As a fundraiser, do you have any tips on how to network effectively at events?

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Fundraising Practical

Meet our Expert Debbie Hockman – Co-Founder and Director, The I Am Group Debbie is the Co-Founder and Director of the The I Am Group, set up in 2012 to bring together those working in charities, social enterprises and not-for-profits to learn, share knowledge, make meaningful connections and find jobs! She has an extensive career in … Continued

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How do we market our first charity event and make it a success?

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Fundraising Marketing Practical

Meet our Expert Debbie Hockman – Co-Founder and Director, The I Am Group Debbie is the Co-Founder and Director of the The I Am Group, set up in 2012 to bring together those working in charities, social enterprises and not-for-profits to learn, share knowledge, make meaningful connections and find jobs! She has an extensive career in … Continued

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Is it okay to say no to a donor who wants to visit a project to which they donated?

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Management Practical

Meet our Expert Conchita Garcia – Head of Projects and Fund Development, Foundation for Social Improvement Conchita began her career in the charity sector after joining her first small charity where she gained experience in project management, fundraising and PR. Within the FSI Conchita is responsible for planning and delivering projects as well as raising funds … Continued

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As the UK economy begins to recover, what can charities learn from the recession years?

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Financial Management Practical

Meet our Expert Kimberley Scharf – Professor of Economics at the University of Warwick Kimberley Scharf is Professor of Economics at the University of Warwick. She is also co-founder and President of Public Economics UK (PEUK), Research Associate at the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR), and the IFO Institute at the Center for Economic Studies … Continued

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We are recruiting but finding it difficult- how can we identify the best people?

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Practical Recruitment

Meet our Expert James Reed- Chairman, REED In 1991 James joined REED, the recruitment specialist, which was founded by his father Sir Alec Reed in 1960. James became Chief Executive in 1997 and was appointed Chairman in 2004. The company has grown significantly over the last 50 years and now spans Europe, the Middle East and … Continued

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Under what circumstances can or should a charity refuse a gift or donation?

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Fundraising Management Practical

Meet our Expert Frances Barnwell – Managing Associate, Farrer & Co.  Associate Director of Legal Services Oxford University; joined Farrer & Co in 2010. Frances has a wealth of experience in handling a wide range of contentious and non contentious matters arising in higher education including complex issues relating to constitution and governance and the impact … Continued

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It is hard to prioritise when life is pressured. How can we break out of this cycle?

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Management Practical

Meet our Expert David Saint – Chairman, Action Planning David established Action Planning in 1990 after a 16 year fundraising career, and is recognised as one of the not-for-profit sector’s leading authorities on strategy, management and fundraising. David is a member of the Institute of Fundraising, former Chairman of EU Consult, a trustee of Andrews Charitable … Continued

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