Fresh ideas on ways to approach fundraising

Our February Cafe discussed Fundraising - learning lessons from St Lukes on Thursday 21 February DOWNLOAD WRITE UP

In this session we looked at what we can learn from St Luke's. In a difficult financial climate how do you encourage people to keep on giving, anddevelop new supporters for your charity?

This is just what St Luke's fundraising team have been doing - and on Thursday 21st February Fran Morley is coming to the Third Sector Cafe to tell us more about their approach to fundraising. As ever, places are limited please apply for your place HERE.

Our cafe-based discussions aim to create some much needed time and space to reflect on the issues the not for profit sector in the city faces, and build links with others in the same boat. Much of the value of Third Sector Cafe sessions comes from talking to the other people who come along: learning about the experiences of others can be a helpful short-cut to some good ideas. And the information flow is two way - something you've learnt could help someone else. See our news below about future plans to develop the Third Sector Cafe programme in 2013.

Fran Morley, this month's speaker, is an experienced Fundraising Manager for St Luke's. The charity stands out in Sheffield for its innovative approach to fundraising. Recent schemes include their 'Pie and Pea' nightRoom to ... Appeal, and the Triple Whammy. They work with both mainstream and social media to raise the profile of their different schemes, attract new doners and develop beneficial partnerships with other organisations.

To illustrate their approach, Fran will be talking us through one of their new fundraising projects which involves brokering partnerships between schools and businesses and developing projects that help schools to deliver on their curriculum goals as well as helping St Luke's keep its fundraising profile high. She will tell us a bit about how they approached the project:  
  • How they have got the right volunteers and businesses engaged.
  • How the practical experiences of working with schools, businesses and volunteers has been for the organisation. 
  • What steps they took to mitigate risk.
  • How they manage to instigate a culture of innovation amongst the schools, volunteers and the charity.

This event will be of most interest to those organisations who want to develop their teams, create an atmosphere of innovation within an organisation, or develop some new fundraising strategies. Places are free but need to be booked in advance - PLEASE APPLY FOR YOUR PLACE HERE.