Papillon Press and Consultancy: Fundraising Training - Cape Town, Johannesburg and Durban

Papillon Press and Consultancy

In response to ongoing requests for Papillon’s most popular training courses, the following intensive half-day workshops have been arranged in Cape Town, Johannesburg and Durban in May and June 2014.
1.         Fundraising Proposal Writing

For beginners and those wanting to hone their proposal writing skills. Topics include:

  • Compiling budgets for non-financial people;
  • The challenge of writing a succinct yet fundable proposal;
  • The covering letter.

Sample proposals are included in the comprehensive notes provided.

Wednesday, 28 May 2014  - 09h30 – 13h00 - Cape Town
Thursday, 5 June 2014 - 09h30 – 13h00 - Johannesburg
Wednesday, 18 June 2014 - 09h30 - 13h00 - Durban

2.         Capital Campaigns

In this practical and easy-to-follow course, Jill will share her expertise from conceptualisation, planning and marketing to fundraising and the challenges of managing capital campaigns.
Topics include:

  • Feasibility studies;
  • Capital campaign planning;
  • Capital campaign patrons, champions and council;
  • Managing a capital campaign;
  • Maintaining the motivation;
  • Capital campaigns in tandem with ongoing fundraising nee;
  • Why some capital campaigns fail;
  • Naming rights.

Delegates will actively participate in planning exercises to equip themselves with the skills to embark on campaigns of this nature. Notes provided include a sample capital campaign plan.

Wednesday, 4 June 2014 - 17h00 - 19h00 - Johannesburg        
3.         Introduction to Monitoring and Evaluation

Monitoring and evaluation (M&E) has become a critical, often deciding factor, in maintaining existing donors and in particular, bringing new ones on board. Many NPO board members, staff and volunteers don’t understand M&E – most confuse this ongoing and vital process with reporting or data gathering.
If an NPO does not have sound, proven processes in place, this workshop will clarify these functions, which are explained step-by-step in a logical manner to substantially improve the chances when competing in the ever shrinking pool of foreign, corporate and trust donor money.


Thursday, 5 June 2014 - 13h30 - 17h00 - Johannesburg
Thursday, 19 June 2014 - 09h30 – 13h00 - Durban
4.         Bequest and Legacy Fundraising

Jill has successfully designed, implemented and managed major bequest and legacy initiatives for numerous organisations both in southern and South Africa as well as the UK. In this interesting workshop, she guides delegates in understanding this invaluable source of funding – generally the largest donation anyone makes. All aspects of working with trust companies, professionals responsible both drafting and advising on wills and trustees with discretion over legacy money are covered.

Thursday, 5 June 2014 - 18h00 - 20h00 - Johannesburg
5.         Foreign Fundraising

Aimed at anyone from not-for-profit organisations, faith-based groups or tertiary institutions wanting raise money in the UK, Europe and USA. Topics include:

  • What is and isn’t foreign fundraising?
  • The realities of raising foreign money today;
  • New opportunities and foreign tax registration.

Friday, 6 June 2014 - 09h30 – 13h00 - Johannesburg
Wednesday, 18 June 2014 13h30 – 17h00 - Durban
6.         Conducting a Funding Audit and Identifying Sources of Funding

Delegates will be assisted in assessing which aspects of their NPOs’ current fundraising are working well and should be enhanced and which need to be reviewed. In planning for funding, participants will be introduced to numerous sources of funds in order to identify those which could be incorporated into their resource mobilisation plans. This course helps one understand the various sources of funding available and will inspire new ideas and help delegates’ organisations diversify their income bases. The following will be discussed:

  • What sources of funds would be suitable for your organisation?
  • What sources might your organisation be missing?
  • What income generation is being undertaken?

Tuesday, 17 June 2014 - 09h30 - 13h00 - Durban
7.         Fundraising Planning

This course covers the stages of developing a funding planning document to resource an organisation in the short, medium and longer term. Delegates are encouraged to use real factors within their own organisations as they develop their own plans to guide their funding (from an array of sources) to ensure the vital factor of broadening the donor base is constantly borne in mind.
Tuesday, 17 June 2014 - 13h30 - 17h00, Durban
Please download the booking form HERE.
Venues to be advised after confirmation of booking. For details regarding the training, contact 021 762 4407, E-mail or visit

Event Start Date: 
Wednesday, 28 May, 2014
Event End Date: 
Thursday, 19 June, 2014
Event Venue: 
Cape Town, Johannesburg and Durban
Event Type: 
South Africa

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