Bernard Ross, Guy Mallabone, Simone Joyaux and Stephen Pidgeon will present workshops in Auckland, Melbourne, Brisbane and Sydney as part of the Extraordinary Donor Journey summit series.

Four internationally renowned speakers are set to share their fundraising knowledge in four cities over four days across Australia and New Zealand during December at the 2018 Extraordinary Donor Journey events.

At each one-day workshop and summit, to be held in Auckland, Melbourne, Brisbane and Sydney, fundraisers will learn how to raise more money by adopting donor-centred practices from the world’s leading practitioners and thinkers.

The summits, which are presented by Global Philanthropic in partnership with F&P (Fundraising & Philanthropy Magazine), will focus on the only person who truly matters in fundraising – the donor.

Each event will inspire fundraisers with new thinking, providing the skills and practices to transform their organisations into a donor-centred fundraising success story.

Top-draw speakers to share insights on donor-centred practices and strategy

The four international speakers presenting at Extraordinary Donor Journey are widely regarded as some of the world’s leading experts on fundraising:

  • Bernard Ross – consultant to global organisations on strategy, fundraising and innovation
  • Simone Joyaux – provocateur, author and 30-year fundraising, strategy and governance veteran consulting to large and small organisations
  • Guy Mallabone – major gifts guru and CEO of Global Philanthropic Canada
  • Stephen Pidgeon – has provided decades of fundraising creative and strategic consulting to organisations across the world


Register for the Extraordinary Donor Journey 2018 by 11 October and save up to $250 with the Super Earlybird Discount.
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During his 25-year career, Ross has written four award-winning books on a range of topics including innovation, influence and strategy. He has also created multi-billion-dollar global strategies for the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent, MSF, and UNICEF International.

Joyaux, who is described as “one of the most thoughtful, inspirational, and provocative leaders in the philanthropic sector worldwide”, is an expert in fundraising, governance/boards, strategic planning. She also teaches in the master’s program in Philanthropy and Development at St Mary’s University of Minnesota.

Since 1980, Mallabone has successfully led numerous fundraising campaigns and major gifts programs, and has presented keynote and workshop sessions at numerous international conferences in Canada, the United States, Europe, South Africa, and Australasia. He is viewed as the world’s leading expert on major gifts fundraising.

Meanwhile, over the past 35 years Pidgeon has provided creative and strategic support to nonprofits, universities and arts organisations across the world as a fundraising executive and consultant. He recently received the Institute of Fundraising’s (UK) Lifetime Contribution Award, and his first book, How to Love Your Donors … to Death, was published in 2015.

The summits will be held in Auckland on December 3, Melbourne on December 5, Brisbane on December 6 and Sydney on December 7. Delegates who register before 11 October can save up to $250 through the Super Earlybird discount.

Super Earlybird Special: Register for Extraordinary Donor Journey 2018 before 11 October and save up to $250.

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Follow #EDJ2018 for regular updates.