Raising funds online – community fundraising

Event aims

Do you need help setting up and running an online fundraising campaign?

Raising funds online is no longer just for the large national charities. Online fundraising platforms have become a vital fundraising stream for charities and organisations who want to raise money quickly and easily.

This year has thrown us major challenges in raising money from our local community, with coffee mornings, bring and buy sales and other fundraising events being cancelled.

This training will provide techniques on how to engage with your community, reach a wider support base and raise money for your cause or project using online platforms.

This live, interactive training aims to improve your knowledge of how to raise funds online and ensure you maximise your success.

The training is delivered over Zoom and our funding adviser will provide you with expert advice relevant to your organisation or project.

Who should attend?

This workshop is suitable for staff, volunteers and trustees/committee members from charities, voluntary and community organisations looking to raise money online for a specific project .

What will you learn? 

During this session participants will develop their knowledge and understanding of:

  • how to plan and manage an online fundraising campaign including access to a wide range of tools and templates to get you started;
  • the different platforms available for raising money online;
  • how to make the best of social media to reach your audience; and
  • increased awareness of fundraising regulations.
  • Better understanding of how to maximise the funds you raise

The training will be interactive and provides an opportunity to network with other organisations from across the region.


Nicky Smith has 16 years’ experience as a funding advisor, securing funding for hundreds of voluntary organisations including village halls, play areas, health and social care groups and youth clubs across North Yorkshire.

How to book

Please scroll down to book your place. Closing date is Monday 25 January at 12pm.

If you have any questions about the training please contact communitysupport@communityfirstyorkshire.org.uk or telephone 01904 704 177.

If you have any questions about booking or invoicing please contact info@communityfirstyorkshire.org.uk or telephone 01904 704 177.


This event is free to organisations in North Yorkshire with an income of up to £5k thanks to funding from North Yorkshire County Council.

Places for other organisations are £24 each (£20 +VAT).

If you are a small organisation that would struggle to attend this training a small number of bursary places may be available, please contact communitysupport@communityfirstyorkshire.org.uk or 01904 704 177 to discuss this further.


Attendees can receive refunds for cancellations up to 7 days before the event date.

Please note that non-attendance on training you have booked on will require the full payment, this is also applies to bursary and funded places. This is to allow as many participants as possible access to our training. See our Terms and Conditions for more information.

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