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IDPE Giving Week – celebrating giving in schools

What is the IDPE Giving Week?

IDPE Giving Week is an opportunity for all schools to come together and celebrate the generosity of our communities. Whether you choose to run a giving day, thank your community, recruit new volunteers, or share the value of philanthropy to your school, join us Monday 15 – Sunday 21 November 2021 to celebrate the impact of giving on the lives of our young people. 

In the lead up to Giving Week, we will be sharing resources, podcasts and webinars based around five key ways that you can celebrate giving in your school community. Make sure to sign up to our upcoming webinars and check back each week for more resources.

     

History of giving: Monday 4 October - Sunday 10 October 2021

Does your school celebrate the history of philanthropy? Join us during IDPE Giving Week to share photos, videos and articles of your school's giving journey using #IDPEGivingWeek.

Take a look at our resources below and listen to our podcast with Samantha Ellis, Fundraising Manager, Nottingham High School, for ideas on how to share the history of giving with your school.

History of giving podcast

Listen to Samantha Ellis, Fundraising Manager, Nottingham High School, explore how she shares the history of giving at Nottingham School with the school community.

 

History of giving resources
Take a look at two of the images Nottingham High School have used to celebrate the founding of the school from one legacy in 1513, and their infographics celebrating the impact of their history of giving.

Head to Nottingham High's social media pages for more: Twitter @nottinghamians, Facebook @Nottinghamians.

 

Giving days: Monday 11 October - Sunday 17 October 2021

Could you run a giving day during IDPE Giving Week? Or why not launch a future giving day and use IDPE Giving Week to get your school community on board with giving so that they are ready when your day arrives.

Listen to our podcast with Lisa Connor, Development Manager, Merchant Taylors’ School, for giving day top tips.

Giving days podcast

Listen to Lisa Connor, Development Manager, Merchant Taylors’ School, shares her experience of running a giving day this year, the biggest challenges, her long-term plans and her top tips for giving day success.

Giving days resources

Explore Merchant Taylors' School's 'Merchant Gives' website that they used to collect donations for their recent giving day, and watch their 'Merchant Gives' marketing videos for ideas on how to show the impact of fundraising and get your school involved with giving.

 

Engaging volunteers: Monday 18 October - Sunday 24 October 2021

 

This week we will be sharing case studies and top tips on how we can keep our volunteers engaged. Why not use IDPE Giving Week to celebrate the impact your existing volunteers have and encourage new volunteers to support your school?

Check back on Monday 18 October 2021 for resources and a podcast exploring how to keep your volunteers engaged.

 

Sign up to our upcoming webinars with IDPE Giving Week Partner Potentiality. Find out more about Potentiality and how they can support development at your school in our supplier directory.

 

Webinar - Giving day pathways

11:00-12:00, Monday 18 October 2021

Join Andrew Beales, Development Director, Durham School, for this webinar exploring the lessons learned from Durham School’s first giving day, and how that is informing their planning for their 2022 giving day.

Webinar - Tanglin Trust School: a case study in giving

14:00-15:00, Wednesday 20 October 2021

Cecilia Handel and her team at Tanglin Trust School have recently undertaken a three week 'giving day' promotion. This webinar will show the processes taken to run this giving day and the results gathered from it.

  
 

Saying thank you: Monday 1 November - Sunday 7 November 2021

Stewardship is an essential part of ongoing fundraising success. Join us in saying thank you to your volunteers, donors and school community as a whole, during IDPE Giving Week.

Check back on Monday 1 November 2021 for resources and a podcast from Lindsey Davis, Director of Development and External Relations, Bradford Grammar School, exploring how you can say thank you to your community.

Sign up to our upcoming webinars with IDPE Giving Week Partner Hubbub. Find out more about Hubbub and how they can support development at your school in our supplier directory.

 

Webinar - What do we know about giving days and where are they headed?

11:00-12:00, Monday 1 November 2021

Using the five key themes from Giving Week, Kat Carter, Hubbub's Digital Giving Specialist, will provide an overview of the history of giving days, what we're learning about them, how to integrate volunteers in your day, ways to say thank you, and how you can demonstrate impact both before and after your day to keep the momentum going.

Webinar - The ongoing impact of Portsmouth Grammar's giving day

14:00-15:00, Wednesday 3 November 2021

Join us for this webinar where we will be joined by Melanie Bushell, Development Director, The Portsmouth Grammar School, as she shares the ongoing impact that PGS has seen from their 2020 Giving Day. We'll explore increased engagement and accelerated major gifts as a result of the giving day, as well as sharing a sneak peak of PGS's second giving day. 

  

Celebrating impact: Monday 8 November - Sunday 14 November 2021

The impact of development goes far beyond the money raised. Why not use IDPE Giving Week to showcase to your school community the difference development has made to the young people at your school?

Check back on Monday 8 November 2021 for resources and a podcast from Suzanne Wheeler, Head of Development, and Cathie Butcher, Foundation Manager, Stonyhurst, sharing ways to celebrate impact at your school.

Booking for our webinars with IDPE Giving Week Headline sponsor Graduway will open soon. Find out more about Graduway and how they can support development at your school in our supplier directory.

 

Webinar - The most successful strategies for planning your giving day

14:00-15:00, Wednesday 10 November 2021

St Benedict’s School will share how they structure their regular giving strategy, including giving day, to achieve their donor and monetary goals.

  • How to create a giving day strategy
  • Metrics and KPIs for giving days
  • Creating a successful donor experience
  • Best communication and stewardship initiatives
  • How to involve volunteers
  

Giving Week Monday 15 - Sunday 21 November 2021

 

Giving Week forums

During Giving Week we will be sharing more insights and tips from our Giving Week Partners, as well as running daily ask the expert forums on our Giving Week themes, giving you the opportunity to put your giving questions to the experts.

Monday 15 November

Ask the expert forum, 10:00-11:30

Join us to put your history of giving questions to the experts

Registration coming soon

Tuesday 16 November

Ask the expert forum, 10:00-11:30

Join us to put your giving days questions to the experts

Registration coming soon 

 

Wednesday 17 November

Ask the expert forum, 10:00-11:30

Join us to put your questions on engaging volunteers to the experts

Registration coming soon

Thursday 18 November

Ask the expert forum, 10:00-11:30

Join us to put your questions on how to say thank you to the experts

Registration coming soon 

Friday 19 November

Ask the expert forum, 10:00-11:30

Join us to put your questions on how to celebrate impact to the experts

Registration coming soon 

 

#IDPEGivingWeek - share how you are participating in IDPE's Giving Week

We want to hear how you are getting involved in Giving Week. Whether you are running a giving day, recruiting volunteers or celebrating giving in your community, use #IDPEGivingWeek to share how your school is getting involved. Download the images below to help share your giving week plans.