Not-For-Profit Fundraising Workshop completes successful 2019 Series


The Central Coast’s not-for-profit (NFP) organisations are being invited to learn about the foundations of fundraising and donor engagement at a workshop on Monday 14 October, and a free forum on Tuesday 15 October 2019.

In its second year, the popular NFP Forum Series coordinated by Fortunity Chartered Accountants has so far attracted 132 participants from 84 different NFP and charity organisations.

The October forum and workshop will welcome back one of the most popular presenters from the 2018 Series, Bianca Crocker. Bianca is the mastermind behind Fish Community Solutions – a business that works with not-for-profits to build sustainable fundraising models and help them to create positive change for their communities.

On Monday 14 October 2019, Bianca will be presenting a half-day workshop on ‘Fundraising Success for Small Non-Profits’ teaching a small group of interested NFP organisations how to engage their supporters, foster a donor-centred organisation, and create meaningful business partnerships. Bookings for this workshop are essential and can be made via:

Then, on Tuesday 15 October 2019, a wider free forum on ‘Donor Relationships and Fundraising’ will share valuable tips on building community support and positioning donors as the ‘true heroes’.

Fortunity Business Development Manager, Yvette Wright, said she has already had strong interest in this workshop and forum, designed to take any small organisation’s fundraising efforts to the next level.

“Strong donor relationships and good fundraising models are vital to the success of any not-for-profit. By providing practical takeaways, tools and templates, both the workshop and forum will teach the Central Coast’s NFP organisations how to take a more strategic approach to their fundraising,” said Ms Wright.

“We were inundated with positive feedback from Bianca’s presentation last year and would strongly encourage representatives from all of our local NFP organisations to attend these two events to learn how to work more effectively and efficiently, and ultimately build long-term sustainability for their organisations.”

RDACC CEO and Director Regional Development, John Mouland said the need for continued education opportunities for local NFPs was clear.

“The Central Coast Not-for-Profit Forum Series has had an impressive lineup of speakers in 2019, and from the calibre of presenters, number of attendees, and high level of interest, we can see the sector is relishing the opportunity to get relevant, timely information from experts in the NFP field, right here on the Central Coast,” said Mr Mouland.

“On behalf of RDACC and our other Series partners, I would like to commend Fortunity on once again providing these valuable resources to our local NFP sector. We look forward to continuing to support this Series in 2020 as a way to provide tools and insights to ensure the viable and sustainable operation of our local NFP community.”

The NFP Workshop on ‘Fundraising Success for Small Non-Profits’ will be held on:

Monday 14 October 2019, from 12.45pm to 5pm
Fortunity – 155 The Entrance Road, Erina NSW 2250
*Ticket bookings via Eventbrite.

This will be followed by the NFP Forum on ‘Donor Relationships and Fundraising’, to be held on:

Tuesday 15 October 2019, from 8am to 10am
The University of Newcastle – Lecture Theatre 102, Loop Road, Ourimbah.

Bookings for both the forum are essential. To register your interest, please contact Yvette Wright on 4304 8888 or

The 2019 Not-for-profit Forum Series is proudly supported by Regional Development Australia Central Coast, Fortunity Chartered Accounting and Financial Planning, Central Coast Surf Life Saving, Coast Shelter, Central Coast Leagues Club, Davistown RSL, Brisbane Water Legacy and Central Coast Community Transport.