H I’m Gill Jolly,
I’m one of the presenters at Fundraising Fair on 19-20 November; there’s so many things you can do on one or both days. There are lots of taster sessions that give you lots of inspiration, ideas and real encouragement to start in a new area in fundraising, or get hints and tips in an area you already work in.
Learning from your fundraising colleagues
The networking can be just as valuable, so rather than doing it by yourself, you get the benefit of sharing ideas with others there too. The more formal and practical sessions will give you hints and tips as well as advice and guidance. It’s the best of both worlds.
The essentials of the donor journey
One of the sessions I will be running is ‘The Essentials of the Donor Journey’. This workshop really inspires people to think about what their donors need out of a relationship with a charity. We will look it at it in two different lights; the first of which being how to maximise the relationship without loving them to death! (See here for How to Love your Donors…To Death!).
Inspiration for fundraisers
We’ll also cover suggestions on how to inspire fundraisers and how to gain a better understanding of what your donors really want, which in turn can get you more money.
So many people write proposals but they’re not actually getting the money. This masterclass will allow you to gain tips to get your proposals to stand out from the others and grab the funder’s attention.
One of the things we do in this workshop is turn everything upside down. This is because some people start their proposals in a very mundane and quite frankly, boring, manner This then fails to get the funder to feel for your cause; people should want to support you, get them to feel it in their heart as well as their head. Why should they support your proposal?