Major Gifts and Corporate Mastery during the Pandemic

Are you (or do you work with) a Corporate Partnerships or Major Gifts / Trust fundraiser? Does your charity urgently need to increase income in these areas in the next six months? 

We have some exciting news! We are pleased to announce that we are now taking bookings for our fundraising Mastery Programmes in both of these subjects. The programmes start in October and they are designed to boost your skills and confidence, and crucially, to help you get results. 


We understand that because of the pandemic, certain things in high value fundraising are even harder than normal. For instance, how do you find and build relationships with the right kind of funders? And more crucially, in these times of uncertainty, how do you help those funders choose to make a donation, even now? 

We know these things aren’t easy. But they ARE solvable.

We can help you solve common fundraising issues such as:

  • How do you find and build relationships with the right kinds of companies or donors?
  • What do you say in your conversations with donors that will inspire people to actually give? 
  • How do you help your colleagues take high value and corporate fundraising seriously, and what does that mean for the way your charity works to attract these kinds of supporters? 

We’ve run these programmes for the last six years, twice a year, and every time they sell out. If you are interested or have been interested in taking part in the past, you will be pleased to know that our early bird discount is the largest it’s ever been. You will save £600 with this discount, (but please note, it’s only available for a limited time).

Find out more about the early bird discount, get in touch here.

You can raise money in spite of the pandemic

You may have seen our e-book, Power Through the Pandemic, which was inspired by our interviews with more than 25 high value fundraisers who have been successfully securing gifts and partnerships since the pandemic began. We’ve added these strategies to our Programmes to help you during this challenging time.

The last Mastery Programmes finished in June this year, and on the final day the participants shared lots of wonderful examples of partnerships and gifts they’ve managed to achieve – in spite of the pandemic. It’s much harder now but it is possible to achieve these things for your charity. 

Both programmes include:

  • Six virtual training courses
  • Individual expert coaching to help you implement and solve any barriers to progress
  • Access to all the strategies, video training modules and live weekly coaching support I give in the Bright Spot Members Club

What our graduates say:

‘The techniques and confidence I gained from the Mastery Programme were incredibly helpful, especially now. For example, these ideas helped me secure four large gifts and partnerships in the last few months, worth a total of over £90,000. Securing this income even during the chaos of the pandemic has been so important for our charity.’ Leanne McNulty, Room To Read

“The Corporate Mastery Programme fundamentally changed the way I approach corporate fundraising… I’ve rolled this approach out to our whole Regional Corporate team and we’ve seen growth of over 60%.” Holly Austen Davies, Alzheimers Research UK

If you are interested in learning more about our six month Major Gifts Mastery Programme, please click here. Or if you are interested in learning more about our Corporate Partnerships Mastery Programme, please click here