Gifted workshop at the Goldsmiths' Centre

Spring, with all its promise of fresh starts and new growth, feels like the perfect time to review your fundraising strategy. But, revitalising your approach and planning for a sustainable future can be tough going without an independent eye to guide the evaluation process.

It’s been a privilege to advise the Goldsmiths’ Company on the development of a fundraising strategy that strengthens the engagement with its members - and the Goldsmiths’ Centre in Clerkenwell seemed like the ideal place to host the first of our fundraising strategy review workshops at the beginning of May.

Creativity, commitment and community

Whilst these ingredients flow through the beating heart of the Goldsmiths’ Centre, they also drive the design and implementation of any successful fundraising strategy. Engaging creatively with your case for support, committing to a carefully considered fundraising plan and building a community of givers who feel emotionally invested in your vision, were the focus topics for four hours of discussion and activities with Gifted’s directors Andrew Day and Chris Goldie. “It was really good to welcome participants from different areas of the Third Sector, with a variety of fundraising goals in their sights,” says Chris. “Whether it was planning for a capital campaign, a legacy programme or boosting annual revenue streams, we were able to explore the key components of a successful strategy and examine the rationale for undertaking a rigorous review, at just the right time.”

Working and learning together

It’s always satisfying to facilitate opportunities where partnerships can evolve within the context of working and learning together. The Goldsmiths’ Company enjoys a centuries old tradition of doing exactly this, promoting outstanding craftsmanship and bringing together a unique community of over 90 jewellers, silversmiths and allied trade professionals. The Centre was an inspirational venue for our London workshop giving us the space to share experiences and pave the way for some re-energised and robust fundraising.

If your organisation is looking to review its strategy or undertake a development audit, why not get in touch with one of our directors and ask for an initial, no-obligations discussion.

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