Networking Skills for Not-for-Profit and Charities

When one hears the word networking, people often associate it with marketing, selling and promotion. Whilst that is partially true, everyone in the world from about the age of 2, networks. Why?

Because networking is simply building relationships. It’s all about communication. These days, with the growth of social media and the mobile phone, the art of face to face contact can sometimes be overlooked. But there can never be a substitute for making good connections, by attending both internal and external events.

I show you how to feel comfortable and in control when you work the room in any business or social situation. ‘Working the room’ has negative connotations but only when done in an inappropriate manner. I show you how to do it ethically and honestly; after all it’s simply talking to different people!

When you spot a potential opportunity to move the relationship forward I help you to make that follow up phone call in a comfortable manner

It will be good for you to network when you want to:

  • Build partnerships with business and industry
  • Create partnerships with other departments and outside organisations
  • Find a new employee for your team
  • Create new opportunities with supporters
  • Get others to know what you do
  • Help others with their business challenges
  • Increase your knowledge of your marketplace
  • Make new social and business friends
  • Meet key people and decision makers for partnerships and fundraising
  • Raise your own and the organisation’s profile

Articles to help you enhance your networking skills:

If you want to know how to approach someone on their own, watch the video below:

Business Networking

The Survival Guide

Topics include:

    Part 1: Before the event

  1. The Invitation
  2. Your LinkedIn Profile (and how it fits into networking)
  3. How to prepare for the event
  4. Part 2: During the event

  5. What to do on arrival
  6. How to break the ice
  7. How to move on
  8. Dealing with groups
  9. Managing rejection
  10. Building relationships
  11. Asking business questions
  12. How to move forward
  13. Part 3: After the event / following up

  14. Reviewing your new connections
  15. Reconnecting by phone
  16. Using LinkedIn to create more business and career opportunities
  17. Meeting again
  18. Maintaining relationships
  19. Part 4: Final words

  20. Why networking matters
  21. Understanding how to network with the opposite sex

Help others discover networking

Testimonials

I am very proud of the positive comments I get from previous clients. Here is a selection of quotes from clients about my training and workshops.

“Great tips and things to say.”

— Meriel Jeater, Curator, Museum of London

“Opened my eyes hugely - very practical day so very useful.”

— Sarah Gray, Archivist, Surrey Heritage

“Amazing - A must have! I have learnt so much from Will Kintish”

— Shuli Ibgui, THE FED

“For face to face contact, brilliant methodology to apply when stuck for words.”

— Sarah Bottle, Project Manager, Kent County Council

“Fantastic experience. Inevitably practical. Networking will never be the same experience again!”

— Sharon McCambridge, Chief Executive, Six Town Housing

“A useful course with a number of relevant and helpful tips and hints to help you network more effectively.”

— Sandra Auty, Policy Manager

“Very useful. Clear presentation, interesting, and a common sense approach to something that can be daunting.”

— Caroline Campion, Head of Operations, Tung Sing Housing Association Limited

“Great presenter who made everything interesting - can come away with useful tips and hints you won't forget.”

— Liz Crockford, Operations Manager, Doncaster Council

“A useful and effective workshop. Unlike other workshops I've been on, I've found this really useful and one which you can use professionally and personally.”

— Sim Dhensa, Policy Adviser, BERR

“Thank you for a wonderful and inspirational day. Now I know networking is not nearly as scary as I thought, and I just need to carry on being sociable but listen at the same time.”

— Heather Clark, West Wedge Early Years Service

“On behalf of everyone at The Nicky Alliance Day Centre and iNspire (the charity incubator) I would like to thank you for presenting the LinkedIn Event last week. The event proved to be very successful and we generated well over £700 in support of the Centre.”

— Shelley Blackston, Chairman, The Nicky Alliance Day Centre

“We could not have hoped for a better launch Event with a good attendance, dynamic Speaker, superb conviviality and a considerable amount of real business took place. We hope to follow this up with an Event early in 2012, then every 3-4 months thereafter with Vince Cable MP, James Caan, Lord Alan Sugar all on our Radar.”

