Managing your trust fundraising programme
What you'll learn
- How to manage a grant from application to reporting and beyond
- How to understand application questions and prepare compelling responses
- How to respond to tight word counts
- How to meet and exceed reporting requirements
- How to build long lasting relationships with funders
- Understand how to demonstrate impact
- Understand the key organisational challenges to trust fundraising and how to overcome them.
- The course is designed to support those who are responsible for a charity's trust fundraising.
- Some understanding of trust fundraising will be helpful.
- We refer to your case for support, if you do not have a case for support, you may first find it helpful to complete our course 'Building your Case for Support'.
Grant-making bodies, including Government, National Lottery and trusts / foundations, will assess your charity in more detail than any other audience. They will undertake due diligence on your finances and governance and will assess your evidence of need, impact, how you involve beneficiaries in all aspects of your work, your leadership, sustainability plans and more.
With so much competition for funding, it is not enough to be ‘just’ another worthy cause.
If you know what funders are looking for and how to manage your trust fundraising programme effectively, you can achieve a return on investment that trounces every other fundraising income stream.
At KEDA Consulting, we have used our experience of securing grant funding for charities and growing trust fundraising programmes, to develop a successful five-step framework to trust fundraising.
This course is designed around this trust fundraising framework. Together we are going to explore three key areas to your trust fundraising programme. We will firstly look at applications, to develop an understanding of how to prepare compelling responses to the questions funders ask you. We will also troubleshoot how to respond to those tight word counts.
Next, we will look at how you can build long term relationships with funders to grow your grant income.
Finally, we will look at the internal management of your trust fundraising programme. We will explore the internal processes that you need in place for your trust fundraising and will create an action plan of how you can work with your colleagues to get the information you need.
Each step is broken down into bite size chunks so that you can learn as you go. There will be activities and templates and guides for you to take and apply to your charity. The more you engage with the activities, the more you will get out of the training.
Who this course is for:
- Trust Fundraisers
- Those responsible for bid writing for a charity.
At KEDA Consulting, we know that charities like yours change people’s lives. We specialise in helping you to increase your impact by securing grant funding, developing a successful trust fundraising programme and answering strategic questions.
Over 50 charities have benefited from our trust fundraising service, directly raising over £20 million in grant funding.
We have added value to a further 30+ charities through our strategic consulting.
We ask our clients for feedback on completion of our work and have received 100% positive responses on the quality of our work and the way we communicate with our clients, scored excellent by 84% and 76% respectively. 100% stated they would work with us again and over 90% would recommend us to others.
We have developed this training around our five step framework to increasing grant funding. This course is delivered by our Fundraising Consultant and Trainer, Amy Appleton.
Amy is an experienced professional with over eight years’ experience in fundraising and events management. Amy joined KEDA Consulting in April 2018 from Centrepoint where she was responsible for developing fundraising income streams in the North East. Since joining KEDA, Amy has supported a diverse range of organisations with their fundraising including the Samaritans, the Silver Line, Bone Cancer Research Trust, BlindAid and Cecily’s Fund.
Amy has secured over £3 million and has a strong track record of securing large grants for our clients and helping them to develop successful trust fundraising programmes that maximise their grant funding potential. Amy has a popular training style and has received excellent feedback from participants at our training events and at external conferences. For example, Amy received the highest feedback scores of all speakers at the Institute of Fundraising’s 2019 North East Fundraising Conference. Amy is also a trustee of the Summerhill Trust, a small community charity.