Fundraising: What trustees need to know

On 3 June 2013, NPC and the Clothworkers’ Company held a seminar for trustees wanting to understand more about fundraising and what trustees need to know.

Fundraising is at the top of the agenda for many UK charities. In a time of economic hardship, many have suffered cutbacks in their income from both voluntary donations and government contracts. At the same time, many organisations are seeing a rise in demand for their services, as a growing number of people fall into difficulty.

This report highlights the main themes discussed during the seminar, including successful—and not so successful—fundraising methods and strategies, and the role of trustees in supporting the efforts of management and fundraising teams.