Friday, 7 November 2008

Institute of Fundraising UK events

Are you a fundraiser and based in the UK? Then you might be interested in the upcoming events organised by the institute of fundraising UK. The Institute of Fundraising is the professional body for UK fundraising. They support fundraisers, through leadership, representation, setting standards, and training, and champion fundraising as a career choice. I’ve attended their events and wanted to draw your attention to the some coming up in November and December .

1. Working with Volunteers for Community Fundraising Success
Re-energising grassroots fundraising

Join the Institute of Fundraising at the only conference that specifically considers the relationship between fundraising and volunteering, to be held on 20th November in London.
Volunteer-led fundraising activity is the most frequent way in which the majority of the public engage with and encounter fundraising practice, for example, through attending events, coffee mornings or meeting house to house collectors. Crossing the boundaries between the volunteering and fundraising worlds, this conference will explore how community fundraisers can work with volunteers to strengthen their fundraising overall. It will also explore other key community fundraising issues such as recognising long term value, best practice and developing new ideas.

This conference offers an opportunity to learn from the experts, hear from other organisations in the sector and gain understanding to help you re-energise your approach to community fundraising.

Conference topics include:

  • Debate and discussion - recognising the value of community fundraising
  • Administering regional fundraising networks
  • Understanding volunteers and volunteering trends
  • The Commission on the Future of Volunteering’s Manifesto for Change - understanding what it means for your organisation
  • Recruiting, training and managing volunteer fundraisers
  • Best practice, health and safety, and legal advice

Key speakers from Volunteering England, nfpSynergy, Macmillan Cancer Support, Save the Children, Samaritans, Breakthrough Breast Cancer and more!

To view the full programme and to book online click here!

2. E-Media Fundraising Conference
Strategic Tips for Online Income Generation

This conference will provide actual advice and practical tips on how to develop and implement a successful e-media fundraising strategy. Top of the range sector experts, consultants and trainers will provide you with the tools to take your online marketing strategy into new realms of effectiveness and profitability.

Key conference topics include:

  • Setting up a successful digital strategy
  • Measuring ROI and improving conversion rates
  • Top tips for making money online
  • Making the most of Google Analytics and Adwords
  • Dos and don’ts for successful websites and e-mails
  • Digital media - a driver for commercial partnerships?

Join us on the 2 December in London and hear from Martin Gill, former Head of New Media at Comic Relief; Bertie Bosr├ędon, Head of New Media, Breast Cancer Care; Jason Potts, Director, THINK Consulting Solutions; Nick Burne, acting Head of Digital, National Trust; Stephen Elsden, Marketing Manager, Leonard Cheshire Disability; Jon Parsons, E-Communications Manager, The Woodland Trust and many more!

To view the full programme and to book online click here!

3. Legacy Fundraising Conference
Exploring an integrated approach

Legacy fundraising is crucial to charities and among the most cost effective ways to fundraise. This year’s annual Legacy Fundraising Conference, to be held on the 10th December in London, is an opportunity to keep up to date with the latest developments in the sector. The event is packed with information and advice to help improve your legacy fundraising strategy.

Conference topics include:

  • Confronting the economic climate
  • Broadening your legacy message
  • Integrated approaches to legacy fundraising
  • Improving online legacy communication
  • Masterclass on successful legacy marketing
  • Opportunities for donor development
Hear from NSPCC, Freestyle Marketing, Legacy Foresight, Mencap, Save the Children, Action for Children and many others.
To view the full programme and to book online click here!

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