The Wheel: Bigger, Better & Bolder Fundraising

Bigger, Better & Bolder Fundraising is a 7-part series kicking off next month with The Wheel. Join Kevin Delaney as he takes participants through a series of fundraising topics; there is bound to be something for everyone in this course.

You can look forward to learning how to improve your organisation’s fundraising capabilities. With over 16 years of experience in the non-profit sector, your facilitator will bring you in-depth knowledge of the theory and practice of fundraising.

Each module follows a similar structure:

  • Intro to the topic
  • Advantages and challenges of this type of fundraising
  • Case studies
  • Applying these strategies in smaller organisations
  • Measuring success.

This structure invites participants to engage with areas of fundraising that they are not as familiar with and to understand it in the context of what fundraising they already do.

Each workshop will address a different area of fundraising and will be valuable for individuals seeking training in just that area. If you would like to sign up to the whole series please see this booking page. To book onto individual workshops please see the links below:

Module Details

1. Introduction to Fundraising

Wed, 8-Feb-23 (9.30am-1pm)

  • What is fundraising?
  • Crafting your fundraising ask
  • What are the different methods of fundraising?
  • Role of staff and board in Fundraising
  • Donor Care

2. Community Fundraising & Events

Wed, 22-Mar-23 (9.30am-1pm)

  • What is community fundraising?
  • Community-led versus produced events
  • Engaging participants
  • Retention
  • Life cycle of activities

3. Individual Giving

Wed, 26-Apr-23 (9.30am-1pm)

  • Direct Marketing
  • Direct response
  • Building a sustainable donor base
  • Retention
  • Donor journey

4. Digital Fundraising

Wed, 24-May-23 (9.30am-1pm)

  • What is digital fundraising?
  • Web, newsletter, social media channels
  • Developing your digital journey
  • Converting likes to Euro

5. Major Donors & Legacies

Wed, 13-Sep-23 (9.30am-1pm)

  • What is a major donor to you?
  • Relationship building
  • Making an ask
  • Introducing a legacy program
  • Measuring impact

6. Corporate Fundraising & Grants

Wed, 25-Oct-23 (9.30am-1pm)

  • What is corporate fundraising?
  • Understanding what the funder wants to fund
  • Making an ask
  • Crafting a proposal
  • Feedback

7. Creating a Fundraising Strategy

Wed, 22-Nov-23 (9.30am-1pm)

  • How much do you need to raise and why?
  • What are other organisations doing?
  • What are your strengths and weaknesses as an organisation?
  • What types of fundraising is a good fit for your organisation?
  • Planning
  • Reporting

General Info

Date Entered/Updated
24th Jan, 2023
Expiry Date
24th Mar, 2023