Making $ense I: An Introduction to Fund Raising

Course Code:


Course Category:

Corporate Functions

Duration (hours):


Fees (Please note that the fees listed are for your reference only. The final course fee may vary.)
Name Fee (Excludes GST) Fee (Includes GST)
Nett Fee (after SSG funding) $ 195.00 $ 208.65
Course Fee (Before Funding) $ 650.00 $ 695.50


Fundraising is vital for the sustainability, development and success of all non-profit organisations. Every organisation needs money to survive. Non-profit organisations should have a clear idea of where the money is coming from in the long term. This course helps learners to understand the concepts and principles of fundraising, and the code of governance prescribed by the Charity Council. In addition to this learners will learn to develop effective donor engagement plan.

Target Participants:

Target audience includes all fundraising professionals looking to improve and develop their understanding and knowledge of fundraising such as fundraisers, event executives etc.; volunteers and trustees who wish to extend their knowledge of fundraising.

The skills and knowledge for this course, which the learner is assumed to possess, are as follows:
• Be able to listen and speak English at a proficiency level equivalent to the Employability Skills System Workplace Literacy (WPL) Level 6
• Be able to read and write English at a proficiency level equivalent to the Employability Skills System Workplace Literacy (WPL) Level 6
• Be able to use numeracy skills equivalent to the Employability Skills System Workplace Numeracy (WPN) Level 6

Learning Outcome:

By the end of the course, learners will be able to:
1. Explain the concepts and principles of fundraising
2. Describe the reasons for varying fundraising outputs of the different non-profit sectors in Singapore
3. Explain the key components of a donor engagement plan for specific fundraising methodologies
4. Describe the fundraising code of governance prescribed by the Charity Council


Mode of delivery:
Please note that this course will be conducted online via Zoom (click to learn more about Zoom). Successful applicants will be able to access and download course materials from LearningCloud upon course confirmation. They will also be given the URL to join the Zoom course session with a unique password via email. Participants will be required to use their Name (as per NRIC) as the Zoom ID to be given access to the Zoom course session and will have to enable video view while the session is in progress.

As part of SSG's requirements, the training session(s) will be recorded for audit purposes. Please ensure that your camera is turned on throughout the session(s). By agreeing to attend this course, you are deemed to have consented for your participation to be recorded.

Assessment will face-to-face held at SSI Successful applicants are required to sit for the assessment on a separate day, to be further advised by SSI.

This course includes assessment components. Assessment may be conducted during and/or after the course. As there is an assessment component for this course, grading and processing of results can only take place after course completion. Learners who pass the assessment(s) will be awarded with an electronic Certificate of Achievement from SSI. You will receive an email notification when your e-Cert is ready for download in your NCSS e-Services account.

Fee Remarks:

SSG funding is available for Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents only. For more information on SSG Training Grants, please visit:
SkillsFuture Singapore Funding.
SkillsFuture Credit.

VCF funding is available for foreigners who are staff of NCSS Member Social Service Agencies via Direct Training Application.

Terms and conditions apply. Applicants of above training grants should inform SSI upon submission of your application.

Trainer Profile:

Usha Menon is founder of Usha Menon Management Consultancy (Asia), an international training and consultancy service working exclusively with social-impact organisations across Asia. Her multi-country client list include charities, arts/ health/ education institutions, think-tanks, UN entities, International NGOs, social enterprises, philanthropic foundations and capability building organizations. She brings a wealth of multi-country experience, expertise and insights on leadership, management and fundraising.

Usha has helped charities to expand their program and fundraising capabilities. She has transformed charity income sources drastically through local resource mobilisation across Asia, especially in the areas of local private sector fundraising through individual giving, philanthropic investments and corporate engagement.

Usha is a keen observer and an active global participant of the nonprofit sector for the past 29 years. A celebrated speaker, connector, mentor and consultant on non-profit management, leadership, and philanthropy, she has presented, trained, inspired and consulted across the globe in over 30 countries. Her blog ‘Asian Insights’ is followed by community leaders keen on enhancing social impact. She recently collaborated with NUS to publish the ‘Exploratory Studies on Fundraising Practises’ in the social service and health sectors in Singapore. The report can be downloaded from

Her many volunteer appointments include serving on charity boards, mentoring non-profit leader and as advocate for policy environment changes to build a vibrant people-sector across Asia.

Share this page