I first encountered fundraising camps a few years ago when I was about to launch a crowdfunding campaign (my first) for a music project. I set off for London on a chilly December day and came home energised and inspired, having met some amazing people who generously shared their range of experiences of fundraising with me, and the new skills I learned were so useful, that when, a year later, I had the chance to attend another camp in Canterbury, I booked my ticket immediately. So I couldn’t wait for the opportunity to invite Fundraising UK to bring the format to Medway on:
Thursday, 14 July 2016 from 09:30 to 16:00
Hosted by the University of Kent’s School of Music & Fine Art, this is a fantastic practical opportunity for local and regional arts professionals and fundraisers to learn, share good practice and network. Despite the name, there are no tents involved. (Phew!)
Fundraising Camp is a one-day ‘unconference’-style event for fundraisers: there are no set speakers and no set topics. Each participant is invited to suggest a topic at the beginning of the day. It could be something you know about, it could be a problem or a question you have and you want help with. Each Fundraising Camp invites local fundraising, business, philanthropy or grantmaking experts to help ensure even more practical fundraising knowledge and experience available at the event.
It’s like those valuable networking chat sessions you have at normal conferences – but for a whole day! Fun, lively and practical, this is a concept that really works.
The venue is The University of Kent, The Historic Dockyard Chatham. Book here: http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/fundraising-camp-arts-registration-21486231898
Early bird tickets are just £30+VAT for charities, voluntary organisations and social enterprises.