Next Alumni Event – Tuesday 24 September
As a past participant of the School you’re warmly invited to take part in this event – part of our commitment to continuous learning. This one is on 24 September in the super glamorous Royal Opera House. As well as a session on a current fundraising topic, you’ll be able to share and compare stories with your fellow Alumni – and enjoy a tour of the House, including seeing the new developments for which NAFS alumna Marina Jones raised significant millions. The event runs 12.30-15.00
The learning session will be Storytelling for Fundraisers, with School Director Bernard Ross sharing a powerful and systematic approach that will help you succeed with donors. Among the topics will be:
- Deciding on the hero/heroine of you story: artist, beneficiary or supporter?
- Taking AIM: (Audience; Impact; Message)
- Building in the SUCCESS formula to make your story memorable and ‘sticky’
- Using stories in developing a Case for Support
- What neuroscience teaches us about how stories work for supporters
After this you’ll have the chance to hear Marina Jones’ personal story – from success in her first fundraising job at Orange Tree Theatre in Richmond, to where she is now with the Royal Opera House engaging new donors in Japan. And then an exclusive backstage tour of the Opera House. A busy and full afternoon!
There are only 20 places for this exclusive event – book soon to secure a place. To reserve a place email Sophie Civardi, Administrative Assistant.
Got an idea for a session? We’re always interested in what would you like to learn at these events. Email your session ideas to us at and we’ll review them.
Got a space and want to host the event? We’d love to hear from you if you want to play host to the next event. You’ll get the chance to share your fundraising journey with your fellow Alumni and welcome us all to your organisation’s home. Contact us if you’d like to host.
Not sure you’re on the mailing list to hear about these events? Get in touch and we’ll send details out as soon as the details are confirmed.
Here are the graduates from April 2018: