NFP WORKSHOPS
20 Different Training Courses for Charities, Schools, Healthcare and Public Sector Organisations
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Times and Cost

Workshops are held online via Zoom. 10.00 to 12.30 on a single date. There is a break 11.10 to 11.20. Multiple dates shown are alternative dates. Each workshop costs £95 per participant. There are no discounts available.

How to Book

The booking links below allow you to pay by debit card, credit card, Google or Apple Pay. Please click the relevant date to book your place. If you can’t book online we can accept BACS payments. Please send the workshop names, workshop dates, participant names, participant email addresses and your postal address to paybybacs3@nfpmail1.co.uk


Workshop Format

Workshops consist of talk, questions and answers. There are no power points, audio visuals, breakout sessions, role playing exercises or group activities. Participants are not expected to introduce themselves. Workshops run better if participants are on video but it is not compulsory. Each workshop follows a script. By using scripts more topics can be covered in less time with complete accuracy. Participants are sent a copy of the script by email after the workshop. The trainer may add unscripted remarks during the workshop to liven things up. Workshops do not require prior knowledge. Everything is explained in everyday language. Jargon and acronyms are kept to a minimum.


Questions


We do not offer in house courses, courses on other topics, bid writing services or consultancy services. If you have a question please email question3@nfpmail1.co.uk If you wish a phone chat please send your name, number and available times to callback3@nfpmail1.co.uk
Bid Writing

An introduction to writing bids for funding from grant making trusts and foundations. This workshop runs alongside Trust Fundraising covering different aspects of trust and foundation fundraising. Participants should try to attend both workshops in either order.

Topics covered: Establishing Credibility - Rejection Reasons - Reserves - Volunteers - Community Support - User Involvement - Finding Evidence - Human Stories - Signposting - Concise Bids - Quoting Statistics - Terminology - Formatting - Proofreading - Funding Timetables - Full Cost Recovery - Under Costing - Contingencies - Financial Controls - Online Forms - Deadlines - Clarifications - Learning From Rejections - Feedback Statistics

For staff members, volunteers, trustees or board members of charities, schools, healthcare or public sector organisations who wish to apply to grant making trusts and foundations. People who provide advice to organisations are also welcome.
MON 05 AUG 2024
MON 02 SEP 2024
MON 30 SEP 2024
Trust Fundraising

An introduction to raising funds from grant making trusts and foundations. This workshop runs alongside Bid Writing covering different aspects of trust and foundation fundraising. Participants should try to attend both workshops in either order.

Topics covered: Grant Making Trusts - Preferences - Positives - Negatives - Smaller Trusts - Local Grants - Newer Trusts - Average Grants - Success Rates - Bid Writing Targets - Eligibility Criteria - Trust Directories - Non Application Routes - Visits - Pro Active Trusts - Record Keeping - Acknowledgements - Reporting Back - Partnership Working - Long Term Strategies - Your Online Profile - Rich People - Wealthy People - Delegation - What Trusts Want

For staff members, volunteers, trustees or board members of charities, schools, healthcare or public sector organisations who wish to apply to grant making trusts and foundations. People who provide advice to organisations are also welcome.
TUE 03 SEP 2024
Introduction to Fundraising

An introduction to the different areas of fundraising and how they fit together.

Topics covered: Grant Making Trusts - Smaller Trusts - Average Grants - Success Rates - Targets - Major Donors - Characteristics - Motivations - Corporate Companies - Growing Companies - Public Versus Private - What Companies Want - Legacies - Residual Gifts - Who Legacy Donors Are - Baby Boomers - Parenthood Trends - Public Fundraising - Communication - Rich People - Wealthy People - Delegation - Best Fundraisers - Simple Fundraising Steps

For staff members, volunteers, trustees or board members of charities, schools, healthcare or public sector organisations who are new to fundraising or wish to get involved in fundraising. People who provide advice to organisations are also welcome.
MON 22 JUL 2024
MON 16 SEP 2024
Fundraising Regulations and GDPR

An introduction to fundraising regulations and data protection laws.

