Is it for me?…Making the Ask: Making the Move

30th January 2019

This interactive introductory session explores the considerations and steps required to plan your approach to ask for support from a business donor.

A donor is a person, organisation or business who provides something, e.g. money, support, goods or services, in order to help another.

This session focuses on approaching businesses (corporate fundraising), but also considers using the principles to target specific individuals for a donation or support which could make a substantial impact to an organisation.

This interactive session uses various methods, including role play and case studies, to explore the principles and skills needed to “make the ask”.

This session will help you:

• Explore the steps, principles behind and techniques for approaching potential donors
• Consider mutual benefit, motivations and expectations from both sides
• Find out what potential donors need to know about you
• Identify potential donors for your organisation
• Start preparing your approach and shaping your ask.

Networking time:

There will be the opportunity to make connections with other organisations, and practice your networking skills.

‘Is it for me?’ series

This session is part of the ‘Is it for me?’ series which are introductory sessions aimed at helping groups diversify their income streams and consider whether a particular fundraising stream is suitable for their organisations capabilities and capacity.

Date: Wednesday 30th January 2019

Venue: SYCF, Riverside Works, Jessop Riverside, 800 Brightside Lane, Sheffield, S9 2RX  

Time: 9.30 – 3.30 

Level: Beginner

Cost: £80 per person (lunch included)

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