Gain the Knowledge, Skills & Confidence to Raise Large Gifts from High-Net-Worth Individuals for your Nonprofit

An easy to follow, self-paced online course that will teach you how to develop and succeed with your Major Gifts Fundraising program.

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Full participation in the Major Gifts Fundraising Accelerator is applicable for 4.75 points in Category 1.B – Education of the CFRE International application for initial certification and/or recertification.

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Instructed By The Experts In Major Gifts Fundraising

You’ll learn from the founders and directors of Australia and New Zealand’s largest firm of fundraising and philanthropy specialists, Xponential.

Craige Gravestein

Chief Big Gifts
– CFRE, FFIA, MFINZ

“As ‘Chief Big Gifts’, I’ve spent the past 25 years facilitating and raising hundreds of millions of dollars in partnership with hundreds of not-for-profits. The success of that work has contributed to transformational changes in healthcare, education, animal welfare, religious and social services. Passing that experience on to others ensures it lives on.”

Brian Holmes

Philanthropologist
– FFIA, M.Edplus

“I love what I do. That’s the reason I’ve been doing it for more than 25 years. I love that I’ve been able to help so many amazing people, organisations and causes raise millions of dollars. The industry recognition of our success is valued but tomorrow morning I get another opportunity to make a significant difference by bringing big givers and wonderful causes together again. “

Roewen Wishart

High Value & Strategy Director
– CFRE, FFIA

“For over 20 years, I’ve helped to create the difference which transformational major gifts bring. It feels personally rewarding to see the chemistry happen between great donors and great causes. I take pride in helping not-for-profits to building great fundraising teams, and great relationships between not-for-profits and significant donors.”

Testimonials on the expertise of Xponential

Why Major Gifts?

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Average Return-On-Investment​

Xponential’s Australian Major Gifts Benchmarking Study 2020 showed that the Average Return on $1 spent on Major Gifts Fundraising was $8.81*

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High-Net-Worth Individuals Australia

Due to a significant increase in migration, asset price growth and life expectancy; The number of high net worth individuals in Australia alone has grown to over 284,000**

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High-Net-Worth Individuals Globally​

Globally the number of high net worth individuals sits at approx 14,000,000** which presents a huge opportunity for major gift prospecting for your nonprofit

*Source: The Australian Major Gifts Benchmarking Study 2020 by Xponential
**Source: AfrAsia Bank Global Wealth Migration Review Report

The 'Xponential Effect' To Propel Your Nonprofit

The Major Gifts Fundraising Accelerator moves through a cycle of six separate sessions where you’ll understand how each piece works together sequentially, but also fits together systematically, to give you the maximised opportunity for success for your Major Gifts Fundraising program.

Session #1 - Introduction To Major Gifts Fundraising

Lessons: 4

In this chapter, you’ll learn how investing in a major gifts fundraising program can transform your organisation.

You’ll also gain the confidence to discuss the importance of major gifts fundraising to key stakeholders, as well as understanding a consultants role in the process and the key differences between a major gifts program vs a capital campaign.

“At the end of this masterclass, you will have the knowledge to start your own major gift program. Or if you’re already running a programme, to be able to improve on that programme and take the next step in what you’re able to deliver into your organisation.” – Craige Gravestein

Session #2 - Identify

Lessons: 6

In the Identify phase of the accelerator course, you’ll identify what exactly you are raising the funds for and do you have a compelling case.

As well as going through the process of identifying your most likely donors who are going to give to your projects and the research tools that can help you during this process.

“The number one thing in the early stages, is that as your organisation looks at its needs, it also looks at the donor’s needs when it comes to committing the gift. And one of those needs is simply ‘I need to feel that I’m contributing to something successful.'” – Brian Holmes

Session #3 - Develop

Lessons: 8

In the Develop chapter you’ll start developing your case for support as you prepare for donor engagement.

