From the 21st to the 24th of February 2018, our Master FRAME – Fundraising Management in the NGOs fellows took part to a Field Experience in Torino, with Circolo dei Lettori Foundation. Students attended a 4-day experience in the Non-Profit Organization’s headquarters, to implement a Fundraising Plan with the organization’s board, project stakeholders and fundraising donors, in collaboration with Circolo dei Lettori Foundation of Torino.
The Fundraising experience was coordinated by Giampiero Giacomel, former student and currently Senior Adviser for Social Change School’s Master FRAME, and Head of Individual Giving at Scottish Opera. Our Senior Adviser also ran a preliminary fundraising training for staff members and students on how to convert service users into donors for art and culture. This training gave students the chance to better engage with the Foundation’s staff members.
During the Field Experience, students had the chance to plan and implement a response Fundraising plan, manage the relation with donors and a fundraising event, knowing the key steps required to launch and join a fundraising campaign and the key aims, functions and responsibilities of a fundraising team.
Students were extremely satisfied with the experience, especially for having the possibility to put what they had studied into practice. Fellows particularly enjoyed “the creation and the application of the fundraising strategy” and the opportunity they had to “elaborate a complete Case for Support, Ethic Code and Fundraising Plan from zero for a wonderful organization”.