Leading the Fundraising Charge Seminar


Join us at this seminar to enhance your professional development, acquire new skills, network with peers, and stay informed on the latest fundraising strategies, all aimed at supercharging your fundraising impact.

Venue: Copthorne Kings Hotel

9:00 am to 5:00 pm


We will focus on three key actions to ensure your organisation’s sustainability and success: restructuring to adapt to the changing landscape, fostering collaboration between board members and staff for crisis readiness, and enhancing your organization’s philanthropic culture and case for support, guided by the expertise of Usha Menon and Dr. Tan Bee Wan.

You will leave with a tailored fundraising plan to harness government schemes like Tote Board’s Enhanced Fund-Raising Programme, which is vital as you assist more beneficiaries during these challenging times. By the seminar’s end, you will have the skills to analyse donors, align fundraising strategies with organisational goals, leverage corporate donors, and develop a practical 3-year fundraising programme.

Learning Outcomes

This comprehensive training agenda is designed to provide a structured and engaging platform for participants to review past performance, engage in strategic planning exercises, foster collaboration, and gain actionable insights to elevate fundraising efforts for the upcoming years.

Day 1: Performance Review and Analysis

Session 1: Welcome and Introduction

  • Welcome Address and Objectives of the Training

Session 2: Performance Review of 2023 Fundraising Efforts

  • Analyzing Key Performance Metrics
  • Identifying Successes, Weaknesses, and Areas for Improvement

Session 3: SWOT Analysis for Fundraising

  • Conducting a SWOT Analysis (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, Threats)
  • Leveraging Insights for Future Strategy Development

Session 4: Breakout Group Discussions

  • Collaborative Analysis: Group Discussions to Evaluate Performance

Day 2: Strategic Planning and Actionable Insights

Session 5: Introduction to Strategic Planning Workshops

  • Overview of the Strategic Planning Process

Session 6: Interactive Workshops Led by Practitioners

  • Workshop 1: Crafting a Forward-Thinking Fundraising Strategy
  • Workshop 2: Refining Techniques for Effective Donor Engagement
  • Workshop 3: Leveraging Technology and Innovation in Fundraising

Session 7: Networking and Collaboration

  • Networking Session: Connecting with Peers and Sharing Insights

Session 8: Actionable Insights and Action Plan

  • Reviewing Insights and Best Practices from Workshop
  • Creating Action Plans for 2024-2026 Fundraising Initiatives

Session 9: Closing Remarks and Commitment to Action

  • Summary of Key Takeaways and Commitment to Implement Learnings


Led by Usha Menon who brings a wealth of multi-country experience, expertise and insights over 30 years of work, and Dr Tan Bee Wan, former Executive Director of Community Chest Singapore.

Accelerate and maximise your Tote-Board Enhanced Fundraising Programme grant.

Improve the culture of philanthropy and ensure your organisation has a solid case for support.

Take back a robust, forward-looking fundraising plan that leverages opportunities presented by stakeholders in the fundraising ecosystem.

Pre-approved VCF funding of up to 80% available for charities


Management team, board members and fundraising or community partnerships departments.


TBCDay 1: 9:00 am to 5:00 pmDay 2: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm


For organisations with a group of 5 there will be a special rate of $512 per pax after CCF subsidy.

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Standard FeeBefore GST
  • Standard Fee$1,962 per pax
    VWOs-Charities Capability Fund Training Grant$962 per pax
    Community Care Training Grant$196.20 per pax

All prices stated exclude GST.

*Up to 80% seminar fee funding for NCSS member agencies

**Up to 90% seminar fee funding for AIC approved organisations to be claimed directly from AIC. (Full payment is required from participants at the time of registration.)

For details and funding eligibility, please consult with your HR department. Kindly note that we, as the training provider, are unable to assist with inquiries related to this funding.


Usha Menon

Usha Menon is Executive Chairman of Usha Menon Management Consultancy, an international training and consultancy service that works exclusively with the nonprofit and social service sectors across Asia. Specialising in leadership, strategy, fundraising and philanthropy, Usha brings a wealth of multi-country experience, expertise and insights garnered over the past 30 years.

She has curated and authored chapters in the recently launched “Global Best Practices for CSO, NGO and Other Nonprofit Boards”, published by Wiley/Board Source and has collaborated with the National University of Singapore’s Centre for Social Development Asia (CSDA) to launch Singapore’s first Exploratory Studies on Fundraising Practices, with a focus on the Health, Social and Welfare sectors.

Usha Menon also collaborated with fundraising experts globally, to bring Global Fundraising: How the world is changing the rules of philanthropy which won the Cause Plane’s Choice Award for Top Non-profit Book for 2015 and the Skystone Prize – a prestigious US award in philanthropy.

Usha is one of Asia’s leading bloggers, sharing non-profit sector insights and observations regularly through her blog Asian Insights many of which are translated by capability building entities in Japan, China and Germany.

Dr Tan Bee Wan

Dr Tan Bee Wan is a social worker, social entrepreneur, lecturer and consultant. She is also the Executive Chairman of Integrative Learning Corporation (ILC) Singapore, an international consulting & management development group and ACE Seniors, a social enterprise with the mission of empowering 50+ years old and enabling them to remain relevant and a source of inspiration for their community.

Prior to leading Integrative, she was the Executive Director of the Singapore Council of Social Service and Community Chest of Singapore and CEO of Tsao Foundation.

She is adjunct lecturer for SUSS and NUS Business School; designing and teaching social leadership, social innovation, social enterprises and CSR, fundraising and philanthropy for the Master in Nonprofit Management, Master of Community and Social Leadership, and NUS-MBA Programme.

Bee Wan graduated with a Ph.D. from the National University of Singapore and Master of Social Work from the University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee, USA. Her Ph.D. dissertation is titled, “Research Study on the Trends and Patterns of Corporate Giving to Charities in Singapore”.