Free training course for staff, volunteers and Board members of arts and cultural organisations in Gloucestershire.

DATE:     Thursday 27th February 2014
TIME:      1-4pm
VENUE:  GLIC, Gloucester

How do you develop relationships with donors?

This three-hour session will introduce you to the process, from making your case for support to looking after your donors longer-term.

This course will cover:

What is fundraising?
The fundraising cycle.
Individual giving & major donors.
Developing your case for support.
At the end of the afternoon you will have:

An understanding of how your passion for the arts is the first step to fundraising success.
The steps to follow when embarking on fundraising from individuals.
The tools to write a brilliant case for support.
Practice at asking for donations.
Shared ideas for cultivating, thanking and involving new donors.
 The trainer for the session is Hollie Smith-Charles who is currently working with Create Gloucestershire on a two-year project to boost skills and confidence in private fundraising across the county.  Hollie has a background in fundraising, mentoring and business development for creative organisations and has worked at Cheltenham Festivals and Birmingham Museums.

If you are interested in attending, please book via the Eventbrite booking page: .

This event is free to all members and associate members of Create Gloucestershire. To apply, email or visit to download a form.

Membership is free, and as soon as you’ve sent us your application form you are eligible to book on any training sessions.