You’ll understand how to prepare the right material collateral for the amount you’re looking to raise, as well the systems recommended to have place, how and where to allocate time, and how to get the right staff and advocates involved in your major gifts program.

nurturing major gift donors

“Gone are the days where we could just say 30 years ago, ‘oh the way we should employ a major gifts officer is someone who is a good salesperson or someone who wears the old school tie or someone who used to be a sports celebrity.’ Those days are gone. – Roewen Wishart

Engaging your major gift donors

Session #4 - Engage

Lessons: 3

Often a key area missed by nonprofits when asking for a major gift is the engagement phase.

Engaging your donors in your cause can raise the bar significantly in the gift amount you receive from your donors. Learn how to maximise the engagement opportunities you have with your donor so they can not only give a gift, but also influence others to join your program.

 

Session #4 - Engage

Lessons: 3

Often a key area missed by nonprofits when asking for a major gift is the engagement phase.

Engaging your donors in your cause can raise the bar significantly in the gift amount you receive from your donors. Learn how to maximise the engagement opportunities you have with your donor so they can not only give a gift, but also influence others to join your program.

 

Engaging your major gift donors

“Unfortunately, many organisations, when they hear a donor may have an interest, they jump straight to the ask. ‘Oh they’re interested. Let’s ask them to give.’ And interest shows that, yes, you’re going to get a gift. But it’s that engagement, it’s that involvement that determines the size of the gift. So you can jump from interest to the ask, but you’re probably going to get the minimal gift.” – Brian Holmes

Session #5 - Ask

Lessons: 10

After going through the stages of Identify, Develop and Engage, you’ll now gain the confidence to make the ‘Ask’ to your donors for that major gift you’ve been preparing for. But how exactly do you go about asking for a gift?

Here you’ll identify your role in the asking process and know exactly what cues in the conversation to look out for to ensure a successful outcome for your program.

“It’s really important for you to be able to identify the words that you would use so that you can be comfortable. You know you’re comfortable when there are words that you can rattle off without having to think about it too much.” – Craige Gravestein

Session #6 - Nurture

Lessons: 5

Once the gift has been received, success! Your job is done … right? Not by a long shot! 

Nurturing your donors is a vital stage in your major gifts program to ensure your donors not only give again, but so they motivate others to give as well. You’ll gain the skills to ensure you’re thanking your donor’s generosity in the right way.

“It’s (Nurture stage) the part where good practise can help you to enjoy a very high retention rate amongst your major donors, which will be a fabulous legacy of high returns in future years.” – Roewen Wishart

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Course Testimonial

"I recently completed the Major Gifts Fundraising Accelerator course. I found it useful, specific and well paced. The information is presented in an easy to digest way with plenty of examples and some very handy PDFs. I particularly liked the videos as I'm a visual learner. I worked on our data and CRM as I did the course, completing much of the philanthropic strategy work that was needed as I went. This was super useful and very practical. I have a decade of experience in the non-profit sector, but have not had a specific focus on major gifts until now. This course has been great for me to get up to speed with that very particular donor niche and I feel confident about our Major Gifts strategy and plan as a result."
Pollyanna Darling
Head of Community & Philanthropy at Carbon Positive Australia

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A Message from Fulfilled CEO, Jake Thornton

Thank you for your interest in the Major Gifts Fundraising Accelerator course.

Why Major Gifts?

I have spoken with many fundraising experts from around the world discovering how fundraisers and nonprofits make the biggest impact possible for their causes. And one of those crucial areas is Major Gifts Fundraising.

By having a sound process for your major gifts program, you could be raising hundreds of thousands to millions more for your cause, all by following the tried-and-true methods that Xponential Fundraising & Philanthropy have implemented for their nonprofit clients for the past 25+ years.

And in true Fulfilled style, this is an Accelerator course, meaning you can learn at your own pace, in your own time and revisit lessons whenever you like!

By taking this course, I guarantee you will build the required knowledge, skills and confidence to take your nonprofit to the next level. I even stand by that promise with a 30 risk-free money back guarantee!

If you’ve got any further hesitations, let’s chat! I will personally walk you through the course and answer any questions you have.

Thank you again and have a wonderful day!

Jake Thornton – CEO and Founder of Fulfilled

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