Voluntary Action Arun & Chichester

Events & Training

Fundraiser Network Meetings

These meetings are a mixture of different fundraising topics with expert guest speakers or 1:1 surgeries from a specific grant fund holder or a member of the Development Team.

They are usually held monthly and are a forum not only fundraising debate, but for peer support, information exchange, informal training and networking.

Free to all.

Home-Start

Home-Start

GDPR Funding Surgery

GDPR Funding Surgery

Home-Start staff have attended many of the events organised by VAAC, including access to funders otherwise not reached. VAAC’s support team are at the end of an email for them when they get stuck or need some best practice advice. Home-Start staff would like to thank VAAC for their support to their small charity.

Upcoming Events

Thu 23 September 2021

BBC Children in Need Funding Surgery

Online (via zoom) (10am - 3pm)

Organisations can book a 1:1, 20 minute slot with Pam Bacon of BBC Children in Need to discuss their project idea for the Small Grants Fund. Please read BBC CiN’s criteria before booking a slot: https://www.bbcchildreninneed.co.uk/grants/covid-19-funding-streams/. Email to book a slot and please give us a brief outline of the project you would like to discuss so that we can pass on to Pam in advance.

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Wed 29 September 2021

FNM - Meet the Funder – Sussex Police and Crime Commissioner

Online (via Zoom) (10am - 12noon)

Come and hear from Amy Loaring, Partnership Development Officer of Sussex Police and Crime Commissioner about what funding is available to community groups to help reduce or prevent crime in Sussex. She’ll discuss their eligibility, criteria and how to go about applying. You’ll also have the chance to ask questions, chat with other fundraisers as usual and share your experiences and knowledge. This event is aimed at beginners to fundraising, small community groups, charities and CICs.

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Wed 13 October 2021

Prospecting & Research for Fundraising with No Stone Unturned Fundraising

Online (via zoom) (10am - 12noon)

How can you do great research about Trusts, Foundations and Grants before you make an application? Where do you look for information and vitally – what is that information telling you? We will explore a range of FREE and paid resources and how to make the most of them. You will also leave the session knowing how to use the Charity Commission website for your Trust fundraising research. You’ll also have the chance to ask questions, chat with other fundraisers as usual and share your experiences and knowledge.

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Wed 24 November 2021

Case for Support Bootcamp with No Stone Unturned Fundraising

Online (via zoom) (10am - 12noon)

Your Case for Support is a document that casts a vision for your organisation and tells donors why they should invest in your work. What do funders expect to see in a case for support and how can you make yours stand out? This session will give you what you need to ensure that your Case for Support works well for you. You’ll also have the chance to ask questions, chat with other fundraisers as usual and share your experiences and knowledge.

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Tue 7 December 2021

Writing for Impact: How can you make your applications & letters stand out? With No Stone Unturned Fundraising

Online (via Zoom) (10am - 12 noon)

Do you want to write better letters to funders? Are your applications lacking impact? In this session we will explore: - How to make your writing clearer and stand out - Look at some examples - Top tips on what works - Common traps people fall into - Funders pet peeves. You’ll also have the chance to ask questions, chat with other fundraisers as usual and share your experiences and knowledge.

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Thu 20 January 2022

Untapped Fundraising Potential: How can you find new ways to raise funds? With No Stone Unturned Fundraising

Online (via Zoom) (10am - 12 noon)

Do you want to find new ways of raising funds? Understand where your untapped potential is? A good range of income streams helps an organisation to be more financially resilient . We will explore how to: - Understand your untapped potential for new income streams. - Recognise what you need to do to ‘get your ducks a row’. - Create a plan that you can implement and sustain long term. You’ll also have the chance to ask questions, chat with other fundraisers as usual and share your experiences and knowledge.

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Tue 1 March 2022

Stewardship: Managing your relationships with your donors and funders No Stone Unturned Fundraising

Online (via Zoom) (10am - 12noon)

Do you want to : - Have better connections with your donors and supporters? - Find more touchpoints and exceed expectations? Underpinning successful fundraising needs to be fantastic stewardship to build long term relationships. In this session we will explore: - Developing relationships so funders and donors are long term partners - Creating a relationship management and stewardship plan that you can achieve and sustain long term. You’ll also have the chance to ask questions, chat with other fundraisers as usual and share your experiences and knowledge.

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Can’t find the courses you need?

VAAC would like to know what your training needs are, to help us plan future training courses. Please contact us with your ideas at:
Email: admin@vaac.org.uk
Phone: 01243 840305

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