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Virtual Fundraising Festival – Introduction to Corporate Fundraising

Do you want to increase your knowledge of Corporate Fundraising? This session will cover the different ways that companies can support your organisation (spoiler alert: lots of them do not involve them giving you large cheques!) By the end of this session you will have an idea of how to research potential supporters, make the approach and grow the relationship.

Led by highly experienced corporate fundraisers, this session will share friendly expert advice and help you build your Corporate Fundraising confidence.

This session, the third in our Fundraising Festival, offers answers to all the above and provides useful links to other resources.

What you will take away from this event

During the session you will:

  • Learn what corporate support can look like
  • Learn how to research potential new corporate supporters
  • Gain an understanding of what corporates expect in return for their supporting
  • Get hints & tips on how to successfully develop corporate relationships
  • Learn the ethical issues associated with corporate relationships
  • Understand how corporate support has changed since the pandemic

These sessions are for:

  • Trustees
  • Charity leaders, Heads or Directors of Fundraising
  • Fundraisers

Who should attend?

All Buckinghamshire-based not-for-profit groups, such as voluntary and community groups, charities, constituted groups, Community Interest Companies, and other types of social enterprise, are invited to attend.

Please note that places are limited and that priority will be given to charities and not-for-profit organisations with income under £100,000.

Next steps

If your organisation serves Buckinghamshire and you would like to join this Introduction to Corporate Fundraising session, you can book your place using the link below:

This workshop is the third in a series of four interactive sessions. For details of the other sessions, including how to book, click on the following link:

For any questions about this event please contact 0300 1111 250 or

Further funding resources can be found on our dedicated funding support for groups page, or book a free support session with one of our VCSE officers.


Ros Lee – Introduction to Corporate Fundraising

Ros has been a professional fundraiser for over 8 years. She is currently the Supporter Engagement Manager at The Hospice of St Francis in Berkhamsted, specialising in Individual Giving (fundraising appeals, donor stewardship and donor acquisition).

In additional to working in the Hospice sector she has also worked in the Arts and Culture sector, for a charity focusing on young people. As a volunteer fundraiser Ros has organised fundraising events for the PTA at her children’s school and for a local sports club. For several years Ros was the Corporate Fundraising Manager at Rennie Grove Hospice Care, working with companies across Hertfordshire and Buckinghamshire raising c.£300,000 annually.

 Emma Carroll – Introduction to Corporate Fundraising

Emma Carroll has recently joined the National Paralympic Heritage Trust as their Corporate Fundraiser after spending 7 years in fundraising at Florence Nightingale Hospice Charity in Aylesbury. First as the Community Fundraising Manager and for the last 4 years as Partnerships Manager. This followed lengthy spells as both a Parish Councillor and a School Governor which first sowed the idea that helping in the community and being able to make a positive contribution were very satisfying things to do.

At Florence Nightingale Hospice Charity Emma developed the fundraising strategy around the core principle of building long term meaningful relationships with local businesses and organisations. Emma is a regular business networker and has collaborated with contacts to organise and host workshops on a range of themes that benefit businesses and charities.

In her new role, Emma is busy learning all about the Paralympic Heritage and why the people of Buckinghamshire should be very proud of the county’s role in the creation such a huge international sporting event.

Emma is delighted to be speaking at the fundraising festival – it’s her first official conference slot and it promises to be an informative and interesting session.

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