Booking for this event is now closed. If you wish to attend please contact the IDPE office on 01225 829030.

Parent power - practical fundraising steps for this important group of potential donors

Date 2019-10-17
Time 10:00 to 16:00 
LocationCaledonian Club
9 Halkin St
Cost £195
Further information


This event is now full and online registration is closed.
For those interested in attending we are runninga waiting list in case of cancellations.
Please contact the IDPE office on 01225 829030 or by email at

Why should you attend?
Parents, both current and former have the potential to be the biggest donors for bursary and capital project campaigns, but it can be difficult to identify which parents to approach or to craft a story for parents when their motivations for supporting a campaign will often differ. Join us to discuss how to harness the power of parents in your fundraising campaigns and what practical steps you can take to engage this group of potential donors.


Who should attend?
Suitable for anyone working in alumni relations or development wanting to develop engagement and fundraising with parents.

Workshop programme
In this workshop, we will cover:

  • How to identify which parents to approach and the right messages to help get them on board
  • How to gather valuable parent information from your network of teachers and parent representative to support your approaches
  • Which parent fundraising events and activities work best?
  • What to consider when approaching different groups of parents, for example parents of current students, or where a parent is also an alum
  • Case studies from schools showcasing successful engagement and fundraising with parents
See the full programme here.

Pippa Blackstone

Director of Development and Alumni Relations
Tonbridge Grammar School

Rachel Hadley-Leonard
Fundraising Consultant


Sian Morley-Smith

Nick Priestnall
Director of Development
Mill Hill School Foundation

£195 - IDPE members
£290 - non-members and corporate partners


Booking Terms and Conditions

All cancellations must be received in writing and emailed to received at least three weeks before the workshop date will receive a full refund.No refund will be made for cancellations received within three weeks of the workshop date.Any costs incurred from online payment will not be refunded.

Please be advised that a professional development event may be cancelled in exceptional circumstances.All delegates will be notified of any event cancellation no less than four weeks before the event date.When cancelling an event with more than four weeks notice, IDPE will not be liable for any expenses incurred by the delegate.

Although we welcome corporate attendees to our workshops, the acceptance of their registration will be at the discretion of the presenters.

If you have any questions, or experience any difficulties, please call us on 01225 829030 or email
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