Major Donor Fundraising (Practitioner Level) (12-Aug-22)

Major Donors
12 August 2022
10:00AM to 04:30PM

Individual Prices

Package Type Available To Price
Individual Member Fee All Days Individual Member £190
Non-Individual Member Fee All Days Non Member £245

Standard Content

Are you new to major gift fundraising or is your organisation now stepping out more boldly into this type of fundraising? If yes, this course will help you and your organisation to establish essential cornerstones, enabling you to become an exceptional major gift fundraiser in a more competitive, GDPR era.

This course looks at successful tried and tested approaches to major gift fundraising, but combines these with the latest thinking and research, enabling you to take away skills and knowledge to get the job done well in any fundraising environment.

The core functions of today’s major gift fundraising are all covered:

Beyond this, it will also get you looking at how important your mindset is to sustainable fundraising success, and give you techniques to help you create powerful authentic relationships. This is an intense, inspiring and motivating course – are you ready to join us?

This course is designed to run alongside the Major Donor Fundraising - Strategy & Planning and Leadership in Major Gift Fundraising Courses.

*Please note that this course adopts a ‘just in time teaching’ approach. This means that whilst there is core content, specific content will be chosen based on the delegates that attend on the day and some items may be replaced with more appropriate content for people’s backgrounds and interests on agreement with the delegates.


The Chartered Institute of Fundraising's live virtual training is delivered by trainers who are leading experts in their chosen discipline. Each virtual course has been especially designed to deliver a rich virtual learning experience. Your course will feature:

  • Zoom platform learning environment
  • Interactive engagement with the trainer and peers
  • Group discussions and exercises
  • Real-life case studies and examples
  • Ample Q&A opportunities throughout the sessions


The course is being delivered via the online platform zoom. To enable you to interact with your tutor and your class you will need to have access to a microphone (or access to a landline phone) and ideally have a working video link via a camera. To test compatibility with your system, you can join a test meeting via this link

About your trainer

Kim van Niekerk: Kim inspires and develops people who raise income for charities into great fundraisers. Recognised as one of the leading educators in fundraising and a respected coach, trainer and speaker, Kim has spent 11 years working across the social enterprise, charity and corporate sectors.

Kim is currently a lecturer for the Chartered Institute of Fundraising’s Diploma, a Fellow of the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce and an Associate for Open Innovation experts, 100% Open. She is also completing the International Advanced Diploma in Fundraising Leadership.

Before becoming a coach, Kim was a founding Director of the FSI, a Foundation building the capacity of small charities by delivering free expert fundraising and communications training. In its start up three years Kim worked with over 400 non-profit organisations across the UK. Prior to The FSI, Kim was fundraising with the UK’s largest businesses, high net worth individuals and Foundations as a Campaign Manager for the NSPCC’s FULL STOP Campaign. In three years Kim was promoted twice to co-ordinate lead gifts and major events in the UK and Russia and raise over £16 million for the protection of children.

Kim has trained, mentored and coached over 800 fundraisers from every shape, size and sector of the non-profit world.

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