NFP WORKSHOPS
Blake House, 18 Blake Street, York YO1 8QH
info@nfpworkshops.co.uk
Affordable training courses for charities, schools, not for profits and public sector organisations
Bid Writing: The Basics
 
START 09.00    FINISH 11.30


COST £95.00

TOPICS COVERED


Do you know the most common reasons for rejection? Are you gathering the right evidence? Are you making the right arguments? Are you using the right terminology? Are your numbers right? Are you learning from rejections? Are you assembling the right documents? Do you know how to create a clear and concise standard funding bid?

Are you communicating with people or just excluding them? Do you know your own organisation well enough? Are you thinking through your projects carefully enough? Do you know enough about your competitors? Are you answering the questions funders will ask themselves about your application? Are you submitting applications correctly?

ATTENDEES  

Staff members, volunteers, trustees or board members of charities, schools, not for profits or public sector organisations who intend to submit grant funding applications to charitable grant making trusts and foundations. People who provide advice to these organisations are also welcome.

BOOKING DETAILS   

£95 including booking fees. Refreshments provided. Attendees receive full notes and sample bids by e-mail after the workshop. The workshop consists of talk, questions and answers. There are no power points or audio visuals used. All places must be booked through the online booking system using a debit or credit card. We do not issue invoices or accept bank or cheque payments. If you do not have a debit card from your organisation please use a personal one and claim reimbursement using the booking confirmation e-mail as proof of purchase.

QUESTIONS

If you have a question please e-mail info@nfpworkshops.co.uk You will usually receive a response within 24 hours. Due to our training and travel commitments we are unable to accept questions by phone.
Bid Writing: Advanced
 
START 12.00    FINISH 14.30
 
COST £95.00

TOPICS COVERED


Are you applying to the right trusts? Are you applying to enough trusts? Are you asking for the right amount of money? Are you applying in the right ways? Are your projects the most fundable projects? Are you carrying out trust fundraising in a professional way? Are you delegating enough work?

Are you highly productive or just very busy? Are you looking for trusts in all the right places? How do you compare with your competitors for funding? Is the rest of your fundraising hampering your bids to trusts? Do you understand what trusts are ideally looking for?

ATTENDEES
  
Staff members, volunteers, trustees or board members of charities, schools, not for profits or public sector organisations who intend to submit grant funding applications to charitable grant making trusts and foundations. People who provide advice to these organisations are also welcome. Around half of all attendees do both Basics and Advanced workshops on the same day but there is no discount for doing so.

BOOKING DETAILS  

£95 including booking fees. Refreshments provided. Attendees receive full notes and sample bids by e-mail after the workshop. The workshop consists of talk, questions and answers. There are no power points or audio visuals used. All places must be booked through the online booking system using a debit or credit card. We do not issue invoices or accept bank or cheque payments. If you do not have a debit card from your organisation please use a personal one and claim reimbursement using the booking confirmation e-mail as proof of purchase.

QUESTIONS

If you have a question please e-mail info@nfpworkshops.co.uk You will usually receive a response within 24 hours. Due to our training and travel commitments we are unable to accept questions by phone.
LONDON
02 Sep 2019 Basics Advanced
09 Sep 2019 Basics Advanced
04 Nov 2019 Basics Advanced
11 Nov 2019 Basics Advanced
SOUTHAMPTON
03 Sep 2019 Basics Advanced
05 Nov 2019 Basics Advanced
BRISTOL
04 Sep 2019 Basics Advanced
06 Nov 2019 Basics Advanced
EDINBURGH
05 Sep 2019 Basics Advanced
07 Nov 2019 Basics Advanced
NOTTINGHAM
10 Sep 2019 Basics Advanced
12 Nov 2019 Basics Advanced
BIRMINGHAM
11 Sep 2019 Basics Advanced
13 Nov 2019 Basics Advanced
MANCHESTER
12 Sep 2019 Basics Advanced
14 Nov 2019 Basics Advanced
LEEDS
13 Sep 2019 Basics Advanced
15 Nov 2019 Basics Advanced
LIVERPOOL
18 Nov 2019 Basics Advanced
STOKE-ON-TRENT
19 Nov 2019 Basics Advanced
SHEFFIELD
20 Nov 2019 Basics Advanced
NEWCASTLE
21 Nov 2019 Basics Advanced
Managing Volunteers COST £95.00
  

TOPICS COVERED

Where do you find volunteers? How do you find the right volunteers? How do you attract volunteers? How do you run volunteer recruitment events? How do you interview volunteers? How do you train volunteers? How do you motivate volunteers? How do you involve volunteers? How do you recognise volunteers?

