We are offering training to develop and deepen skills, knowledge and understanding within the archives sector.
The importance of this is emphasised at both an organisational level within the Archive Service Accreditation standard and for individuals within the Archives Record Association Competency framework.
The Archive Service Accreditation Standard section on organisational health sets out requirements in the areas of mission statements, forward planning, government and management structures and resources such as building and storage, finance, and workforce.
Most training sessions are either free or carry a minimal charge, and are available on a first come, first served basis. If you would like more information about any of our sessions, please email us.
Please note places are limited on our events, so please only book if you are able to attend. If you can no longer attend please contact us.
Meet the Funder: North
Leeds, Wednesday 10 May – book now
The aim of this workshop is to give colleagues working in the archives sector a flavour of funding sources available to them, including the Heritage Lottery Fund and the Wellcome Trust, covering both targeted and general programmes of relevance to archive services. During the day there will be informal discussions, advice to individual organisations thinking of applying, presentations, and roundtable surgeries with each of the funders, as well as a chance to find out more about The National Archives’ Fundraising for Archives programme.
Fundraising for Archives
The Fundraising for Archives programme will equip attendees with the confidence and skills to successfully secure funding, whether for core expenses or specific projects.
Friends and Volunteers: Introduction to Fundraising Support
Manchester, Tuesday 30 May – book now
Following the success of the Fundraising for Archives event for Friends and volunteers in December 2016, we are now responding to demand and offering a new opportunity for Friends and Volunteers from across the archive sector to attend a workshop on fundraising. This is a chance for Friends and volunteers from different services to come together, share their experiences and hear about fundraising best practice from peers who have been successful at generating income for their archive.
Open call training
Effective fundraising is more than a one-off bid to a large funder; we are offering modules on a range of themes from utilising your Friends’ group and volunteers to writing your service’s case for support.
Courses are led by an experienced fundraiser and are tailored specifically to archives and collections. The sessions are interactive and practical, enabling participants to apply the course content to their own organisations and share experiences with fellow attendees. Each course is supported with case studies, dynamic guides and templates which you can use to put learned skills into practice.
This is the final year of Fundraising for Archives, so take advantage of these fully-funded workshops to develop your fundraising capacity.
Advocacy and Building a Case for Support
London, Wednesday 24 May – book now
Glasgow, Wednesday 7 June – book now
Cardiff, Wednesday 20 September – book now
Leeds, Tuesday 12 June – book now
London, Wednesday 16 August – book now
Exeter, Wednesday 18 October – book now
Generating Larger Donations
Birmingham, Thursday 6 July – book now
Manchester, Tuesday 31 October – book now
Cardiff, Tuesday 21 November – book now
Unlock Funding Through your Friends Group and Volunteers
Taunton, Wednesday 12 July – book now
Crowdfunding, Crowdsourcing and Digital Fundraising
Crewe, Wednesday 19 July – book now
Leeds, Tuesday 10 October – book now
Birmingham, Wednesday 15 November – book now
Developing a Fundraising Strategy
York, Tuesday 8 August – book now
London, Wednesday 4 October – book now
Edinburgh, Wednesday 1 November – book now
Measuring Outcomes, Benchmarking and Evaluation
Manchester Thursday 28 September – book now
London, Thursday 30 November – book now