Events Fundraising: Strategy & Planning (Management Level) (10 & 11-Aug-22)

Events Fundraising
10 - 11 August 2022
10:00AM to 04:30PM

Individual Prices

Package Type Available To Price
Individual Member Fee All Days Individual Member £290
Non-Individual Member Fee All Days Non Member £345

Leading an events department involves careful coordination and planning of not only the event itself, but also the events team and strategy. This engaging course is designed to help you to evaluate the performance of your current portfolio of events, drive forward your events.

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Just a HUGE thank you to Kim. It was the best course I've ever attended - insightful, directly applicable, a good background of interesting theory and research that blended with clear tips on how to put it all into practice. And I left with a roadmap of how to implement these new ideas within my role and organisation, so the next morning I was ready to get cracking! Not only that, she filled us with confidence - fundraising can sometimes be a frustrating place to work but I feel Kim made us feel excited again about our own roles, refreshed and ready to take on new challenges. I can't recommend the course highly enough. Thank you.

Jessica Worsdale, Events Manager at Concern Worldwide

Being able to run a great fundraising event is the first step towards realising potential of events for your organisation. Knowing which should stay in the schedule, how long they will remain effective and where you should make investment in new events comes down to your strategy and planning skills. This course will enable you to set clear objectives, work effectively across fundraising functions and deliver a balanced portfolio of events to appeal to the right audiences at the right time.

The Live Virtual Training Experience

The Chartered Institute of Fundraising's live virtual training is delivered by trainers who are leading experts in their chosen discipline. Each virtual course has been especially designed to deliver a rich virtual learning experience. Your course will feature:

  • Zoom platform learning environment
  • Interactive engagement with the trainer and peers
  • Group discussions and exercises
  • Real-life case studies and examples
  • Ample Q&A opportunities throughout the sessions


About your trainer

Kim van Niekerk: Kim inspires and develops people who raise income for charities into great fundraisers. Recognised as a leading educator in creating communication mindsets and a respected coach, trainer and speaker, Kim has spent 14 years working across the social enterprise, charity and corporate sectors.

Kim is a Fellow of the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce and an Associate for Open Innovation experts, 100% Open and Faculty Member of the European Investment Bank, Social Innovation Tournament Bootcamp at Catolica University in Lisbon. She is also a lecturer with the Institute of Fundraising in the UK.

Kim has previously worked as a pitch coach on the UBS Future of Finance competition and the NESTA Innovation in Giving Fund and a funding coach for the UK Cabinet Office investment in Small Charities through the Chartered Institute of Fundraising.

Before freelancing, Kim was a founding Director of the FSI, a Foundation building the capacity of small charities by delivering free expert fundraising and communications training. In its start up three years Kim worked with over 400 non profit organisations across the UK.

Prior to The FSI, Kim was fundraising with the UK’s largest businesses, high net worth individuals and Foundations as a Campaign Manager for the NSPCC’s FULL STOP Campaign. In three years Kim was promoted twice to co-ordinate lead gifts and major events in the UK and Russia and raise over £16 million for the protection of children.

Kim has trained, mentored and coached over 1000 individuals from every shape and size organisation (and most sectors!) in communication and relationship techniques.

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