Events Fundraising Virtual Summit 2023



Events fundraising in lockdown was hard, but things have just gotten harder.

Facebook challenge events are struggling to convert, the cost of living crisis has pushed up in-person event costs, and the word ‘hybrid’ still causes overwhelm across the sector.

Events Fundraising Virtual Summit is back for a 3rd year to support events and online challenges fundraisers with the ever-changing landscape of the future they’re asked to plan for right now.

This three-hour summit made up of twenty-minute, impactful, and resourceful webinars will give you the knowledge and confidence to plan your 2023 fundraising events calendar, engage more supporters, and raise more money.

With sessions on:

    • How virtual and hybrid challenge events can relieve pressure
    • In-person event planning
    • How to recruit & retain event volunteers in the new climate
    • Digital fundraising
    • Planning and budget setting during a recession / cost of living crisis
    • How automated events marketing help you have more impact
    • Accessibility and Sustainability

There will also be live panels and roundtable discussions throughout the event so you can engage with speakers and have your questions answered.

And because we know you’re busy, all sessions can be watched live or on-demand in your own time until February 24th (or for an unlimited time if you join as a Member).

All Fundraising Everywhere events are subtitled and held online on the Everywhere+ virtual event platform. You’ll receive a bonus digital delegate bag and live attendees can access our online networking room to meet other attendees.

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Wow moments in your 2023 Events
Speaker: James Wright
Kicking off the summit with some ways to surprise and delight your event participants in 2023. Including some tried and tested approaches at Sue Ryder and ideas for things we want to test in the future.

Small charity, big impact: How TRIBE Freedom Foundation tackles event fundraising
Jordyn Baillie & Laragh O’Malley
In a year when many charities found event fundraising extremely difficult, find out how small charity TRIBE Freedom Foundation raised over £200k across two events. In this session, they will share the secrets of their success and their top tips for charities looking to maintain and grow their events income in 2023.

The evolution of Facebook Challenges and predictions for 2023
Simon Varley of GivePanel, Dan Papworth-Smith, & Sophie Brandon
Facebook Challenges have raised hundreds of millions of pounds for nonprofits since 2018. But, with more and more organisations running Challenges as part of their fundraising portfolios with increasingly mixed success, we ask; is there still life in the model for sustained income and innovation?GivePanel’s Simon Varley is joined by a panel of fundraising events experts from a number of UK charities to share their thoughts on the evolution of Facebook Challenges and their predictions for the coming year.

Making the Most of Your Facebook Fundraising Group
Speaker: Ashley Elliott
Alderson Fundraising provide charities with expert Facebook Group Moderation designed to increase engagement and improve outcomes. Our team of experienced fundraisers build supportive communities, maximising the impact of virtual challenges. During this session we will utilise our experience and take a look at what you need to consider to maximise the outcomes of your Facebook fundraising group. We will be covering three main areas: creating the right environment; importance of engagement; and treating participants as individuals. There will also be an opportunity to ask any questions at the end.

Best Innovation in Virtual Events 2022 – Winner
Speaker: Claire Louise Chamberlain of Clear Path UK
In this session, Claire will talk about how she took Clear Path UK from unknown, to award winning in just two years. Claire created the award-winning Clear Path UK Conference to raise awareness of survivors of abuse, and to give a platform to other survivors’ to inspire, educate and empower.

How we created an attendee-first hybrid event experience
Speaker: Louise McCathie
NHS Charities Together’s hybrid members conference is regularly held up as a top example of an excellent event experience in the sector. Find out how they did it! We chat with Director of Fundraising, Louise McCathie, about how they planned the event and what key things you need to consider when organising for online and in-person audiences.

New trends in special events: is this the end of the gala ball?
Speaker: Rebecca Elcome, Samuel Morton & Camilla Minden
We revisit this conversation, first discussed by the Special Events Forum for the charity sector back in 2015. Rebecca Elcome, MD of Coveted Creates event consultancy, speaks with experienced events managers, including Samuel Morton (Freedom from Torture), about their learnings from recent projects. We’ll argue for and against the traditional gala ball, as well as providing alternative event solutions to help organisations raise vital funds by engaging high net worth individuals.

Empower Your Business for a Sustainable Future
Jessie Frahm
Join us for a thought-provoking  session with Jessie, a leading sustainability consultant. Learn about the importance of sustainability and how to integrate it into the workplace and events. Discover actionable tips and strategies to make your company and events more sustainable while still being successful. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn from an industry leader and take your sustainability efforts to the next level.

Getting Into The Minds of Events Participants
Speaker: John Tasker
A session to share our latest research on what current and past mass participation event participants are thinking about the year ahead and how charity fundraisers can use this insight to raise more from events in 2023.

What a charity runner looks like in 2023 and how you can recruit them…
Marc Roby
Running events have long been the bedrock of community fundraising for charities in the UK, but is it getting tougher and tougher to get people signed up to events….or are you just looking in the wrong place? In this session Marc will outline the profile of a charity runner, and how this has changed since the pre-pandemic times. With expert analysis of the charity market, Marc will not only be highlighting the races that are performing well, but also giving you insight in to how you can get involved with these races (at no risk), and make the most of the next 12 months. Working with hundreds of charities and events on a daily basis, ‘Run for Charity’ have access to a wealth of data and will be sharing all of the vital insights to help with your 2023-24 recruitment.

Make it count: How charities can help their supporters raise more through events in 2023
Speakers: Katy Wetherill & Angela Richmond
Join Katy Wetherill, Event Organiser Lead at Enthuse and Angela Richmond, Founder of RedFox Research, as they discuss recent trends in event participation, what these mean for charities going into 2023 and practical, actional tips for charities on how they can help supporters reach their targets this year.

We only planned in-person events for 2022 – here’s what happened
 Krishan Solanki
Muscular Dystrophy UK’s Events portfolio includes Third Party Challenges, Owned-Challenge Events and Special Events. Pre-pandemic these areas were all growing and in 2020 and 2021 many of these events were hybrid or virtual versions. However, we found were not raising anywhere near the previous in person events. So, through our learnings of contingency planning and modifying some events to be able to take place even with restrictions, we wanted 2022 to be the year we deliver all of them back as live events with the aim to raise pre-pandemic figures. Join the session to find out how we did this and the results.

Whenever you’re in trouble – your supporters WILL stand by you (oh darlin’ darlin’)
Sarah Goddard
Your community will stand by you – even when times are tough. But how do you inspire them to make sure they will? Key learnings from this session include: Why community fundraising is ‘recession proof’; understanding supporters motivations; reframing expectations without butchering potential income; and simple stewardship everyone can do to keep your supporters engaged – and fundraising.

Charity fatigue and how to keep your voice heard amongst the rest
Speakers: Alf Cowan & Jessie Romain
A walk through how data and insight during challenging times is crucial to standing out from the crowd.


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