Designed around you

The National Arts Fundraising School is the only fundraising training programme that improves your skills and helps you develop a practical strategy at the same time. It’s also the only programme in the world that guarantees success.

The School is led by some of Europe’s leading fundraisers and consultants, who offer the chance to practice key skills and supply live feedback on ideas.

To fit in with your needs we offer three versions of the school.

The online option is delivered over 4 weeks, 1.5 days a week. It’s ideal if you’re looking for a flexible work-at-your-own-pace option.

If you need a balance of personal learning and in-room interaction, consider hybrid option combining online learning and onsite opportunities to practice.

If you’re looking for a focused  sort-out-your-strategy-in-a-week opportunity with no distractions, then the intensive onsite residential is ideal.

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Make it flexible for me at home or in the office

  • pre-programme consultation
  • 2 x .5 days online preparation
  • 121 personal coaching pre-School
  • 350-page comprehensive fundraising manual
  • 1.5 days online training a week over 4 weeks
  • online sessions with leading consultants
  • FREE video catch-up sessions
  • office hours support
  • 2 x .5 days online implementation support
  • 121 personal coaching post-School
  • 3 months FREE follow up support
  • FREE lifetime membership of NAFS alumni

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now £1,295.00 VAT free

Down from £1,800.00

Ideal if…
  • You need to balance current work-in-progress with developing new skills and approaches
  • You have caring or work responsibilities that make time away from home or the office difficult
  • You like to learn in chunks and prefer to absorb a new idea and insights – then move on

Next programme? June/July 2022


I need flexible, focused and follow through support

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  • Pre-programme consultation
  • 2 x half-days online preparation
  • One-to-one personal coaching pre-school
  • 350-page comprehensive fundraising manual
  • Individual catch up sessions
  • 4 days onsite interactive training
  • 2 x half-days online implementation support
  • One-to-one personal coaching post-School
  • 6 months follow up support
  • Free membership of NAFS alumni

Tough times? Take advantage of our #artssurvival 2022 offer: save £800.00
now £1,495.00 VAT free

Down from £2,400.00

Ideal if…
  • You can manage some time away but need to keep it tight and still enjoy the 26 learning modules
  • You’re comfortable with online learning but enjoy the difference that in-room interaction offers
  • You want to make sure that key ideas are connected and you have the chance to learn from others

Next programme? May 2022


Help me to focus and plan long-term

  • Pre-programme consultation
  • 2 x .5 days online preparation
  • One-to-one personal coaching pre School
  • Individual catch up sessions
  • 6 onsite days in beautiful residential setting
  • 2 x .5 days online implementation support
  • One-to-one personal coaching post-school
  • 12 months follow up support

Tough times? Take advantage of our #artssurvival 2022 offer: save £500.00
now £2,495.00 VAT free

Down from £3,000.00

Ideal if…
  • You have to really make a massive change to your fundraising and need time and space to do that
  • It’s hard to focus at work with constant interruptions- you need to invest time in this
  • You learn best when it’s clear how issues are connected – and you enjoy learning from others live

Next programme? November 2022

Whatever option you choose we want to make sure it’s perfect for you

Here’s how we shape the programme to your needs:

  • A online questionnaire to help us design the programme around you and your interests
  • A one-to-one call with your personal coach identifying the key issues you want to address
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Developing your strategy and your skills

At the heart of the programme are 26 key modules delivered though engaging and interactive learning . Every school is different and designed around you as an active participant to help you develop a strategy, and  build the skills to implement it. Find out more about:

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Free follow-up advice and support

The learning and support doesn’t stop after the programme. For the next few months (varies by option) we offer:

  • Help and advice by phone and email on proposals, strategies, and approaches
  • Free follow up webinars to build on your learning
  • Invites to regular alumni events sharing ideas and experience
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Ongoing development

As a NAFS alumni member you’re entitled to:

  • Discounts at exclusive training events and on publications
  • Priority access to our consultancy team for more intensive support
  • Access to the exclusive Alumni Facebook and LinkedIn groups
  • The chance to apply for one of the special national Emcee awards
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