Northern Fundraising Conference October 2018

Thursday 18th October 2018

Now in its second year this event is looking to be bigger and better than 2017’s inaugural event with a growing programme of topics and speakers. We are excited to offer attendees the opportunity to access a range of fundraising experts, all keen to share their best practice in all things fundraising.

Venue: St George’s Centre, 60 Great George Street, Leeds, LS1 3DL
Date: 18th October 2018
Time: 09:30am – 16:30pm (registration from 9am)
Cost: £15

The FSI Fundraising Conference has an average market value of £295 but is delivered to our members for £15. You will need to pay £50 as a deposit when you book. We will refund the deposit, retaining a £15 fee which contributes to deposit and refund processing and administration costs, upon the full day attendance at the conference. Deposits will not be returned in cases of partial attendance. For details on our deposit policy please view our FAQs.

N.B. Two spaces are available per small charity – further spaces required after this will be placed on a waiting list.

FSI Members with an annual turnover of less than £150,000 per annum (and no more than 2 FTE paid staff) can send volunteers to our training courses and conference programmes. Members with an annual turnover of less than £250,000 per annum but are 100% volunteer-led can also send a volunteer. If you have any queries, please contact our Membership team on 0207 324 4777.

To sponsor at the FSI Fundraising Conference contact us on or 020 7324 4777.  

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Introduction to Fundraising

Thursday 11th October 2018

This is one of our most popular fundraising courses. Given the growing struggle to secure the resources your organisation needs to deliver its services, it has never been more vital for your staff, board members and volunteers to be aware of the income generation opportunities that are out there.


This workshop is for those people and groups that are either starting out on the path of fundraising and want to understand the options open to them or those from more established organisations that wish to refresh their knowledge of income sources.

By the end of this workshop, you will:

  • Have a good knowledge of the range of funding that can be accessed by the community and voluntary sector
  • Be able to evaluate funding opportunities in relation to the needs and profile of your organisation
  • Understand the steps that need to be taken to develop such funding opportunities
  • Improve their organisation’s chances of increasing their income and diversifying your income

The workshop will be delivered through a mixture of training, group work and practical exercises.

11th October 2018 10:00 AM   through   4:00 PM
151 Dale Street
L2 2AH
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How secure is your I.T. and data?

Tuesday 9th October 2018

Bolton CVS have been sharing information and training on I.T. and data security over the past few months following the introduction of the General Data Protection Regulation.  They are delivering an ‘Information Governance and Data Protection’ session which you can book on here this will be held on Tuesday 9th October 2018.  They are currently working with partners to provide more support to enable you to protect your group or organisation and most importantly the information of those people who access your services and support.  For a guide on improving I.T. security for small charities, have a look here.    


Tuesday 2nd October 2018

The BBC Children In Need Emergency Essentials Programme is now being run by Family Fund Business Services. A representative from Family Fund Business Services is doing a presentation to potential referring organisations for them to find out more information about the Emergency Essentials Programme.

The programme currently has no coverage with regards to referrers in Burnley and Pendle, and only one in Rossendale. Family Fund Business Services are actively seeking new referrers to the programme.

Emergency Essentials grants are for children and young people living with severe poverty (as well as having additional social welfare issue) or are experiencing a crisis/emergency.

We can deliver or fund critical items such as:

Gas or electric cookers

Essential household items

Furniture and kitchen equipment

Children’s beds and bedding

Washing machines

Fridges and freezers

Baby equipment

Clothing in exceptional or emergency situations

The presentation will be taking place at The CVS Centre, Burnley on 2nd October from 1pm - 2pm. It is essential that you book a place for this presentation. Please call 01282 433740 to reserve your place.

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Volunteer Retention

Monday 24th September 2018

Take a fresh look at volunteer retention and how to make your volunteer programme attractive, effective and sustainable.

We will explore how to build positive relationships with volunteers, develop their engagement and improve the volunteer journey and experience.

This session is suitable for anyone who involves, works with or manages volunteers.


24th September, 2018 9:30 AM   through   1:00 PM


The Bolton Hub

Bold Street

The Bolton Hub, Bold Street

Bolton, BL1 1LS


Phone: 01204546010

Phone: 01204546010

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Course Fee(s)

CVS Member   £ 25.00

Non-CVS Member   £ 30.00

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