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Effective Fundraising Workshop – A Strategic Approach

This workshop offers a comprehensive and practical introduction to getting the funding to support your organisation and its projects.  A lot of fundraising work is wasted effort.  Often we struggle to build and make a compelling case. 

This workshop outlines key tried and tested ideas, highlights important trends and opportunities and shows how we can take a more planned and strategic approach to fundraising.

What will the course cover?

  • What do we mean by effective fundraising – overcoming common blocks
  • Mapping out the funding landscape
  • Key trends in the funding world
  • Developing your case for support
  • Making your pitch
  • Building a supporter base.

What will I learn?

Practical, tested and creative approaches to ensure that your fund raising work is effective, focused and sustainable.

By the end of the session you’ll be able to:

  • Review how your organisation approaches fundraising and plan how it can be improved.
  • Understand some of the key developments in the funding world and be able to see opportunities for your organisation.
  • Be able to build and implement a convincing case for support for your organisation.

Trainer profile

Alan Lawrie is an established consultant specialising in strategy and business planning.  He is the author of five books on different aspects of managing voluntary organisations.  He has worked with several commissioners and voluntary agencies throughout the commissioning and bid writing process.

Who should attend?

Staff or trustees involved in fundraising for their organisation.

Benefits to you

  • Tools and techniques.
  • Practical solutions based on real life case studies
  • Ideas on how to take a more strategic approach

Tuesday 13th July 2021

10.00 am – 1.30 pm (3.5 hours with a break halfway) 


  • £45 per person for OCVA Members
  • £60 per person from a charitable organisation who are not OCVA members
  • £75 per person from a non-charitable organisation

The training will be held online using Zoom


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

  1. Complete the Google bookings form and register your details
  2. Make payment via PayPal within two working days of registering for the course. We’re using PayPal for this event. Select ‘pay with a debit or credit card ‘ if you don’t have a PayPal account (there’s no need to sign in to PayPal).

Step 1:

Step 2:

Choose payment type:

OCVA Members
£ 45.00
  • Pay with PayPal
Charitable Organisations*
£ 60.00
  • Pay with PayPal
Non charitable rate
£ 75.00
  • Pay with PayPal
Course details at a glance

Date: Tuesday 13th July 2021

Time: 10.00 am – 1.30 pm

Cost:  £45 – £75

Enquiries contact

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

Email or call us on 01865 251946

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