Topics covered: Fundraising Regulators - Code of Practice - Helplines - Refusing Donations - Complaints - Whistleblowing - Professional Fundraisers - Street Collections - Advertising - Direct Mail - Fundraising Events - Lotteries - Prize Draws - Personal Data - Confidentiality - Data Locations - Data Controllers - Lawful Basis - Data Protection Principles - Direct Marketing - Marketing to Businesses - Opt Out Rights - Privacy Notices - Suppression Lists - Data Transfers


For staff members, volunteers, trustees or board members of charities, schools, healthcare or public sector organisations who are involved in fundraising, administration or data processing. People who provide advice to organisations are also welcome.
MON 19 AUG 2024
MON 14 OCT 2024
Major Donor Fundraising

An introduction to fundraising from wealthy private individuals.

Topics covered: Donor Characteristics - Motivations - Fundraising Efficiency - Tax Rules - Wealth Screening - Capacity Screening - Connection Screening - Data Sources - Initial Contact - Meeting Venues - Decision Makers - Asking - Cultivation Meetings - Practice Meetings - Record Keeping - Relationship Building - Events - Retention - Donation Systems - Reporting Back - Showing Appreciation - Recognition Systems - Token Gifts - Recognition Events - Donor Clubs

For staff members, volunteers, trustees or board members of charities, schools, healthcare or public sector organisations who wish to carry our major donor fundraising for their organisation. People who provide advice to organisations are also welcome.
TUE 23 JUL 2024
TUE 17 SEP 2024
Legacy Fundraising

An introduction to attracting or boosting fundraising income through gifts in wills.

Topics covered: Baby Boomers - Parenthood Trends - Terminology - Residual Gifts - Ethics - Discomfort - Respect - Vulnerable Circumstances - Family Members - Mental Capacity - Undue Influence - Motivations - Consultants - Research Briefs - Evaluations - Forecasting - Language - Objections - Existing Channels - Staff Involvement - Media Campaigns - Media Channels - Website Tips - Social Media - Digital Advertising - Stewarding Donors - Recognising Pledges


For staff members, volunteers, trustees or board members of charities, schools, healthcare or public sector organisations who wish to attract or boost legacy fundraising income. People who provide advice to organisations are also welcome.
TUE 06 AUG 2024
TUE 01 OCT 2024
Corporate Fundraising

An introduction to fundraising from large companies.

Topics covered: Major Companies - Growing Companies - Public Versus Private - What Companies Want - Reasons For Giving - Minimum Cost Giving - Set Challenges - Company Foundations - Advertising - Sponsorship - Trends - Written Offers - Promotions - Volunteering - Secondment - Partnerships - Strategic Partnerships - Making Contact - Negotiations - Ethical Problems - Rejecting Support - Contracts - Tax Issues - Managing Accounts - Staff Handovers

For staff members, volunteers, trustees or board members of charities, schools, healthcare or public sector organisations who wish to attract or boost fundraising income and benefits from large companies. People who provide advice to organisations are also welcome.
TUE 20 AUG 2024
TUE 15 OCT 2024
Fundraising Strategy
 
An introduction to creating and managing a fundraising strategy.

Topics covered: Auditing Current Fundraising Activities - Identifying Strengths - Assessing Weaknesses - Looking for Opportunities - Considering Threats - Fundraising Research - Specifying Objectives - Discovering Audiences - Message Development - Planning Ahead - Fundraising Budgets - Monitoring Success - Handling Change - Ethical Considerations


For staff members, volunteers, trustees or board members of charities, schools, healthcare or public sector organisations who are involved in fundraising or wish to create a fundraising strategy. People who provide advice to organisations are also welcome.
MON 09 SEP 2024
Individual Giving
 
An introduction to fundraising from the general public.

Topics covered: Identifying Donors - Donor Motivations - Crafting Messages - Donor Stewardship - Targeting Donors - Donation Systems - Special Appeals - Regional Considerations - Leaflet Design - Poster Choices - Websites - Third Party Websites - Regular Giving - Payroll Giving - Memberships - Renewals - Supporter Events - Thanking Donors - Donor Satisfaction


For staff members, volunteers, trustees or board members of charities, schools, healthcare or public sector organisations who are involved in fundraising or wish to attract funds from the general public. People who provide advice to organisations are also welcome.
TUE 10 SEP 2024
Community Fundraising
 
An introduction to the techniques of community fundraising.

