Online Using Data to Increase Fundraising Success 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, 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 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 1st July and Wednesday 8th July 2020, 09.30 am to 11.30 am.

- Where: Delivered via Zoom - ID and Password will be emailed to you prior to the event.

- Cost: £60

If you’d like more information or have any questions, you can contact us via our website or send us an email at info[at][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.