Capital Fundraising Post Pandemic

Capital Fundraising Post Pandemic

This course will be delivered virtually via Zoom in two separate 2.5 hour sessions.


The first of these will take place on the 09.11.2021 at 10-12.30 / the second will take place on the 16.11.2021 10-12.30. Both of these are necessary to complete the full training.


If you have any questions about how this day will run virtually please get in touch with Sarah at you’re the sole fundraiser in an arts organisation, do you have a fundraising strategy? If not, this session will explore how to go about creating one.


This course explores the best routes to successful capital fundraising, from large-scale building projects to smaller refurbishments. With the arts fundraising landscape still recovering from last year, it’s important to reflect on the different skills necessary for this vital but often overlooked part of fundraising and approach it best prepared for success. 


Who is it for?

This course is aimed at experienced leaders or fundraisers that are taking on a new challenge, or those looking to refresh or expand their skills.


You will learn:

  • How a capital campaign works
  • How to create a fundraising feasibility study
  • How to develop a realistic capital fundraising strategy and project plan
  • How to resource and manage your capital fundraising including setting milestones to achieve key targets in fundraising
  • How to transform your capital supporters from one-off donors to regular givers for the long-term
  • How to involve the whole organisation in supporting your campaign
  • The latest trends in capital fundraising campaigns



Get in touch to discuss multibuy options available for this and the rest of the courses over the season. 




Concessions are available for Freelancers, Sector Partner Members* and Charities and Arts Organisations with an annual turnover of 500K or less.


*Our current Sector Partners are: Association of British OrchestrasArts@LeedsArts Marketing AssociationContemporary Visual Arts NetworkFamily Arts CampaignNational Museum Directors CouncilOne Dance UKThe Audience AgencyUK Theatre


The rest of our booking information can be found here.


Standard access information:

  • Slides will be made available before the session for you to familiarise yourself with them if you like. We can provide these in the colour combination/font size that is most readable for you, please request this on booking. Please let us know when booking if it would be helpful for slides to be screen reader accessible.
  • All slides will be read in full as well as being shown on screen. Any pictures or diagrams will be fully described. Videos will be described before and after being played.
  • There may be some short tasks which require unprepared writing. There is not any pressure to feedback. The tasks will be included on the slides for you to complete in your own time.
  • We may use a virtual whiteboard and encourage participants to write their ideas. The ideas on the virtual whiteboard will be shared verbally with the group.
  • At some points you may be asked to contribute in smaller breakout rooms with other participants. At the end of these, one participant may be asked to feedback to the full group. 
  • We encourage participants to keep their cameras on so that the speaker can engage with the full group. If you would be more comfortable doing so you can keep your camera off.
  • There will be one short organised break at approximately half way through the session. You can turn your camera off or take a break at any point outside this.


We are happy to arrange live captioning or anything else that you think might improve your experience and help you get the most out of the training. 

Course Staff

Sarah Gee

Sarah Gee is co-founder and Managing Partner of Indigo, a leading UK-based consultancy for arts and cultural organisations.