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Major Donor Fundraising Course


3 day course

on  ZOOM

Wednesday 20th January
Wednesday 27th January
Wednesday 3rd February

9.45am - 4.00pm
(breaks throughout each day- one hour lunch break)



Major Donors
are the life blood of all charities.


Even more so now, as charities grapple with the challenges of income generation to meet the needs and the 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 even more challenging.

This three-day hands-on course will teach a unique model of major donor fundraising in the current climate: 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

  • How might the COVID 19 pandemic effect Major Donor fundraising in the short and medium term?

  • What role do major donors play in on-line matched giving campaigns?

  • Why do people give?

  • Working in partnership with Trustees and volunteers

  • The Major Donor Cycle

  • Identifying your next Major Donor

  • How to consider events for Major Donors in the new normal

  • 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


This course is limited to 6 participants and runs for three weeks, one day a week 9.45am – 4.00pm on Zoom.

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


**As this course is now on Zoom and therefore the overhead costs are reduced, I will donate £200 back to your charity after the course has finished.


Only 6 places available 

for more details please email me at 

or call 07770 262351


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 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


Hannah Schaller

I’ve just finished the best major donor fundraising course run by Goldberg Consulting. It was a brilliantly informative, three days spent learning everything about the world of fundraising and provided a fresh insight into how to find your next big donor and how to make the successful ask. David’s presenting style mixed the right amount of humour and anecdote with a wealth of experience. The course flowed so effortlessly, and it was a pleasure to be in a Covid safe room with other amazing fundraisers.

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