Every penny counts (online event)

three £1 coins on top of a £5 note


United Kingdom
Saturday, 5 November 2022 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Ticket price: 
About the event: 

At a time where funding is increasingly hard to obtain, how can you maximise your group’s income in other areas? In this session, we’ll take a look at how you can find and bring together smaller income streams to help your group generate those extra pounds.

Making Music staff will share some top tips, and you’ll also spend some time in breakout rooms talking with other members about their experiences, issues and successes.

We’ll talk about:

  • Reviewing and maximising your subscription rates and ticket prices
  • Creating fundraising events for your group
  • How you can make money when your members shop online
  • Asking for donations and crowd funding
  • Sponsorship and advertising
  • Managing your spending
  • Anything else that comes up on the topic!

We will also give a brief overview on the topics of gift aid, orchestra tax relief and applying for grant funding, but these topics will be covered in greater depth at separate events - keep an eye on our events listings to find out when these are available to book.

  • There will be an opportunity to ask questions via the chat function during the event.
  • There will be a short break during the event.

Who should attend this event?
Anyone is welcome to come to this event, but it will be particularly relevant to anyone who looks after your group’s fundraising or accounts.

As our events are in high demand, we are requesting that only one person per group books to attend, to allow as many different groups as possible to benefit.

Cost: FREE for members and non-members

We will be using Zoom to host the meeting, and will send you full instructions the day before the event on how to join.

Places are limited, so reserve yours now.

Please read the event information below before reserving your place.

Reserve your tickets now

Registration for this event closes at 8am on Saturday 5 November.

Event information:

  • This event includes a powerpoint presentation (slides will be sent out in advance)
  • This event includes participant-led discussion
  • Questions will be taken via the chat function at this event
  • Breakout rooms will be used at this event
  • Automated closed captions (subtitles) will be available at this event. If you require live captioning, please contact us to request this

Expected event schedule:

  • 10.00am: welcome and how we will use the Zoom features during the event
  • 10.05am: updates from Making Music
  • 10.15am: event topic
  • 11.00am approx: short break
  • 11.10am: event continues
  • 12.00pm: finish

Timings may vary on the day.

Recording information:
We may decide to record this event, either for publishing on our website, or so that we can review it internally.

  • We will announce at the beginning of the event if a recording is being made and what it will be used for
  • We will usually record in speaker view, meaning only people who speak will be recorded
  • If you speak, your image and voice will be captured in the recording
  • Attendee names as displayed in a Zoom meeting will not be captured in the recording
  • If you do not want your image to be captured, you may turn off your camera during the event. However, please be aware that if you do, your name will be displayed in place of your image, unless you have uploaded an image to your profile in Zoom
  • Breakout rooms will not normally be recorded
  • Your comments in the chat box will not form part of the recording

By booking a place and attending this event, you consent to being recorded in this way.

Inclusivity statement:
We aim to make our events as accessible as possible. If you have any particular accessibility requirements or if there is anything else we can do to help make the event a better experience for you, please let us know.

Cancellation policy:

Making Music reserves the right to cancel an event due to low attendance numbers, adverse weather conditions or other circumstances which make it no longer possible to run the event. If you have booked a place and Making Music cancels the event, we will offer you a full refund where applicable.