Fundraising Skills is an award winning e-learning organisation offering accredited fundraising courses since 2002. We have helped staff and volunteers from 2000 small charities and schools increase income and improve fundraising management.
Money back guarantee
Our courses are a great investment in your professional development and include accreditation from NCFE. In return for your significant investment, we believe you deserve excellence and you have a right to expect tangible results when you implement what you have learnt. That's why we offer a unique money back guarantee: If within 12 months of completing a course you haven't raised a sum equal to the fee, we'll refund your fee in its entirety. See Terms & conditions for money back guarantee
We also offer a small charity discount and produce a Guide to grants for training, so you can complete quality accredited training that produces results.
PO Box 306
Newcastle upon Tyne
Opening Hours: Mon 9-5pm, Tues 9-12pm, Wed CLOSED, Thurs 9-12pm, Fri 9-5pm
Terms and Conditions
The terms and conditions of enrolment our courses are available here.
Louise Germaney, Course Director
Following a degree in Sports Development and ten years experience in grants assessment, Louise was one of the original National Lottery assessors in the mid nineties. She has assessed and distributed funds for education for many public and charitable bodies. A qualified trainer with the Chartered Institute of Personnel Development and a member of the Institute of Fundraising
David Poppitt, Tutor
With over 20 years experience in managing campaigns for health and educational organisations, David raised over Â£4million as Appeals Director for the Christie Hospital. As Chairman of Broughton Park rugby club he has created a youth development charity. With experience as Development Director at Bolton School and as a Consultant, he is well known in the field of income generation for schools featuring in a number of Teacher TV programmes on fundraising. David is the author of the best selling "The School Fundraiser" and an active member of the Institute of Fundraising and a founder member of the Institute of Development Professionals in Education.
RMS Sports Consultants
Produced the Certificate in Sports Funding in association with Fundraising Skills. They specialise in project development within the sports sector. Specific areas of work include funding applications, bespoke workshops, strategies, development plans, studies and reviews. In 3 years RMS has raised Â£1.5million to support various sports related projects. RMS prides itself on producing high quality and detailed work which will help clients move forward and achieve results.
Anne Daly, Tutor
Anne has a financial and business background and for the past 10 yrs has been applying these skills to the not for profit sector in Scotland. She is an active and experienced fundraiser and champion of small charities. Anne is a Director of her local Community Development Trust and a Trustee of The Phoenix International Charity, a grant making charity, so is well placed to advise on making applications stand out. Anne is an experienced fundraising tutor and has worked with a number of schools on eco strategies.
Kathy Roddy, Tutor
Kathy has worked in the voluntary sector for 17 years, she was Director of a national animal welfare charity and is now a freelance trainer and consultant specialising in fundraising and strategic development. Kathy has advised a number of charities across most sectors . the arts (BAFTA), social welfare (women.s refuges), environment (Windmill Community Allotment Project), animal welfare (Compassion in World Farming, World Society for the Protection of Animals) and many more! Having worked on a number of successful Big Lottery bids and other funding applications, Kathy advises on individual and major donor fundraising, and legacy fundraising and holds the Certificate in Fundraising Management.
Ellouise James, Course Administrator
Ellouise is a highly experienced administrator managing accreditation procedures and student enrolment at Fundraising Skills. Having completed FE training in Business and Admin, she worked as a Conveyancing Secretary and for the NHS as an Administration Officer and PA. Ellouise is also a Counsellor and as a hobby has her own pet website.
Bespoke Workshops and Face to Face Accredited Fundraising Training
The Fundraising Skills team can deliver on site accredited fundraising training and workshops by arrangement. Here are some examples of bespoke training for clients and our recent contributions to regional and national conferences.
Creative Bid Writing Workshop
Lancashire County Council - School Admin & Bursars Conference March 2012 Lancashire
Tapping Into New Sources of Funding
Optimus Education - Efficient School & Academy Finance Conference October 2011, London
Effective Sources of Funding for School Leaders in Challenging Times
Optimus Education - Secondary Headship: School Leadership in a Changing Landscape Conference, October 2011, Central London
Effective Bid Writing For Schools (Half Day Workshop)
Greenwick PDC - SBM Network October 2011
‘Successful Fundraising for Schools’ (Accredited 1 Day Workshops)
Children's Services, The London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham, May/June 2011
Factors in School Funding Success
National Association of School Business Managers, Feb 2011
Creative Bid Writing (Full day accredited training)
Merlin Housing Society, Bristol, March 2011
Funding Strategy (Full day accredited training)
London Borough of Bromley, March 2011
Creative Bid Writing for Heads (Half day accredited training)
Perry Barr Consortium, Birmingham, March 2011
Update on Grants Available to Schools
School Financial Management Conference, London Jan 2006 - 2011
Trusts and Foundation Funding for Schools, various dates
Please contact us to discuss your training requirements.
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