Two-day online conference – Wednesday 31 January and Thursday 1 February 2024
It continues to be challenging and uncertain times for fundraising and fundraisers. The pressure to raise funds to support charity causes, while the need for support from charities rises, makes fundraising a very stressful and never-ending ask. Now more than ever it is important to be aware of the latest trends, strategies, and technological advances to help keep your fundraising relevant so you continue to reach current and new supporters.
This conference will help you to be more effective in your role, build donor relations, write proposals, and manage events and other relevant fundraising topics. You will hear from experts, and perspectives from those doing real and recent fundraising work. You will have the opportunity to network and take part in peer-to-peer support to share best practices and advice on handling specific challenges.
What is included in the price?
Attendance to the conference, keynote sessions, panel discussions, session talks, networking sessions and a physical copy of The Complete Fundraising Handbook.
You will also have access to the post-conference hub, which will consist of:
- Access to all presentations and handouts
- Recordings of opening and closing keynotes
- Certificate of attendance for CPD hours
Who should attend?
Whether you are a seasoned professional looking to stay up-to-date on the latest developments in fundraising, or a newcomer to the field looking to learn the basics, we have something for everyone.
- Gain actionable tactics to improve your fundraising programs
- Learn best practices from leading charity professionals
- Get ahead of trends with the latest techniques and strategies
- Access inspiring and motivating perspectives from influencers
- Build your professional network and collaborate with peers
- Recharge your passion for fundraising and your charity’s mission
Wednesday 31 January – Agenda at-a-glance
09.45 – 10.00: Welcome – Join us for introductions, housekeeping rules, and key information to get the best from your day.
10.00 – 10.45: Opening keynote: Fundraising for the future. This inspirational opening keynote will explore emerging trends and predictions shaping the future of fundraising.
10.45 – 11.00: Break
11.00 – 12.00: Breakout sessions. Choose one of the following:
- A: Digital fundraising strategies
- B: Organising fundraising events
- C: Major donor fundraising
12.00 – 12.15: Break
12.15 – 13.00: Self-care for fundraisers. This important session focuses on helping charity fundraisers manage stress, avoid burnout, and practice ongoing self-care. Speaker: George Knight, Training Consultant, DSC
13.00 – 14.00: Lunch and networking.
- 1300 – 13.30 – Prepare/collect your lunch
- 13.30 – 14.00 – Eat lunch in a networking group where you can share problems and solutions
14.00 – 15.00: Breakout sessions. Choose one of the following:
- D: Individual giving
- E: Corporate partnerships
- F: Community fundraising
15.00 – 15.15: Break
15.15 – 15.45: Fundraising case studies – Stories and strategies from the field
Thursday 1 February – Agenda at-a-glance
09.30 – 10.30: Breakout sessions. Choose one from:
- G: Proposal writing
- H: Donor retention
- I: Fundraising strategy
10.30 – 10.45: Break
10.45 – 11.45: Breakout sessions. Choose one from:
- J: Legacy fundraising
- K: Measuring impact
- L: Faith-based fundraising
11.45 – 12.00: Break
12.00 – 13.00: Ethical, legal and compliance issues. This informative session will provide fundraisers with an overview of important legal, ethical and compliance considerations.
13.00 – 14.00: Lunch
14.00 – 14.45: Panel session – Ask the experts. This interactive session will give you direct access to insight from leaders and fundraising professionals.
14.45 – 15.00: Break
15.00 – 15.30: Closing keynote – Forward together: The road ahead for fundraising. This uplifting closing keynote will celebrate the achievements of fundraisers over the past year and reinforce their vital efforts going forward.
View full session details in the brochure below
Speaker biographies coming soon.
Early bird ticket prices (up to and including Monday 27 November)
- Band A: £129
- Band B: £139
- Band C: £159
Ticket prices from Tuesday 28 November
- Band A: £149
- Band B: £159
- Band C: £179
Please select one session per time slot below.
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