Funding Symposium

Monday, March 12, 2018

Voluntary Impact Northamptonshire is holding a Funding Symposium on Monday 12th March 2018 from 9.30am to 3.30pm at Northampton Town Football Club.

In the morning, there will be a panel discussion around sustainability, for which you have the opportunity to submit questions for the panel to answer. This will be followed by a series of workshops on the following topics:

Trading - Andrew Cooke, Inspire2enterprise

The session will cover: developing new ideas and assessing their viability, assessing the risks involved, developing existing products or services, segmenting your clients, forming partnerships and alliances. There will also be a Q & A session.

Steps in developing a funding stategy - Alison Hodson, Voluntary Impact Northamptonshire

In this time of change organisations are being asked to think more strategically about their funding. A funding strategy is often thought of as a way forward for organisations but what are they and how do you put one together? This short and interactive session is a friendly introduction to writing a fundraising strategy for your organisation.

Working with Students - The Changemaker Hub, The University of Northampton

A representative from the Changemaker Hub at the University of Northampton will talk about how to work alongside their students to the benefit of your organisation. They will also be highlighting their latest developments - the Living Lab.

Collaboration - Carolyn Howe, Voluntary Impact Northamptonshire

This session will look at the collaboration continuum – everything from networking through to collaboration in a formal way and give people a chance to discuss:- Motivations, benefits and the challenges involved in collaboration.

Crowdfunding - Suzy Van Rooyen, Goodloaf

Suzy Van Rooyen who is the Chief Executive at the Good Loaf - an artisan Bakery in Northampton, which provides employment and training opportunities for vulnerable ladies who are striving to break the cycle of poverty, unemployment or offending, will talk about their experience of currently running a Crowdfunding campaign. A chance to pick up some tips on the practicalities and to ask questions.

How to write a successful funding application - Su Davies, East Northants District Council

Su Davies, an experienced bid writer from East Northants District Council, will lead this interactive session that will offer hints and tips on how to excel at grant-funding in an increasingly competitive market.

Gift Income…. from legacy to community Fundraising - Alison Hodson, Voluntary Impact Northamptonshire

Whistle stop look at tips and latest developments in this area of funding. There will also be a chance to also share your successes and disasters.

Cost is £10 for Northamptonshire VCS Organisations and £50 for other VCS Organisations & Statutory Services. For more information or to book a place click here.