Major Donor Course

Next Course

May 6th,13th & 20th

Next May, I will once again be offering this course aimed at those with a minimum of one year’s fundraising experience and who wish to develop skills to work with Major Donors.

This course is a great opportunity to learn and/or improve your major donor fundraising skills and help to bring in thousands of pounds more into your charity.

Major Donors are the life blood of most charities. They make a significant impact on your organisation’s income but finding the right people and bringing them on board can be challenging.

This three day hands-on course will cover the key principles of major donor fundraising, teach the appropriate tools to attract significant support for your charity and maintain long term relationships to benefit your organisation for years to come.


See what past participants have said (below).

The sessions cover

  • Why people give

  • Working in partnership with Trustees and volunteers

  • The Major Donor Cycle

  • Identifying your next Major Donor

  • Events for Major Donors

  • Researching

  • Preparing the Ask

  • Setting up the meeting

  • How to ask for gifts

  • Thanking, recognition and stewardship process

This course teaches a unique model of major donor fundraising. It gives participants an opportunity to really understand major donors and use themselves as drivers of the process.


Participants will have a chance to improve or perfect their asking skills.


The course also features a very special Q & A encounter with a major donor.

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What they said about the course

Daliah Mehdi

Youth Aliyah

This course changed the way I think and speak about my charity. The insight I have gained has given me more confidence to approach and engage major donors.

Daniel Morris

Maccabi GB

David's knowledge and experience in this area is priceless and I have learnt so much that I will take forward with me as well as imparting this knowledge to my colleagues. I am already looking forward to using what I have learnt and hitting those targets!

Debbie Sheldon
Work Avenue

The course gave me lots of information in a practical and engaging way and has left me with a feeling of being excited to implement what I have learnt.  David is an excellent trainer who has a wealth of knowledge and encourages all the participants in an encouraging and meaningful way. 

Martin Segal
Israel Guide Dogs

David Goldberg's Major Donor Fundraising course was one of the best things I ever did as a Director of a small charity.    His insights and knowledge of the Jewish charity sector gained from over 10 years working in senior positions were valuable ones which have helped me on my way to growing and expanding my operations within the charity.    David presents this course in a managed and methodical manner and you finish this course both knowing far more than when you started and maybe, more importantly, extremely motivated to go out and put his theories to practice. 

Gillian Merron
Board of Deputies

Highly practical, relevant and realistic - the course presents the best ideal opportunity to step away from the day-to-day to focus on fundraising in a way that makes a difference

Cassie Mattus
March of the Living UK

The course was a fantastic way to explore the ask. David gave us a very clear structure and approach. The chance to rehearse an ask and see different responses from donors was a beneficial experience. I definitely feel more confident in approaching donors. 

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