Training & Events

Resourcing Scotland’s Heritage is delivering a series of training courses and events across Scotland. The venues for each of the events will be based on demand for the courses and travel bursaries are available to support your attendance.

Are you ready to take part in a Resourcing Scotland’s Heritage training course? Our training is best suited to registered charities and constituted community groups.  Take a walk through our simple question and answer page to determine which course is right for you.  For further information on setting up a charity in Scotland please see the OSCR website.

We have two main training courses and a series of ‘In Focus’ events.  For further information on the courses please read our full course descriptions for  ‘Fundraising: Make it Happen’, ‘Fundraising: Planning to Progress’ and the ‘In Focus’ sessions.

If you are interested in any particular event or fundraising topic please do get in touch – we may be able to bring an event to your area

Please register for the events you would like to attend below.  We ask that no more than two representatives from each organisation attend an event.  Please note a nominal attendance fee is charged for each of the events.

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May 2017
£25.00 - £50.00

Fundraising: Make it Happen (Edinburgh)

May 10 @ 9:15 am - 5:00 pm
Arts & Business Scotland, 1st Floor, Rosebery House9 Haymarket Terrace
Edinburgh, UK EH12 5EZ United Kingdom
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This one-day course will raise awareness of the various funding sources available to heritage organisations and projects. It will help you target the private sources of funding best suited to the work you want to do and outline the best practice methods of approach. The training covers: - Individual Giving - Developing your Case for Support - The Seven Steps of fundraising - Making the Ask - How to say ‘Thank you’ - A look at resources, tools and techniques…

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£25.00 - £50.00

In Focus: Trusts & Foundations (Galashiels)

May 17 @ 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Old Gala House, Scott Crescent TD1 3JS
Galashiels, Scottish Borders TD1 3JS United Kingdom
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This session focuses on heritage organisations applying to Trusts & Foundations. The training will include: an overview of where Trusts sit within the overall funding landscape the advantages and disadvantages of making applications an exploration of the various different types of trusts a guide to writing proposals The event will explore case studies from the sector and provide top tips in making applications as well as developing and maintaining your relationship with a trust. The session will include a networking lunch. The event will…

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In Focus: Crowdfunding for Arts & Heritage Organisations (Glasgow)

May 24 @ 9:45 am - 4:30 pm
Betty’s Room, EVH Limited, 5th Floor, 137 Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow, G2 3EW United Kingdom
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This training event, brought to you by  Resourcing Scotland's Heritage and delivered by Arts & Business Scotland, will provide a 'how-to' guide to crowdfunding for cultural organisations. There are places for arts and heritage organisations to participate in the event which is being delivered by Kirsty Gilchrist of SoLoCo and Lisa Westcott-Wilkins.  The event will include: The who, what and why of crowdfunding Crowdfunding stories Practical group exercises Methodologies Developing your network and target audience The training will also incorporate…

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£25.00 - £50.00

In Focus: Membership & Friends + Sustainability Workshop (Aberdeen)

May 31 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Aberdeen Science Centre, 179 Constitution Street
Aberdeen, UK AB24 5TU United Kingdom
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A fantastic opportunity to experience two of the Resourcing Scotland's Heritage sessions in one day! This training session includes both the In focus: Membership & Friends session and the Sustainability session with a networking lunch in between. Membership & Friends: This interactive session will explore what organisations can gain from Membership and Supporter/Friends programmes.  Whether you have a scheme in place already, are thinking of starting a scheme or wish to revive a faltering programme there will be practical tips…

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June 2017
£25.00 - £50.00

Fundraising: Planning to Progress (Edinburgh)

June 6 @ 9:15 am - 4:45 pm
Arts & Business Scotland, 1st Floor, Rosebery House
Edinburgh, UK EH12 5EZ United Kingdom
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This one-day course will provide you with an understanding of the significance and usefulness of a fundraising strategy and will provide you with the tools to construct an effective plan for your organisation. You will learn the principles of a fundraising model for heritage organisations and will begin to construct a strategy for your own organisation. The training covers: researching and identifying sustainable sources of private income developing project profiles pitching your project maintaining relationships with donors, funders or sponsors…

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