How would the school help you as an experienced development professional?

As someone with experience in fundraising you know your way around most of the major channels and approaches. You understand the basics of trust fundraising and how it differs from direct marketing online. You understand the link between individual giving and legacies and you could knock out a pretty good sponsorship proposal for a local company.

For you the school represents an opportunity to recharge your batteries and to discover some new techniques and approaches – especially ones based in behavioural science – that are making a significant difference. And it also offers a chance to confirm some of the approaches you know and trust. Working alongside the School’s leading tutors means that you can have your ideas challenged or confirmed while you learn from the best.

You’ll return to your agency re-energised with inspiration and ideas. You’ll have identified why some current approaches might not be working and whether you should invest in them or put them to one side. You’ll have a robust strategy!

Ruth Harvey

Ruth Harvey

Freelance Development Professional
BE Festival, Birmingham Repertory Theatre, & Sampad

Whilst I had specialist knowledge and experience in Trusts, NAFS enabled me to expand my skill sets and get up to date practice and knowledge, which has transformed my fundraising career. It built up my confidence and helped me build new networks.
Florence Browne

Florence Browne

Freelance Fundraiser & Film maker

I fell into fundraising through project management roles, and quickly wanted to know more. I knew there was lots I needed to learn, and could see the potential for better supporting local organisations, so signed up to NAFS.

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