Institute of Fundraising West Midlands 2020 Conference

Institute of Fundraising West Midlands 2020 Conference

Date: Monday 12th Oct 2020

Time: 09:00-18:00

Venue: Birmingham Conference & Events Centre
Hill Street
B5 4EW

Now in its 7th year, the largest event for professional fundraisers in the West Midlands returns on Monday 12th October at the BCEC in central Birmingham. Get your tickets early to secure the best rates. The IoF West Midlands Conference is held annually by the Institute of Fundraising West Midlands and is the place for fundraisers in the West Midlands to meet sector leaders, fellow fundraising professionals, and develop skills and knowledge.


The theme this year is ‘Collaborate’

As fundraisers we come together to work tirelessly and with passion to help others. We work in this sector as we care about our community and we want to make a difference. Fundraising is one of the most caring professions; one where sharing ideas and best practice is encouraged. As fundraisers we collaborate to make a difference and we change lives. Come together at Conference where we encourage fundraisers to collaborate.

Plenary Speaker

plenary speaker 2020

SHAHIN SADAFI –Grenfell Survivor & Founding chairman of Grenfell United

Shahin Sadafi has overcome not one but two major tragedies to become an influential and inspiring leader, continuously finding hope and proving that with resilience and a 'never give up' attitude you can triumph through the most difficult of times.

“Motivation is a key element in our daily lives; what drives us, influences us, and keeps us going. We must not forget motivation is temporary; but, Inspiration is long lasting” - Shahin Sadafi

Born in Iran in 1984, Shahin earliest memories were of a country ravaged by war and was forced to flee from his home for fear of his life. Shahin moved with his family to West London in 1994 and in 1997 moved to Grenfell Tower. On 14th June 2017, whilst working away from home he received a call to say that Grenfell Tower was on fire.

Shahin and everyone lives were changed forever. But in this moment of extreme tragedy a community came together and working with residents and the wider community Shahin established Grenfell United – an association with the ultimate mission to unite the bereaved families and survivors with a strong and dignified voice.

Among other awards and recognitions, Shahin has received a Pride of Britain Award in 2017 for his work with the Grenfell community and together with QPR Trust were awarded Community project of the year 2017 at the London Football Awards for taking part in Game 4Grenfell.

Shahin uses his vast and unique experience to shed light on what drives people to success and helps individuals and businesses identify their true goals and purpose. Shahin also speaks on the power of community and how working together as one voice you can achieve anything you set your mind too. An interesting and informative take on collaboration on many levels.


Don't miss out on Earlybird tickets!

Book by Wednesday 1st July 2020 to get this offer and be inspired at the best event for professional fundraisers in the West Midlands.

Bringing together technical sessions that help fundraisers hone their techniques, Convention also plays a key role in providing inspiration to delegates on both organisational and personal levels, enabling them to bring back lessons that will impact on their professional development, their organisations and the causes that our sector works tirelessly to support.


Why attend IoF West Midlands Conference?

  • Network with some of the brightest fundraising leaders from across the sector, make new contacts and meet colleagues both old and new
  • Improve your team’s performance through sharing new knowledge, skills and experience.
  • Feel inspired and energised with fresh ideas from our wide range of well-respected speakers


Plan your day

We have an exciting line-up of motivational speakers who will inspire you and your team and connect you with key conversations from across the sector.

Our speakers from across the sector deliver diverse and engaging presentations and workshops. Not only do we pack the day with as many learning opportunities as possible, but there are plenty of social and networking opportunities as well.

Sessions will be based on a broad range of themes including something for everyone- so if you’re a community fundraiser, a corporate partnerships manager, a marketing whizz, a digital hero or a trusts & grants champion you will get something from Conference.

Speaker updates will be posted in the weeks coming up to the Conference and the final schedule for the day will be emailed to delegates by the beginning of October.


Take a look at the Conference 2019 programme to get an idea of what you'll be attending.


Feedback from 2019 Conference

“We definitely learnt a lot that we can take back to help our charity to help grow”

“As a new fundraiser I think this is great development for myself”

I’ve been motivated to pursue new ideas and ways of working”

“By attending the Conference, I have learnt valuable skills that I can use in my job.”

“As a relatively new fundraiser I have been inspired to be the best I can be!”

“I have been given great info to go away, research and start to do more exciting things.”

“I have met lots of inspiring people and I feel pleased to have lots of tips/stories to take back.”


Fundraiser of the Year Award

During Conference we will be presenting our Fundraiser of the Year Award.

If you would like to nominate someone who you think deserves the title of West Midlands Fundraiser of the Year please download the guide and application form


With thanks to our Sponsors


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What is the refund policy?

If somebody is unable to attend they will be required to give notice to this effect, in the first instance this should be to the organiser of the event.

The following refunds will apply:

If a cancellation is received 14 days or more from delivery 100% Refund

If a cancellation is received between 7 and 13 days from delivery 75% Refund

If a cancellation is received between 4 and 6 days from delivery 25% Refund

If a cancellation is received less than 4 days from delivery No Refund


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