Topics covered: Fundraising Audits - Fundraising Plans - Communications Plans - Community Data - Mass Participation - Fundraising Volunteers - Community Groups - Cash Collections - Training Community Fundraisers - Supporting Community Fundraisers - Engaging with Businesses - Managing Fundraiser and Donor Data


For staff members, volunteers, trustees or board members of charities, schools, healthcare or public sector organisations who are involved in fundraising or wish to build fundraising within communities. People who provide advice to organisations are also welcome.
MON 23 SEP 2024
Fundraising Events

An introduction to preparing and running fundraising events.

Topics covered: Special Events - Regular Events - Event Ideas - Supporter Research - Managing Risks - Deciding Budgets - Income Estimation - Managing Budgets - Trustees and Committees - Events Staff - Events Volunteers - Venue Research - Entertainment Options - Catering Choices - Publicity - Photography - Gift Aid - Legal Requirements - Insurances - Typical Problems


For staff members, volunteers, trustees or board members of charities, schools, healthcare or public sector organisations who are involved in fundraising or wish to run fundraising events for their organisation. People who provide advice to organisations are also welcome.
TUE 24 SEP 2024
Recruiting and Managing Volunteers

An introduction to recruiting and managing volunteers within organisations.


Topics Covered: Who Volunteers - What Volunteers Do - Why People Volunteer - Responding to Trends - Volunteering Plans - Tough Questions - Mission Statements - Avoiding Problems - Legal Issues - Expenses & Benefits - Volunteer Roles - Recruiting Volunteers - Selecting Volunteers - Interviews - Checks & References - Training & Support - Managing Volunteers - Policy Documents - Volunteer Problems - Retaining Volunteers - Volunteer Recognition

For staff members, volunteers, trustees or board members of charities, schools, healthcare or public sector organisations who wish to recruit and manage volunteers within their organisation. People who provide advice to organisations are also welcome.
WED 07 AUG 2024
WED 04 SEP 2024
WED 02 OCT 2024
Managing Staff

An introduction to the concepts and issues of managing staff within organisations.

Topics Covered: Leadership - Leadership Styles - Motivating Staff - Job Design - Recognition Principles - Enhancing Engagement - Building Teams - Team Performance - Delegating Work - Staff Development - Performance Reviews - Skills Development - Coaching - Mentoring - Managing Change - People Problems - Respecting People - Disciplinary Issues - Unfair Dismissal - Dismissal Steps - Negative Behaviour - Under Performance - Absenteeism - Poor Timekeeping

For staff members, volunteers, trustees or board members of charities, schools, healthcare or public sector organisations who wish to manage staff within their organisation. People who provide advice to organisations are also welcome.
WED 24 JUL 2024
WED 21 AUG 2024
WED 18 SEP 2024
WED 16 OCT 2024
Charity Finance

An introduction to the principles of finance and accountancy within charities.

Topics Covered: Regulators - Management Accounts - Annual Accounts - SORP - Accruals Accounting - Fund Accounting - Designated Funds - Managing Money - Donated Income - Primary Purpose Trading - Capital Growth - Core Costs - Cash Flow - Reserves - Charity Accounting Systems - Salaries - Checks & Controls - Income - Final Accounts - Public Benefit - Audits - Independent Examination - Qualified Reports - Budgets - Presenting Accounts

For staff members, volunteers or trustees of charities who are not finance professionals but wish to understand more about finance and accountancy within charities. People who provide advice to charities are also welcome.
THU 08 AUG 2024
THU 05 SEP 2024
THU 03 OCT 2024
Project Management

An introduction to the principles and issues of project management within organisations.


