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Training & Events

SYFAB runs training courses and events to help improve your fundraising skills, knowledge and confidence.

Our training and events are aimed at fundraisers with varying levels of experience, so whether you're new to fundraising or have done several applications already, take a look at our listings below to see what we're offering.

We run our training and events in various venues across South Yorkshire. Each one is open to anyone involved with a community organisation, you don't have to be working in South Yorkshire.

We can also provide specific training tailored to the needs of your organisation. Please contact us us for more information on commissioning SYFAB training in your location.

How to book

You can book your place and pay for it (where required) online. You don't need to register as a website user to book a place, but if you do choose to register, this will give you access to our other online services including the Funding Search and Funding News emails. Click the Sign In/Register link at the top of this page then click "Register now" to find out more about the benefits of registration.

Click here for a step-by-step guide to using the booking system


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Join guest tutor Andy Kershaw, former BBC Broadcast journalist and presenter with 19 years’ experience, to explore how to gain effective media coverage for your organisation and the importance of media coverage to your fundraising.

Join us in a virtual classroom (Zoom) to begin developing a social media strategy for your organisation. You will identify your own purpose and assess the capabilities and capacity of your organisation.

Join us in a virtual classroom (Zoom) to explore different sources of income and consider the options for your organisation. You will also begin to create a fundraising strategy appropriate for your project and capacity.

Join guest tutor Andy Kershaw, former BBC Broadcast journalist and presenter, to explore how to communicate and engage with people that connect with your organisation and encourage long term relationships and future donations.

Join us in a virtual classroom (Zoom) to explore the considerations and steps required to plan your approach to ask for support from a business (also known as corporate fundraising).

Are you new to fundraising? Feeling a little daunted at the prospect of fundraising? Join us in a virtual classroom (Zoom) for a basic introduction on how to find funders and present your project.

Join guest tutor Andy Kershaw, former BBC Broadcast journalist and presenter, to explore a broad introductory overview of the different ways of raising money from individuals that are appropriate to the work of your group and capacity.

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