NFPworkshops
Blake House, 18 Blake Street, York YO1 8QH
info@nfpworkshops.co.uk
Affordable training courses for charities, schools, not for profits and public sector organisations
Bid Writing : The Basics

TOPICS COVERED

Do you know the most common reasons for rejection? Are you gathering the right evidence? Are you making the right arguments? Are you using the right terminology? Are your numbers right? Are you learning from rejections? Are you assembling the right documents? Do you know how to create a clear and concise standard funding bid?

Are you communicating with people or just excluding them? Do you know your own organisation well enough? Are you thinking through your projects carefully enough? Do you know enough about your competitors? Are you answering the questions funders will ask themselves about your application? Are you submitting applications correctly?

ATTENDEES  

Staff members, volunteers, trustees or board members of charities, schools, not for profits or public sector organisations who intend to submit grant funding applications to charitable grant making trusts and foundations. People who provide advice to these organisations are also welcome.

BOOKING DETAILS   

£95 including booking fees. Start time 09.00. Finish time 11.30. Refreshments provided. Attendees receive full notes and sample bids by e-mail after the workshop. The workshop consists of talk, questions and answers. There are no power points or audio visuals used. All places must be booked through the online booking system using a debit or credit card. We do not issue invoices or accept bank or cheque payments. If you do not have a debit card from your organisation please use a personal one and claim reimbursement using the booking confirmation e-mail as proof of purchase.

QUESTIONS

If you have a question please e-mail info@nfpworkshops.co.uk You will usually receive a response within 24 hours. Due to our training and travel commitments we are unable to accept questions by phone.
BOOKING LINKS
25 Mar 2019 - London
26 Mar 2019 - Nottingham
27 Mar 2019 - Birmingham
28 Mar 2019 - Manchester
29 Mar 2019 - Leeds
10 Jun 2019 - London
11 Jun 2019 - Southampton
12 Jun 2019 - Bristol
13 Jun 2019 - Edinburgh
17 Jun 2019 - London
18 Jun 2019 - Nottingham
19 Jun 2019 - Birmingham
20 Jun 2019 - Manchester
21 Jun 2019 - Leeds
Bid Writing : Advanced

TOPICS COVERED

Are you applying to the right trusts? Are you applying to enough trusts? Are you asking for the right amount of money? Are you applying in the right ways? Are your projects the most fundable projects? Are you carrying out trust fundraising in a professional way? Are you delegating enough work?

Are you highly productive or just very busy? Are you looking for trusts in all the right places? How do you compare with your competitors for funding? Is the rest of your fundraising hampering your bids to trusts? Do you understand what trusts are ideally looking for?

ATTENDEES
  
Staff members, volunteers, trustees or board members of charities, schools, not for profits or public sector organisations who intend to submit grant funding applications to charitable grant making trusts and foundations. People who provide advice to these organisations are also welcome.

BOOKING DETAILS  

£95 including booking fees. Start time 12.00. Finish time 14.30. Refreshments provided. Attendees receive full notes and sample bids by e-mail after the workshop. The workshop consists of talk, questions and answers. There are no power points or audio visuals used. All places must be booked through the online booking system using a debit or credit card. We do not issue invoices or accept bank or cheque payments. If you do not have a debit card from your organisation please use a personal one and claim reimbursement using the booking confirmation e-mail as proof of purchase.

QUESTIONS

If you have a question please e-mail info@nfpworkshops.co.uk You will usually receive a response within 24 hours. Due to our training and travel commitments we are unable to accept questions by phone.
BOOKING LINKS
25 Mar 2019 - London
26 Mar 2019 - Nottingham
27 Mar 2019 - Birmingham
28 Mar 2019 - Manchester
29 Mar 2019 - Leeds
10 Jun 2019 - London
11 Jun 2019 - Southampton
12 Jun 2019 - Bristol
13 Jun 2019 - Edinburgh
17 Jun 2019 - London
18 Jun 2019 - Nottingham
19 Jun 2019 - Birmingham
20 Jun 2019 - Manchester
21 Jun 2019 - Leeds
What Past Attendees Have Said About Our Bid Writing Workshops
Thank you for delivering an excellent course. I thoroughly enjoyed the session. I have read several books regarding fundraising and each time I am left asking questions. Not this time. I really felt that you were actually giving us the tools to complete the task. It seemed  that many of us who attended had a fairly good idea of “what to do” we just needed to know “how to do it”. You provided the facts in a straight forward (and very entertaining) way which was easy to understand and I personally felt I could both relate to and put straight into practice back in the office. Because you also quoted figures that actually made sense, this gave me the confidence and reassurance that I am aiming in the right direction and getting there.
The workshop was excellent. I consider myself fairly experienced in bid writing and have been fairly successful. To your credit I learnt a lot from you which I will certainly put into practice. I felt re-invigorated and encouraged.
You definitely know your stuff. The course was certainly packed with information. Gave me plenty to think about and ways forward. I’m more used to courses where they pack half an hour into a full day!!
For a person like me who writes lots of proposals it was exactly what I needed. Straight to the point, less "water", more sense and fantastic examples! The course was excellent.
I picked up some great new ideas and tips. It’s hard to find good quality info these days re attracting funding – but on this occasion the juice was definitely worth the squeeze!
I thought it was really useful training and you managed to fit a huge amount of information into 2.5 hours without it feeling too much to take in. Well done. Remarkably concise and useful.
Plenty of useful do's and don'ts. Having attended dozens of training courses over the years, it was a very pleasant surprise not to have my time wasted with pointless break out groups, workshop exercises or unrelated show and tell experiences. 
I really enjoyed the workshop yesterday. I thought the pace and delivery was excellent and it has really given me the confidence to move forward. Thank you so much – definitely money well spent. I will now be more time-efficient
Did just what it said on the tin. I thought the workshop was very informative. It was an interesting couple of hours, style delivery was to the point and no fussy power point’s to contend with.
We learned a great deal from your courses. I liked your engagement with the subject and your personal anecdotes. The course material overall was truly inspiring! Put things into perspective for us.
I did like your matter of fact approach I thought that your presentations were really excellent and will, I know, prove extremely useful in the coming months.
I feel much better prepared and have a much longer to do list now! A brilliant workshop.
I shall recommend your workshop others. The pace, delivery and content was tremendously helpful and informative. 
I thought you as a trainer were friendly and relaxed, easy to be with and kept us engaged and you made learning interesting. Thoroughly enjoyed your insights and anecdotes.
It was great and great value for money also. I thought that learning in a small group was really good and meant that we were able to communicate with you a lot easier.
Thank you so much for your professionalism, sense of humour and all the knowledge you kindly shared with us. I now realise I have been emphasising many of the wrong angles.
Informative, to the point and engaging. I just want to thank you for a most informative session. I certainly picked up some great ideas and hints to enhance my future bid applications.
I found it very informative. I feel a lot more confident about the process of bid writing.  I would certainly recommend your course to others.