As the only fundraiser for a small charity, this apprenticeship has been really useful for helping me to gain the skills I need to develop our fundraising and communications strategy and diversify our funding mix. It has been delivering exactly what we hoped.
Helen Brown – Liverpool Lighthouse | Fundraising Apprentice
Since starting my course with JGA, I’ve been able to gain knowledge and understanding about the work I’m carrying out. My tutor is really friendly and helpful, any problems or questions I have she gets sorted within a great time frame. The lessons are always in detail and explained well by the tutor. So far, I have really enjoyed the course and it is definitely worth it when you want to start your journey within fundraising.
Zoe – Fundraising Apprentice
The course is delivered through half-day seminars which take place online twice each month, combined with further learning activities, including:
- Research tasks
- Work-place based activities which represent real-life, useful exercises for your organisation
- Further reading and access to high-quality digital resources
- A collaborative project to develop an integrated fundraising campaign and pitch to a charity
All this is complemented by regular skills coaching.
The training encompasses a range of learning methods to meet each apprentice’s learning and thinking styles; with opportunities to debate concepts, opportunities and challenges in fundraising and to support lateral thinking and encourage innovation.
Throughout the apprenticeship, the personalisation of each apprentice’s Workplace Development Plan will ensure that they have agreed the most appropriate personal and professional objectives.
We also encourage individuals to get the most out of their daily work-based activities and to tailor project work in line with the vision, mission, ethics and culture of their organisation.
Fostering a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion and developing the resilience of people working within fundraising is essential for a thriving sector. These principles are at the heart of the apprenticeship and are explicitly covered in a module dedicated to organisational culture.