Topics Covered: Project Phases - Scoping - Objectivity - Project Teams - Project Terms - Lean Approach - Logical Framework - Critical Path Diagrams - Gantt Charts - Preparation - Outputs & Outcomes - Stakeholder Analysis - Context Charts - Project Plans - Milestones - Dependencies - Managing Cash Flow - Overheads - Staff Costs - Cash Flow Forecasts - Spending Processes - Financial Reporting - Risk Management - Slippage - Audit Trails - Evaluation

For staff members, volunteers, trustees or board members of charities, schools, healthcare or public sector organisations who wish to manage projects within their organisation. People who provide advice to organisations are also welcome.
THU 25 JUL 2024
THU 22 AUG 2024
THU 19 SEP 2024
THU 17 OCT 2024
Charity Trustee Duties

An introduction to the duties and responsibilities of charity trustees.

Topics Covered: What Trustees Do - Boards of Trustees - Knowing Your Charity - Understanding Staff - Understanding Supporters - Understanding Volunteers - Interpreting Finances - Management Accounts - Annual Accounts - Securing Resources - Managing Fundraising - Assisting with Fundraising - Accountability - Liability - Committees - Organising Meetings - Performance - Effectiveness - Codes of Conduct - Good Governance - Governance Problems

For potential or current trustees of charities who wish to understand more about the role and the contribution trustees can make to their charities. People who recruit trustees, work with trustees or provide advice to charities are also welcome.
FRI 09 AUG 2024
FRI 04 OCT 2024
Managing Remote Teams

An introduction to the concepts and issues of managing remote teams within organisations.

Topics covered: Onboarding Staff - Staff Retention - Digital Skill Requirements - Home Office Space - Office Equipment Needs - Developing Staff Culture - Career Progression - Productivity - Social Impacts - Fairness - Work Life Balance - Measuring Success - Problems and Challenges - Second Jobs - Working Hours - Office Options - Inclusion - Job Splitting - Setting Working Rules - Specifying Meeting Etiquette - Planning Ahead

For staff members, volunteers, trustees or board members of charities, schools, healthcare or public sector organisations who have staff working remotely or wish to introduce remote working. People who provide advice to organisations are also welcome.
WED 11 SEP 2024
Coaching Skills

An introduction to the principles and issues of using coaching skills within organisations.

Topics covered: Coaching and Mentoring - Ethics and Supervision - Coaching Styles - Coaching Individuals - Coaching Teams - Using Intuition - Deciding Toughness Levels - Establishing Norms - Techniques and Tools - Defining Goals - Setting Task Lists - Structuring Coaching - Orientating Towards Actions - Problems and Challenges - Choosing Coaches - Choosing Trainees - Formal Versus Informal - Future Plans


For staff members, volunteers, trustees or board members of charities, schools, healthcare or public sector organisations who coach staff or wish to start coaching staff within their organisations. People who provide advice to organisations are also welcome.
THU 12 SEP 2024
Training Skills

An introduction to the concepts and issues of training staff within organisations.

Topics covered: How People Learn - Training Versus Learning - Learner Motivations - Environments - Motivating Learners - Supportive Training - Establishing Training Needs - Reviewing Outcomes - Preparation Steps - Presentation Skills - Interventions - Measuring Results - Post Event Learning - Presenting Data - Training Styles - Training Resources - Presenter Styles - Managing Challenges - Session Timings - Setting Expectations


For staff members, volunteers, trustees or board members of charities, schools, healthcare or public sector organisations who currently train staff or wish to start training staff within their organisation. People who provide advice to organisations are also welcome.
WED 25 SEP 2024
Leadership Skills

An introduction to the concepts and issues of leadership within organisations.

Topics covered: Essential Leadership Qualities - Leadership Knowledge - Leadership Traits - Leadership Tasks - Needs of Individuals - Needs of Teams - Leadership Roles - Developing Leadership Skills - Defining Tasks - Planning Tasks - Controlling Performance -  Evaluating Successes - Examining Failures - Leading by Example - Strategic Leadership - Practical Wisdom - Leadership for Change - Developing Future Leaders


For staff members, volunteers, trustees or board members of charities, schools, healthcare or public sector organisations in leadership roles or who wish to take up leadership roles within their organisation. People who provide advice to organisations are also welcome.
THU 26 SEP 2024
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