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The Institute of Fundraising Northern Ireland

The Institute of Fundraising Northern Ireland

Cost: £50
IOF NI - Masterclass Sessions brought to you in conjunction with Chariteer - A new online fundraising CRM that goes far beyond managing supporters.

The Institute of Fundraising Northern Ireland conducted a short survey in early 2019 into the needs of fundraisers in Northern Ireland and the services that we provide and intend to provide in the future. 

As a result of this and following on from our evaluations from our conference in November 2018. This year, we are launching our masterclass series!  

Each masterclass will focus on topics relevant to our members and subscribers, please note we will not be hosting a conference later this year. We aim to resume the conference again in 2020.

The first Masterclass in the series will be sponsored by Chariteer. Without the support of our sponsors, we really couldn’t put on these events. Please do take some time to look at their website and find out more about how their new online fundraising CRM here can help you deliver great donor experiences.

We have taken time and listened to what you have told us. The conclusions of this are the four topics that you our members want us to focus on.

Significantly popular amongst topics that respondents would like covered at masterclass sessions were:

  • Fundraising Strategies – 70%
  • Corporate Fundraising – 54%
  • Digital/Online Fundraising – 50%
  • Trusts and Foundations – 43%

As a result of this we have organized Masterclass sessions on each of those topics. Our first session will focus on Fundraising Strategy.

Fundraising Strategies by Alice Garrard
Time| 10am – 1.00pm
Date| Thursday 30 May 2018
Location| British Red Cross Offices |12 Heron Rd| Belfast BT3 9LE
Cost £50 Member £65 Non Member

Developing a Fundraising Strategy that works for you
At the heart of every successful fundraising programme is a coherent fundraising strategy, owned by everyone in the fundraising team and shared by your organisation as a whole.

Starting with the case for support and following a clear set of steps, Alice will lead delegates through a tried and tested process to develop a coherent strategy. Drawing on her own experience and addressing delegates’ individual challenges and objectives, this will be a practical, action orientated session giving you the tools you need to move your fundraising strategy forward.
About your Masterclass speaker - Alice Garrad
Alice Garrad is a highly experienced consultant and hands-on practitioner with a particular specialism in major donor, trusts and corporate fundraising. Based in Northern Ireland for 20 years, she has continued to work in GB and the Republic of Ireland as well as locally, giving her a broad fundraising perspective, in tune with new fundraising approaches and current fundraising challenges.

Before setting up her own consultancy, Alice led Save the Children UK’s corporate fundraising team and pioneered the charity’s first major donor campaign. Alice Garrad Consulting specialises in the strategic development of fundraising, mentoring and training, undertaking a vast array of projects including NI Hospice, Barnardo’s NI, Concern Worldwide Cancer Fund for Children and Belfast Charitable Society.

For the last 5 years, Alice has taken on interim and project specific leadership positions. In 2015/16 Alice led Mencap in Northern Ireland's Big Step Forward Appeal raising £2.5m in just under 2 years to build, equip and run a new centre for children with a learning disability and their families, winning the Institute of Fundraising (NI) Team of the Year Award. A successful fundraising campaign for the Northern Ireland Human Rights Fund (hosted by Community Foundation for Northern Ireland followed. Since 2017 Alice has returned to Mencap, leading the House to Home Appeal, raising £6m for community based supported housing in England, Wales and NI.

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We have more masterclasses booked and more details will follow, but for now you can see below what we have planned.

Date                                     Time                      Venue                     Topic                     Speaker

Thursday 30 May 2019 - 10am - 1pm - British Red Cross - Fundraising Strategies - Alice Garrad

Thursday 26 September 2019 - 10am- 1pm - British Red Cross - Corporate Fundraising - Jo Watson & Guests

Wednesday 30 October 2019 - 10am - 1pm - Clifton House - Major Donor Fundraising - Helen Carrick - QUB

Thursday 5th December 2019 - 10am - 1pm - Clifton House - Trusts and Foundations - Various speakers to be confirmed

If you’d like more information on any of these please contact the Institute of Fundraising NI Committee – [email protected] 

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British Red Cross,
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