The Trag Foundation in Serbia wanted to train their grantees, often small grass roots organisations in Fundraising. After a Train the Trainer course:
The most inspiring part of the program, for me, was speed dating exercise, when we could try to ask for donation and to practice more our case for support. In that exercise we could see and feel all these important things about fundraising – making connection with the donor, make your case as clear as possible, and then action – just ask for it! Thank you so much, I will not forget some basic fundraising elements , such as Case of Support and how to make it good. Also 5 golden gifts, why do people donate, some basic fundraising techniques, such as organizing fundraising event, etc.
Jolan is great, great trainer. So calm and friendly, simple and effective – she made us remember a lot of things about fundraising and about giving a training. Her training was concise, smart and funny.
Since I am not so experienced in the fundraising, I loved the more practical exercises about organizing the event, and feel the courage to try other techniques of fundraising.
I liked the design of the programme, it was great, for example, the homework made us think about the fundraising and prepared us for the next training. The best thing is that now we are developing a training about fundraising for our grantees, very basic one, but I feel still inspired by Jolan’s training every step of the way.