Take your funding and fundraising comms to the next level

Scotland networking group
20 February 2019

Our first Scotland Networking Group event of the year explored how we can take our funding and fundraising communications to the next level.

Focusing on communicating with two key audiences – your donors and your funders, we heard from the Big Lottery Fund Scotland on how you can better communicate to your key funders and LGBT Youth Scotland on how they’re using online and offline comms to generate income.

Presentations and useful tools

  • Hemingway App: helps you write in a simple, clear, and powerful manner
  • Sway: an Office 365 app that helps you and your colleagues express ideas using an interactive, web-based canvas
  • Canva: create high-impact social media graphics and marketing materials
  • Workplace by Facebook: connects everyone in your organisation through voice and video calling, group discussion and a personalised News Feed

Talking to your funder – how can we all develop a win/win relationship? – Emma Whitfield, head of engagement and communications, Big Lottery Fund Scotland

Purple Friday – From Zero to #EverydayHero – Jane Griffin, head of Partnerships, LGBT Youth Scotland 


About the Scotland Networking Group

The Scotland Networking Group is a network for comms professionals working in Scotland-based charities. 

You’ll be given the opportunity to meet your peers, compare notes on workplace practices and share successes, ideas, challenges and inspiration. The group is designed to encourage networking and peer-to-peer support, sharing issues in a ‘safe’ and relaxed environment.

Each event will focus on a topic which delegates will discuss in small groups before feeding back to the group as a whole. There’ll also be plenty of time for networking.

These networking events are held in Edinburgh or Glasgow, three times a year. 

If there’s a topic you’d like to discuss or if you’d be interested in speaking at a future event, please contact Vanessa Weddell.

If you’d like to be one of the first to hear about these events, please email Sarah Cutress to be added to the mailing list.