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EVENT on Wednesday 6th May 2020: Is it for me?....Introduction to Social Media in your fundraising

Posted by Bianca

Isn’t everyone on social media these days? This may be true, but are you maximising its use for the sustainability of your project or organisation?

This introductory session explores how social media can be used in fundraising and to engage with potential donors. Includes content angled to your needs and initial action planning for your organisation.

We are delighted to have guest tutor Lou Mycroft, a social media ninja and digital pioneer @loumycroft, facilitating this session and sharing her top tips.

Lou uses FAB (Folded Arms Brigade) principles to support the development of digital meta-skills, enabling digital resilience and a growth in digital confidence.

‘Is it for me?’ series

This session is part of the ‘Is it for me?’ series which are introductory sessions aimed at helping groups diversify their income streams and consider whether a particular fundraising stream is suitable for their organisations capabilities, capacity and whether to investigate further.

This session will help you:

• Develop digital confidence and resilience
• Support you to make an informed choice about which online platforms are suitable for your organisation
• Consider what social media tools and support apps may work for you
• Content angled to your organisation’s needs
• Start action planning how social media could help your organisation.

This session is aimed at those new to using social media in their fundraising.

You are encouraged to bring along Smartphones, tablets/iPad or laptops to use within the session as no digital equipment is provided. Free wifi is available.

Date: Wednesday 6th May 2020

Venue: SYCF, Riverside Works, Jessop Riverside, 800 Brightside Lane, Sheffield, S9 2RX

Time: 9.30 - 12.30

Level: Beginner

Cost: £40.00 per person

Sheffield voluntary and community groups: £10.00 per person (maximum 2 places per group)

Statutory Body/Individual Consultants: £80.00 per person

Previous participants have said:

“The session was well delivered, Lou was extremely informative”

“Lots of tools to save time and improve reach”

“Tutor was excellent at the delivery and meeting the needs of participants”

SYFAB training on related themes:

The SYFAB training session Social Media Strategy Master Class is an intermediate level session designed to develop your digital skills in a supported environment, whilst building a social media strategy. The session will next be delivered on Wednesday 20th May 2020. Visit the SYFAB Training and Events page here to find out more information


How to book

To book a place on any of our courses, you need to book through our website. We accept bookings using the following payment methods:

• Online using debit/credit card or Paypal account

The quickest and easiest way to book places is to book and pay instantly online using the online booking system in the green box below. Select "Card/Paypal" for this option. Payment can be made by debit or credit card, or through your Paypal account if you have one. Your booking will then be confirmed immediately by email.

• Online followed by BACS or cheque payment

If you prefer to pay by BACS or cheque, you can provisionally reserve your place online by selecting "BACS / Cheque" on the payment screen. You then need to either make a BACS payment using the details in the reservation email we send you, or send us your cheque (with your booking reference number on the back). Once we've received your payment we will con-firm your place by email.

Your cheque should be made payable to

and posted to:

Riverside Works
Unit 9 - 12, Jessops Riverside
800 Brightside Lane
S9 2RX

You can download our payment and cancellation terms and conditions here.

Sheffield voluntary and community sector organisations

A selection of our training sessions, which focus on different types of funding, are subsidised by Sheffield City Council for voluntary and community groups whose work benefits Sheffield residents. Sessions that are eligible for this subsidy will be highlighted under the ‘Cost’ section on the booking page. Eligible groups can access two subsidised places per session.  Places are limited and bookings are only confirmed once payment has been received.

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