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Big Gift Campaigns

Big Gift Campaigns
Friday, November 17, 2017 - 09:30 to 16:30
CO3 Offices (34 Shaftesbury Square, Belfast, BT2 7DB)

What is your approach to developing strategies to secure major gifts?

This one day training programme will provide you with an overview of developing a planned approach to securing major gifts from a range of donors usually for a unique stage in an organisation’s development:  

  • Highlighting success stories where fundraising campaigns have led to the acquisition of major gifts
  • Developing a Case for Support and evaluating the optimal messaging, themes and calls to action to maximise the chances of attracting major gifts.
  • Developing a pyramid of gifts
  • Understanding how to identify groups within your existing supporter base that may represent good major gift prospects.
  • Potential big gift donor research and cultivation


At the end of this programme, you will have greater confidence and understanding in:

  • Designing and implementing a Big Gift strategy
  • Identifying the motivations of your potential supporters to secure major gift donations.
  • Donor research and cultivation.
  • Identifying the most appropriate channels for raising awareness and securing Big Gift donations.
  • Have a clear undertaking of what makes supporters feel valued in order to build a long-term relationships.

This session will be led by Roger Courtney.

Date:  17 November 2018
Time: 9.30am - 4.30pm
Venue: CO3 offices (34 Shaftesbury Square, Belfast, BT2 7DB)
Cost: £130 (or £995 for all nine sessions - see list of sessions below)

To register please email sarah@co3.bz or Tel: 028 90 245 356.

A CO3 suite of one-day fundraising courses

CO3, in partnership with Roger Courtney and Karen Gallagher, have developed a suite of training programmes focused on building the income generation capacity of leaders within the Third Sector. The training is relevant to those who have responsibility for generating income within their organisation.

Participants can register for all nine modules at a cost of £995 or register for individual modules at a cost of  £130. Each module is a full day of training and will take place at CO3's offices (34 Shaftesbury Square, Belfast, BT2 7DB - map).

Places are limited to a maximum of 15 per course.

To register please email sarah@co3.bz or Tel: 028 90 245 356.

Course Modules

  1. What is fundraising? 12 October 2017

  2. Individual giving 19 October 2017

  3. Legacies (Will to Give) 10 November 2017

  4. Big Gift Campaigns 17 November 2017

  5. Community fundraising 7 December 2017

  6. Generating income from statutory sources 14 December 2017

  7. Corporate Fundraising 11 January 2018

  8. Raising income through social enterprise development 18 January 2018

  9. Fundraising from Trusts and foundations 8 February 2018