Registration and refreshments
Diversification and crowdfunding
This session will look at different ways for charities to raise funds including crowdfunding and how to repackage what you already do, as well as tips on how to keep the money coming in while diversifying your income stream.
Understanding your funding base
Before starting out on new roads of income, is your funding base in a position to support changes? This session will offer advice to help understand your current funding and to help identify problem areas such as being too dependent on one funding source or having restricted income.
Break for refreshments
Loans come in many forms. This session will look at social impact bonds, 'charity only' loans and traditional bank loans, discussing their differences, how they could benefit your organisation and how you can decide between them.
Writing a good business plan and demonstrating the value of what you are delivering (WORKSHOP)
A good business plan outlines your vision but can also help you secure funding. This session will show how your business plan can showcase your value and what it should include to make it stand out from the crowd.
Trading such as selling tickets or publications is used by many charities to provide income. This session will look at what charities need to consider when thinking of trading, such as whether your governing document and investment policy allows it and the tax implications it may have.
Bid writing for funding (WORKSHOP)
For charities applying for funding, bid writing skills are vital. With increased competition for money, it is essential that charities can clearly explain why they should have the money and the different it would make. This session will explore how to write a successful bid and what funders are looking for.
Move between sessions
Social investment can offer charities financial and social returns, but how does a charity get started and what are the key aspects to consider before taking this form of investment on?
Bid writing for funding (WORKSHOP) cont.
Break for refreshments
Commissioning and grants
More and more charities are contracting to deliver services, but charities need to make sure they understand all of the opportunities and pitfalls. This session will explore how the commission process works and what charities need to be aware of when taking on contracts or applying for grants.