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Must-attend events from the wider music education sector

The Art of Fundraising

  • 18th January 2018 - 18th January 2018
  • 11am - 5.30pm
  • Chapel Room, LIFT Islington, London
  • Sector Events

Is fundraising a dark art? Fundraising is often seen as partly a magical process and part luck. This course supports participants to dispel the myths and to learn how research, planning and careful preparation can build successful fundraising. No magic wand is required!

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Corporate Fundraising – Best Practice in a Changing Landscape

  • 25th January 2018 - 25th January 2018
  • 11am - 5.30pm
  • Waterside 2, Watershed, Bristol
  • Sector Events

This course provides a step by step guide to developing successful sponsorship and membership programmes.  This is relevant for organisations looking to work with all scales of businesses, from local companies through to national brands.  You will also have the opportunity to discuss issues and think creatively around sponsorship challenges.

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Music Transitions and Futures

  • 25th January 2018 - 25th January 2018
  • The Boiler House, Newcastle University, Newcastle-upon-Tyne
  • Sector Events

The International Centre for Music Studies (ICMuS) at Newcastle University, in collaboration with the National Association for Music in Higher Education (NAMHE), announces a one-day conference focusing on progression routes for students transitioning from secondary to tertiary music education.

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Creating and Implementing a Strategic Fundraising Plan

  • 25th January 2018 - 25th January 2018
  • 11am - 5.30pm
  • Pinsent Mason 1 room, mac Birmingham
  • Sector Events

Fundraising is a long game, and requires clever, strategic use of what are always scarce staff and financial resources.  It is impossible to fundraise effectively and consistently without a strategic plan that has been agreed and is being implemented by all Directors/Trustees and staff.

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Using Digital Tools for Creative Fundraising

  • 30th January 2018 - 30th January 2018
  • 11am - 5.30pm
  • Coal Store Room, People’s History Museum, Manchester
  • Sector Events

Are you one of the 50% of charities without a digital strategy? Could you benefit from using digital tools to support fundraising? This practical course gives people from any scale of organisation, or freelancers, the tools to make the most out of digital fundraising (email, web, social) with minimal time, skills and budget. Expect practical digital exercises so do bring a phone, tablet or laptop.

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The Art of Writing Strong Applications for Funding

  • 8th February 2018 - 8th February 2018
  • 11am - 5.30pm
  • Chapel Room, LIFT Islington, London
  • Sector Events

This course aims to dispel the mystique of writing strong applications for funding – whether grants from trusts/foundations or statutory bids. With practical exercises to improve your writing skills, the course ensures that anyone can produce a strong fundraising application provided that they follow some simple rules, undertake thorough research and are tenacious.

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Influencing

We work to positively influence thinking, policy & practice.

Thinking

Music Mark works to influence thinking by sharing ideas and undertaking research

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Policy

Music Mark works to shape and share the decisions that need to be made by policy makers

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Practice

Music Mark recognises the need for music educators to source and share ideas with each other

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Supporting

We facilitate CPD, build communities & share best practice.

Connecting

We connect our members to the wider music education sector.

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