”Everything you ever wanted to know about Major Gift Fundraising” – Bruno van Dyk

An Interactive Facilitation and Participation Session with Bruno Van Dyk, Senior Associate Consultant på Brakeley Nordic

Major Gifts are the backbone of significant philanthropic income. While other components of fundraising, for example, regular giving and legacies, are important in their own right, in the final analysis, organisations succeed or fail on the major gifts that they are able to attract. In an interactive 3-hour session, incorporating dialogue on prior readings, a formal presentation on major gifts fundraising, consideration of real fundraising challenges, discussion of ethical fundraising scenarios, and regular group work throughout the afternoon, participants will be encouraged to co-create the outcomes, which are anticipated fundamentally to be the acquisition of enhanced high performance fundraising skills and tools.

Bruno van Dyk has over 20 years of experience in development work, university advancement and international activities on every continent, except South America. During this time, he has led major university advancement endeavours, in both South Africa and the UK, exceeding targets in income and alumni engagement. Most recently, he served for 5½ years as Director of Development and Alumni Relations at Durham University (a top-4 UK university) where he led a team of 29 professionals. Before that he was Executive Director of the University of KwaZulu-Natal Foundation in South Africa. Bruno has been and is an ordinary member and Chair of a number of University and other nonprofit national and international Boards. This includes being Chair, variously, of the Africa Centre for Childhood; the HIV/Aids Networking Centre; the Institute for Partnerships between Education and Business and a Commissioner on the CASE Global Commission on Philanthropy. Currently he is Chair of the International Partnership Network; CASE Africa; and is on the Boards of Practical Philanthropy across Europe (a project of the King Baudouin Foundation-US) and University World News.