How do you recognise problems with volunteers? How do you learn from volunteer problems? How do you retain volunteers? How do you manage volunteers? What about volunteers and your own staff? What about younger, older and employee volunteers?

ATTENDEES

 

Staff members, volunteers, trustees or board members of charities, schools, not for profits or public sector organisations who intend to recruit volunteers into their organisation and then manage those volunteers. People who provide advice to these organisations are also welcome.

 

BOOKING DETAILS

 

For venues, start times, finish times and other details please click on the booking links to the right.

DATES & LOCATIONS
23 Oct 2019 London
05 Nov 2019 Southampton
06 Nov 2019 Bristol
07 Nov 2019 Edinburgh
12 Nov 2019 Nottingham
13 Nov 2019 Birmingham
14 Nov 2019 Manchester
15 Nov 2019 Leeds
18 Nov 2019 Liverpool
19 Nov 2019 Stoke-on-Trent
20 Nov 2019 Sheffield
21 Nov 2019 Newcastle
04 Dec 2019 London
Corporate Fundraising COST £95.00

Who are these companies? Why do they get involved? What do they like? What can you get from them? What can you offer them? What are the differences between donations, sponsorship, advertising and cause related marketing? Are companies just like trusts? How do you find these companies? How do you research them? How do you contact them? How do you pitch to them? How do you negotiate with them? When should you say no? How do you draft contracts? How do you manage the relationships? What could go wrong? What are the tax issues? What are the legal considerations?
DATES & LOCATIONS
21 Oct 2019 London
02 Dec 2019 London
Fundraising Basics COST £95.00

Do you know all the fundraising options? Do you know the fundraising problems? Do you know the fundraising limitations? Do you know the balance of your fundraising? Do you know the right balance of fundraising? Do you know how efficient your fundraising is? Do you know how efficient it should be? Do you know how important fundraising efficiency is? Do you know who cares about fundraising efficiency? Are you making the common mistakes? The workshop is ideal for people new to fundraising who wish to understand more about it.
DATES & LOCATIONS
21 Oct 2019 London
02 Dec 2019 London
How To Win Tenders COST £95.00

What contracts are on offer? How much are they worth? How do you find out about them? How do you prepare policies and procedures? What about quality? How important is health & safety? Are you addressing concerns about continuity? Are you dealing with equality & diversity? Are you engaging with environmental issues? Are you specifying social value? Are you using sub-contractors? Do you understand the tender process? Do you know the evaluation criteria? Are you forgetting about the value of feedback?
DATES & LOCATIONS
22 Oct 2019 London
03 Dec 2019 London
Digital Fundraising COST £95.00

What fundraising can you do digitally? What digital fundraising are you doing now? Why are you doing it? Does it fit in with the rest of your organisation? Is your digital fundraising working? How well should it work? Are you missing out? Are you wasting time? Are you wasting opportunities? Are you doing the things that matter or the things that you like to do? Are you making the common mistakes in digital fundraising? Are you focussed on existing supporters? Are you focussed on new supporters? Are you involving enough other people? Are you involving the right people? Are you telling stories? Are you telling the right stories? Are your stories coming from the right sources?
DATES & LOCATIONS
22 Oct 2019 London
03 Dec 2019 London
Managing Staff COST £95.00

Are you fair? Are you firm? Are you reasonable? Are you effective? Are you efficient? Are you managing yourself? What do others think? Do you know? Do you understand? Do you care? Are you delegating enough? Are you delegating the right tasks? Are you listening enough? Do you understand your structure? Does anyone else understand your structure? Are your staff doing the best they can? Do they know how well they are doing? Are you getting better? Are your team getting better? How do you make decisions? Do you give enough praise? Do you generate enough praise?
DATES & LOCATIONS
23 Oct 2019 London
04 Dec 2019 London
Major Donor Fundraising COST £95.00
 
Do you know what a major donor is? Do you know who major donors are? Do you believe major donors exist? Do you believe major donors exist in your part of the country? Do you believe major donors are interested in what you do? Do you believe that you can contact major donors? Do you know whether major donors are also volunteers? Do you know whether major donors started as small donors? Do you know how to ask major donors? Do you know how to acknowledge major donors? Do you understand major donors? Do you understand who decides on major donor donations? 
DATES & LOCATIONS
24 Oct 2019 London
05 Dec 2019 London
Leadership COST £95.00
 
