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How to plan a successful event – 27th February 2018

  • Are you thinking about organising events but don’t know where to start?
  • Do you manage events at the moment but think you could do it better?

Raising money from events is a popular form of fundraising for many charities.  Businesses often organise events to help show case their work.  Whilst they can be great money makers for an organization, they can also be time consuming and expensive. The success of events depends on careful planning.

Who should attend?
This course is aimed at those with no or little experience of event planning and management. Whether you are a front line worker or in a supervisory or management role, this will provide an excellent introduction and overview into the main aspects of planning and running a successful event whether its to raise funds, build brand awareness or simply host a thank you party.

What will the course cover?
• planning your event; from idea to implementation
• how to market and promote your event
• customer experience; how to ensure your customers have a good experience at your event and return for future events
• budgeting and projecting a profit/loss; what costs do you need to take into account and how can you maximise fundraising potential
• health and safety; assessing risk, what do you need to think about
• trouble shooting; how do you react when things go wrong?

What previous attendes have said about the course

  • “I thoroughly enjoyed the event management training and all the aspects it included.  It made me think of areas that I would not have thought about whilst planning an event.  Through this course, I then used what I had learnt to plan and run my own event!” (Lindsey, Doncaster)
  • “I feel more confident now than earlier!” (Ellie, Homestart South Yorkshire)
  • 100% of delegates attending our last Event Management training rated the course as ‘excellent’ value for money!

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assessing risk

Assessing risk: beyond just the tick box – 28th March 2018

Do you need to be better at considering the risks to your organisation or business?

Do you worry whether your business or charity will still exist in a years time?

Many charity managers, trustees or business owners, don’t properly consider the risks that their business or organisation faces. Whether it’s a case of not knowing where to start, thinking there just isn’t enough hours in the day or even simply thinking it’s not important enough to focus on, the fact is its good practice, important and essential to identify and manage organisational risks. If your cash flow dries up or your reputation is significantly damaged, you will wish you gave it some attention.

Who should attend?

This course is aimed at team leaders, supervisors, managers, directors, CEOs, trustees, board members, business owners, entrepreneurs who either don’t know where to start or if they are truly honest, need something to focus their attention on reviewing their approach to risk.

What will the course cover?
This session, will turn what can be a very dry topic into a dynamic and (dare we say it) fun experience, drawing on real life examples to help your organisation to survive and thrive and will include:

  • defining risk
  • the difference between ‘assessing risk’ and risk assessment
  • how to use an organisational risk framework to identify and review the risks facing your organisation

and much more!

What previous attendes have said about the course

“The top takeaway was probably to actually sit down and assess what risks might happen. I usually think about the financial ones, but not the others!” (James, Accountant, Southampton)

“Great training – made me think about aspects of work that could be improved to better my business. A great interactive session of how to put learning into real life. Brill!” (Deborah, Salon owner, Ireland).

“I loved Mark’s training on risk assessment. He took a potentially boring subject and made it fun, interesting and simple to start using in day to day life”. (Adrian, CEO web design company, Ireland).

Please note

Please be aware the training room is situated on the second floor of the venue which unfortunately does not have a lift. If this presents any difficulties for you, please get in touch on the details below.

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Trainer Biography

Mark Smith from Make Your Mark UK is a qualified trainer* and an experienced senior manager and charity trustee. He has delivered this training course an international basis. Mark is a member of the Institute of Fundraising ** also a member of the Junior Chamber International (JCI), a member of the JCI UK National Board and the National Training Team.

* Level 3 Award in Education and Training (QCF) qualification with the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health

** The Institute of Fundraising (IoF) is the professional membership body for UK fundraising that support fundraisers through leadership and representation; best practice and compliance; education and networking.

If you have any questions, please contact Mark on m.smith@makeyourmarkuk.co.uk or call 07977422341

Other courses

We have developed a number of training sessions on a range of topics that we run regularly or we can come and deliver these sessions to your group or organisation in house.  These can be full day, half day or a few hours to suit your needs and budget.  We are also happy to have a chat about other bespoke training sessions that we could design and then deliver for you.


Assessing risk: beyond just the tick box

Do you need to be better at considering the risks to your organisation or business?

Many business owners, managers and group leaders don’t properly consider the risks that their business or organisation faces.  Whether its a case of not knowing where to start, thinking there just isn’t enough hours in the day or even simply thinking its not important enough to focus on, the fact is its good practice, important and essential to identify and manage organisational risks. If your cash flow dries up or your reputation is significantly damaged, you will wish you gave it some attention.


Event management

Are you thinking about organising events but don’t know where to start?

Do you manage events at the moment but think you could do it better?

This course is aimed at those with no or little experience of event planning and management.  Whether you are a front line worker or in a supervisory or management role, this will provide an excellent introduction and overview into the main aspects of planning and running a successful event. This course includes:

– planning your event; from idea to implementation

– how to market and promote your event

– customer experience; how to ensure your customers have a good experience at your event and return for future events

– budgeting and projecting a profit/loss; what costs do you need to take into account and how can you maximise fundraising potential

– health and safety; assessing risk, what do you need to think about

– trouble shooting; how do you react when things go wrong?


How to deliver effective presentations

Find yourself awake at night worrying about that presentation you have to give?

This session will share top tips that will help you become a more competent, confident and better presenter. Whether you’re new to presenting or an old hand who wants to brush up on your skills, come along to go a step further


To register your interest for any of the above training courses, or to have a chat about other training that you need, please contact hello@makeyourmarkuk.co.uk