#BootCamp: An Introduction to Grant Makers, Prospect Research & Bid writing (10/03/23)


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Friday 10th March
10.00 am – 4:00 pm


Online (Zoom)
In Person (Central London, near King’s Cross)

Friday 10th March 2023

In this session, we will explain the vast and unique potential of fundraising from grantmakers. You will understand what makes them distinctive funders, how to develop and use your own practical research toolkit of three key questions and three effective research tools and how to craft a winning proposal to secure the funding.

Guest Speaker: Bill Bruty

Bill has been a professional fundraiser since 1984 and has worked as Fundraising Manager or Director for four large national charities in the UK. He is also one of the world’s leading fundraising trainers and a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Fundraising in the UK.

He has worked with clients as diverse as the Segal Family Foundation, the RAF Benevolent Fund, the African Women’s Development Fund and Bipolar UK, as well as wider civil society in the UK and Africa. He is recognized as a global expert in successful grant seeking from trusts, government, companies and wealthy individuals; and, also, how to diversify beyond grant seeking. Bill also works for companies and trusts, advising them on which charities to select and providing advice to their grant holders.

Since 2001, Bill has been the Director of Fundraising Training Ltd, which specialises in training people who are new to fundraising and expanding the creativity of experienced people.


This is FREE to those on the AVOCADO+ Accelerator Programme and subsidised for everyone from small and BAMER (black, Asian, multi-ethnic and refugee) organisations.

We know that you are facing numerous unique challenges; often it takes many years to gain momentum and build capacity in spite of the great need that you are meeting.

But rest assured you are not alone and we are here to help!



  • Welcome and introductions
  • Round up of important info for BAMER groups
  • Challenges and Wins
  • Guest speaker(s) presentation
  • Q&A
  • Notices
  • Reflections
  • Close

Things to note:

For security reasons:

  • Registration is required after which the Zoom call details will be sent to the email you register with.
  • Meeting notes and recordings are only sent to attendees.