Making Major Donor Fundraising Really Work for You with Mike Bartlett (MinstF)
Whatever the size of your charity, it is very likely that you could raise more money from major donors. Opportunities are often missed due to lack of research, preparation or process and asks not made due to lack of organisational buy in. Most of us have memorised the theoretical steps of major donor fundraising, but how many of us put them into practice day to day? Having a few major donors is not the same as having a major donor programme. In this session Mike will highlight practical tips that you can take back to work and implement immediately to improve the potential of your major donor portfolio, including flagging new donors, making more of your fundraising/cultivation events and getting senior level buy in to support your efforts.
Mike Bartlett is Senior Consultant at Money Tree Fundraising, specialists in High Level Giving. Mike is an experienced fundraising professional, having led teams at large international aid agencies and smaller UK charities for 15 years, before joining Money Tree this year.
Mike has worked on international appeals, capital campaigns, corporate partnerships, challenge events and major donor fundraising. He has developed sustainable major donor programmes from scratch at three health-focused charities. Mike has a passion for high level giving, especially developing major donor programmes for smaller charities.
Mike regularly speaks at fundraising conferences and is an Institute of Fundraising Mentor. You can read his most recent musings via his blogs and Twitter.
Please note: we are unable to offer any refunds or transfers
Please use the downstairs bar for drinks as this contributes towards our total spend, they accept credit and debit cards.
Note: October First Thursday will be preceded by the London Region AGM at 6pm, you need to book separately for both events.
Please arrive by 6.30pm at the latest to take full advantage of 20 Minute Masterclass.
This is the programme for the evening:
6.30pm - Arrival
7.00pm - 20 Minute Masterclass
7.20pm - Q&A
7.45pm - Networking with nibbles
The bar is open for you to order drinks yourself, and we provide delicious nibbles. Whether or not you’ve attended one of our networking meetings before, why not come along and make the most of this enjoyable social opportunity?
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Where possible, we book reserve speakers for each First Thursday. These speakers will be able to give the 20 Minute Masterclass on a similar topic if our speaker is no longer able to attend. If, due to unforeseen circumstances, the speaker at a First Thursday event is unable to attend, we will notify you, and give you the details of the reserve speaker. We will email you via the address provided on the booking form as soon as possible. All those who have booked for the particular First Thursday will be able to cancel their place up to 2pm on the day of the event. If we are unable to confirm an alternative speaker for a First Thursday event, we will still go ahead and will facilitate a group discussion in place of the 20 Minute Masterclass followed by a networking session.
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The Institute of Fundraising is the professional membership body for UK fundraising. Its mission is to support fundraisers, through leadership, representation, standards-setting and education, and it champions and promotes fundraising as a career choice.