Masterclass: Major donor fundraising

Discover the ins and outs of major donor fundraising in this session and go beyond the guidebook, exploring how things really work. From that crucial first meeting to handling questions and turning talks into meaningful donations, this hands-on masterclass is all about practical insights from real-life stories.


  • Practice your skills and try out conversations in a safe seminar setting
  • Consider ethical implications and discuss striking the right balance between your private self and your role as a fundraiser
  • Learn effective ways to follow up and build on initial conversations to secure lasting support

Learning outcomes

  • Master the art of engaging conversations with philanthropists
  • Understand the ethics of being major donor fundraising
  • See how your personality impacts interactions & use your natural strengths to inspire and engage philanthropists


Christopher Carnie
Founder & consultant, Factary