Breakfast Clubs for Directors & Heads of Fundraising

Date: 3rd December 2019

Time: 8.30am – 11am

Location: Human Rights Action Centre, Amnesty International, New Inn Yard, London, EC2A 3EA (Map)

Contents: This Breakfast Club includes an inspiring leadership talk from the fabulous Kath Abrahams – Leading Fundraising Teams Now, as well as a highly practical Corporate Partnerships Growth Strategies session from Bright Spot’s Rob Woods.

Curious? Scroll down to find out more.


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.

Join us at our next Breakfast Club for Fundraising Leaders on the 3rd December

The next Breakfast Club will take place on 3rd December, 8.30am – 11am, and will include the following:

Leading Fundraising Teams Now – what behaviours make the difference amidst all this change?
With Kath Abrahams, Director of fundraising and engagement, Diabetes UK

In over two decades as a fundraiser and leader, in a range of charities including NSPCC, Breakthrough Breast Cancer, Kings College London and Diabetes UK, Kath has long been curious about what makes for truly effective leadership and how this helps achieve fundraising progress. In this session she takes an honest look at what she’s learned along the way, and in particular the leadership style she’s found to be more crucial than ever in these changing times we live in. This session includes:

  • THREE discoveries about leadership she feels would have been really valuable if she’d known them earlier
  • Some leadership habits that have always made an important difference
  • What’s more important than ever now if you want your team / department to perform at their best.
Corporate Partnerships Growth Strategies – 3 shrewd events strategies you can use to inspire more valuable partnerships
With Rob Woods, Director, Bright Spot

One of the most under-estimated ways you can increase results is to be more shrewd and strategic in how you use events to inspire valuable partnerships. In this dynamic session I will share examples that have helped charities grow income by winning more of the right partnerships. This includes:

  • The strategy that helped one small charity win 19 partnerships in 4 months.
  • How to get potential partners to WANT to meet you / attend your event, even with no budget
  • How another charity’s income went up by THREE TIMES by changing its approach.
  • The one not-obvious change yet another charity made which made a such a HUGE difference to their results
Breakfast Clubs for Directors & Heads of Fundraising