Our Fundraising Accelerator Lift program is aimed at creating a strong foundation for fundraising, supported by a plan for implementation, as well as marketing and communications efforts. It is ideal for organizations who are looking for ways to diversify their revenue, have limited staffing (usually with only one person to fundraise) and want to walk away with a plan.


Program participant: staff member or volunteer who leads fundraising efforts

what we'll cover

Course Sessions

of Fundraising

2 hours


3 hours

Effective Communication

2 hours

Creating Your
Fundraising Plan

2 hours

Coaching Sessions

1: 1 Coaching

Coaching sessions with one of the two lead instructors for the program

4 30-minutes

how is this delivered?

Theory and practical application course sessions

Community building amongst peers

1:1 coaching support to implement plans

Opportunity to further knowledge in specific areas

A Zoom connection that can support video is required for this program. If you are not able to connect by video through Zoom and are interested in participant, please contact the school at


Rowena Veylan

Siobhan Aspinall

You can read our instructors' bios here.


$650 per organization

$150 per Indigenous-led organization supported by First West Foundation (Cohort 2 only)


*Please note we have a limited number of $500 bursaries available for Cohorts 1 and 3 from First West Foundation. These bursaries are restricted to organizations that support specific British Columbia communities. Click the "show more" link to see if you qualify.

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Bursaries are restricted to organizations that support:

  • Lower Mainland: Abbotsford, Chilliwack, Delta, Hope, Kitimat, Langley, Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows, Mission, Surrey
  • Interior: Armstrong, Enderby, Kamloops, Kelowna, Keremeos, Oliver, Penticton, Princeton, Rutland, Vernon, West Kelowna
  • The Islands: Greater Victoria, Cowichan Valley, Ladysmith, Salt Spring and Pender Island, Nanaimo


If you believe you qualify, please email for confirmation of bursary availability and a discounted registration link.

2024 dates

Cohort 1

open to all registrants

April 8: 10am - noon
April 15: 9:30am – 12:30pm
April 29: 10am - noon
May 6: 10am - noon

Cohort 2

Indigenous-led organizations only

May 6: 10am - noon
May 13: 9:30am – 12:30pm
May 27: 10am - noon
June 3: 10am – noon

Cohort 3

open to all registrants

October 17: 10am - noon

October 24: 9:30am – 12:30pm

November 7: 10am - noon

November 14: 10am – noon

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