It’s okay to ask: Major Gift Fundraising

Soliciting gifts might make some people cringe slightly but major gifts specialist, Canadian Guy Mallabone it’s not about asking; it’s about being an opportunity offerer.
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Since 2005, Art Support has been presenting annual lectures and masterclasses in Sydney and Melbourne that address specific philanthropy sector needs and build skills for fundraisers. This year major gifts specialist, Canadian Guy Mallabone will be presenting on Advanced Major Gift Fundraising.

What is a major gift in philanthropy terms? It’s more than a membership. It’s more than a semi-regular donation. It’s something special, something ‘game-changing’. It can create an opportunity for an organization, allow it to do a number of the things that it’s been wanting to do. It can be transformational.

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Fiona Mackrell
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