“I really enjoyed the friendly, inclusive nature of the training. David was really great at encouraging you to participate and made it feel like a safe space. I also thought the pacing was perfect – fast enough to not lose interest but ample time given to each exercise. The course felt very well adapted to the BFI specifically.”
BFI Team Away Day
“Absolutely brilliant! David was incredibly engaging and I think everyone around me felt inspired and motivated by his talk – really enjoyable.”
“Bloody brilliant! So insightful and empowering.”
Delegate Feedback, FSI Fundraising Conference 2019
“David is both highly knowledgeable and gifted in translating this in a way that is understandable. After the sessions I felt able to take the information and examples of good practice and use them to help my organisation.”
Participant, ‘Fundraising from Trusts and Foundations’ training for SHARED Enterprise
“A superb presenter – engaging, entertaining and not afraid to challenge us and ‘rattle the cage’ where necessary! ”
Participant, Digital Fundraising training for SHARE Museums East
“Practical, specific advice around the mechanics of relationship & individual fundraising, combined with theory & examples. Really useful & inspiring!”
Participant – An Introduction to Individual Giving
“David is a very knowledgeable, professional speaker who puts people instantly at ease with his friendly, approachable manner. He has always been very flexible, clearly explaining concepts in a way that is accessible and easy for all delegates to take away and apply to their own organisations.”
Miranda Rowlands, SHARED Enterprise
Arts Fundraising Training
Are you looking for “informative, engaging and inspiring” arts fundraising training? Whether you are looking for internal training for your staff, or shared learning opportunities for a number of organisations, Apollo Fundraising can help. We provide training programmes on a range of topics, including:
Fundraising is a team game and requires a number of people playing different roles. This includes non-fundraisers, including artists, board members and volunteers. This session, provides an introduction to fundraising, covering some basic principles, the characteristics of different funding streams and the journey from identifying potential supporters to securing donations…and beyond!
Trusts and Foundations represent a vital income stream for most arts and culture but the process of securing funding is getting increasingly more competitive. This course will ensure you have the skills and tools you need to stand out from the crowd.
If you want to succeed in arts fundraising you are almost certainly going to need to know how to raise money from individuals. This course will introduce the different types of individual giving before looking at what this means for your organisation.
Despite it being a crucial part of fundraising, the act of asking someone for money is often cited by fundraisers as being the most daunting part of their job. This course helps you to make compelling asks in a confident manner.
With so much hype around digital fundraising, how do you know where to begin? This session looks at the role of digital technology in fundraising – with a focus on your website, social media and crowdfunding – to help you decide which channels and approaches are right for you.
Legacy giving is one of the fastest growing sources of philanthropic support, yet the arts and culture sector has been slow to act on this. This session will look at why legacies are so important and how you can introduce a legacy programme within your organisation.
Fundraising campaigns can be hard work, placing pressure on staff and volunteers. However, they can have a transformational impact on your organisation. This sessions looks at the key things you need to consider when planning your campaign, including how to build momentum before, during and after the campaign.
Can't find what you are looking for?
This is a snapshot of some of the courses we offer. However, we are always happy to work with you to create a bespoke programme that completely meets your needs.