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Stronger Kent Communities: 2021 Training Course and FREE Coaching for Community Groups and Organisations

Interim Stronger Kent Communities CEO, Claire Haffenden, is running the below fundraising sessions. Marketing sessions are run by a variety of Kent-based professionals.


Stronger Kent Communities website screenshotSKC Introduction to Grant Making Trusts: Aimed at beginners; this interactive webinar will introduce you to the theory behind writing a good funding application. Thursday 21 January. £15. Book your place: https://bit.ly/2HzqRmk

SKC Getting Started with Fundraising Planning: This online session looks at how to create a fundraising plan. Thursday 4 February. £15. Book your place: https://bit.ly/2VesNUN

SKC Demonstrating Impact: This online fundraising session will give you the tools to measure your impact more effectively. Thursday 11 February. £15. Book your Place: https://bit.ly/33cQd0Y


"I found the course very informative and have recommended it to others"

"It has taken years for me to have this subject explained so clearly"

"Very informative at an easy to follow pace :)"


NEW: SKC Introduction to Social Media: This interactive online session will look at what platforms to use, how to use them and why / what they are good for. It will cover the basics such as hashtags and tagging. It will also look at how to speak to different audiences on your social media platforms, such as funders and beneficiaries. It will focus on facebook, twitter and linked in, but also look at instagram and youtube. Tuesday 9 February. £15. Book your place: https://bit.ly/3722h7w

NEW: Getting Your Stories in The Media online WORKSHOP: Faye Smith is running a follow up to her popular taster training session. During this two-hour workshop, attendees will have a chance to develop story ideas and media pitches for their own organisation and to share ideas. There's some homework in advance to get the most out of this session. Tuesday 16 February. £15. Book your place: https://bit.ly/3l69wzg

NEW: Taking Photographs to Promote your Organisation: Kent-based photographer, Ed Thompson, will show you practical tips on image capture, thinking about style and branding and permissions - all key elements of promoting your organisation on social media, websites and in the press. A good image sells a story. Photography tips will work for those capturing images on a smart phone, so its something that can be done with minimal equipment. Ed is used to working with the voluntary sector and everyone from staff to volunteers will be encouraged to think about taking photographs to promote their organisation. Tuesday 23 February. £15. Book your place: https://bit.ly/2KwHpwm

NEW: SKC Tips and Tools for Editing and Archiving Promotional Photographs: This interactive webinar will cover editing and archiving photographs so you have promotional images at your fingertips. Editing tips and tools will work for those working with minimal equipment such as a smartphone. Everyone from staff to volunteers will be encouraged to contribute to your archive of photos, images will be easily uploaded and stored - and accessible by those with permission. Tuesday 9 March. £15. Book your place: https://bit.ly/3pZZ3ci

Please note:

If the £15 training fee is prohibitive, then please get in touch and we may be able to help.

Let us know if you were interested in our SOLD OUT free sessions SKC Marketing for Small Organisations, SKC Introduction to Fundraising, SKC Digital Fundraising Forum and we may be able to run them again.
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Free Coaching

Thanks to The National Lottery Community Fund, we are delighted to provide up to 5 hours of free one-to-one advice from our professional partners to small groups and organisations. This service will be available until the end of March 2021.

Our professional partners are experts on charity registration, business and financial planning, marketing, fundraising and much more. If there is something that you need help with, we will try to match you with an expert who can provide you with the advice and support you require.

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The Stronger Kent Communities website has been refreshed and includes information on specialist volunteering, coaching, training and web resources so do take a look https://strongerkentcommunities.org.uk/