Fundraising 101 & How to Motivate Volunteers and Teams

June 16th | 18:00 – 19:30 CET (GMT+2)

Capacity: max. 100 participants

Receive hands-on tools to create fundraising for your own projects.

Create your own “Case for Support” and overcome challenges along the way.

Learn how you can motivate volunteers and teams in an engaging and exciting way.

Starting with the definition of Fundraising, this course will bring you the basics you need to know to organize a successful fundraising activity. You will develop your own “Case of Support” and pitch it to the audience – challenging questions included. In addition, you will learn insights from the successful Kiwanis International campaign, which raised US$110 million in 5 years – US$12 million alone in Europe – managed by the course instructor Ruth Gabler-Schachermayr. More importantly you will also learn about team strategies and how to motivate volunteers, a highly challenging task!


  • Learning to define “Fundraising” as well as “Case of Support” and developing a successful case
  • Pitching in front of the audience, and receiving immediate feedback and being challenged on the status quo, thus learning how to overcome obstacles
  • Being able to incorporate successful fundraising tools from other projects and best-practise examples
  • Receiving insights into a US$110 million-dollar fundraising campaign and how to motivate volunteers based on setting targets and saying “Thank You!”.

Work Language: English

Ruth Gabler-Schachermayr

JCI European Development Council Councillor

Ruth Gabler-Schachermayr is fundraising manager and strategy consultant and just founded her own company CareerMum to support mums on their maternity leave. Ruth has delivered workshops in leadership, team building, volunteering and project management. In addition, she has been a trainer at the JCI European Academy since 2016.