Lift your fundraising with a two day strategy and messaging session in the Norwegian mountains!

Join us for an intensive two days of work to lift your fundraising

We have put together a two day intensive program – in the moutnains, away from your everyday job – where some of the best strategist in the fundraising world will help you improve your fundraising and your messaging to give your organisation a real boost.

Simon Scriver and Kevin Delaney – both well known fundraising speakers who have built fundraising operations in organisations large and small – will lead us through two intensive and effective days to make sure you go home with a plan. Beate Sørum (who’s the one inviting you all) will join us as well and help out.

Our team has a more than three decades of combined fundraising experience, from dozens of organisations. They plan to push you, your organisation and your fundraising.

Through a combination of teaching, interrogation, workshops, discussions and hard work we will help you break through the noise of your day to day work to see the very core of your organisation.

En kombinasjon av foredrag, forhør, workshop, diskusjoner og hardt arbeid vil hjelpe deg til å bryte litt ut av hverdagsstøyen og finne nye innfallsvinkler i arbeidet.

      • Need to source new donors?
      • Need to communicate better to the public?
      • Need to raise lots of money but have no budget?
      • Need to identify a new direction or focus?
      • Need to grow and expand your service?

If yes, we’ll see you in the mountains!


Exclusive and effective

To make sure you get the most out of your time and money, this event is limited to 15 participants. This way, we make sure the experts have all the time they need to work directly with everyone. At the same time, you’ll connect with a small group of likeminded people to stay in touch with for help and support going forward

Where we are going – away from the city

Bilde av gården Vingelsgaard

Vingelsgaard Guest House

We’ll take you to the magical little village of Vingelen, a small mountain community in Hedmark county in Norway. About 500 people live here. We will sleep and work at Vingelsgaard Guest House – a several hundred year old log house farm, now rebuilt to house a conference venue and guest rooms.

We’ll make sure we stress down while we’re filling up our brains, so we’re adding some outings, tastes of the (very) local artisanal food productions, and trips around the village. Maybe we’ll even splurge for a horse and sled with torches – weather allowing. Regardless, you will be enjoying the crystal clear mountain air, sparkling snow and natural beauty all along.


Pricing and practical information


5. march: We leave Oslo on a train at 14.34. You may also choose a train leaving 16.34, but you would be travelling without guides (we’ll pick you up at the station), and you won’t make it to dinner.
6. march: A full day of working, followed by dinner and social activities
7. march: A full day of working, before we take the train back to Oslo at 16.43, arriving in Oslo at 19.26.


The getaway costs NOK 9.900 (approx. €1030, £900 at the time of writing, Jan. 24th). Since we believe the best work happens when more minds are collaborating, we’ll shave NOK 2.000 off of the price for participant nr. 2 and more from the same organisation. So feel free to bring a colleague!

The price includes your room for the nights, transport, and all activities in Vingelen. Traintickets from Oslo to Tolga and back are not included, and must be purchased separately. We’re happy to help you book them though – just let us know, and we will get your tickets and invoice them along with the rest of your booking. You will have to manage any transport to and from Oslo.

Registering is binding, but do feel free to fill your seat with someone else’s bum if you find you can’t make it 🙂


We will be both sleeping and working at the amazing VIngelsgaard Guest House. There are 10 rooms, and if it fills up, we’ll have to share. The rooms that would be shared have single beds


Vingelen is in the region of Røros, known among other things for the award winning Røros Food Coop. We will incoroporate much of the local food while we are there, and we will visit the cheese dairy Eggen Gardsysteri. Their cheeses won both gold and silver in the recent World Cheese awards in 2017.



Our strategists – your team


Simon Scriver helps good charities do better fundraising. An award-winning fundraising consultant, coach, and trainer, he helps charities of all sizes do amazing things with little time and little budget. Simon helps his client bring in new donors, build relationships, and keep their supporters giving. He is obsessed with Donor Love…and Twitter.

Working with small and large charities all over the world, he speaks regularly at international conferences and delivers on-line and off-line fundraising training. He is the only person in Ireland with a CFRE, a Diploma in Fundraising and a Certificate in Fundraising. Simon is a board member of a small non-profit ‘Making Connections’, sits on the Advisory Panel of Rogare, the international fundraising think tank, and is a member of the Institute of Fundraising and the AFP.


A professional fundraiser and nonprofit leader for over a decade. Kevin is a believer in the ability of a few passionate people to make a difference in the world, but even the biggest hearts needs a helping hand. Years of fundraising, nonprofit management and training experience working with nonprofits on three continents allows him to understand the problems you are facing. He is passionate about helping you solve the biggest challenges facing our society today.

Kevin is the Founder of Academy Street Workshop who provide tailored, expert advice, problem solving and training to nonprofits. He is also a full time professional fundraiser with a nonprofit in Ireland as well as an experienced fundraising tutor who has delivered training and workshops around the world.


Beate  – or Bea for the non-Scandinavians out there – owns and runs b.bold, and she’s the one who’s invited you all along to this remote village. Beate is passionate about fundraising, and tries her best to make sure fundraisers are always at the top of their game. Through b.bold, Beate has worked with many different organisations to strengthen their fundraising work. She previously worked for the Norwegian Cancer Society for 6 years, where she started and ran the digital fundraising work. She is a member of the board of the Norwegian Fundraising Association.

Beate loves Vingelen, and really hopes she gets to show you the little fairytale village. She knows you’ll fall in love with both the place and hopefully your fundraising 🙂



Get in touch with Beate by phone +47 986 23 650, or send an email to

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