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072: [Replay] Community partnerships fundraising with Emily Clarke

As we had the Bursaries and Partnerships Conference run by HMC, AGBIS and IDPE in London earlier this week, I thought it would be apt to re-share one of my most popular episodes around the topic.

In this episode, I talk to Emily Clarke, Director of Development at Highgate School, about fundraising for community partnerships.

Expanding on previous episodes about the building blocks of bursary strategy and my exploration of the real situation schools face getting bursaries established in my conversation with Bart Wielenga, the Head of Blundell's School, I move on to considering community partnerships.

This is an area that is potentially rich for fundraising opportunities, and the work Emily Clarke has been doing is an excellent illustration of this.

I also ask Emily about the fundraising journey Highgate has been on during the COVID-19 pandemic, and how they have adjusted their fundraising to serve the increased need for support in their local community.

References and resources Highgate School

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