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Fundraising during challenging times

Thursday 19 November 2020

4:00pm - 6:00pm

Online via Zoom

Nancy Hitzig


Grounded in a COVID-recovery context, this workshop will provide the basics for if you are starting to think about how to raise funds for your project or organisation. We will cover:

o   The funding landscape and what’s changed, in flux and what’s stayed the same

o   Different ways of generating income: trusts and foundations, donations, crowd-sourcing, matched funding, in-kind funding

o   Different ways of thinking about expenditure and budgets (often the most important element to a funder)

o   Who you or your organisation are, what you’re about and who you help

o   Matching these questions with what funders are looking for

o   Planning for fundraising in your project timelines and being creative

The course will be interactive and task-based.


Who is it for?

Organisations and individuals starting out with fundraising for example:

o   Musician/producers

o   Project managers in music/arts

o   Community music and arts organisation staff

o   Music Education Hub leaders

o   Animateurs

o   Early years music practitioners

Whatever your level of knowledge and understanding we will aim to tailor the content to meet your needs.


What will you get out of the session?

o   Knowledge, skills and understanding of fundraising and budgeting

o   Opportunity to get feedback on your ideas for fundraising

o   Fundraising toolkit




This session will be online using Zoom. You will receive an email with further details nearer the time. Please also check your junk inbox.


There is a £5 admin charge for this course. However, if you are an individual, freelancer or student who is currently not in employment, and for whom this fee would prevent you from attending, please email with the title ‘Admin Fee Exemption’ and you will be sent a discount code – no questions asked.

If you would prefer to pay via invoice, please contact Emily (

Nancy Hitzig

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Nancy has been a professional fundraiser over a decade in Canada and the UK. Working in the arts, culture and heritage sectors, Nancy has raised millions for organisations and is deeply passionate about supporting a thriving creative class – particularly music makers, dancers and artists. She is also a trained musician and lindy hop dancer and supports over 100 artists a year through her coaching practice and is a freelance fundraising consultant for charities.


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