Fundraising for non-profits: Sustainable Networks & Associations

How to keep your organization healthy and afloat on the long run? After a highly appreciated workshop on Fundraising at the ISSA Conference 2017, ISSA and The Management Centre offer you this wonderful course on fundraising techniques. Do not miss this grand opportunity and join in!

Fundraising for networks and associations can be different than fundraising for other non-profits. ISSA, a network itself, has therefore developed this training in cooperation with The Management Centre, to make sure it exactly meets your needs. The practical examples and approaches which will be shared will be relevant for other Non-Profits.

This two-day training is designed to help associations, networks and other Non-profit organizations become more sustainable, by exploring how to successfully raise funds from private sources - Foundations, Companies and Individuals. We will look at how to do this nationally and internationally for your projects and even core costs. Participants will gain skills, knowledge and confidence to secure more resources, whether they are brand new to fundraising or have previous experience but want to improve their results. A full description of the training can be found HERE.

'The fundraising training offered by ISSA in Ghent was a valuable opportunity to expand my knowledge and to meet other people that, like me, are interested in building a better world. Bernard is an extremely resourceful and experienced person, who offers clear references and suitable advice on how to improve fundraising activities for any organisation. Undoubtedly, I would join this training given the opportunity.'  David Hernández, Fundraising Manager at Aflatoun International.

Stay tuned through @ISSA_ECD and our Newspage! Or REGISTER here! 



Child Rights Home Leiden, The Netherlands

The 26th & 27th of November 2018

Target audience: managers and fundraisers from non-profit organizations and associations; representatives of network organizations.

Bernard Ross -  Director of The Management Centre (=mc)
Liana Ghent - Director of ISSA

Fee ISSA Members:           EUR 249,- ex VAT*
Fee Non ISSA Members:   EUR 699,- ex VAT*

*Prices exclude a 21% VAT according to European Union regulations. For other regions VAT rulings may differ. To avoid booking errors, please hold your payment until you have received an invoice.

Bernard Ross (trainer)

Bernard Ross is a director of =mc, a management consultancy working worldwide for ethical organizations. He co-authored Breakthrough Thinking for Non-Profit Organisations with Clare Segal- voted Best Non-Profit Book in the USA 2004. The Influential Fundraiser was nominated as one of the top 5 ‘must read’ non-profit books in the New York Times in 2009. Most recently Global Fundraising, edited with Penny Cagney, won the Skystone Prize for Research and will be published in China in 2018. Strategy was published by the Financial Times/Pearson in January 2016. With Omar Mahmoud, Head of Global Knowledge at UNICEF International he wrote Change for Good- behavioural economics for a better world, published by =mc in March 2018.

With his talented colleagues at =mc he has created global strategies for the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, WHO, Amnesty International, Medecins Sans Frontiers, and UNICEF international. As a fundraiser he’s raised money to refurbish the France’s most famous monument, for a museum to house the world’s largest dinosaur in Argentina, and to save the last 800 great apes in Africa. You can contact him at 


Liana Ghent (co-facilitator)

Liana Ghent joined as director of ISSA in 2006. During this time, the network has expanded to include 85 member organizations from across Europe and Central Asia. Liana Ghent has over 20 years of leadership experience in the nonprofit sector, primarily with programs in higher education and early childhood development. 

Other experience include the co-presidency of the Civic Education Project, an organization focussed on higher education in Europe and the former Soviet Union. She served on several (director) boards, a.o. the Consultative Group for ECCD and the Leadership Council of the Global Compact for Early Childhood Development. Currently, she is a member of the Interim Executive Group  ECDAN and the advisory board for the Nurturing Care for Early Childhood Development.