£197 – £277

Major Donor Masterclass - Developing this income strategy for your charity

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Cavalry and Guards Club

127 Piccadilly



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Join us and our inspiring host, Matt Bird, for a day that’s designed to help increase your results with Major Donor Fundraising.

Feedback about previous Major Donor Masterclasses:

  • “Matt grounded the issue really well – making it not seem as daunting as it can”

  • "The content was very good. Matt is brilliant at sharing his insights and life"

  • "Excellent - Reinspired me!"

  • “If put into practice, the learning I gained will affect a sea-change in my organisation, not merely in terms of how we operate, but in increasing our capacity to fulfil our mandate to the people we serve." - Susie Hart MBE, Craft Aid International

  • "Attending the Major Donor Masterclass has given me the tools and the confidence to take our fundraising to a new level. It is rare to be given such an inside track into an area that many fear to tread." - Angie Campbell, Senior Pastor of C3 Cambridge

  • "After never previously giving consideration to major donor fundraising, I found the day to be a priceless investment!" - Niky Dix, Director of Intentional Health

  • "I recommend this day. Matt progresses through a strong framework that has left Fegans with a robust and clear plan. This is money well invested." - Ian Soars, CEO of Fegans

Who's the Masterclass for?

This event is suitable for CEOs, Trustees, Directors, Fundraisers and Major Donor Fundraisers.

Whether you are new to Major Donor Fundraising or a seasoned professional, this one day masterclass will help you ‘raise your game’. It will be full of case studies, valuable insights and practical advice that you can use straight away.

What will you learn during the day?

The 10 key benefits of attending the Masterclass include:

  1. Learn how major donor giving can grow your charity rapidly & help you change the lives of the beneficiaries you are passionate about

  2. Meet a major donor & hear them talk about why they choose to give to some charities & not others

  3. Hear the story of charity growth from zero to £1million+ in 2 years through major donor fund raising

  4. Understand the ethics of having a bias towards major donor fundraising

  5. Start or sharpen your own major donor strategy & determine your next steps to success

  6. Develop a more compelling case for major donor support

  7. Learn how to ask a major donor for money & how not to

  8. Take away 5 practical strategies you can implement immediately to help you meet prospective major donors

  9. Become confident when meeting major donors & overcome your own ‘gremlins’

  10. Ask a major donor & a seasoned major donor fundraiser any of your unanswered questions

About our expert host for this event:

Organisers Yeomans are very excited to again be working with Matt Bird as the host and lead of this event. Business and social entrepreneur Matt Bird is a seasoned philanthropist and major donor fund raiser who:

  • Founded and leads the fast growing social impact and micro-finance charity Cinnamon Network

  • Chairs the Christian Funders' Forum who individually grant more than £30million pa.

  • Co-created 'Dragon's Den' style events for charity on behalf of major donors which generated £1.5million

  • Helped start the philanthropist support community Generous Journey

  • Led the major donor fund raising for Soul in the City raising more than £1million

  • Is a Member of the WEA 'Council for Business & Ministry Finance'

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