Crowdfunding for schools. Raising additional funds, sustainably.

Justin Smith MInstF, Chameleon Training and Consultancy

In these straitened times, raising additional money occupies a lot of the ‘bandwidth’ of SBMs across the land. Is it possible to raise additional funds in a sustainable way?

Justin will walk you through some key alternative income streams - for example crowdfunding, alumni, donations, sponsorship - and, of course, grant funding which is the final piece of the puzzle.Justin will use case studies of schools who have successfully harnessed ‘people power’ to attract funding towards a wide range of initiatives and will explore the pitfalls and essentials of assembling a successful grant application.

Take home points:
  • What are the main sources of alternative income streams?
  • Discover how to tap into these funding sources in a sustainable way
  • How to develop an holistic and dynamic income generation approach that ensures regular and sustainable revenue can be generated by your school.
  • How to make grant funding work for you.
This session is for:
SBMs who would like to become more effective at raising additional funds and who are looking for ways of doing this which are organised, streamlined and sustainable.

Following a career spent in private sector business development and marketing, Justin moved into the education sector over 18 years ago and has worked in three large secondary schools in Suffolk and Norfolk – the most recent of which was Wymondham College, the largest state boarding school in the country. Here he had responsibility for international and domestic marketing strategies, developing fundraising opportunities and introducing commercial sponsorships with business. Justin was awarded the ISBL marketing award in 2015 and became an ISBL Fellow in 2017.

In 2017 he established his own business, Chameleon Training and Consultancy, designed to provide specialist marketing, income generation and bid-writing services to the education sector.

Justin is a vastly experienced bid writer with a strong track record in raising funds for schools via conventional trust funds, grants and sponsorships. To date Justin has raised £4 million in additional income for schools and is a member of the Institute of Fundraising.
Email: [email protected]
Tel: 01502 530723 / 07877 883023
Twitter: @jus_chameleon