What is it?

The importance of a clear, concise and compelling Case for Support is vital to your success in securing donors and supporters. Simply put, telling a compelling story effectively, at the right time and to the right audience will have a huge impact on your ability to engage supporters.

The course will empower you to develop an inspiring case for support that creates a uniform message about why a donor/supporters are important, how they make a difference and what they can do to support or get involved.

Who is it for?

This workshop is for Dorset, Bournemouth and Poole based organisations, artists, makers and creatives only.

What will you go away with?

At the end of this course you will be able to:

Pull together the key components of a Case for Support including effectively demonstrating the need, the solution, and why they are the best people to do this.

Express the Case for Support in different contexts and for a range of different audiences

Develop your edge, using proven techniques to captivate and engage your audience whether written or verbally.

This is a practical, interactive course during which you prepare and deliver presentations to the rest of the group, help each other to deliver an organisation’s best-selling points and leave with your Case for Support structure in place, ready to complete when you return to your organisation.

Who is speaking?

Linda Pawlowski

With a background in fundraising, education and account management, Linda joined the Foundation for Social Improvement (FSI) as their first dedicated Learning and Development Manager. During this time Linda expanded the training programme and well as delivering consultancy to clients and FSI affiliate charities. Now freelancing, Linda delivers consultancy to a range of clients as well as returning to the FSI to train delegates in major donor fundraising, community and events fundraising, and developing a case for support. Linda has previously held roles as the Public Fundraising Manager for NSPCC, Fundraising Manager for St Barnabas House and Chestnut Tree House Children’s Hospice, and developing the annual and major donors programme, running cultivation and stewardship events and gaining corporate support.

What to bring

You will be provided by with handouts and exemplar material so all you need to bring is a pen and should you wish to bring some images of your work please do. Laptops and iPads welcome but not essential

  • There is no fee for attendees but spaces are limited.
  • If you are based outside Dorset please call us before booking your place as only Dorset residents qualify for a place.
  • If you are a Sole Trader please bring your Unique Tax Reference Number, if you own a registered company/organisation please bring your registration number.

We will be providing delicious lunch and refreshments, please be sure that you let us know your dietary requirements on the Eventbrite Event Registration.

How to book

  • Spaces are limited, only one place available per business
  • If you book and find that you are unable to attend, please cancel your ticket as soon as possible and at least 48 hours prior to the workshop. This allows us to release the booking to others that are on a waiting list

This Culture+ workshop is specifically for artists and creative practitioners based in Dorset. Culture+ is funded by Arts Council England and the European Regional Development Fund. It is providing support for the creative industry strand of the Dorset Growth Hub programme lead by WSX Enterprise.


For Artists


23 April 2018
10:00 – 16:30


The Dorford Centre



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