A one-day intensive program
Wednesday 21 February, 2018
There is a thirst for knowledge from decision makers and aspiring leaders to senior executives and directors alike to learn more about, and become skillful in the realm of fundraising, philanthropy and corporate social responsibility (CSR).
In response, we have introduced a unique one-day intensive course to equip participants with the relevant knowledge and skills to undertake effective and strategic plans to secure major gifts and to create a sustainable fundraising program.
Strengthen your leadership skill set with a compelling understanding of fundraising and philanthropy.
Session 1: Set the Scene - What is fundraising, philanthropy and generosity?
- Definitions: NFP, ACNC, DGR, ATO, PBI, TEC, PUF, PAF, charity etc.
- Giving statistics in Australia.
- Fundraising methods and their characteristics.
- Philanthropy methods and their characteristics.
- CSR: its benefits and characteristics.
Session 2: The role of Boards and executive staff in the realms of fundraising, philanthropy and CSR.
- Governance, records, databases, policies and protocols.
- Best practice: annual reports, databases, reporting, etc.
- Different legal structures: public ancillary funds, private ancillary funds, public benefit institution, charitable trust.
- State and regional differences throughout Australia.
Session 3: The fundamentals of seeking donations, thanking and stewardship
- The role of the database.
- Importance of a bold Vision.
- Thanking and stewardship: best practices.
- Endowments and investments.
- Becoming sustainable.
- Reporting back to donors.
- Being a sector leader.
- How to run a capital campaign.
- Organising a plan to receive a seven-figure gift.
- Examples of philanthropy and fundraising successes.
- Trips and falls: avoiding mistakes.
Session 4: Interactive case study
Interactive case studies of a major gift campaign using the following topics:-
- Environment: reduce plastic, CO2 reductioin, habitat rejuvenation.
- Medical research: epilepsy, still births, MND.
- Arts and Culture.
- Social Justice – asylum seekers/refugees, cycle of imprisonment.
Session 5: Asking for money; Q&A; and ethics, values and conscience.
- PART A: How to ask for money face to face.
- PART B: Question and answer session.
- PART C: Ethics, values and conscience.
Session 6: Finale
- Truisms to take away.
- Why you invest.
- What you invest in.
- How you invest.
Wednesday 21 February, 2018
One day : 9am to 4.30pm
Location: Melbourne Campus
Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea included
Gavan began his career in philanthropy and fundraising after a distinguished career as a teacher and educational leader in Australia and the United Kingdom. He now shares his accumulated wisdom and experience to advance philanthropy practices in Australia. Gavan consults to organisations, families and individuals specialising in foundation governance, strategic giving, planning, databases, stewardship and fundraising for success.
For more information or to discuss this program contact Jodie Beckmann at Jodie.Beckmann@acu.edu.au or call 0455 070 924.
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