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We build the capacity of Non-Profit organisations all over the world. Our success formula enables your Not-For-Profit organisation to create the conditions for success. Because a well-run civil society with strong Non Profit organisations means a better world.

About Jolan

My name is Johanna van Herwaarden and I am a trainer and facilitator in Organisational Capacity Building and Fundraising Capacity Building. Through College of Change, I train and mentor international fundraising teams and support event management, fundraising and advice/consultancy. I specialise in Exit Strategy of grant recipients from International Development organisatiions.

With over 20 years of experience in fundraising, project management, and working with international organisations all over Europe but extensively in Eastern Europe, Holland, and the UK, I help build your organisational capacity for your non-profit organisation

I was lucky to be part of -and nurtured by- NGO's for more than 20 years ago. It all started in the early nineties when I joined the Dutch Aids Fonds as an activist and organised many Walk for Lifes and World Aids Days, 

After 6 years, I moved on to a women’s rights organisation as their first professional fundraiser, became head of Fundraising and Communication for an international development agency, and set up the Major Donor programme for the Dutch Cancer Society. In my 12 years in the United Kingdom, I have taken up similar senior positions at International Development charities.

I have been involved with the Session leaders at the International Fundraising Congress in Holland for the last 14 years. I acquired a large network of international contacts and it has enabled me to learn and share experiences with fundraisers from all over the world. As a keen supporter of our international non-profit sector, I am part of the board of policy-making bodies in the Netherlands, UK, Czech Republic, and Slovakia.

Getting a fundraising trainer in?

If you want to keep doing what you're doing, then maybe a trainer is not for you.

Or if your organisation is fortunate and large enough to have its own in-house training, creative and production staff, you may only want to talk to our consultant to get some new ideas, have her to review your results.


If you're the average size organisation with a large ambition, outsourcing some or all of your Fundraising Training needs will help you succeed.

Yes, of course!

Do you want to grow your organisation, get some new ideas and try methods that have been tested and give results? Then our fundraising trainer / coach is the way to go.

We can help you:

  • inspire your fundraising
  • create more understanding about fundraising in your organisation 
  • conduct a feasibility study or competitor review
  • instill more Fundraising understanding at board level
  • work effectively together as a team
  • pin down the real and strong emotive case for support
  • organise a Major Donor event
  • facilitate your strategic planning
  • offer mediation and conflict resolution 


Fundraising training

Depending on the need, we will work with fundraisers, trustees, volunteers and senior management teams. Or, better; a mix of these. Because building the capacity of your organisation is never done in isolation. In one of our workshops, you will learn all fundraising methodologies, discuss the Core Principles of Resource Mobilisation and how to diversify income streams. For different participants we have different fundraising training courses, to help your organisation succeed.

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