The past year has been difficult for many. The outbreak of coronavirus in March 2020 threw the world upside down. Many industries struggled, including the charity sector, which saw thousands of in-person fundraising events cancelled or rescheduled. Arguably, there has never been a more important time for your fundraising strategy to be perfected.
That’s why, this month’s webinar is a joint venture between Fundraising Everywhere and 3rd Sector Mission Control, bringing you the first international conference dedicated solely to Fundraising Strategy. Whether you’re a sole fundraiser, a fundraising leader, working as part of a team, or a non-fundraiser looking to support your non-profit organisation, our Fundraising Strategy Virtual Summit is something you won’t want to miss.
Take a look at our insight into the summit below, including location, time, date and speaker highlights.
When and where is the event taking place?
The Fundraising Strategy Virtual Summit is taking place on Thursday 18th March 2021 and starts at 12pm (GMT). The entire conference is being broadcast online and will be four hours long with two sessions running concurrently. There will be two streams for attendees to choose from:
- ASSESS! – looking at the work we do within our charities and how we develop the internal relationships and processes we need to succeed.
- CHANGE! – focusing on the relationships we build with funders and our role in forging connections with people outside of our charity.
Attendees will be able to ask questions to speakers live on the day. There will also be recordings available for thirty days to all attendees to watch in their own time.
What is being discussed at our Fundraising Strategy Virtual Summit?
The conference focuses on the theme of how you can build your fundraising strategy and how to implement it successfully. The sessions will feature practical advice you can apply to your fundraising strategy, case studies, and opinion pieces from fundraising experts across the globe.
The aim of our Fundraising Strategy Virtual Summit is to not only inspire you, but to give you the confidence and skills to shape and implement your charity’s fundraising strategy. During the day we will look at a range of topics, including:
- How to decide on the right things to do, and in the right order.
- How to bring people with you, particularly trustees and non-fundraising team members.
- How to strike the balance between right now and the future.
- How to keep it ‘live,’ to manage risks and red flags, and how to decide whether to ‘pivot’ or plot the same course.
- How to define fundraising strategy, and understand the difference between your strategy, your action plan, and your tactics.
- How to ensure your fundraising strategy is aligned with your organisation’s strategy.
- How to develop and implement fundraising strategy for a wide range of income streams.
- How you can still be strategic with your fundraising in a fast-changing world.
Key speakers to look out for
Cherian Koshy: The data you need to make decisions
Cherian Koshy is an internationally recognised expert in philanthropy and the nonprofit sector. He works with hundreds of non-profits each year to help them solve their most intractable problems. With over 20 years of experience, he is one of the most sought-after trainers and speakers in the non-profit sector. As a coach and consultant, he helps struggling non-profit leaders find strategies that give them back time and develop sustainable revenue.
Chloe Amstein: Strategy is a feeling
Chloe is a fundraising strategy consultant with over 15 years of experience. She’s worked for WaterAid, Good Agency, and now, as a consultant, she gets to call charities like British Red Cross, FareShare, Teenage Cancer Trust and Barnardo’s her clients. Chloe specialises in individual giving, legacies, innovation and everything in-between.
Rhodri Davies: Fundraising post-pandemic & beyond
Rhodri Davies is Head of Policy at Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) and also leads Giving Thought, CAF’s in-house think tank focussing on current and future issues affecting philanthropy and civil society. He has researched, written and presented on a wide range of topics: from charity taxation to the civil society applications of cutting-edge technologies such as artificial intelligence.
Zoe Amar: How to bring people with you, particularly trustees and non-fundraising team members
With twelve years’ experience as a charity trustee, Zoe Amar is widely regarded as one of the charity sector’s leading digital experts. She founded digital agency and social enterprise Zoe Amar Digital in 2013, and her clients include Sense, Anglia Ruskin University and The School for Social Entrepreneurs. Zoe was also recently voted one of the 25 most influential charity leaders by Charity Times.
Maeve Strathy: Maeve's Top 10 fundraising tips for 2021
Maeve Strathy is a passionate and driven leader in fundraising and marketing. As Blakely’s Vice President, Client Relationships, Maeve is proud to lead a team of Strategists and Account Managers, working together to meet and exceed their clients’ fundraising goals. She is enthusiastic about coaching teammates to bring out their strengths and make the time they spend working fun and purposeful.
Wayne Murray: Human focused strategy
Wayne is founder of Humanity Squared, and his focus is on innovation, transformation and human-centred strategy. He has worked in the charity sector since last century; half charity side and half agency. He has held senior leadership roles for Amnesty International, Refugee Action and Prisoners abroad, where his focus was on step change, transformation and people power. His agency side roles have seen him work with over 100 charities and NGOs, all with the aim of connecting people to causes they believe in, and mobilising them to drive positive change.
How to get involved
If you’re interested in attending the conference, you can purchase a ticket online.
As a ‘thank you’ for buying your ticket, you will be able to enter into a draw to win a free day’s consultancy with Mandy Johnson from Sketchnotes UK and Richard Sved from 3rd Sector Mission Control, who will both help you hone your fundraising strategy.
There will also be bonus download sessions and resources included in your ticket.
We can’t wait to see you there.