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a practical workshop to help you to explore ways to identify and analyse the need for your project

The Mill

Monday 10th February 2020, 10:00am - 4:00pm

Doors open: 9:45am

Price: FREE

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About Improve your Fundraising - Identifying Need

Registration: 9.45

Start: 10.00

Finish: 4.00

Venue: The Mill, 7 - 11 Coppermill Lane, Walthamstow, E17 7HA

Who can attend?

This training is for staff, volunteers and trustees (board members) of charities, community groups, social enterprises and faith groups based in, or providing most of their services to, the people of Waltham Forest.

Please contact us if you are unsure that you will meet this eligibility criteria.

This workshop is particularly relevant for:

... those working in the voluntary and community sector looking to improve their planning and fundraising skills. It is particularly useful for trustees and managers. 

Need is the term used to describe an issue or situation where something needs to change to make things better, for a person, a group of people, an environment or an organisation. Identifying need is the starting point of any project. Funders want to know that you have good reasons for your project. 

We encourage you to attend with a colleague. There will be a limit of two people from each organisation. You must both book separately.

Training Outcomes

This training will help you: 

  • Choose project activities that enable you to accomplish the true desired impact 
  • Monitor performance during and at the end of the project to ensure that you’re meeting the real needs 
  • Realise when the project isn’t meeting the real needs so that you can suggest modifying or cancelling it 

 At the end of workshop you will have: 

  • a better understanding on what the ‘ project need’ means and how to demonstrate that 
  • an increased knowledge on how to find out more about local needs 

This is a practical workshop to help you to explore ways to identify and analyse the need for your project. During the workshop we will look at the key points for carrying out a needs assessment - the key questions that need to be addressed - and then where and how to look for the right evidence. 

As this will be a practical workshop and we will access websites and search for evidence, the participants should bring their own laptops (unfortunately we do not have resources to provide computers for everyone). 

If you have any questions please contact us on 020 3893 9793, or email chris.todd@walthamforest.gov.uk.

 

Terms & conditions for Improve your Fundraising - Identifying Need

1.    This workshop is for people (staff, volunteers,trustees, management committee membersetc) in organisations that provide a high proportion of their services to the people of Waltham Forest. A not-for-profit organisation is a charity, community group or social enterprise. Please contact us if you are unsure that you will meet this eligibility criteria.

2.   We expect a minimum of  3 working days’ notice of cancellation. If three of our training courses are missed without prior notice, you will not be able to participate in any sessions for the remainder of the annual training and events


3.    Lunch is not provided for this course. Ideally, please bring foodwith you. Alternatively there are cafes and takeaway options available locally

 

Before booking: 
 
1. Your organisation is a voluntary, community group or social enterprise organisation

2. Your organisation is not a profit making business.

3. Your organisation is based and/or provide services in Waltham Forest

4. Please always check the ticket price this event is free.

5.  Please agree the training or event with your manager or budget holder.

6.  Booking is essential for all courses.

7.  Bookings are taken through Tiketlab, unless otherwise stated.

8.  Venues for training sessions may change, so please ensure that you know where the event is to be held. 

 
By booking an event you commit to:

1.  Attending the entirety of the event, and giving the trainer your full attention. (Please do not arrange to “share” a training day with a colleague as it can be disruptive).

2.  Carrying out any pre-course preparation required.

3.  Bringing any pre-course learning materials, when requested.

4.  Arriving at least 15 minutes before the start of the event, allowing a prompt start and keeping to time. This also ensures fewer disruptions throughout the day.

5.  Anyone arriving late by 30 minutes or more may be turned away and still charged.

6.  Completing and returning an evaluation form to the trainer or facilitator. 
 
Cancellation and non-attendance:

1.  For training courses that are free for Community Waltham Forest Members, there is a £25 fee payable for non-attendance unless 3 working days’ notice of cancellation has been given. If three of our training courses are missed without prior notice, you will not be able to participate in any sessions for the remainder of the annual training and events programme.

2.  For sessions delivered by external providers, the cancellation period will depend upon the providers’ charges and policies.

3.  For training sessions to successfully go ahead, we require a minimum number of participants. Community Waltham Forest may cancel or postpone events that do not have sufficient bookings.

4.  Community Waltham Forest would prefer not to cancel sessions unless absolutely necessary and will aim to give participants 2 days’ notice of cancellations. 

Practicalities:

1.  Participants are expected to sign in and follow the health and safety rules of the venue in which the event is being held.

2.  Participants are expected to pay their own travel and subsistence.

3.  Participants must sign any attendance sheet provided by the trainer or facilitator.

4.  Tea and coffee will be provided at most of our training courses and events.

5.  Lunch will not be provided unless otherwise stated.

6.  Participants who smoke must do so in the designated area, during breaks and lunch only

7.  Mobiles must be switched off or on silent and phone calls only taken during lunch or breaks. 

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