Training & Events

Developing skills, knowledge and expertise

Led by industry experts and delivered online and in-person throughout the year, our extensive Training and Events programme spans five categories with sessions ranging from short webinars to two-day training courses. C&BS members enjoy free places and discounted rates, so make sure you make the most of your membership or, if you haven’t already joined our community, sign up today!

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Developing individual support through membership and friends’ schemes

Whether you’re setting up an individual giving scheme or have one in place that you’d like to develop further, Pam Judson provides expert advice and insight on psychology, strategy and implementation in two sessions over two days.

Wednesday 15 & Wednesday 22 November | 10am - 1pm | Online

Tiu Makkonen, 2017

Legacy giving – now is the time if you do it right!

From triggering interest to cultivating prospects, this excellent four-hour crash course on integrating legacy giving into your fundraising programme (at little or no cost!) is delivered by legacy specialist Richard Radcliffe.

Wednesday 8 November | 11am - 3pm | Online

Mihaela Bodlovic, 2022

Effective copywriting: from blank page to impactful story

Move from a blank page to a compelling case for support in the capable hands of professional copywriter, Allison Traynor. Packed with tips, tools and techniques and delivered in two sessions over two days.

Tuesday 14 & Wednesday 15 November | 10am–1pm | Online

Mihaela Bodlovic, 2019

Chair Matters

Established by Culture & Business Scotland in partnership with Creative Scotland, Chair Matters aims to bring together and provide a valuable network for the Chairs of Creative Scotland funded organisations. 

Thursday 23 November

Andrew Perry, 2020

Introduction to being a board member (November course)

C&BS Head Board Development, Catriona Reynolds, takes new trustees and board members through their paces in two information-packed, hands-on sessions delivered over two days...

Thursday 30 November & Thursday 7 December | 4pm–7pm | Online

Andrew Perry, 2020

How to fundraise effectively from trusts and foundations

If you’re planning to pursue funding from trusts and foundations – whether you’ve prior experience or not – Pam Judson provides expert insight and advice over two highly enjoyable, in-depth sessions.

Coming soon (January 2024) | Online

Mihaela Bodlovic, 2019

Marketing, fundraising and data protection laws: keeping yourself right

Obtaining personal data is very valuable for marketing goods and services, however, the question of what you can and cannot legally do with this data remains complex. Expert Laura Irvine (Davidson Chalmers Stewart LLP) dives deep into the subject and gives practical tips and advice. 

Coming soon | Online

Mihaela Bodlovic, 2022

Employment law and HR update

The impact of the pandemic on staff wellbeing, engagement and retention makes it vital for employers to go beyond basic statutory employment rights and protections. Barry Nichol (Anderson Strathern) tackles the key issues.

Coming soon | Online

Mihaela Bodlovic, 2022

Tax update for the culture sector – VAT matters

As tax issues continues to change and challenge the finances of organisations in the culture sector, Scott Craig (Azets) regularly provides essential insight as well as highlighting issues and opportunities.


Coming soon | Online

Cashback for new touring and non-touring exhibitions

Tax expert Kirsty Murray (Azets) gives the lowdown on Museums & Galleries Exhibitions Tax Relief (MGETR), with advice on collating information effectively and making your claim. Not to be missed.

Coming soon | Online

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