With over 160 sessions and activities lined up at the Institute of Fundraising’s Fundraising Convention next week, it is hard and even invidious to choose some. But here is our effort to do so. Why not share your list in the comments below?
1. Tony Elischer Foundation
Let’s start with a look back and look forwards. Fundraiser, consultant, thinker and supporter of upcoming fundraisers Tony Elischer will be remembered at Convention through the work of the Tony Elischer Foundation. Find out how this new foundation is planning to support talented fundraisers.
— Tony Elischer Fdn. (@TonyElischerFdn) June 29, 2017
2. Read ahead
Convention speakers have share their thoughts on various fundraising topics. This might help you choose which sessions to attend.
— Inst. of Fundraising (@ioftweets) June 16, 2017
Kirsty Marrins has some tips too:
— Kirsty Marrins ???? (@LondonKirsty) June 13, 2017
FREDtalks – geddit? The second in this series of interviews with fundraisers will be broadcast on Facebook Live on the final day of Convention. Of course this means that even if you are not at Convention you can watch it from your desk or mobile device.
— Inst. of Fundraising (@ioftweets) June 27, 2017
4. I’d have gotten away with it if…
— Jon Ware (@WareTheresSmoke) June 14, 2017
One man’s simple Twitter idea yielded £12.5m according to CAF.
— Johnny Five (@JTCHANGINGBIZ) May 29, 2017
— Ceri Edwards (@jceriedwards) June 25, 2017
7. Fun and games
— Extreme Adventure (@theextremeteam) June 8, 2017
8. This House believes…
There are many styles of session at Convention, including many that are participative.
— Simon Scriver CFRE (@ToastFundraiser) June 16, 2017
9. Memorable donor experiences
— Richard Sved (@richardsved) June 27, 2017
Fundraising can be stressful, and so can a day or three at Fundraising Convention. This year there is a solution.
— Wisdom Fish (@wisdomfishsays) June 30, 2017
Of course, UK Fundraising will be there throughout, reporting, interviewing and sharing what we can.
— Inst. of Fundraising (@ioftweets) June 15, 2017
More reasons to be there?
— Joe Jenkins (@MrJoeJenkins) June 16, 2017
— Matthew Sherrington (@m_sherrington) June 12, 2017
I had hoped that the rising star session, such a success at last year’s Convention, would run again, but sadly not.
And without the traditional second night party, a hallmark of the event’s previous venue, there’ll be no choice to dress up as your favourite cowboy or rogue.
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