Fundraising for boards: What do you need to know?

Every trustee has a responsibility to ensure their charity fundraises legally and effectively. This course will help trustees understand fundraising, how it’s being delivered, its priority within your organisation and how you can you can work towards sustainability.

This workshop has been developed as part of the HCF Better Boards Springboard webinar series: A collection of training designed to support Hertfordshire trustees and improve board effectiveness.

Who the course is for
This course is open to trustees, chairs or senior staff involved in the development of their board, from Hertfordshire VCS organisations.

Date: Friday 18 June
Time: 10:00-12:00
Cost: All Springboard webinars are FREE to attend and fully funded by Hertfordshire County Council Adult Care Services.

Course content:

This short course consists of trainer input, group discussions and exercises. It will explore:

  • Trustee roles and responsibilities for fundraising

  • Understanding the rules and regulations surrounding fundraising for VCS organisations

  • Creating a fundraising culture and strategy

  • Ways to fundraise

  • Sources of further help and information

Learning outcomes:

Participants completing this course will be able to:

  • Understand what your responsibilities are when it comes to fundraising

  • Understand what is involved in raising money

  • Know whether your charity’s approach to fundraising is sustainable

  • Find sources of help and information


Jacquie Hime was the Director of North Herts CVS for 15 years. She has recently set up her own business writing funding applications for clients and providing training on a range of topics. She has a wealth of experience of supporting VCS member organisations and successfully applying for grants and contracts for a wide range of projects.

Cost: All Springboard webinars are FREE to attend and fully funded by Hertfordshire County Council Adult Care Services.


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