Gain Confidence in Major Donor Fundraising

Proven approaches, practical tools and inspiration to help you succeed in major donor fundraising.
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  • 24 weeks online access
  • Self-paced learning
  • Beginner / Intermediate
  • Certification
  • Tailored to the third sector
  • Offline app coming soon 
  • Learn by doing

Essential course for charities...

Learn proven approaches to succeed in major donor fundraising. Get practical tools, principles to guide you and inspiration so you can raise more large gifts. Draw on the experiences of over 100 non-profits - avoid the common mistakes, and learn from the successes.

Ideal for...

Develop a confident and sustainable approach to major donor fundraising, that really works

Frequently asked questions

Who is this course for? 

Charity leaders, Heads or Directors of Fundraising, Trustees or fundraisers who want to confidently put themselves and their charity on the right path to raise more large gifts.

Anyone considering major donor fundraising as a future careerPeople interested in philanthropy and how charities create the right relationships to encourage major giving.

It doesn't matter which sector you work in, at what level, whether you're a volunteer, staff member or in between roles. This course will help you. 

What will I learn?

Hopping into philanthropists' shoes, you will understand how to create joy, wellbeing and fulfilment for people giving large gifts for social good to a range of causes. 

Demystifying some of the language and jargon, you will be able to navigate major donor fundraising with more confidence.

Exploring some of the central principles and approaches, you will avoid the mistakes often made. 

Gaining inspiration and motivation, you will be able to move your own major donor fundraising journey forward with confidence.

What equipment is required?

All you need is a laptop or tablet or smartphone and a decent internet connection (at least 3G). The course is cloud-based, so you can switch locations or devices and simply pick up where you left off.

If I lose my certificate, where can I get it again?

Login to your Utopy account and download your digital marketing certificate whenever you like.

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Meet the instructor

Louise Morris

I'm a major donor specialist and owner of Summit Fundraising (named from a love or rock climbing). I've got 13 years of major gifts fundraising experience after starting my career in sales and marketing at Unilever. I've worked in major gifts roles, as a Director of Fundraising, and with over 100 charities helping them raise more large gifts. I'm a trustee of an international charity and have a distinction in the Certificate in Philanthropic Psychology from the Institute of Sustainable Philanthropy. I live in Surrey with my husband, 2 very energetic boys, a cat and chickens!  
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