— Muslim Jewish Forum Co-Chair, Jonny Wineberg

“I just wanted to say what a fantastic Master class you delivered today I can’t believe I spent six hours learning about Networking and was ready for more. I will definitely recommend more people attend the event in future if they want to develop their business and take it to the next level when they come to my workshops. Look forward to meeting you again in the near future.”

— Mohammed Arshad, Business Link Yorkshire

“This email is just a short note to say a very big “thank you” for your time and effort on our behalf on Wednesday morning. It was a pleasure to meet you for the first time and then the LinkedIn presentation was all I had hoped for and more. You know the excellent job that you do so there is not much point in me repeating the usual superlatives and adjectives that you undoubtedly hear all the time other than to say “mission accomplished and job well done”. At some point in the not-too-distant future we will have think about a further meeting to discuss a way forward to “offering” the benefits of your training services to CILT members. In the meantime, thank you once again. It really was a pleasure to meet you – a true gentleman – and to hear you present.”

— Peter Huggins, Knowledge Centre Manager, CILT UK

More Information

Alternative ways of learning networking skills

Not only do I run in-house workshops, but I also hold public courses as alternative ways of learning.

You can try before you buy

If you're considering inviting me in to run an in house workshop then please get in touch. It may be you would like one of your colleagues to join me at a public seminar in the first instance to check that what I do will be of benefit to your business.

Where do I speak?

In the last 10+ years, apart from extensive engagements in the UK, I have presented in the following countries:

  • France
  • Germany
  • Belgium
  • Hungary
  • Israel
  • Malta
  • Ireland

I always have my suitcase packed and passport ready to present anywhere in the world!


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Networking Skills for Not-for-Profit and Charities Clients
Networking Skills for Not-for-Profit and Charities Clients
Networking Skills for Not-for-Profit and Charities Clients
Networking Skills for Not-for-Profit and Charities Clients
Networking Skills for Not-for-Profit and Charities Clients
Networking Skills for Not-for-Profit and Charities Clients
Networking Skills for Not-for-Profit and Charities Clients
Networking Skills for Not-for-Profit and Charities Clients
Networking Skills for Not-for-Profit and Charities Clients
Networking Skills for Not-for-Profit and Charities Clients
Networking Skills for Not-for-Profit and Charities Clients
Networking Skills for Not-for-Profit and Charities Clients
Networking Skills for Not-for-Profit and Charities Clients
Networking Skills for Not-for-Profit and Charities Clients
Networking Skills for Not-for-Profit and Charities Clients
Networking Skills for Not-for-Profit and Charities Clients
Networking Skills for Not-for-Profit and Charities Clients
Networking Skills for Not-for-Profit and Charities Clients
Networking Skills for Not-for-Profit and Charities Clients
Networking Skills for Not-for-Profit and Charities Clients
Networking Skills for Not-for-Profit and Charities Clients
Networking Skills for Not-for-Profit and Charities Clients
Networking Skills for Not-for-Profit and Charities Clients

Upcoming Public Seminars

How To Become A Confident And Effective Networker (04/10/2017)

Date: Wed 04 Oct 2017
Time: 1:30pm - 5.00pm
Location: Manchester
Cost: £147.00

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How To Become A Confident And Effective Networker (05/10/2017)

Date: Thu 05 Oct 2017
Time: 1:30pm - 5.00pm
Location: London
Cost: £147.00

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How To Become A Confident And Effective Networker (20/02/2018)

Date: Tue 20 Feb 2018
Time: 1:30pm - 5.00pm
Location: London
Cost: £147.00

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How To Become A Confident And Effective Networker (21/02/2018)

Date: Wed 21 Feb 2018
Time: 1:30pm - 5.00pm
Location: Manchester
Cost: £147.00

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How To Become A Confident And Effective Networker (20/06/2018)

Date: Wed 20 Jun 2018
Time: 1:30pm - 5.00pm
Location: London
Cost: £147.00

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