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The Charity First Series is a library of electronic and printed handbooks, offering clear, reliable guidance for not-for-profit organisations.

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top seller helps schools access funds from multiple sources


Raising Funds for your School Cover


One of our top-selling Charity First Series titles - Raising Funds for Your School - A comprehensive guide - is a practical manual designed to help any school to access funding from new sources.

Author Nick Ryan, founder and director of organisational development consultancy Vantage Fundraising, is a development professional broadly experienced in both the charity and education sectors. This extensive experience informs his practical and accessible hands-on description of how to nurture an effective fundraising culture in the school.

The title is available from this site as a paperback or as a downloadable PDF. Click here for further details.


“Covers all elements necessary for a school to create a complete fundraising strategy.” Richard Foley, Clerk and Chief Executive, Sir John Cass's Foundation


We acknowledge with gratitude the assistance of The Southern Co-operative towards the production of this book 

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Schools Fundraising Seminar to be held in Liverpool

Charity First will be presenting the next in their series of fundraising seminars on Tuesday 18thJune 2019 at Alsop High School, Queen’s Drive, Walton, Liverpool L4 6SH. The seminar will be led by Nick Ryan, author of the well received Charity First Series title Raising Funds for Your School - A comprehensive guide, and all delegates will receive a free copy.

For further details, or to book, click here.

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