Governance, Fundraising & Grant Writing courses

2. WTF – Where’s the Funding?

Fundraising is the lifeblood of most community organisations, yet it’s an often-neglected task. Most organisations draw the majority of their income from just one or two sources. That’s a dangerous strategy. If one of those sources dries up, you could quickly face a budget black hole.

This course is designed for grassroots fundraisers. It will help participants identify all the many sources of income available to their organisation and give them confidence to start drawing from each of them. The result? Fewer burnt-out volunteers, more successful events, a bigger donor database, and ultimately a stronger, healthier, more sustainable community group.

How long will this course take?
You may like to complete this course in one session which, on average, takes students around 90 minutes.

Learn at your own pace
If you would rather study in smaller blocks of time, you'll have 30 days to complete this course from the date of purchase. During that time, you can log in as often as you'd like and can save progress along the way.

Get certified!
On completion, you will be issued with an electronic certificate by the Institute of Community Directors Australia.

Have a group of learners?
We'll happily provide a discounted price for groups of more than ten. For a quote, please email

What students have said about our Compact Courses

  • "Thanks for making this course affordable and accessible!"

  • "It's a great resource and will be good for those beginning the journey."

  • "The interactive infographics were well organised, engaging and informative."
  • Welcome
  • Sustainable funding Strategy
  • Ethical Funding
  • Mission and Impact
  • The 7 pillars of funding
  • An overview of the 7 Pillars
  • Pillar 1: Grants
  • Pillar 2 : Donations
  • Pillar 3 : Crowdfunding
  • Pillar 4 : Membership/Alumni
  • Pillar 5 : Special Events
  • Pillar 6 : Sales
  • Pillar 7 : Community-Business Partnerships
  • Campaign Planning
  • The Pitch
  • The ask
  • Rallying the troops
  • Resources
  • Links
  • Help us help the sector
  • Rattle those tins!
Completion rules
  • All units must be completed
  • Leads to a certificate with a duration: Forever