Fundraising for non-profits: sustainable NGO's, networks & associations.

How to keep your organization healthy and afloat on the long run? After a highly appreciated workshop by Bernard Ross on Fundraising at the ISSA Conference 2017, ISSA and The Management Centre offer you this effective course on fundraising techniques. Do not miss this grand opportunity and join us! 

The two-day training is designed to help associations, networks and other non-profit organizations become more sustainable. You will learn how to successfully raise funds from private sources; foundations, companies and people. 

The training will give you national and international fundraising insights, all to help get your projects, and even core costs covered. You will gain the right skillset and confidence to secure more resources, whether you are brand new to fundraising or you wish to improve your results. A full description of the training can be found HERE.


'The fundraising training offered by ISSA in Belgium was a valuable opportunity to expand my knowledge and to meet other people that, like me, are interested in building a better world. Bernard is an extremely resourceful and experienced person, who offers clear references and suitable advice on how to improve fundraising activities for any organisation. Undoubtedly, I would join this training given the opportunity.'  - David Hernández, Fundraising Manager at Aflatoun International.

Stay tuned through @ISSA_ECD and our Newspage for special offers*! Or REGISTER here! 
*A limited amount of bursaries is available. Contact our membership officer at eizsak[at] for more information.


Child Rights Home Leiden, The Netherlands

The 26th & 27th of November 2018
Target audience: managers and fundraisers from non-profit organizations and associations; representatives of network organizations.

Bernard Ross -  Director of The Management Centre (=mc)
Liana Ghent - Director of ISSA

Fee ISSA Members:           EUR 249,- ex VAT*
Fee ISSA Partners:             EUR 249,- ex VAT* (please mention your Partner organization in the Motivation box on the registration page)
Fee Non ISSA Members:   EUR 699,- ex VAT*

*Prices exclude a 21% VAT according to European Union regulations. For other regions VAT rulings may differ. To avoid booking errors, please hold your payment until you have received an invoice.



Bernard Ross (trainer)

Bernard Ross is the director of =MC, a management consultancy working worldwide for ethical organizations. He co-authored Breakthrough Thinking for Non-Profit Organisations with Clare Segal. It was voted Best Non-Profit Book in the USA 2004. More recently Global Fundraising won the Skystone Prize for Research and will be published in China in 2018. Strategy was published by the Financial Times/Pearson in January 2016. With Omar Mahmoud, Head of Global Knowledge at UNICEF International he wrote Change for Good- behavioural economics for a better world, wich was published March 2018.

With his colleagues at =MC, Bernard has created global strategies for the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, WHO, Amnesty International, Medecins Sans Frontiers, and UNICEF international. As a fundraiser he’s raised money to refurbish the France’s most famous monument, for a museum to house the world’s largest dinosaur in Argentina, and to save the last 800 great apes in Africa. You can contact him at  b.ross[at] 


Liana Ghent (co-facilitator)

Liana Ghent is director of ISSA since 2006. During this time, the network has expanded to include 85 member organizations from across Europe and Central Asia. Liana Ghent has over 20 years of leadership experience in the nonprofit sector, primarily with programs in higher education and early childhood development. 

Other experience include the co-presidency of the Civic Education Project, an organization focussed on higher education in Europe and the former Soviet Union. She served on several (director) boards, a.o. the Consultative Group for ECCD and the Leadership Council of the Global Compact for Early Childhood Development. Currently, she is a member of the Interim Executive Group  ECDAN and the advisory board for the Nurturing Care for Early Childhood Development.