Fundraising for school leaders programme content

 

Module 1 - Online seminar

16:30-18:00, Thursday 21 November 2024

Three topics delivered by an experienced head and development director in an online twilight seminar:

  1. What is development? How does it impact a school and where does development fit?
  2. Systems, structures and personnel: What is required to run an effective development function? What does this cost and how do you budget for this?
  3. Asking for support: Developing a case for support and making the ask. How many ways can you ask and thank people?

Speakers: Louise Bennett, CEO, IDPE; Simon Jones, Director of Development, The Manchester Grammar School

 

Module 2 - Online seminar

16:30-18:00, Thursday 16 January 2025

Three topics delivered by an experienced head and development director in an online twilight seminar:

  1. Planning cycles for the short, medium and long-term: What are the similarities and differences between fundraising for bursary programmes and capital projects? Embedding a culture of philanthropy for the long term.
  2. Measuring success: How do you measure your success and review your progress? The importance of KPIs and using benchmarking effectively. 
  3. The role of the head: What are the roles and responsibilities of a head?

Speakers: Louise Bennett, CEO, IDPE; Simon Jones, Director of Development, The Manchester Grammar School

 

Ask the expert

February / March 2025

Hear how a head and development director work together, some of the challenges they have overcome and the different roles they play to achieve development success.

  • ask questions to iron out specific challenges that have arisen following seminars 
  • glean invaluable insights and share best practice

Ask the expert; session 1 - 16:30-17:30, February 2025

 Speakers: Nadine Latte, Development Director, and Jaideep Barot, Headmaster, Bristol Grammar School  

Ask the expert: session 2 - 16:30-17:30, Thursday 27 March 2025

 Speakers: Philip Britton MBE, Head of Foundation, and Laura Firth, Director of Development and Alumni Relations, Bolton School

 

1-2-1 consultation

At a date and time to suit you

A 30-minute virtual one-to-one consultation with an experienced development director, giving you the opportunity to ask your individual questions and explore how best to apply best practice to your individual context.

 

Course speakers

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