Breakfast Clubs for Directors & Heads of Fundraising

** SOLD OUT **

Date: 5th February 2020

Time: 8.30am – 11am

Location: The Office Group, The Stanley Building, 7 St. Pancras Sq.  King’s Boulevard, London.  N1C 4AG.

Contents:  This Breakfast Club includes a session on some very effective thinking tools with fundraising strategy expert Richard Sved; a fabulous talk from Sarah Tavener and Louise Wells from MAG on what they learned about putting your supporters at the heart of things (including how it helped them achieve the most successful Radio 4 Appeal in history; and an inspiring session from Bright Spots’ Rob Woods about where nearly every charity / fundraiser goes wrong when setting goals, and what you can do instead that is far more effective.

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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.

Join us for breakfast

Held in central London, Bright Spot’s popular quarterly Breakfast Clubs have been designed especially to help fundraising leaders stay motivated and support each other.

Over coffee and pastries, you’ll hear inspiring speakers share powerful fundraising and leadership strategies and get the opportunity to build your network at a senior level.

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 18 years of experience in fundraising, working with more than 12,000 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 at least one speaker who will share their knowledge, insight and experience solving the real problems you face, ensuring that you leave the event with practical solutions.

** SOLD OUT **

The next Breakfast Club will take place on 5th February, 8.30am – 11am, and will include the following:

FUNDRAISING STRATEGY – how the magic roundabout and a 4 way junction can help you think more clearly, with Richard Sved, Founding Director of 3rd Sector Mission

With over 20 years’ experience in the charity sector, including leading the fundraising function of eight national charities, and working with countless others, Richard has for many years been keen to learn from successes and failures wherever he’s been – particularly on fundraising strategy development. In this session, he’ll share three models that have helped him to think differently about how he looks at strategic development.

Putting supporters at the heart of everything, with Sarah Tavener and Louise Wells, Mines Advisory Group (MAG)

A key element of MAG’s fundraising strategy has been working to make the experience of supporting the charity as great as possible, (as opposed to simply a cash transaction). In this dynamic session Sarah and Louise explain some of the ways they’ve gone about this, including:

  • How this approach contributed to the extraordinary success of their Radio 4 Appeal (it raised more than any other in Radio 4 Appeal history.)
  • Fresh results and lessons learned from their charity-wide (including trustees) THANKATHON, happening in January 2020
  • Other key lessons about integrating teams to deliver a more holistic experience for supporters.

Defy the failed Resolutions! How to set goals that inspire action, with Rob Woods, Bright Spot.

Just as most New Year’s Resolutions fail to inspire any lasting change, so the way most fundraisers and leaders set goals doesn’t really work either.

Inspired by the success strategy Rob learned when he interviewed the Paralympic gold medallist, Karen Darke MBE, Rob now understands why the goal setting technique a charity employer once taught him, and that your charity probably still uses, DOES NOT WORK.

Using lots of examples, he will show you what to do instead that is FAR MORE POWERFUL. Join us to find out how to raise your game in 2020.


Breakfast Clubs for Directors & Heads of Fundraising