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Major Donor Fundraising Course

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3 day course
 Wednesday 6 March
Wednesday 13 March
Wednesday 20 March

10.00am - 4.00pm

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Major Donors are the life blood of most charities.

Even more so now, as charities grapple with the challenges of income generation and search for lead major donors for on-line matched giving campaigns, major donor fundraising will be critical. 


Finding the right people and bringing them on board is always a challenge.

This three-day hands-on course will teach a unique model of major donor fundraising: the skills needed to bring in new major donors and give you the confidence to ask for major gifts yourself. There is also an opportunity to meet and interview a major donor.

We will cover


  • Why do Major Donors give?

  • Working in partnership with Trustees and volunteers

  • The Major Donor Cycle

  • Identifying your next Major Donor

  • How to consider events for Major Donors 

  • Researching

  • Preparing the Ask

  • Setting up a meeting for an ask

  • Cultivating and engaging

  • Techniques and tips and the opportunity to practice asking for a gift

  • Thanking, recognition and stewardship process

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This course is limited to 8 participants and runs for three weeks, one day a week 10.00am – 4.00pm.


Cost of the course is
and includes


•    Course instruction
•    Materials including summary slides after each session
•    One hour follow-up one-to-one personal mentoring consultation
•   Lunch at all 3 sessions
•    Refreshments and snacks throughout the day

Only 8 places available 

for more details please email me at 

or call 07770 262351

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What they said about previous
Major Donor courses

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 Lebrett
Work Avenue

This course was relevant, interactive and hugely informative. 
David's knowledge, experience and insight into the world of major donor fundraising is outstanding and I am now much more confident to approach our major donors.

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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. 

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Suzanne Davis

Pestalozzi World

Timing, number of attendees, content etc all seemed spot on. Definitely good timing for our team, and thought-provoking/challenging, not just on the course, but has given us food for thought in our overall approach/pitch. David very lively and energetic, keeping us all on our toes and engaged throughout, which is no mean feat for such intense day long sessions!


Aysen Norton

Spread a Smile

David Goldberg’s Major Donor course is excellent. He shares his knowledge experience and practical MD fundraising framework with good humour and in a way that is consistently engaging. I would highly recommend this training course, whatever your level of experience.

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