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 email@example.com 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
Running successful fundraising
29 June 2016 Colwyn Bay
6 July 2016 Llandrindod
12 July 2016 Cardiff
Increase the potential of heritage organisations to organise
fundraising events to provide a sustainable funding stream.
This course will take a marketing approach to developing
successful fundraising events. It will look at how to go about
planning, promoting and delivering events to raise money from
individuals, organisations and the community.
It is intended for those new to fundraising and those with some
experience, wanting to learn more about how to use fundraising
events to increase awareness and income, to provide a sustainable
funding stream for your organisation.
Target group: Trustees, staff and volunteers in heritage
organisations including museums, libraries, archives and
environmental/ natural heritage organisations.
By attending this course you will be able to:
- Understand supporters' motivations
- Develop appealing fundraising ideas
- Plan, promote and deliver fundraising events
- Make a profit (return on investment)
- Be safe and accountable
Running a profitable
heritage shop (Level: Beginners)
14 September 2016
22 September 2016
Provide heritage organisations with a practical introduction to
the key aspects of operating a successful retail outlet in a museum
or heritage site
By attending this course you will be able to:
- Develop a planned approach to buying and product selection
- Appreciate the importance of visual merchandising and
- Understand the financial aspects of retail management including
key performance indicators
- Understand the importance of selling and its vital role in the
success of a heritage shop
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