IoF South East & London - First Thursday May 2019

IoF South East & London - First Thursday May 2019

Date: Thursday 2nd May 2019

Time: 6-9pm

Venue: The Engine Room
Runway East
10 Finsbury Square

Collaborating with other charities, a superhero themed case study! Presented by Chris Normington

Last year for one of our events we created the charity package that we’d always dreamed of receiving and offered it to other charities. We said no to a three year contract, volunteer commitment and extra cost for marquee space. We said yes to pay as you go places, equal branding and press coverage and sharing marketing materials. Find out why we did this, how the event went, what we learnt and what other charities thought of being offered the ultimate charity package!

As well as the case study Chris will also touch on mental health and how to succeed with innovation in your work environment.

Chris Normington

Chris has been a fundraiser for 10 years, starting at Sue Ryder and the last 7 years as Area Fundraising Manager - North for JDRF. He also runs the charity BASIK (Build A School In Kenya) he founded in 2006.

Twitter: @ChrisNormBASIK

Please note: ticket prices have increased and we are no longer offering free drinks with member tickets.

The event kicks off at 6.00pm. Please do your best to arrive by 6.30pm at the latest to take full advantage of the 20 Minute Masterclass.

This is the programme for the evening:

6.00pm - Arrival
6.30pm - Introductions and 20 Minute Masterclass
6.55pm - Q&A
7.15pm - Networking and nibbles

The South East & London Region are looking for speakers for First Thursday events in 2019. If you are interested, please fill in the online form.

We now have video of past events on YouTube. As usual, the bar is open for you to order drinks yourself, and we provide the delicious food. Whether or not you’ve attended one of our networking meetings before, why not come along and make the most of this enjoyable social opportunity?  

Sponsored by Eden Brown

Eden Brown

As one of the first specialist third sector recruiters in London, Eden Brown have been supporting Fundraisers and have worked in partnership with charities and not for profit clients for over 25 years. We are really proud to play a part in such a special sector and feel passionate about the contribution we make to our candidates careers and to the growth and development of our clients.

Over the years we have evolved into one of the leading recruitment specialists in the sector, our charities team has grown throughout the UK and we now have dedicated regional consultants in Yorkshire, North West and the Midlands. We recruit across all income streams, from officer level up to senior appointments and have four specialist consultants in our London office who support income generation based roles, both temporary and permanent.

Sponsored by Zaffo


Zaffo are the only 'digital first' society lottery and raffle company in the UK. At the heart of everything they do is a sophisticated software platform which has been built from the ground up to meet the specific needs and challenges of this successful and fast-growing style of fundraising. The friendly Zaffo team of experts will help you get your raffle, lottery or prize draw campaigns up and running in no time. They can even help your existing offline lottery or raffle grow faster, and be even more cost-effective.

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Note: concession tickets are now considered by application, please email us if you want a concession ticket.

Don't miss this event!

Where possible, we book reserve speakers for each First Thursday. These speakers will be able to give the 20 Minute Masterclass on a similar topic if our speaker is no longer able to attend. If, due to unforeseen circumstances, the speaker at an First Thursday event is unable to attend, we will notify you, and give you the details of the reserve speaker.  We will email you via the address provided on the booking form as soon as possible.  All those who have booked for the particular First Thursday will be able to cancel their place up to 5.00pm on the day of the event.  If we are unable to confirm an alternative speaker for an First Thursday event, we will still go ahead and will facilitate a group discussion in place of the 20 Minute Masterclass, followed by a networking session.

Further details and contact information

Juliet Ellis

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