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  • IDPE Upcoming Workshops, Events and Seminars

    School Bursaries Conference
    22 January 2018
    Essential for Heads, Bursars, Governors and Development Directors
     
    State Schools' Forum
    21 November 2017
    An opportunity to network, share best practice & discuss issues relevant to state schools
     
    Capital Campaigns: cracking the campaign code
    9 November 2017
    An interactive day of discussion & case studies
    IDPE News and Updates
    IDPE e-bulletin - October 2017
    IDPE 2017 Scotland Conference - Dunkeld House
    October 2017  A summary of the news and some feedback from the one day conference is available to view here with copies of the presentations given also available.
    Stewardship in Schools: 6 questions to ask yourself
    September 2017 Moss Cooper and Marc Whitmore from More Partnership examine why looking after your donors matters, and how we can all do it better. Click here to read full article
    Building a career in schools' fundraising
    September 2017  IDPE major partner, Execucare, share their experience and expertise on beginning and progressing your career in schools' development.  Click here to read full article.
    IDPE e-bulletin - September 2017
  • What is schools' development?
    Professional fundraising in schools, often known as ‘development’, is booming in the UK. The money raised by schools has more than doubled in the last decade and is now worth £190 million per year, which helps to fund a wide range of projects from bursaries to new buildings.
    Schools’ development is the process by which schools seek to engage with their alumni, parents and other stakeholders to generate support and income toward a school’s strategic objectives.  Read on..

     
    IDPE's newest members
    The Study, Wimbledon (London)
    St George's School for Girls (Scotland)
    The Royal School, Haslemere (Surrey)
    Lancaster Girls' Grammar School (North East)
    For all member announcements click here
 
All schools with ambition must have a development office.  Any school that does not have dedicated fundraising professionals will be lucky to survive in the current competitive environment.'    Eric Young, Governor, Fettes College