We just conducted our first face-to-face workshop since the onset of the pandemic!



Venture’s best-selling workshop, the Basic Course on Fund Raising (BCFR) #75 was held for three consecutive days last October 3-5, 2023, at the Exodus Room of The Prestige Tower in Ortigas Center, Pasig City.


We were joined by a diverse group of enthusiastic fundraisers from the following organizations:


  • University of St. La Salle – USLS Center for Advancement
  • Onesimo Bulilit Foundation, Inc.
  • Positive Action Foundation Philippines, Inc. (PAFPI)
  • ASMAE Philippines
  • Ateneo de Manila University (Gawad Kalinga Ateneo)
  • Light of Jesus Family Provincial, Inc.
  • Anawim Lay Missions Foundation (ALMS), Inc.
  • Lingap Leads Foundation
  • Regional TB HIV Support Network
  • Ateneo de Manila University (Ateneo Center for Educational Development)
  • Tapulanga Foundation, Inc.
  • Save the Children Philippines
  • LoveYourself PH
  • Likhaan Center for Women’s Health Inc.
  • Business for Sustainable Development, Inc.
  • Philippine Business for Social Progress, Inc.
  • National University
  • Partnership for Clean Air, Inc.
  • Medical Colleges of Northern Philippines
  • Tropical Disease Foundation, Inc.
  • IDEALS, Inc.
  • TLF Share Collective, Inc.


On Day 1, Ms. Pinky, our Executive Director, established the essence of professional fund raising both as a science and an art. The basic resource mobilization concepts and principles were presented along with the discussion on anchoring fund raising initiatives to our organization’s vision, mission, core values, and strategic goals.



This was followed by a session led by Ms, Kiel, our Deputy Executive Director, on the different stakeholders who must be involved in the fund raising process as well as the different policies, systems, and structures that should be in place before fund raising commences.



Ms. Ania, our Program Associate, opened Day 2 with a discussion on the current fund raising trends and environment at the national, regional, and global levels, that the participants may take into consideration before planning their campaigns. 


The day continued with Ms. Kiel’s presentation on how participants can expand their constituencies and identify their prospective donors. She also presented generational differences in giving that can help organizations plan how to approach donor prospects of different ages.


In the afternoon session, Ms Pinky and Ms Kiel tackled the different fund raising acquisition strategies that organizations can employ such as events, internet fundraising, cause-related marketing, direct mail, and many more.


On Day 3, Ms. Pinky provided additional strategies on how organizations can take care of and “upgrade” their donors. This was followed by a presentation on other sources of non-profit funds such as earned income strategies, social enterprises, and grants.


The rest of the afternoon focused on monitoring and evaluating fund raising campaigns where participants were given basic information and exercises on how they can objectively assess if their campaigns are working.. Lastly, the participants were introduced to the strategic fund raising planning process, giving them step-by-step instructions on how they can start planning their campaigns.


To make the workshop more interactive, the 3-day course was interspersed with games, group activities, and sharing sessions to allow our participants to immediately put into practice the theories that were discussed. As a bonus, a 30-minute post-workshop consultation per organization was also offered to the participants.



Our heartfelt thank you to all our participants for your active participation and for sharing your insights, questions, and experiences! These contributed greatly to the quality and success of the workshop!


We hope that you found the BCFR informative and worthwhile, and that you are now more excited and ready to raise funds for your organizations! Happy friend-raising!


Interested to attend the next run of our Basic Fund Raising Course? Or would you like to have a workshop customized for your organization or sector? Send us an email at venture@venture-asia.org.

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