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Fundraising during challenging times

Thursday 28 April 2022

11:00am - 1:00pm

Online via Zoom

Course leader: Nancy Hitzig

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

In this session you will

  • Learn about the funding landscape and what’s changed, in flux and what’s stayed the same
  • Understand different ways of generating income: trusts and foundations, donations, crowd-sourcing, matched funding, in-kind funding
  • Discover ways of thinking about expenditure and budgets (often the most important element to a funder)
  • Consider who you or your organisation are, what you’re about and who you help
  • Match all of these questions with what funders are looking for
  • Planning for fundraising in your project timelines and being creative

Who is it for?

This session is designed for organisations and individuals who are just starting out with fundraising, or who want a refresh of ideas. For example:

  • Project managers in music/arts
  • Community music and arts organisation staff
  • Music Education Hub staff and leaders
  • Workshop leaders/Animateurs
  • Early years music practitioners

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£25 – Individuals/freelancers; £35 – Organisations with a turnover of less than £100k; £45 – Organisations with a turnover of more than £100k*

*We have a number of bursary places available on our training programme for individuals who have lost income as a result of the pandemic or other circumstances. Please email emily@sound-connections.org.uk with a request for a training bursary.


Nancy Hitzig

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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