Where the Money Comes From: Fundraising for Technology and Social Action

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10 Jun 2008 - 00:00
11 Jun 2008 - 23:59

June 10th and 11th at Anglia Ruskin University, Chelmsford http://www.anglia.ac.uk

This workshop picks up a theme close to the hearts of participants in
previous PRaDSA events and anyone who has to find the money to develop
and implement their good ideas. We take as our theme the issue of
fundraising, the politics of financial support for social action
organisations and the wellbeing of our communities.

In particular we ask:

  • What is the impact of entrepreneurialism on the various sectors we represent?
  • Which way is the wind blowing?
  • What does it take to get our projects off the drawing board?
  • And how do we secure what we need with maximum efficiency and effectiveness?

There is little doubt more money exists for technology and social
action projects than most of us have an idea of. Our domains of
experience give us access to particular pots and a sense of what can be
achieved in certain arenas. We can pool our knowledge and explore new
collaborations to widen our possibilities. And there are experts who
have a greater repertoire of possible sources than most of us. So we’re
bringing together practitioners engaged in initiating projects that
rely on inspiration and bidding skills with a couple of experts to
share contacts and best tips.

We’ll make time to share the tricks we’ve learnt to extract the
best from the different streams that we feel confidence with. We’ll
also review the best ways of keeping each other informed about sources
and opportunities. And we’ll consider the longer-term trends and
discuss what this will mean for different sectors. So come along,
discuss what we’d do with enough money to put the world to rights and
then work out ways of getting it.

Day one will start sharply at 1pm, though a bite of lunch will be available from noon.
Day two ends at 4pm to allow for travelling.

Chelmsford is approximately 40 minutes north of London out of Liverpool Street station.

We have some money to pay expenses, including your stay overnight
in Chelmsford (and a limited budget to cover your absence from work –
be that to your organisation or to you as a freelance operator), if you
wish to attend this workshop and contribute.

To register for a place, send:

  1. your funding questions,
  2. any ideas you want to get funded (that you would be prepared to share), and
  3. any funding offers that have caught your attention (and that you may want to bid for)

to Kutoma Wakunuma at <K.J.Wakunuma@shu.ac.uk> as soon as
possible. She will also be the first port of call for any questions you


Location: Anglia Ruskin University, Chelmsford http://www.anglia.ac.uk

Delegates will be staying at the Atlantic Hotel
http://www.atlantichotel.co.uk and dinner will be at the Riverside Inn

Maps are available from http://www.anglia.ac.uk/ruskin/en/home/about/findus.html