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MAJOR GIFT TRAINING

VM delivered a series of half-day training sessions on how to set up and deliver an ongoing major gift programme

Brief

The client had appointed a talented new member of staff into the post of Major Gift & Trust Fundraising Manager.  Valentine was asked to provide a series of half-day training sessions (over a 3-month period) helping the new team member to set up and deliver an ongoing major gift fundraising programme, integrated into the charity's other income streams.

As part of the training VM also provides regular progress reports to SMT against a set of key training objectives.

 

Client’s feedback

We are delighted with the progress made by our new major gifts manager - and in such a short space of time.  Valentine’s training is based around a clear and structured ladder of development so senior staff were able to see a real step change in her knowledge and her approach to what is a critical role in our fundraising team. 

Andrew Monk, Deputy Director, Above and Beyond

Major Gift Manager’s feedback

Valentine made the training fascinating and his real life examples really brought the theory to life.  He covers the main techniques involved in major donor fundraising but also ensures the smaller but no less critical elements are in place, even his insistency in getting the database systems right was invaluable.   I was a little daunted at first when I saw the areas we would be working on but Valentine made every stage clear and ensured I was able to turn theory into real working systems at my charity.  With his help, I have already started developing my networks and solicitation plans.

Mia Maniraj – Head of Major Donors and Trusts

Valentine's work on our Ambassador Programme helped to bring the trustees and key supporters closer to the charity and gave clarity to the new fundraising initiative.  They were involved in developing the materials and their input and feedback helped us produce a fundraising idea that everyone can go out and promote.  What was also really great is we signed up 5 Ambassadors along the way!

Tami Macmahon, Director of Fundraising & Marketing, Penny Brohn Cancer Care

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