Where exactly are you going to lead your organisation? Do you have a clear vision of what you want your organisation to become? Is your direction understood by others? Is your direction approved of by others? Is your direction approved of by those who matter most? Are you prioritising? Are you just firefighting? Do you really understand the exact steps from your current situation to where you wish to end up? Are you leading in your sector as well as in your organisation?
DATES & LOCATIONS
24 Oct 2019 London
05 Dec 2019 London
JUNE 2019 FEEDBACK FROM ATTENDEES

I must say I was really impressed with the course and the content. My knowledge and confidence has increased hugely. 

I got a lot from your course and a lot of pointers!

I can say after years of fundraising I learnt so much from your bid writing course.

It was a very informative day and for someone who has not written bids before I am definitely more confident to get involved with them.

I found the workshops very helpful. It is a whole new area for me but the information you imparted has given me a lot of confidence with the direction I need to take and for that I am very grateful.

I found the day very informative and it gave me confidence to take on this aspect of work that I had been apprehensive of.

I enjoyed the session and found it valuable.

So much relevant, practical information all passed on in a way which I was able to follow. All greatly enhanced by your sense of humour.

It was a useful course and your examples real or otherwise helped to make it practical. 

Many thanks. The morning just flew by - always a good sign!

I enjoyed the course and learnt a lot. I will begin putting this into practice. 

MARCH 2019 FEEDBACK FROM ATTENDEES
I thoroughly enjoyed listening to you. You have a great delivery and you made us all feel included. Thank you so much for a really excellent and instructive morning.
I found the workshop very helpful. I just wanted to say thank you for the workshop yesterday. It was really interesting and covered some very helpful points I can put into practice.
I have now received your notes which are to the point, informative and valuable for anyone treading this career path. Many courses I have attended have been so formal and boring you end up missing useful information but your injection of humour made for a relaxing and enjoyable day which always makes learning so much easier.
I will certainly take your advice on board and hope for further success. Many thanks for the course. I found it really useful and enjoyable and there was a lot of things I’d never even considered.
I have been working in the community and voluntary sector for decades and seen and been stifled by the rare highs but many lows and challenges associated with 'funding'. Your insights and matter of fact portrayal of the funding sector was a real eyeopener and rather painfully made so much sense. The information you have sent me plus your presentation has had a massive impact.
Thank you so much for the course I attended. I really enjoyed it. It was such a useful morning yesterday and I look forward to putting all your guidance into practice. It was very interesting and inspiring.
JANUARY 2019 FEEDBACK FROM ATTENDEES
It was very helpful and informative and I learnt a lot. I’ve been writing a few bids in my current role but this definitely helped me think about the important parts and what to leave out. Many thanks for your outstanding workshop. Keep up the great work.
Thanks for a very informative and enjoyable course yesterday. Because you also quoted figures that actually made sense this gave me the confidence and reassurance that I am aiming in the right direction and getting there.
Thank you very much for sending all your notes. I thoroughly enjoyed the training and expect it to be a big help in the future. Interesting session yesterday and lots of food for thought.
I have read several books regarding fundraising and each time I am left asking questions. Not this time. I really felt that you were actually giving us the tools to complete the task. It seemed that many of us who attended had a fairly good idea of “what to do” we just needed to know “how to do it”. You provided the facts in a straight forward (and very entertaining) way which was easy to understand and I personally felt I could both relate to and put straight into practice back in the office.
Many thanks for a very informative day. You gave us a great deal of food for thought. Thank you for a solid day of learning. Loved your straight to the point attitude.
Many thanks for the attachments and your very informative and helpful briefing. I would be more than happy to recommend your course to industry colleagues.
Can I thank you again for a very helpful session and for sending all the follow up emails. Thank you for delivering an excellent course. I thoroughly enjoyed the session.
I really enjoyed both workshops. Attending your workshop was a great learning experience. Would definitely recommend the workshop so if you’re looking for any endorsements for the website or anything then do let me know and I’d be happy to help.
Thank you very much for a very informative and useful course. Amazing course and delivery. Thank you. New to bid writing I found both courses most helpful and enjoyable.