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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March 2018

Telling it like it is: Effective Copywriting (Edinburgh)

March 15, 2018 @ 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
Arts & Business (Scotland), 1st Floor, Rosebery House, 9 Haymarket Terrace,
Edinburgh, Scotland EH12 5EZ United Kingdom
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Using copywriting skills to build an effective case for support. This one-day training session is aimed at all individuals, regardless of their existing skills or experience, who need to develop a case for support for their heritage project or cause. Offering a combination of project-based, hands-on writing exercises with tips, techniques and critical theory, the training session explores the five stages of the copywriting process in the context of putting together an effective case for support. During the course of…

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Fundraising: Make it Happen (Shetland)

March 20, 2018 @ 9:15 am - 5:00 pm
Training Room, Market House 14 Market Street
Lerwick, Shetland ZE1 0DE United Kingdom

An introduction to fundraising training course for all heritage groups and organisations.

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In Focus: Introduction to Sponsorship (Edinburgh)

March 20, 2018 @ 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
Arts & Business, 1st Floor, Rosebery House, 9 Haymarket Terrace
Edinburgh, EH12 5EZ United Kingdom
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This In Focus session will explore the opportunities presented by corporate sponsorship for heritage groups and organisations.  It is aimed primarily at those who have no or very little sponsorship experience. It is also a great refresher for those who need reminding of the basic principles and practice of this area of fundraising within the heritage sector. The course will explore the following: What is sponsorship? Why businesses sponsor heritage How to identify potential business sponsors Understanding what businesses need…

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In Focus: Trusts & Foundations (Shetland)

March 21, 2018 @ 10:30 am - 3:30 pm
Mareel, Lerwick
Shetland, UK ZE1 0WQ 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 and 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.

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April 2018

Inspiring Fundraising: a National Heritage Conference

April 26, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
The Balmoral Hotel, 1 Princes Street
Edinburgh, Scotland EH2 2EQ United Kingdom
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Inspiring Fundraising is Scotland’s national fundraising conference specifically dedicated to the heritage sector. By attending the conference, you will have a unique opportunity to learn from leading professionals in their specialist fields to help you overcome your fundraising challenges and set you on your journey to reaching your aspirations and targets. Inspiring Fundraising will also provide you with a motivational space to develop new ideas and new ways of working and the chance to engage with more than 200 peers from different…

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