FREE Skills Training for North East Charities

Are you a fundraiser looking to develop skills outside of your role?  Are you a manager who’s interviewed the most wonderful relationship builder, but they’re not Microsoft savvy? Or perhaps you’d like to keep your learning sharp but your organisation doesn’t have the budget to support this?

Then I have good news!  My pals at Gateshead College have £7.5m of funding to provide local organisations with skills training & courses such as:


  • Events Management
  • Digital Marketing
  • Data Analytics
  • Project Management
  • Team Leadership
  • ICT skills
  • plus much more!

Visit their website to find a course that’s right for you and register your interest.  Classes can be scheduled for your charity if you have more than 10 people you’d like to send along.

There’s no catch; Gateshead College provide the venue, training and trainer so we’d be ackas* to miss it!

Funding is available until July 2018 so act today.

Be sure to sign up to the North East Institute of Fundraising newsletter to be kept up to date with regional fundraising training, and North East Fundraising Conference news!


*ackas – daft


You already HAVE the tool to be a brilliant fundraiser…

During a dinner conversation just five weeks ago I claimed I wasn’t a writer, didn’t know where to start and definitely couldn’t blog.

But before New Year’s I had an idea which made me feel too excited to not at least try.  Plus, it was Prince themed and who doesn’t love a bit of Prince?

Head on over to my guest blog about self-confidence and why you should never doubt how brilliant you are.

Thank you to two of my favourite fundraisers for helping me believe it myself.