Breakfast Clubs for Directors, Heads and Senior Fundraisers

Join us for our September Breakfast Club!

Date: 9th September 2021

Time: 08.50am to 10.55am

Location: On Zoom.

Contents:In this free, virtual session you will hear strategies to achieve Partnership fundraising success, in spite of the pandemic, with the Ghalib Ullah; Ideas for Fundraising Leaders in the Autumn of 2021, with Sonya Trivedy, Gayle Bryans and Mark Williams and I will share a range of tactics to help you grow major donor and corporate partnership income by getting more conversations with potential companies and major donors.

Cost: Free

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Sound familiar?

As a fundraising leader, you’ve got targets to reach, people to manage, donors to keep happy and cross-team projects to contribute to.

Change in the sector is happening faster than ever, and you want to be up to date with the most effective strategies other charities are using.

And you sometimes feel isolated, without much support at your level in your charity.

You’re fed up with handling everything on your own.

Build the network to help you succeed

You’re not alone

There’s a network of people in the same boat as you – they have similar challenges and stresses and they’re navigating the same tough landscape. A network of your peers where you can get support and learn proven strategies for increasing fundraising income.

Enjoy Breakfast Club from home (for free)

Having run more than 20 breakfast clubs face to face over the last five years, we’re excited to now host this popular event on-line.

Bring your tea or coffee and enjoy access to expert speakers, practical tools and examples, and conversations with other leaders, all without leaving home.


Would you like to get access to…

  • leadership strategies from some of the sector’s most successful fundraising directors, from charities of every size?
  • methods to help you build an energised, resilient culture in your team?
  • information on how to help your team have dramatically more conversations with the supporters/partners who can make the biggest difference?
  • strategies for winning more pitches?
  • techniques for influencing upwards and across, as well as down?
  • ways to inspire (and help your team inspire) more donors/supporters to give?

Inspirational Speakers

The Breakfast Clubs are hosted by Bright Spot Fundraising founder, Rob Woods, award-winning trainer and the author of several fundraising books including The Fundraiser Who Wanted More. He has more than 21 years experience in fundraising, working with more than 17,000 fundraisers and directors to help them raise more money for their charities. His clients include Oxford University, Save the Children, Tate and UNICEF UK, as well as many hundreds of small charities and sole fundraisers.

At each Breakfast Club, Rob will be joined by several speakers who will share their knowledge, insight and experience solving the real problems you face, ensuring that you leave the event with practical solutions.


Partnership Fundraising Success in spite of the Pandemic

With Ghalib Ullah, Head of Commercial Partnerships, Parkinsons UK.

Clearly fundraising with companies has been tough for the last 18 months, but there are strategies that have continued to pay off for some charities. In this practical talk, Ghalib explains their approach and how it has helped win and build various successful partnerships, including with Next, Symprove and Home Instead. This session includes:

  • Why and how he finds ways for the charity to add value to potential partners
  • Balancing pressure to achieve short term income with activities to build long term strategic value

How to get more conversations with major donors and companies, especially now

With Rob Woods, Bright Spot

In all the uncertainty this year, it can be tough to build warmer, more generous relationships with people and companies who care. But it is absolutely possible!

Getting more actual conversations with people makes a huge difference to your chances of inspiring gifts and partnerships. In this confidence-boosting session, Rob will share tactics and examples to help you make progress with this crucial element of high value fundraising, including:

  • FOUR powerful techniques from our Corporate Partnerships and Major Gift Mastery Programmes that help you dramatically increase engagement.
  • The most IMPORTANT INGREDIENT for growing results in this area (that’s nearly always over-looked).
  • The tactic one fundraiser used to QUADRUPLE the number of conversations he has with supporters each month.

Ideas for fundraising leaders in the Autumn of 2021

We’re excited to invite three experienced fundraising leaders to offer ideas to help charities respond to the fundraising challenges and opportunities amid all the relentless change. Bring your questions and we’ll do our best to help. With:

  • SONYA TRIVEDY, Executive Director of Income, Samaritans
  • GAYLE BRYANS, Deputy Director, Mousetrap Theatre Projects
  • MARK WILLIAMS, Head of Communications and Fundraising, Wimbledon Guild.


Breakfast Clubs for Directors, Heads and Senior Fundraisers