Securing funding for your project or organisation is never simple, and with cutbacks and austerity in the air things are not getting easier. Thankfully, we’ve been able to arrange an exclusive full-day workshop with Laura H. Drane, decorated veteran of the bid-writing process. Laura has won bids from £500 to £500,000 in her years of experience, supporting organisations including Manchester Science Festival, Jodrell Bank and the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic. The techniques and lessons from her successful methodology will be taught through a number of applied exercises and activities, as delivered to the RSA, the Clore Leadership Programme, and British Science.
This is the first time this course will be offered to the general public – usually being delivered to corporate clients – by Laura. However, we’re not just giving you the opportunity to learn from Laura first-hand; you’ll be able to directly address the challenges in the real-world bids you’re actively writing, if you’re currently putting one together (we’ll ask you for the application paperwork in advance). This provides access to expert support for your bid-writing, which would exceed the cost of the course alone; we’re offering it as an optional component of a broader programme, showing real-world best practices and sharing hard-earned tips and techniques.
UPDATE: This course is now available on the 13th May 2013. Please see this link for the syllabus and sign-up information.
Who’s this for?
We see this course as being of value to smaller organisations or individuals who are responsible for fundraising activities, or those looking to start fundraising for a new or unformed organisation. If you have a particular fund or type of bid in mind, you will benefit even further from this course.
We can only offer this course at this price if we can be sure of attendees; to help us maximise our reach and ensure the widest availability of this course, we’re asking *you* what dates would fit your calendar best. All our possible dates are full days running through May.
Let us know any dates of interest, and feel free to ask any questions in the comments or via firstname.lastname@example.org
What dates would you be interested in attending a bid-writing course?
- Monday 13th May (83%, 5 Votes)
- Wednesday 15th May (83%, 5 Votes)
- Friday 10th May (67%, 4 Votes)
- Monday 20th May (67%, 4 Votes)
- Friday 3rd May (50%, 3 Votes)
- Wednesday 8th May (50%, 3 Votes)
- Tuesday 7th May (33%, 2 Votes)
- None of the above, but still interested (0%, 0 Votes)
Total Voters: 6
You can select multiple dates – you’re not restricted to one selection. We’ll be setting the dates and updating the site when we set a date, so if you’re interested choose a date that suits you. We’ll be closing this poll around the evening of the 24th March 2013.
Edit: We didn’t mention the planned cost of the course – it will be £100 inclusive.