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Community fundraising for rare disease patient groups: through COVID-19 and beyond

21st September at 11:00 am - 23rd September at 1:00 pm

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Findacure is delighted to announce its next online workshop, which will delve into the basics of community fundraising for rare diseases through COVID-19 and beyond.

The workshop will take place over the course of three days, each day we will explore a different theme in a two-hour interactive session. We will delve into the basics of community fundraising, assess its benefits and look at the tools and platforms available to help you with your campaign. In addition, we will look at the impact of COVID-19, alongside the rise of digital innovation, and assess the opportunities for virtual and remote fundraising moving forward.

Finally, it wouldn’t be a Findacure workshop if we didn’t also provide you with practical tips and guidance on how to run a successful community fundraising project!

Attendees will gain the most benefit by attending all three days of the workshop, however, you can also sign up for each session independently.

As spaces are limited, we politely request that only one member from each organisation registers to attend

11:00am - 1:00pm, Tuesday 21st of September

Day one of our workshop will look at what community fundraising is, assess the benefits of this type of fundraising and provide an overview of the different routes and platforms that are available to patient groups. We will also hear from patient groups themselves who will provide examples of successful community fundraising projects.

What will be covered?

– What is community fundraising?
– The different types of community fundraising activities
– Seasonal fundraising
– What platforms are available for community fundraising?

11:00am - 1:00pm, Wednesday 23rd September

The rise of technology and the onset of a global pandemic have had a huge impact on how we look at and conduct community fundraising. Day two of our workshop will assess how patient groups can and have adapted to these changing circumstances, and will provide examples of how to make the most of fundraising in a virtual world.

What will be covered?

– How has the rise in technology impacted community fundraising
– Examples of remote and virtual fundraising activities
– Top-tips for COVID safe fundraising

11:00am - 1:00pm, Thursday 23rd September

Running a community fundraising project requires a lot of thought and detailed planning. Our third day will focus on the key elements patient groups should consider when embarking on a fundraising project and provide tips on how to make it as successful as possible. 

What will be covered?

– Deciding on the purpose of your project: awareness v fundraising 
– The importance of knowing your audience 
– How to pick an activity 
– Top-tips on budgeting and pricing 
– How and where to promote your activity
– Risk assessments

 

The workshop will be hosted on Zoom, joining details will be sent to attendees before the start of each session. When registering please ensure you select a ticket for each session you wish to attend. 

Findacurw would like to thank The National Lottery Community Fund, Amicus and Vertex for providing funding for the Empowerment Programme.

Details

Start:
21st September at 11:00 am
End:
23rd September at 1:00 pm
Event Category:
Website:
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/online-workshop-community-fundraising-for-rare-disease-patient-groups-registration-167591896875

Organiser

Hannah Harvey
Email:
hannah@findacure.org.uk