Fundraising Nest Partnership Education

At the Fundraising Nest we want to be the source of all things that enhance professional fundraising development, 
locally, nationally, and globally.

We are driven by the philosophy that choice of individuals to freely choose programmes that work for them needs to be supported, celebrated, and shared. We want fundraisers to be able to choose what they learn, how they learn and from who they learn – this requires a collaborative approach to the people that can and do deliver the education and experiences that fundraisers need and want.

Although we will deliver our own events, online learning, access to webinars and course we are committed to collaborating with other partners that we know have expertise, knowledge and more importantly share the same values and philosophy as we do.

Keen to partner with us to offer opportunities to our fundraising community? 

Education & EVENTS


Are you looking to upskill in the specialised art of fundraising communications?





Now you can, with Change&Co’s ON-DEMAND course covering the essential skills and strategies of fundraising communications.

Across five, self-paced modules, master fundraiser Dominique Antarakis will teach you the basic building blocks of fundraising appeals from choosing and telling a strong, emotive story and the crucial elements of a direct mail pack, to how to adapt DM packs for online, and the key things to cover when venturing into the digital space. We’ll also cover the use of personalisation to increase response and boost donor loyalty.

Each module contains best-practice examples, video walkthroughs, downloadable resources, quizzes to test your knowledge and bonus content.

PLUS, full participation in Fundraising Communications Essentials course is applicable for 8.75 points in Category 1.B -Education of the CFRE International application for initial certification and/or recertification.

"The Fundraising Communications Essentials course is a great way to be introduced to the world of fundraising copywriting. The modules are structured in a way that makes the content easy to understand and learn, and the course takes you on a journey to broaden your understanding of copywriting for fundraising. Dominique’s years of experience offer plenty of great tips and tricks for writing copy. If you or a team member are just starting out with fundraising copywriting, this is the right course to get you started."
Megan Lewit
Taronga Zoo

Master the art of fundraising communications

Have you worked in fundraising for a while now? Do you want to supercharge your storytelling? Or are you simply looking to expand your professional skills in the area of fundraising communications?

 ✓ Six-months part-time training

✓ 20 hours of live webinars and coursework

✓ One-on-one mentoring and content review by course presenter Dominique Antarakis

✓ 9 CFRE points in Category 1.B – education upon completion.

Change&Co’s Fundraising Communications Mastery course could be your answer to becoming a master fundraising storyteller.

As part of a small intake of up to 12 fundraisers, you’ll have access to 1.5 hours of live training, take-home tasks to embed your learning and up to 2 hours 1-on-1 coaching with master fundraiser and course presenter Dominique Antarakis each month.

By the end of the course, we guarantee you’ll have mastered the specialised technique of writing unforgettable copy that compels your donors to act and stay committed to your cause for the long haul.

And if you are a Fundraising Nest member working for a micro charity, we are happy to consider you for the exclusive Nest member scholarship for our 8 February intake. All you need to do is tell us why you deserve to be considered for a scholarship here.

“Having the opportunity to take part in the Mastery course, to meet my peers and learn from Dominique’s expertise has impacted my fundraising copy in every aspect. My confidence in my writing grown and it has a clearer focus and is more compelling and emotive. I would recommend this course to anyone looking to upskill their copywriting.”
Rebecca Wood
Canteen NZ

Not sure if the course is for you?

Find a time to chat with course administrator Chailee Richards – I can even put you in touch with Mastery course graduate who can share their journey towards kicking fundraising communications goals with you.

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