The telephone offers a cheap way to engage with a large number of individuals very quickly while still being personal and immediately adaptable. Still, only a small number of charities see it as a fundraising tool. This session will look at the different types of calls you might make including care calls, upgrades, conversions and reactivations. We’ll listen to recordings of real fundraising calls and Simon will share actual statistics from the sector. We’ll also hear how some charities responded to calls from potential donors. Who knows? We might even mystery shop a charity live in the session!

Learning Outcomes:

  1. How to create your own script or call outline
  2. Expected results based on real data
  3. Tips and tricks for maximising ROI

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.