10 Traits of Tomorrow’s Best Major Gift Fundraisers and Managers

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10 Traits of Tomorrow’s Best Major Gift Fundraisers and Managers

May 25 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

25th May | 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm – The IoF Major Donor Special Interest Group and I Am Group are pleased to run another joint networking event to help enhance your fundraising skills and knowledge.

The evening will be a tour of how a handful of the most remarkable major gift fundraisers are achieving their success by seeing their work more clearly than the rest of the sector and by breaking the rules.  From individuals step changing their income from £20k to £750k in four years all the way through to those bringing in their first £1m gift just a year after they were averaging £100k at best. Find out how they are doing it by working differently and come prepared to rewrite the Major Donor rule book to be the fundraiser everyone is looking to employ next.

Guest speaker: Kim van Niekerk, Fundraising coach, trainer, speaker, adviser

Kim inspires and develops people who raise income for charities into great fundraisers.

Recognised as one of the leading educators in fundraising and a respected coach, trainer and speaker, Kim has spent 11 years working across the social enterprise, charity and corporate sectors.

Kim is currently a lecturer for the Institute of Fundraising’s Diploma, a Fellow of the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce, Trustee of the charity Sail 4 Cancer and an Associate for Open Innovation experts, 100% Open. She is also completing the International Advanced Diploma in Fundraising Leadership.

Before becoming a coach, Kim was a founding Director of the FSI, a Foundation building the capacity of small charities by delivering free expert fundraising and communications training. In its start up three years Kim worked with over 400 non profit organisations across the UK.

Prior to The FSI, Kim was fundraising with the UK’s largest businesses, high net worth individuals and Foundations as a Campaign Manager for the NSPCC’s FULL STOP Campaign. In three years Kim was promoted twice to co-ordinate lead gifts and major events in the UK and Russia and raise over £16 million for the protection of children.

Kim has trained, mentored and coached over 800 fundraisers from every shape, size and sector of the non-profit world.


6.00pm  Registration and networking

6.30pm  Guest talk: 10 Traits of Tomorrow’s Best Major Gift Fundraisers and Managers


7.30pm  Networking

Who should attend?

  • Major donor fundraisers
  • Fundraisers from other disciplines
  • Trustees, CEOs and all those who have responsibility for fundraising


May 25
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Westminster Hub
New Zealand House80 Haymarket
London, England SW1Y 4TE GB


The I Am Group