Evidence Based Fundraising Training Course

Increasingly, we see funders asking charities and community groups to use data and evaluation to evidence why the work they do is worthy of funding. Simple uses of data and evidence can help you better tell the story of your organisation, describe the people you help, establish why your work is needed, and clearly demonstrate the difference you make. This course will equip you with practical approaches to thinking about the who, why, what, how, and when of your organisation’s work. Throughout the course, you will learn how to answer these important questions and apply them to your bid writing. 

In this course, you will learn where to find the evidence you need and how to use it. You will be supported to more effectively communicate this information in your bid writing to increase your chances of success. 

This course is designed to be friendly and accessible with lots of opportunities to ask questions, giving both new and experienced fundraisers effective tools that you can take away and put into practice. Attendees will have access to advice and guidance from experienced experts in data and evaluation for the third-sector. This course will guide you through how to navigate and analyse information to make more efficient use of your fundraising efforts.

This course will cover a range of key learning points:

  • Learn how to use available information better to communicate the need and the difference your work makes;
  • Think about how to draw on your previous projects;
  • Identify and use freely available existing sources of data;
  • Find simple ways to evaluate and measure the impact of your projects;
  • Better understand what funders are asking for in applications;
  • Use what you’ve learnt to think about the need for future projects.

Course Details:
When: Wednesday 2nd October 2019, 09.30am to 16.00
Where: The Moseley Exchange,149-153 Alcester Road, Moseley, Birmingham, 13 8JP
Getting There: There is a public car park directly opposite and places to secure bikes. The nearest train stations are Birmingham New Street and Birmingham Moor Street in the city centre. The venue is located on bus routes 1, 35 and 50. The Moseley Exchange is located in the courtyard behind the Post Office in Moseley Village.
Lunch and refreshments of tea, coffee, and biscuits will be provided included in the price.

If you’d like more information, would like to let us know of any dietary or access requirements you have, or have any questions, you can contact us via our website or send us an email at info[at]getgrants.org[dot]uk – we’d love to hear from you!

About the Trainer:
Tom French has over a decade of experience working with and for charities, voluntary groups and social enterprises, both as an ‘on-the-ground’ worker but also as a researcher, data analyst and evaluator.
He has direct experience of working on funding bids and advising fundraising teams of the ways in which evidence-led approaches can enhance and steer applications.
Based in Sheffield, Tom now works for himself supporting not for profit organisations to take simple, practical steps towards using data and evaluation better so that they can tell their story clearly with evidence of impact.

About Get Grants:
Get Grants are the grant funding experts. Providing practical support, advice and information to grant fundraisers. 
Our team has over 20 years working in both grant fundraising and grant giving. Uniquely, we share insights into how decisions are made by funders with an understanding of the challenges faced by fundraisers. 
Based in the West Midlands, Get Grants provides a range of consultancy services for both grant fundraising and grant-giving organisations all over the UK. 
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