The Hastings Series is a series of tips books on various aspects of fundraising written by Ewan Hastings MInstF(Dip), who has over 24 years experience working as a fundraiser for national and local UK charities.
This book, although small, will help you fine-tune your trust fundraising skills, build on your strengths and create more good fundraising habits. If you are new to raising funds from trusts and foundations, this book will supercharge your knowledge, whilst those with a little experience will find much to learn from.
Think of it as a practical manual for fundraising success, ready to take you to a higher plane of knowledge. From whichever angle you’re approaching this book; you’ll find it a fantastic resource to mastering the intricacies of securing funds from trusts and foundations.
With over 23 years of experience running fundraising events from multi-day challenge events to formal balls and craft fairs, Ewan is passing on his events top tips to other fundraisers in a book that will help make your charity's events go smoothly and successfully.
From how to get a committee together for an event, running formal Balls, promoting your event, getting celebrities, to getting organised for good events fundraising, this book will supercharge your knowledge. From whichever angle you’re approaching it; you’ll find it a fantastic resource to mastering the intricacies of securing funds through fundraising events - especially if you are a fundraiser.
In these pages is a collection of many hints and tips for everything to do with raising funds from charity events that have proven effective over the years, not just for Ewan, but for many other old-dog fundraisers out there. Each one has been condensed to make this one of the easiest and quickest books to read on events fundraising ever!
Dozens of proven tips and techniques to put you in charge of your first event and beyond!
Organising an Event: Top Tips for Beginners is a fantastic insight into the world of raising funds for charitable or community organisations, schools and churches through running an event.
Written especially for people who have never run an event before, or perhaps run an event or two, Organising an Event: Top Tips for Beginners provides a vital step-by-step formula for raising money for your favourite cause.
"Amazing wee book of great tips. Common sense, practical and easy to employ. If you're new to event fundraising, this will keep you straight and if you're more experienced it's a good reminder of best practice."
"Ewan Hastings has a lot of experience in the fundraising world, this is very apparent in is book! I didn't know what to expect when opening the book but I definitely wasn't disappointed. I would highly recommend this to those who are new to the world of fundraising or those with as much experience as the author! I learned a lot!"
"It's exceedingly good value at £4.99!" -- Julie Christie, Parkhead Citizens Advice Bureau, Glasgow, & IoF "Be the Best" Fundraising Ambassador, on the trusts eBook.
"Ewan has 'walked the walk' of fundraising, and through his career, has learned what leads to success. This practical guide is filled with seemingly simple truths - but if you don't know them, they can trip you up and cost your organization grants. Consider Ewan your personal guide through what can be a daunting task. He's not just saying what he thinks - he's telling you what he knows based on experience and success, and giving you a chance to bypass a lot of pitfalls on the road to your own fundraising success." -- Pamela Barden, Fundraising Consultant, California, USA, on the trusts book.
"If your fundraising role includes Trusts, then this should be on your desk! Packed with solid, practical advice from someone who's 'been there and done that' it includes a treasure trove of tips you can starting using right away. Highly recommended." -- Vanessa Rizzali, Trusts Fundraiser; Chest, Heart & Stroke Scotland, Edinburgh, on the trusts book.