IDPE's New to development programme

What is IDPE's new to development programme?

If your school is new to schools’ fundraising and engagement, or you have recently recruited a new member to your team, IDPE’s new to development programme is a two-year, holistic training programme offering an introduction to all aspects of professional fundraising and engagement in schools. Delivered by experienced development professionals who are actively working in schools around the UK,  the programme gives you the opportunity to study the essential elements in developing a successful fundraising and engagement programme, from setting up a development office and creating your case for support, to exploring ways of engaging with your community and developing your first fundraising strategy.

The new to development programme is delivered through: 

Annual ‘toolkits’

A series of virtual training sessions covering the nuts and bolts of schools’ fundraising and engagement

Webinar series

Each webinar series will be focussed on a specific aspect of schools’ fundraising and engagement 

 

School visits 

See first-hand how a development department works with insight from established development offices

 

Termly ‘ask the expert’ forums

Your opportunity to ask questions and gain advice from experienced development professionals

 

What will schools gain from participating in this programme? 
Schools who complete IDPE’s new to development programme will benefit from:
  • participating in a brand-new dynamic professional development programme to fast-track their  school's fundraising and engagement, by establishing robust foundations and best practice from the outset
  • the opportunity to follow a structured, comprehensive, professional development programme which provides an introduction to all the essential elements of a successful schools' fundraising and engagement operation 
  • access for your whole school to expertise and sector best practice from experienced development professionals who are actively working in schools across the UK
  • a network of support and the opportunity to share ideas and grow confidence in schools’ fundraising and engagement 
  • access to our series of practical 'how to…' guides on all aspects of schools’ fundraising and engagement, developed by members of the IDPE community (please note the IDPE resource library is only available to IDPE members)
There is also the opportunity to access individual modules of the new to development programme, to address any specific gaps your development team may have (see the full list of packages).

Who is it for?

IDPE’s new to development programme is aimed specifically at:

  1. Individuals who are new to the schools’ development profession (with less than 2 years’ experience)
  2. Schools who are in the process of establishing a development office​​​​​​​
The programme is designed to be for the whole school, and you will have the option to choose who from your school attends each session. While sessions are being run virtually, two attendees from one school can attend at no further cost.
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What does the programme include?

IDPE’s new to development programme is structured so that schools or individuals new to development can access the most relevant information to them in a flexible and affordable way. The full programme is a two year course incorporating the schools’ fundraising and engagement toolkits, webinars, schools visits and ask the expert forums, but if the two year course isn't for you, you can choose one of four other packages which include different aspects of the programme. To find out more, view the full programme, or find out more about what's happening this term.​​​​​​​   

 Package options

While sessions are being run virtually, two attendees from one school can attend at no further cost. Once you have booked your place, we will contact you before each session to ask who you would like to attend.

 Package  IDPE members (independent)
State schools
​​​​​Non-members
(independent)

To book your place, contact the IDPE office.
Package A : Two year programme
  • Schools’ fundraising and engagement toolkit (virtual training days) in both year 1 and year 2
  • 12 webinars across two years 
  • 4 school visits 
  • 6 ask the expert forums 
  • 1 x 1-2-1 session
 £665 £360 £1135
Package B: One year programme*
  • 1 Schools’ fundraising and engagement toolkit (virtual training days)
  • 6 webinars across one year 
  • 2 school visits
  • 3 ask the expert forums
​​​​​​​*​​​​​​​You will be given the option to choose to attend year 1 (starting your development journey) or year 2 (fast-track your fundraising​​​​​​​) when you register. For more details on the content of each year's toolkit, see the full programme.
£365 ​​​​​​​£210 £595
Package C: Two toolkits
  • Schools’ fundraising and engagement toolkit (virtual training days) in both year 1 and year 2
  • 2 school visits
  • 2 ask the expert forums
£250 £135 £450
Package D: One toolkit*
  • 1 Schools’ fundraising and engagement toolkit (virtual training days)
  • 1 school visit
  • 1 ask the expert forum
​​​​​​​*​​​​​​​You will be given the option to choose to attend year 1 (starting your development journey) or year 2 (fast-track your fundraising​​​​​​​) when you register. For more details on the content of each year's toolkit, see the full programme.
£155 £85 £250
Package E: One term online*
  • ​​​​​​​3 webinars per term
  • 1 ask the expert forum
​​​​​​​*You will be given the choice of which term you want to book for when you register. For more details on the content of each term's sessions, see the full programme.
£125 £65 £185

 

If you have any questions about the content, delivery or packages for the new to development programme, please contact the IDPE office.