What’s the best way to respond and increase trust and confidence in charities? An expert panel of fundraisers gathered to discuss trust for the final session of last week’s Individual Giving Conference 2018. Felicity summarises the key points of discussion.
Undoubtedly, we have seen some amazing charity campaigns and appeals achieve epic results and exceed everyone’s expectations. We marvel over the results and, as fundraisers, we’re encouraged to attempt to unpick them. Inevitably we’re trying to learn from them to achieve fundraising success within our own charity.
The recent Events Fundraising Conference held in June saw charities big and small, from across the UK, grapple with the issues affecting their events.
How do we go about building more impactful corporate charity partnerships? This was the question at the heart of the IoF Corporate Partnership Conference. Through practical examples of successful partnerships and open discussion, the speakers all highlighted the need to focus on engagement, breaking down silos and broadening conversations.
Marathons, mud runs, team trials and immersive experiences – it seems like there’s an event for everyone in today’s eclectic market. We saw rapid growth in the events sector up to 2016, with a 700% increase in online fundraising and events pages.
Building a new corporate partnership that delivers vital income and wider benefits for your charity – whilst meaningfully offering value to the organisation – is hard work. When chatting to other corporate fundraisers, some common themes emerge about the challenges we face.
“I am off to a conference on compliance,” I said to a friend, “That sounds like a barrel of laughs,” came the reply, summing up a common misconception of the subject. Well, I am happy to say the first IoF Compliance Conference certainly proved my friend wrong. There were quite a few laughs, and I returned to Battersea with new ideas on cyber security, lotteries and more!
If there’s one thing that came across when listening to the Meet the Fundraiser panel session at this year’s IoF Face-to-Face Conference, it’s that face-to-face fundraisers love a good conversation.
It’s time to step back and look at face-to-face afresh, to widen the lens and review each channel within a broader fundraising context.