New to development programme: autumn term 2020

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Schools’ fundraising and engagement toolkit for independent schools
The Schools' fundraising and engagement toolkit is the first port of call for anyone new to schools’ development. It provides delegates with the nuts and bolts of how a professional schools’ development office runs and offers you the chance to work with experienced development directors and their peers to establish relevant and attainable goals. Usually run as a one day seminar, while COVID restrictions apply, this seminar has been split into three modules, which will be delivered virtually by our expert speakers.
Module 1: 11:30-13:00,  Wednesday 4 November
Module 1 will cover:
  • Setting up a development office: why development matters and what are the ‘must haves’ for development to work – from setting up your development office to defining the role of development in your school
  • Managing expectations and working with senior leaders: key internal stakeholders, how to engage with them and how to set realistic expectations ​​​​​​​


Speaker: Murray Lindo, Head, Wellington College Community, and IDPE trustee
Module 2: 11:30-13:00, Wednesday 11 November
Module 2 will cover:
  • Creating a case for support​​:  what is your schools’ challenge or need? What is your vision for the future? What impact can your community have?​​
  • Creating your fundraising strategy: where are you now? Where do you need to get to? Who can support you? How will they support you?

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Speaker: Becki Mckinlay, Director of External Relations, Monkton Combe School​​​​
Read Becki's article: 'The joy of giving time'
Module 3: 11:30-13:00 Wednesday 18 November 
Module 3 will cover:
  • Data management: what data should you be capturing? How should you record it? Data security and what to consider when choosing a database.
  • Fundraising and engagement techniques: How to engage with your community from communications to events, and the different approaches to fundraising, direct marketing, major gifts, legacies and trusts – what’s your fundraising target? and what’s right for your fundraising campaign?
​​​​​​​ Speaker: Phillip Rothwell CFRE, Director of Development, Warwick Independent Schools Foundation, and IDPE Deputy Chair​​​​​​​
​​​​​​​Schools’ fundraising and engagement toolkit for state schools
This seminar will explore how development could benefit your school and its community, and will provide you with practical advice and a greater understanding of how to get started with engagement and fundraising in your school. Usually run as a one day seminar, while COVID restrictions apply, this seminar has been split into three modules, which will be delivered virtually by our expert speakers.​​​​​​​
Module 1: 10:00-11:30, Tuesday 3 November 2020
Module 1 will cover:
  • Setting up a development office: why development matters and what are the ‘must haves’ for development to work – from setting up your development office to defining the role of development in your school
  • Managing expectations and working with senior leaders: key internal stakeholders, how to engage with them and how to set realistic expectations
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Speaker: Clare Atkinson, Development Director, Dr Challoner’s Grammar School, and IDPE Deputy Chair
Module 2: 10:00-11:30, Tuesday 10 November 2020
Module 2 will cover: 
  • Creating a case for support​​: what is your schools’ challenge or need? What is your vision for the future? What impact can your community have?​​
  • Creating your fundraising strategy: where are you now? Where do you need to get to? Who can support you? How will they support you?





​​​​​​​Speaker: Sharon Noble, Development Manager, Chestnut Grove Academy
Module 3: 10:00-11:30, Tuesday 17 November 2020
Module 3 will cover:
  • Data management: what data should you be capturing? How should you record it? Data security and what to consider when choosing a database.
  • Fundraising and engagement techniques: How to engage with your community from communications to events, and the different approaches to fundraising, direct marketing, major gifts, legacies and trusts – what’s your fundraising target? and what’s right for your fundraising campaign?​​​​​​​
​​​​​​​Speaker: Pippa Blackstone, Director of Development and Alumni Relations, Tonbridge Grammar School
 
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Ask the expert forum
​​​​​​​10:00-11:30, Tuesday 24 November 2020
This forum will discuss ‘fundraising right: compliance and legislation’ with Matthew Dear, Director of Development The Oundle Society, and Clare Atkinson, Development Director, Dr Challoner's Grammar School.

Speaker: Matthew Dear, Director of Development, 
Oundle School

 

​​​​​​​Speaker: Clare Atkinson, Development Director, Dr Challoner’s Grammar School, and IDPE Deputy Chair​​​​​​​

​​​​​​​School visit - date and school TBC
Observe first-hand how an established development office operates, spend time with the development director and expand your professional network.