Illawarra Interagency Training Event

The Grants Guy LogoThursday 2 March 2017
9am – 12pm    |   $30 (+booking fee)

Shellharbour Council Chambers
Lamerton House, Lamerton Crescent, Shellharbour City Centre


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This workshop is an ideal, practical guide to Fundraising & Sponsorship for any Community Organisation, Charity or Sporting Club seeking to attain funding. A discussion will also take place with regard to current developments in the Fundraising & Crowd funding sector. Topics Include:

•    the vital importance of the 80:20 rule
•    7 steps essential to successful fundraising
•    to make an effective case for support
•    major gift prospect ranking
•    to use prospect cultivation plans
•    develop lasting relationships.

•    Category Sponsorships
•    Treating Sponsorship like a Job Search
•    Research – is it the right sponsor for you?
•    How to go the extra mile to impress
•    Offering Incentives

Crowd Funding:
•    Short history of crowd funding
•    Pre-Launch of Campaign
•    Crafting the Pitch Video
•    Launch
•    Post-Launch

The presenter, Keith Whelan currently works to source funding and grants for all sectors of the community including public and private. Keith has consulted with Local, State and Federal Government as well as a number of not for profit organisations, charities, sporting clubs, environmental groups, businesses across Australia.

For further information contact Illawarra Interagency on: or phone: 4221 6091.


Show Me the Money | Income generating strategies for enterprising not-for-profits

As government budgets contract, the competition for what’s left in the pot heats up.

Donors start complaining about donor fatigue, you try to cut corners where you can, but still you never seem to have enough.

In such a climate, it’s a bit cheeky for us to ask you to part with some of your precious cash to attend training, but we’re doing so here because we truly believe this will be a wise investment.

Show Me the Money: Income generating strategies for enterprising not-for-profits will be held in Melbourne on Sunday, May 25 – the curtain-raiser to our Communities in Control Conference on May 26 and 27.

This highly practical skills day will be hosted by Our Community in conjunction with social enterprise specialists Social Traders and Australia’s leading crowdfunding platform Pozible.

This unique event is focused around providing new income streams for your organisation by:

  1. Setting up a social enterprise and/or
  2. Setting up a crowdfunding campaign.

It’s no magic bullet, mind you – we’ll give you the knowledge you need to get started but after that you’re going to have to roll up your sleeves and do some work.

Key sessions of the skills day include:

  1. Get in the Driver’s Seat: The ‘what’ and ‘why’ of social enterprise
  2. Profit for Purpose: Hear from three community organisations that have successfully started social enterprises to generate trading revenue to support their social mission
  3. Generating Ideas: For those looking for a social enterprise idea
  4. Starting a Social Enterprise: for those who want to move their social enterprise idea into the next phase
  5. Supporting Social Enterprise in Your Community: For local governments and philanthropic organisations
  6. Financing and Legal Structures: What and when is appropriateAnything is Pozible! Crowd-sourcing funds for your not-for-profit venture

The cost of attending this event is $260 per person. If you have the will and the energy to put into practice even some of the ideas you take away, you’ll recoup that and much, much more.

Book your spot at the Not-for-Profit Skills Day: