Major Donors Conference 2020

Major Donors Conference 2020

Date: Monday 27th Jan 2020

Town/City: London

Location: London

Venue: America Square Conference Centre

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The Major Donors conference will assess the different strategies to grow their income through improved acquisition and stewardship. Throughout the day real-life case studies combined with interactive panels will provide actionable insights into growing your portfolio.

10.00     Chair’s opening remarks

Angie Turner, Head of Philanthropy, The Children’s Trust and Chair of Major Donor Special Interest Group, Institute of Fundraising


10.10     Opening fireside chat: Understanding and adapting to the changing face of philanthropy

Liesl Elder, Chief Development Officer, University of Oxford


10:30     Pinpointing areas of opportunity in philanthropic trends   


10:50     Forecasting panel: Adapting to the changing needs of philanthropists- what will your major donor portfolio look like in 10 year?


New for 2020! Industry experts will be asked to answer questions on the future of philanthropy and the audience will vote on if they agree or disagree. Don’t miss your chance to understand what major donors are changing and identify the steps you need to take to adapt your approach to retain and grow your income.



John Palmer, Interim Head of Philanthropy, MK Community Foundation

Emily Evans, Head of Philanthropy, Alzheimer's Society

Ikhlaq Hussain, Head of Philanthropy and Partnerships, Orphans in need

Preeti Baid, Director of Major Gift Fundraising, Humane Society International, UK

Chris Gethin, Director of Philanthropy and Campaign, Cancer Research UK

 11:30     Networking break  



11:50     Case study: How to bring warm donors into a major donors portfolio

Layal Marten, Director, Major Gifts, Movember Foundation


12:10     Case study: Working with senior leaders to reach new prospects

Jess Goulson, Head of Major Gifts, Birkbeck, University of London


12:30     Case study: Creating a development boar to expand our network

Michelle Mitchell, Head of Major Giving, World Jewish Relief


12:50     Q&A session-get your questions answered on how to acquire major donors

13.10     Networking lunch   


14:10     Case Study: Creating the right touchpoints for the right donor

Sianne Haldane, Head of Planned Giving Philanthropy, Cancer Research UK



14:30     Case study: Refreshing your message to keep major donors engaged


14:50     Case study: Working with major donors to maximise the impact of their support

Allan McKinnon, Head of Major Giving, Lumos


15:10     Q&A session: get your questions answered on how to steward to major donors

16:50     Chair’s closing remarks 

17:00     End of conference 

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IoF Organisational member 


New member offer: conference plus one year of individual membership 






Small Charity (under £500,000 annual turnover)

(To secure your small charity rate please email with your charity number) 



Further details and contact information

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Telephone: 020 7840 1040

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