Manager, Royal Pavilion & Museums, Brighton & Hove. Laura has raised more than £10 million in grants over the past four years)
What does it take to succeed in grants fundraising? This session takes you on a speedy step-by-step guide, using real life examples. We will look at what makes a good project, and how you can maximise your chances.
Over lunch we will be posting a ‘sign up’ sheet for 30 minute telephone advice clinics with consultants, The Fundraising Practice. These will take place on specific dates following the training day.
1.15pm Case study: fundraising as a volunteer and Trustee
(Sarah Corn, Volunteer, East Grinstead Town Museum and Chris Sutton, Trustee, Kent and Sharpshooters Yeomanry Museum)
This session will explore the barriers and challenges of develping and sustaining fundraising in small museums
1.45pm ‘Time Spent in Reconnaissance is Seldom Wasted’. Case study: fundraising for the Royal Engineers Museum, Library & Archive and the Kent Wildlife Trust
(Michelle Boakes, Individual Giving Officer, Kent Wildlife Trust)
This session will provide a whistle stop tour of setting up a fundraising programme and will explore the importance of planning, priorities, capacity, research and support. Michelle will touch on her role at Kent Wildlife Trust, exploring the differences and similarities of fundraising for two very different organisations.
2.30pm Coffee Break
2.45pm Case Study: fundraising for Hampshire, ‘Inspiring a Culture of Philanthropy’, Heritage Lottery Fund Catalyst project
(Romilly Beard, Project Director, Hampshire Cultural Trust)
This session will look at the innovative three year project to support museums in the Hampshire Solent region to build sustainable relationships with philanthropists and business. It will look at:
3.30pm Ask the Expert: ‘Speed Dating’ fundraising advice clinic
Receive five to ten minutes of individual advice from the speakers about specific fundraising issues as identified on the booking form before the training day.
4.30pm Summary and Close (Sarah Corn, MDO)
Joanna Low, Museum Development Officer, South East Museum Development Programme
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