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Webinars

Online forums
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Webinars
Our webinars offer information relevant to schools’ development such as trends or changes impacting the sector, the latest tools available to support schools’ fundraising, and practical tips to improve your school’s fundraising performance.
These one-hour sessions provide expert training with minimal time commitment required and are open to members and non-members.
IDPE members can watch recordings of all our previous webinars
here.
 

Spring term 2021

How to re-ignite/start a capital campaign, post-pandemic
Thursday 28 January 2021, 10:00-11:00
Re-igniting or kick-starting a major capital campaign during the pandemic isn’t impossible. In fact, with the right planning and support, now could be the perfect time to share your vision with a community eager for good news and ready to be part of something positive. This webinar will to give you the confidence to take on the challenge of a capital campaign as we emerge from the Coronavirus pandemic and look forward to a brighter future.
Find out more and book your free place
Engagement: engagement and events​​​​
Tuesday 2 February 2021,​​​​​​​ 10:00-11:00
From reunions to annual dinners, sports matches to lectures, events can be a key way to engage with your community. What should be your key considerations when planning your events programme? What has changed since the pandemic? And how can you ensure that your events ultimately add value to your school, through increasing engagement and financial support?

This webinar is part of the New to development programme. Find out more here.

Engaging your community
Tuesday 2 March 2021, ​​​​​​​10:00-11:00
Are you engaging with the right constituents? Are you offering the right engagement opportunities? Answering these questions is essential to strengthening your relationship with your school community and in the long-term, developing support for your school now, and in the future.
This webinar is part of the New to development programme. Find out more here.
Income generation - thinking outside of the box
Tuesday 2 March 2021, ​​​​​​​10:00-11:00
In these challenging times, schools must look beyond fee income to future-proof their existence and respond to change. This innovative session will consider ways in which schools might source income outside of traditional  fundraising methods.
Find out more and book your free place

Summer term 2021

Fundraising: trusts and foundations (state) 
Wednesday 21 April 2021, 10:00-11:00 
This webinar is part of the New to development programme. Find out more here.
Campaigns: planning a campaign and feasibility studies (independent)
Tuesday 27 April 2021, ​​​​​​​10:00-11:00
This webinar is part of the New to development programme. Find out more here.
Fundraising: friend-raising to fundraising (state)
Wednesday 5 May 2021, 10:00-11:00
This webinar is part of the New to development programme. Find out more here.
Campaigns: bursary campaigns  (independent)
Tuesday 11 May 2​​​​​​​021, 10:00-11:00
This webinar is part of the New to development programme. Find out more here.
Campaigns: capital campaigns (independent)
Tuesday 8 June 2021, ​​​​​​​10:00-11:00
This webinar is part of the New to development programme. Find out more here.
Fundraising: regular giving and annual funds (state)
Wednesday 9 June 2021, 10:00-11:00
This webinar is part of the New to development programme. Find out more here.
 
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Online forums
IDPE's new online forums are an opportunity for you to join a small group of peers for a live, online, facilitated discussion and exchange of ideas on a given topic. These sessions will start with a presentation with a short Q&A followed by breakout rooms for further detailed discussion.  Those attending will be required to take part in a facilitated discussion. ​​​​​​​Register now to attend one of our upcoming forums.
 
Ask the expert forum: creating campaigns: leading a successful fundraising campaign (independent)
Tuesday 29 June 2021, 10:00-11:30

This forum is part of the New to development programme. Find out more here.
Ask the expert forum: creating a sustainable income stream (state)
Wednesday 30 June 2021, 10:00-11:30
This forum is part of the New to development programme. Find out more here.