September’s First Friday: London and Ottawa

First FridaysCalling all fundraisers in London and Ottawa…could you do with a bit of inspiration and free advice? Then why not come along to our First Friday Fundraisers sessions? These monthly sessions take place on the first Friday of every month and are open to any one working for a charity responsible for fundraising or interested in fundraising issues.

Our next First Friday Fundraisers in London and Ottawa will take place this Friday, 4th September. Book your place now:

IFC Canada

We will be welcoming Bernie Forestell from the Bruyère Foundation to our September’s First Friday. Bernie will be sharing tips and tricks for year-end fundraising.

This will be followed by the usual Q&A, where you can bring your fundraising questions.

Friday 4 September, 1.30pm to 4pm at the Hub, 71 Bank Street, Ottawa. Contact to book your place.

Then in October, Chris Baylis, sponsorship expert and blogger extraordinaire, will be sharing his expertise on securing corporate sponsorship. Followed by Dan Brunette from the Community Foundation of Ottawa and Past President of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, in November who will be talking fundraising ethics.


First Friday Fundraisers advice session, run in partnership with the Small Charities Coalition is now full. However, you can be added to the waiting list and we will contact you if a space arises. The session will take place on Friday 4 September, 2pm-5pm at TPP Recruitment, 4th Floor, Sherborne House, 119-121 Cannon Street, London, EC4N 5AT. Finbar Cullen will be leading this session on researching new sources of funding.

Don’t worry if a space doesn’t come up, you can ask your fundraising questions below in the comments box and we’ll get back to you. Be sure to book on to our October session too. Contact:

Each month the London First Friday sessions will focus on the following areas:

  • October – Fundraising from the Community, led by Carol Akiwume
  • November – Using Social Media for Fundraising, led by Dolma Beresford
  • December – Corporate Fundraising, led by Sarah Gray
  • January – Trusts and Foundations, led by Victoria Ireland
  • February – Fundraising from the Wealthy – TBC