In this highly interactive session, the group will mystery shop several organizations in an effort to learn what we’re doing well and what we’re doing not so well. On-line and over the phone, Simon will attempt to make a number of donations and ask a number of questions. As a group we’ll discuss the experiences in an effort to improve all of our fundraising.

In previous mystery shopping sessions, only 50% of charities have successfully processed donations. We’ll discuss why we’re making it so difficult and what we can do to improve. Then, we’ll look at real world examples of who is doing it right.

Simon Scriver, CFRE

Head of Fundraising

One In Four Ireland and Consultant at ChangeFundraising

Simon Scriver is Head of Fundraising at One In Four Ireland, a small charity that supports survivors of sexual abuse. He received Fundraising Ireland's 'Small Budget, Big Impact' award in 2016, Supplier of the Year, Eircom's Start-up Award and the Toastmasters Division International Speech Contest. Simon also offers consultancy to some of the biggest and smallest charities in Ireland and abroad. He offers advice and training to non-profits to make their fundraising more cost-effective, speaking regularly at international conferences. Simon founded Toastmasters For Good – a not-for-profit aimed at helping charity staff and volunteers improve their public speaking. He blogs at and tweets obsessively from @ToastFundraiser.