Recharge your Community Fundraising – 28 April 2022

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This half day course aims to provide you with the tools, guidance, and confidence you need to recharge community fundraising. It is an area that has been affected by the pandemic, and now is the perfect opportunity to begin re-kindling relationships, getting out in the community and promoting the amazing work of your organisation.

Together, we will cover:

  • Understanding your organisation’s current position, and establishing opportunities in your community
  • How to play towards your strengths, and how to work on your weaknesses
  • Establishing gaps within your current community fundraising programme
  • Basic first steps to a new approach to community fundraising

About our speaker:

Leah Lewis is a Community Fundraising Specialist at Civitas Consultancy.

She has over 8 years of experience working in the third sector, and specialises in supporting Community Fundraising income streams for small and local charities. Leah has spent recent years working closely with local businesses, organisations, community groups and schools to develop community fundraising relationships and income, providing her with a wealth of knowledge in these areas.

During the pandemic, Leah was furloughed like most fundraisers and, set up a Facebook group to support fundraisers who were dealing with the challenges of fundraising in lockdown. The group “Community Fundraisers Network” now has over 1,300 members. From here she made the leap into freelancing and in September 2020 launched Civitas Consultancy, where her aim is to provide solutions to enable charities to build key relationships and increase their public presence and raise funds in their community!

Leah was awarded Highly Commended Fundraiser of the year in the Chartered Institute of Fundraising Chilterns Fundraising Awards 2020.

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