Fundraising training for heritage organisations funded by HLF, and run by WCVA in partnership with CyMAL and the Funding Centre.
Catalyst Cymru - Heritage Fundraising provides
learning and development opportunities for staff and volunteers in
heritage organisations in Wales. These learning interventions
are designed to upskill and increase the confidence, competency and
effectiveness in fundraising of staff and volunteers, so that they
can increase their organisations' funding from private donors,
corporate sources and trusts and foundations.
Recognising that people learn in different ways, Catalyst Cymru
provides a diverse range of learning opportunities for staff and
volunteers of all skills experience, expertise and knowledge. The
learning opportunities in the second year include:
- Training courses
- Networking events
- Action learning sets
- Executive coaching
- Organisation visits
- Online learning resources-WCVA's Learning Zone
Catalyst Cymru also offer delegates telephone and email access
to our expert trainers following attendance at events.
Catalyst Cymru's training runs at locations throughout Wales, so
you will always be able to find something suitable close to you.
The training is for participants of all skills, experience and
Our training incorporates a mix of presentations, case studies,
practical group work and discussion.
The programme is supported by WCVA's Learning Zone, an exciting
online learning resource available to heritage organisations in
Learners will be able to access resources prior to training and
after attending an event.
Specific resources can also be made available to those learners
unable to attend the face-to-face sessions, who still want to find
out more about sustainable funding.
Please see below for details of upcoming courses. To book a
place complete and return an application
form to firstname.lastname@example.org or
contact Helpdesk on 0800 2888 329
Fees are £20 per person for 1 day courses
£10 per person for ½ day courses. Our
networking, action learning sets and organisation visits are
Demonstrating your impact - Designing an
evaluation that works for you
8 February 2017 - Rhyl
16 February 2017 - Cardiff
The course has a practical focus and aims to enable participants
to demonstrate the impact of their work. It aims to provide
participants with the confidence, knowledge and skills to plan and
carry out a simple evaluation of a project or piece of work they
are involved in, and to demonstrate the difference they are
- Setting the context. Brief overview of various approaches to
evaluation and of the purposes of summative and formative
- Planning an evaluation. Things to think about when planning
your own evaluation.
- Tools for evaluation. Overview of tools and techniques to
gather information, and what they can be used for e.g.
questionnaires, part structured interviews, participatory
- Making sure your findings are robust. A few simple things you
can do to help ensure your findings are valid.
- Analysing the findings. How to analyse and interpret
information from quantitative and qualitative tools (e.g.
structured questionnaires and interviews).
The course will be interactive, and will use a mix of discussion
and group exercises as well as information inputs. The
emphasis will be on the practical aspects of carrying out
evaluation and demonstrating impact.
- Feel confident they are able to plan an effective evaluation to
suit their purpose.
- Be able to select appropriate tools and techniques for use in
- Feel confident in analysing and drawing conclusions from simple
quantitative and qualitative data.
The course is for people working in the heritage or
environmental sectors who need to carry out evaluations of various
aspects of their work and who have little or no knowledge of
Need to get your Fundraising in order, but unable to attend on
the above dates? Don't worry. We can arrange bespoke training
sessions for you. You decide where the training will be held;
what subjects your sessions will cover, how and when they would
like training to delivered and we'll organise it for you. Again,
availability is limited-get in touch to discuss your training
requirements as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.
Organisation visits-Fully Funded-Up to £1,000 available
Provide your heritage organisations with the opportunity
to visit and learn from other flagship organisations who have
achieved fundraising success.
Your organisation will:
- Learn from flagship heritage organisations with firsthand
experience of successful fundraising
- Learn about the key issues to consider when adopting new income
- Give you the opportunity to discuss fundraising issues facing
your organisation and find out how other heritage organisations
have overcome them
For more information, contact Richard Roberts on 01970