"We have booked Lucy on a number of occasions to provide an inspirational opening plenary and every time, Lucy receives top ratings from our delegates. Lucy has a fantastic ability to connect quickly with her audience, maintain absolute engagement throughout and build a brilliant level of energy so that the audience feels super confident, inspired and energised" Hayley Dann, Consultant
Check out where Lucy is speaking below. Or if you would like Lucy to speak at your event drop her a line at email@example.com.
14th August 2019
Lightning Talk - how to innovate with confidence
Innovation is often viewed as a dark art reserved for the ‘creatives’. Innovation is simple. It’s about solving problems that need solving. It happens when people work together, challenge ‘how things are done here’, build on ideas, test different solutions and learn from failures. It’s simple but not easy. In this session learn some practical tools to inspire your colleagues, wade through organisational treacle, prepare for failures and ensure the good ideas see the light of day.
You’ll hear examples of how other organisations have approached innovation as well as listening first hand to how the Community and Events Fundraising team at Mind have built a culture where creativity and innovation can thrive.
Whether you are just starting to think about innovation or are already an accomplished innovator, this practical workshop is an opportunity to learn from your peers, build skills for creativity both personally and in your team and give you the tools and confidence to make sure the good ideas see the light of day.
This event is FREE for charities. Places are limited. To book email Ruby@resource-alliance.org
15th August 2019
Innovation and creativity for better fundraising results
On this one-day course we will define what innovation and creativity means and learn proven innovation tactics from successful companies, entrepreneurs and charities that you can apply to your day-to-day work. You will leave with a set of tools to build your innovation skills, including identifying where to focus your ideas, how to develop your personal creativity, how to create a culture that supports innovation and ensure the ideas with the potential to make the most impact happen.
20th August 2019
The power of storytelling for fundraisers
Whatever your fundraising role or level, your ability to tell powerful stories with passion and conviction is the secret to engaging and inspiring your supporters, volunteers and colleagues and delivering the most impact for the cause you fundraise for. Attend this practical course to build your confidence for finding and telling powerful stories.
10th September 2019
Lucidity Network event
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24th October 2019
IOF West Midlands Conference
Lucy is running Power session 4: How to network with confidence – because who you know is everything
Networks are where you find your next supporter, your next volunteer and your next sponsor. Who you know can also accelerate your career progression, help you get your next job and provide great learning and development opportunities. Good networks also keep you going when things get tough and help you celebrate your successes. Yet many of us dread ‘networking’. In this practical session, led by Lucy Gower, founder and director at Lucidity, learn tips to build and keep your networks and enjoy doing it
What you said
"We have booked Lucy on a number of occasions to provide an inspirational opening plenary and every time, Lucy receives top ratings from our delegates. Lucy has a fantastic ability to connect quickly with her audience, maintain absolute engagement throughout and build a brilliant level of energy so that the audience feels super confident, inspired and energised"Hayley Dann, Consultant
“The theme of innovation and creativity and working in this way is massively outside my comfort zone, and it was great to be encouraged to go for it”National Trust Convestival delegate
"Lucy ran a superb session on how we should be integrating innovation into our applications to charitable trusts. In 11 years of going to these thrice-yearly meetings, this was the most inspiring and thought-making meeting I have ever attended."Ewan Hastings MInstF(Dip), Trusts and Corporate Fundraiser, Waverley Care, Edinburgh.
"Lucy Gower is becoming my go-to person for inspiration on Innovation. I've heard her at several fundraising conferences over the years and it was a no-brainer when I was looking for a thought-provoking, motivational speaker for my special interest group's annual continuing professional development session. Emphasising group working and tenacity, she was really well-received by our group which ranges from brand new to those with decades of experience."Deanna Wolf, Chair IoF Scotland, Special Interest Group for Trusts, Statutory & Foundations
"Lucy presented about how failure is an important part of the learning process and is the key to success. Lucy was so engaging and raised some really thought-provoking questions. I came away feeling enlightened and less scared to fail."Kirsty Marrins, Content and Community Content Manager, JustGiving
"One of the best sessions I've ever done! Thank you Lucy! I came into the room interested and left EXCITED!"Conference session delegate