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Developing a successful fundraising strategy for a Christian charity
Thursday 5th July in Central London 10am – 4pm

David Saint, Chairman of Action Planning, will lead this interactive, one-day workshop for Stewardship. It will help you to develop the mix of sustainable fundraising activities which most effectively meets your charity’s short, medium and long term funding needs. The workshop will help you to evaluate and select from the major sources of potential funding, including trusts, individual supporters, major donors, legacies, partnerships with churches, online fundraising, events, direct mail, and, where relevant, statutory contracts and grants. The aim is to help you to decide which mix of activities will give you a diversified and sustainable income flow.
Starting from that essential foundation of all good fundraising – the case for support – David will unpack the jargon, share practical tools, and address individual participants’ issues and concerns. For further information, please email Stewardship here 
‘The workshop was visionary yet practical. The day was clear and focused’ 
‘Excellent, thought provoking, engaging’

Better Procurement - 'Helping Organisations Buy Better' course.

This course is designed to provide a range of procurement skills for staff who have to carry out organisational sourcing and procurement activities from time to time, but for whom purchasing is not a core element of their role. The day will be spent looking at the procurement cycle from identifying the need, developing a specification, identifying suppliers, negotiating, dealing with sales tactics, awarding the business and managing ongoing contracts and supplier relationships.   The day will be interactive with the use of case studies, group discussions and DVDs. The course will look at the differences between buying goods and services, including consultancy and professional services.

The course will be delivered by a procurement practitioner who has over thirty years of procurement experience in the both the commercial and not-for-profit worlds, and who currently works in procurement for a household name international charity.  

The full day course will be run in Central London, at a cost of £180.00 including VAT.  

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