This workshop, delivered by Helen Cylwik, will focus on the planning and preparation behind successful fundraising. It is being hosted by A Way Out in Stockton on Tees and is aimed at local women's organisations.

The workshop will cover:

  • The importance of good governance
  • Preparation and Planning - business planning and fundraising strategy
  • Budgets – full cost recovery and unit costing
  • Sources of Funding
  • Fundraising techniques
  • A final word about monitoring and evaluation

About the Women’s Resource Centre and the Women’s Commissioning Support Unit (WCSU)
WRC, as the umbrella body, is committed to having a thriving women’s sector that is able to deliver services to reduce gender inequalities, which in the current economic climate are growing. The women’s sector has a vital role to play in public service delivery, but the size and complexity of the competitive procurement processes and increasingly demanding contracts makes it difficult for smaller organisations to compete on their own.

As a result the Women’s Commissioning Support Unit (WCSU), led by Women’s Resource Centre (WRC) will work with partners in four specified locations (Cambridge, West Midlands, Greater Manchester and the North East) to help local organisations enhance their ability to shape this agenda and develop specialist women consortium.