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Skills Workshop: Developing a Fundraising Strategy for your Social Enterprise

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  • This year Vibewire will be hosting weekly skill-building workshops for young entrepreneurs!


    Securing a stable source of funding is usually one of the most challenging aspects of launching a new endeavour. There are a lot of pitfalls for young entrepreneurs including how to position yourself as an attractive destination for funds without compromising your core purpose.

    This workshop is aimed at helping organisations identify and access a range of different funding sources. It will be tailored to both founders and organisational staff in the early stages of growth for an organisation and more established organisations looking to expand their funding sources. This workshop will provide key insghts for NFPs. Social enterprises may also benefit from considering other funding sources.


    Workshop Details

    WHAT: Fundraising Strategies Workshop
    PRESENTER: Jeff Forrest, L. E. K Consulting, and Kirstin Hunter, Bain & Company
    WHEN: Tuesday, 6 – 8pm, April 9th.
    WHERE: Vibewire Hub, 525 Harris Street Ultimo 2007.
    Free for Vibewire Residents
    $15 for Vibewire Hub Members
    $30 for Non-Hub members

    To book tickets click the link below


    By the end of the workshop attendees will have learned:

    - the range of funding sources available for Australian NFPs
    - how to select the funding sources that best align to your organisation's strategy and purpose
    - the priorities and major considerations for funding providers, and how to align your proposal to these


    About the Speakers
    Jeff Forrest is a business advisor with L.E.K. Consulting. He has launched and sustained a number of non-profit and for-profit start ups in the last 10 years, worked as a consultant to the charity sector, and serves on the board of directors of a not-for-profit organisation.

    Kirstin Hunter is a management consultant with Bain & Company. She has served on the boards of several non-profit organisations, and has advised a number of charities on fund-raising and growth strategies.

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  • Ashley G.

    Working on two at the moment. Political media & fashion.

    April 4, 2013

  • Dave

    Hello there! Is this event beneficial for for-profits companies also?! Or more focused at NFP's.

    April 3, 2013


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