"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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
8th October 2019
Exeter, United Kingdom
Why your network is the secret to success
A great opportunity to meet interesting people, get a dose of inspiration from our guest speaker, have some drinks and nibbles and perhaps start to put the world to rights – all in lovely surroundings. This month we’re sharing the secrets to networking success.
Our guest speaker is Andy Taylor-Whyte an expert in networking and founder of The Inspiration Bureau which specialises in building presentation and fundraising skills.
Research shows that the quality of your network impacts on your career and personal development. Who you know can 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’.
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
12th November 2019
The power of storytelling
On this one-day course you’ll explore why storytelling is a powerful tool for fundraisers, you’ll learn storytelling structures as well as practical tips to help your stories connect with your different audiences. You’ll build your confidence for story by practising telling your real stories. The day is packed with storytelling examples from both charities and the corporate world and you’ll leave with the skills, knowledge and tactics to engage your colleagues from inside and outside fundraising to help you find and tell powerful true stories.
18th November 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.
What you said
"Lucy’s talk was inspiring - it really connected to some of my own experiences around facilitating innovation growth mindsets and helping people focus in on the route cause of a problem. I left motivated - thank you."Kelly Davies, Behavioral Scientist
“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 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
"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.
"One of the best sessions I've ever done! Thank you Lucy! I came into the room interested and left EXCITED!"Conference session delegate
"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