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Youthscape’s Fundraising Forum is an exciting opportunity for anyone fundraising for a Christian organisation. It’s a chance to gather, share and learn from one another – and to be inspired and equipped by excellent guest speakers.


Fundraising is hard. It can be even more challenging when you bring faith into the equation. A lot of the time we as fundraisers are expected to fundraise with no training or experience. It can be isolating and we are often expected to cover all areas of fundraising on our own. We want to provide a space where we can share our challenges and how we have overcome them, encourage one another, and learn from the experts in this area.

Each month we will host an online event where there will be time to meet one another in small groups and then come back together to hear from a speaker who is an expert in their area of fundraising. There are no restrictions as to the type of organisation you are, the size, amount of income, number of staff etc. You just need to be fundraising for a Christian organisation.

The event will take place online, to ensure as many people can access this as possible. You will be sent a Zoom link once you have booked.

Join us on July 21st

We are launching our first Fundraising Forum event on the 21st July 2021, where we have the privilege of Ruth Tormey speaking to us. Ruth is the Head of Church and Supporter Engagement at Tearfund. She has also worked for World Vision and Christian Aid, so brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in this area. Ruth will be talking about how to build relationships with churches, how to engage with churches in a fundraising capacity, and what she’s learned from working with them.

  • Get to know other fundraisers in Christian organisations
  • Be inspired to fundraise more effectively and creatively
  • Learn about a particular area of fundraising from an expert in the field
  • Have a space to share our struggles and challenges and find ways to overcome them
  • Gain a greater understanding of fundraising within the Christian context

Event timings

  • 9.00 - Welcome and introduction to the concept of the Fundraising Forum
  • 9.10 - Break out rooms – time to connect and meet others
  • 9.30 - Talk with Ruth Tormey
  • 10.00 - Q&A with Ruth Tormey
  • 10.20 - Insight from Youthscape’s CEO, Chris Curtis, on raising £3.2 million for Bute Mills
  • 10.30 - Finish
Ruth Tormey

Ruth Tormey


Ruth is the Head of Church and Supporter Engagement at Tearfund.

Esther Taylor

Esther Taylor

Fundraising Manager

Hey, I’m Esther and I manage fundraising for Youthscape.

Chris Curtis

Chris Curtis

Chief Executive

Hello! I’m Chris, the founder and leading our team as Chief Executive of Youthscape.

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