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'Learn, Inspire, Share' Workshop Sligo 'Sustainable Fundraising'

Dated: 4 May 2017

Over the past 20 years, Clann Credo has supported a strong, vibrant community sector in Ireland. We have been working with hundreds of community leaders, like you, who work hard to improve their communities for their families, neighbours and their wider community.

Your needs are unique and, as part of the Clann Credo Community, we are offering you free specialist training and support to help and strengthen the work you do.

As one of the leaders of the 800 projects that received more than €82 million in Community Loan Finance, we would like to invite you to join fellow customers in a series of ‘Learn, Inspire, Share’ free workshops being rolled out over the coming months.

We have commissioned specialist workshops from our training partners, the Carmichael Training Centre.

You are invited to join us at our Sligo Workshop:

Workshop 1 ‘Sustainable Fundraising’

Thursday, 4th May 6-9pm

Sligo Park Hotel

‘Sustainable Fundraising’ will be facilitated by Caroline Egan, A fund-raising specialist and strategist in the Not-For- Profit sector. Caroline aims to ensure that after her workshop, participants will be able to:

o Explain how to develop a Fundraising Plan

o List the information required to complete fundraising applications

o Understand the steps involved in building community fundraising support

o Understand Funding Strategy versus Fundraising Strategy

o Identify Elements of an effective Fundraising Plan

o Highlight fundraising objectives: profile raising, capital projects, operating revenue

o Identify fundraising applications - process and tips

o Understand stakeholder engagement: donors, funders, community, event participants

o Understand the role of communications in successful fundraising campaigns: Advertising, PR, Online, Social, Monitoring campaign results

As a member of the Clann Credo Community, your organisation is invited to nominate two people to attend the workshops. There is no charge. This offer is open to Clann Credo customers only.  If you are Clann Credo customer and have not received your invitation, please contact us at

Register for the workshops by emailing Serena Teng, Carmichael Training and Consultancy Administrator, at

Book today! Places are limited and the deadline for booking is Friday 28th April.

If you can’t make these workshops, we are planning some for the autumn and would appreciate if you could take this survey short to help us make the content relevant to your needs Click here

Biography – Caroline Egan

Caroline Egan is an expert in Fundraising in the Not-For-Profit Sector and is also the Managing Director of technology and eLearning company, CramdenTECH. She is an experienced senior manager and non-profit board director. Her areas of training expertise include corporate governance, business planning, strategic management, fundraising and communications. Caroline leads the development of CramdenTECH’s eLearning provision and cloud-based governance management supports.


Testimonials about Caroline Egan:

“Caroline took the time to explain in detail questions asked. Had a great understanding of voluntary organisations.”

“Caroline was an excellent facilitator, very personable, thought provoking.”

“Caroline was very informative, concise and inspirational.”

The Carmichael Training Centre

Carmichael Centre supports charities, community groups and social enterprises nationwide by providing the shared services, targeted training, good practice and governance support they need to build effective and sustainable organisations.

We are home to 47 social organisations and provide supports to over 30,000 people from all over Ireland every year. Our training is delivered on behalf of individual organisations and networks as well as Pobal, Partnership companies, Leader programmes, Sport Ireland and County Councils. We also actively support compliance with the Governance Code for Community & Voluntary Groups and we recently initiated the Good Governance Awards, an initiative that recognises and encourages adherence to good governance practice.

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