Introduction to Fundraising for Non-Profits

February 07, 2024
09:00 AM to 12:00 PM

We know many non-profits must fundraise to ensure their programming and services can continue to run but many don't know where to start with their fundraising efforts.

Our Introduction to Fundraising Basics workshop is designed to provide the essential knowledge and skills to excel in small non-profit fundraising!

We will cover a range of topics, including understanding the Donor Cycle in Fundraising, which explores the different stages of engaging donors and building long-term relationships. Be introduced to effective tools and strategies for Donor Prospecting, enabling you to identify and engage potential donors for their organizations. We will also focus on creating a fundraising mix tailored to each organization's unique needs and goals.

Lastly, we will emphasize the importance of working collaboratively with boards in a fundraising context.

You will leave the workshop equipped with the foundational skills and insights necessary to embark on successful fundraising initiatives and make a positive impact on your organizations.

Learning objectives

  • The Donor Cycle in Fundraising
  • Tools for Donor Prospecting
  • Creating a fundraising mix for your organization
  • How to work with your board in a fundraising context

Who should attend

Folks new to the field of fundraising, volunteers becoming involved with non-profit boards, or those looking to learn more about best practices in fund development.


Andrew Kussy, CFRE is an experienced fundraising and communications professional based in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Andrew has been working with organizations across Canada in the non-profit sector both as a fundraiser and consultant since 2013. Andrew is currently working as the Executive Director of The Dream Factory, a Manitoba-based children's charity that brings dreams to life for kids battling life-threatening illnesses.

Technical Requirements to Participate Virtually:

To participate, you will need a computer/mobile device with internet connection, speakers and microphone. A webcam is preferred but optional.


Volunteer Manitoba strives to host inclusive, accessible workshops that enable all individuals to engage fully. If you require any accommodations to participate in our training, please indicate so on the registration form.






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