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WHO ARE ‘TRAINING PEOPLE’ ?
TrainingPeople is an agency providing top quality training in fundraising and personal development to not for profit agencies, voluntary groups and commercial organisations throughout Ireland, the UK and further afield.
All TrainingPeople training courses take into account the specific circumstances and legislation pertaining to fundraising and professional development within the country or area in which they are delivered be that Ireland, Northern Ireland, mainland UK or further afield.
ALICE GARRAD has 15 years of fundraising and management experience in the voluntary sector on both sides of the Irish Sea. With a background in marketing in the corporate sector, Alice joined Save the Children’s UK Fundraising team in 1987 and went on to lead a team raising £5.5 million per year from companies. She then pioneered Save the Children’s first ‘Big Gift’ fundraising campaign to mark the charity’s 75th Birthday.
Alice Garrad established her own fundraising and management consultancy in 1995. Consultancy services range from the development and implementation of fund-raising strategies, to feasibility studies for one off appeals and designing and running tailor-made training courses. Alice has lived and worked in Ireland for 7 years and her clients (both UK and Ireland based) include the Samaritans, Northern Ireland Chest Heart and Stroke Association, Concern, Barnardo’s, Help the Hospices and Sightsavers.
TREVOR GILL worked in the UK and Northern Ireland voluntary sector for over 25 years before establishing his own full time consultancy practice, ‘gillassociates.com’, in 1998. Areas of consultancy expertise include facilitating organisations in the development of strategic and business plans, grant assessment and consultancy work for funders, facilitating organisations with major funding applications and leading training on issues including business planning, fundraising and the professional development of staff.
Current and past gillassociates.com clients include Action Mental Health, Autism NI (PAPA), Aware Defeat Depression, Castlereagh Borough Council, the Charities Aid Foundation (CAF), the Council for the Homeless NI, Lisburn Strategy Partnership, the Methodist Church in Ireland, Prison Fellowship NI, the Simon Community NI, YMCA Ireland.
THE TRAININGPEOPLE APPROACH
Both Alice Garrad and Trevor Gill are experienced trainers with a track record in successful fundraising and consultancy. The TrainingPeople aim is to equip participants with the practical skills necessary to improve their fundraising and professional practice. All TrainingPeople sessions are delivered in workshop style and are highly participative - this includes small group work and time for questions and discussion. TrainingPeople aim to create a training environment where all those attending feel able to participate equally and where questioning, debate and ‘good ideas’ are actively encouraged.
In addition to courses led by Alice and Trevor, TrainingPeople employ the services of a other locally based expert trainers to assist in the leading of courses.