Breakfast Club Dec 18

Winter Breakfast Club for Directors and Heads of Fundraising 

Save 25% by securing your place today at the Early Bird Price, available only till 27th November

Build the network that will help you succeed 

Breakfast Club is designed to help Heads / Directors of fundraising to stay inspired and help each other. Over coffee and pastries, you hear inspiring speakers share powerful fundraising and leadership strategies and you build your network at a senior level. 

“The Breakfast Club is a brilliant idea – it was incredibly useful to meet other Heads and Directors of Fundraising, to share ideas and to grow my professional network." Jennifer Coleman, Director of Development, Institute of Imagination

About Your Host Rob Woods

Rob is an award-winning trainer and the author of several fundraising books including The Fundraiser Who Wanted More.

He has spent more than 18 years in fundraising, working out ways to increase charity income. As an independent coach and trainer for 12 years, he has helped more than 10,000 fundraisers and directors. He has been a tutor for the Institute of Fundraising Academy for 8 years and is an Adjunct Professor of Philanthropy at the University of Bologna.

His clients include Oxford University, Save the Children, Tate and UNICEF UK, as well as many hundreds of small charities and sole fundraisers. 

‘To succeed in fundraising you need not only effective strategies, but also among other things, great and supportive relationships. The atmosphere from like-minded leaders helping each other out and the outstanding speakers are both so energising.’ Adam Heuman, Director of Engagement at World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts

Do you say yes to any of the following?

  • You lead a fundraising team or department 
  • As a leader, you face different problems beyond the purely fundraising ones 
  • You can feel isolated and you want / need more supportive peers at a senior level
  • You have great expertise in some fundraising areas, but now have to manage other areas where you are inexperienced  

 ‘I go to Breakfast Club as often as I can. The atmosphere from like-minded leaders helping each other out is so energising. I always walk away with ideas I can use and a renewed belief in what is possible’ Ben Swart, Head of New Corporate Partnerships, NSPCC

The next Breakfast Club will take place on 11th December 8.30am – 11am, and will include the following:

Culture still eats strategy for breakfast

Lucy Squance, Director of Supporter-led Fundraising, Alzheimer’s Research UK

Would you like practical ideas for improving the culture in your team or department?  

Income raised by Lucy’s department has grown by an extraordinary 350% in three years, from £1.5m in 2015/16 to £6.7m this year.  

Lucy is clear that while strategy is important, the positive, energised culture is by far the biggest factor in this success. In this down-to-earth session, Lucy will share the four elements at the heart of the high performing culture that she and her team have built.  

You will leave with plenty of practical ideas to try with your team or department.  

How to raise more money by adding more WOW factor

Rob Woods, Bright Spot Fundraising.

We know that creating powerful experiences for your donors / supporters increases income, but how do you help your team go the extra mile and take more risks to inspire people? 

In this dynamic session I will show you tactics your team can use to help people connect, care and take action. 

You will leave with a range of practical ideas to improve the persuasiveness of donor meetings, pitches and crucially, the influencing you need to do within your charity.  

‘‘I love Breakfast Club! Each time I’ve been I’ve been I’ve found it so helpful, both in terms of the high level networking and the really helpful fundraising techniques." Sara Rees, Head of Fundraising, Rays of Sunshine


Save 25% by securing your place today at the Early Bird Price, available only till 27th November.