Monday, November 14, 2011

The fundraising guy

This post is all about the header. OK, there is this master class being held today by the Ministry of Heritage and Culture. A master class for what you ask. The viola, voice projection, glazing? Not at all. It’s for raising money by Guy (that’s the pay-off) Mallabone from Global Philanthropic Inc. in Canada. It will be a “practical opportunity to develop strategies and maximise income from major gifts.” One grim note in the blurb claims that “Depending on the size of an organisation, a major gift could be anything from $500 to $5,000 or more.” This does seem to be setting the barrier a little low when the entry fee for the master class is $389 per person i.e. only $111 shy of one of those small gifts you’d no doubt learn to land. You can check out the GPI site here.