“Making the Ask” Training Session and Coaching Calls

  NOW £1,610 WAS £2,300        Fundraising & Marketing       Ondine Upton       London      FM22

About to plunge into major donor fundraising? Or keen to refresh your current approach? Trustees and staff wanting more confidence? This half-day workshop will be tailored to your current needs. My offer includes follow-up planning and coaching calls.

Ready to plunge into major donor fundraising, with trustees and senior staff wanting an injection of confidence and skill? Keen to refresh your current approach? Or no idea where to start, but with a handful of potential major donors you are sure you could do more with?

Wherever you are on this journey, Ondine will craft a session that works powerfully for your organisation. You’ll explore how to demystify “the Ask” so that it feels natural and you lose your fears. You’ll learn some powerful techniques: about building rapport, listening to what is really being said, and how to increase the amount donors consider giving, as well as how to work positively with the many versions of ‘No’ while increasing the number of ‘Yesses’.

My ‘Pearls of Wisdom’ offer includes:

  • A bespoke “Making the Ask” training session for trustees and/or senior staff (recommended length: two to four hours)
  • Two preparatory phone sessions to ensure I meet your organisation’s needs
  • A follow-up planning session by phone 
  • Four x 40 minute coaching calls focussed on individual asks (to be taken in the following six months)

Ondine Upton


Passionate about major donor fundraising, Ondine also draws on her experience as a grant-maker and Chair of Trustees.

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