Booking for this event is now closed. If you wish to attend please contact the IDPE office on 01225 829030.

Development on a budget

Date 2019-03-20
Time 10:00 to 16:00 
LocationThomas's Academy
New King's Road
SW6 4LY 
Cost £145
Further information

With tightening budgets, limited resources and a small development team, it can be difficult to know where to start and what should be your priorities. Join us to learn how you can ensure no matter how small your budget, you are still making a big impact with your fundraising.


Why should you attend?

For schools with small development teams, perhaps you are the development team, it can be difficult to know where to prioritise your time and resources to get the greatest return on investment – alumni engagement, major donors, legacy giving? This workshop will explore how schools can use limited resources to best effect, and will share tried and tested ways of achieving fundraising success on a budget.


Who should attend?
This workshop is suitable for development professionals, heads, bursars, governors and other senior management team members.

Workshop programme

This workshop will leave attendees with the following knowledge:


Where to start?  What can you do with limited resources?

Including how to:

- optimise the impact of your senior leadership team

                - develop your own inhouse feasibility study

                - prioritise what fundraising you do

                - maximise your cultivation and stewardship programme

How does it work in practice? 

A range of case studies from schools with small development offices making it work


The strategy

Developing a development strategy that requires limited resources but will make a big impact 


What next? 

An opportunity to share some of the challenges you face and to discuss how to overcome these

Read the full programme here.

£145 - IDPE members
£240 - non-members and corporate partners


Debra Price, Head of Philanthropy at RSAcademics since January 2016, formerly Deputy Head, Benenden School.  Development Director at Benenden School from 1990 to 2012.  Currently a board member of Harrow International Schools in Beijing, Shanghai, Bangkok and Hong Kong. Trustee of the UK Sailing Association and Trustee of Mountbatten Hospice.

Ian Wilmshurst, Headmaster of King’s School, Bruton since 2009.  Deputy Headmaster, The Royal Hospital School, 2005-2009, Housemaster at Merchiston Castle School, 1992-2005.




Booking Terms and Conditions

All cancellations must be received in writing and emailed to  Cancellations received at least three weeks before the workshop date will receive a full refund.  No refund will be made for cancellations received within three weeks of the workshop date.  Any costs incurred from online payment will not be refunded.

Please be advised that a professional development event may be cancelled in exceptional circumstances.  All delegates will be notified of any event cancellation no less than four weeks before the event date.  When cancelling an event with more than four weeks notice, IDPE will not be liable for any expenses incurred by the delegate.

Although we welcome corporate attendees to our workshops, the acceptance of their registration will be at the discretion of the presenters.

If you have any questions, or experience any difficulties, please call us on 01225 829030 or email


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