This course is for organisations who find themselves over-reliant on statutory and/to Trust funding and who wish to diversify into raising money from individuals and companies. The course provides an overview of the many different methods of raising money from these sources and potential ways to start and grow new income streams.

What will I learn?

By the end of this session you will:

  • Why diversify
  • The essential principles: The three ‘Rs’ of fundraising
  • How to recruit individual donors: fundraising methods
  • How to develop individual donors and regular/committed giving
  • Major donor fundraising
  • Legacies and in memoriam fundraising
  • Corporate fundraising methods
  • Combining corporate and individual approaches
  • Infrastructure and investment requirements

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.


Friday 3rd November 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
Email: training@ocva.org.uk

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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