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This course is for charity fundraisers who organise events and/or use volunteers to fundraising on behalf or in aid of their charity. The course covers the advantages and disadvantages associated with raising funds from local communities, managing volunteers, including legal and regulatory, developing a community fundraising strategy, where community fundraising fits into the broader fundraising strategy, volunteer recruitment and motivation, practical event planning and management, return on investment and how to measure success.

What will I learn?

By the end of this session you will:

  • Understand what community fundraising is (and isn’t!)
  • Opportunities and challenges around community fundraising
  • How to manage fundraising volunteers (legal and regulatory aspects)
  • How to manage the challenges
  • Developing fundraising networks
  • How to support and retain fundraising volunteers

Trainer Profile

Kathy Roddy has been a fundraising trainer and consultant for the past 17 years. Prior to that, she was Executive Director of a national animal welfare organisation. Kathy is a certified member of the Institute of Fundraising and holds the Certificate in Fundraising Management. She has recently co-authored an MA module entitled ‘The Art and Science of Fundraising’ which is part of the MA in Philanthropy run through the Centre for Philanthropy at the University of Kent.

Benefits to you

You will leave the session with some practical tools to ensure you have the ability and confidence to create a diverse income strategy.

Who should attend?

This session is appropriate for any organisation members who are responsible for generating income.


Tuesday 17th October 2017


9.45am arrival for tea, coffee and networking for a 10am start. The workshop will finish by 4.30pm.


£95 per person for OCVA Members
£105 per person from a charitable organisation who are not OCVA members
£120 per person from a non-charitable organisation


Oxford Office Furniture Training Suite
Floyd’s Row
St Aldates

There is no parking available, although we are able to provide parking for disabled delegates. The venue is also serviced with good transport links including bus and rail services, more information can be found here.

Enquiries contact:

Telephone:  01865 251946

When contacting us please state the name of the course your correspondence is in relation to.


Please note there are two steps to this process and both steps of the process will need to be completed to secure your place.

Step 1: Please register your details with us on the form:

Please note that registration without payment does not constitute a booking. Both are required, and we do check. (Thanks!)

Step 2: Make payment within 2 working days of registering.

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