IoF FICO Spring Conference - 22 May

IoF FICO Spring Conference - 22 May

Date: Wednesday 22nd May 2019

Time: 10:00 to 16:15 (GMT)

Venue: Bethnal Green Mission Church, 305 Cambridge Heath Rd, London E2 9LH

Fundraising for an Appeal

Strategy and Planning, including the use of Crowdfunding.

This is a fantastic opportunity to share your fundraising experiences openly, and learn more from each other, through discussion groups and a key speaker panel.

Sessions include:

Crowdfunding: An achievable option for Christian charities and churches

· Jes Bailey, Founder of Crowdfund 360

Jes thinks that great ideas and passionate people should not be held back due to a lack of funding. Getting 20 or 200 or 2000 people to support your project or business, is much more sustainable than one loan or grant. Crowdfunding is not magic, it is a science and an art. Jes wants to share this recipe for success with churches and charities to enable more amazing people to bring their projects to life.

Ten top tips for an appealing appeal

· Steve Baylis, Head of Development for the Archdiocese of Birmingham

This is a relatively new position within the Diocese. Prior to this, the Diocese had no fundraising function, so from a standing start some 3 years ago, the Development function have brought in over £3.5 million in new funding for projects around the Diocese.

Before working at the Diocese, Steve worked as the Head of Fundraising for Sandwell CVS, supporting a wide number of charities to identify and access funding. Coming from a Regeneration and Community Development background, Steve has worked for a diverse number of organisations including the Prince’s Trust and the former Office of the Deputy Prime Minister. 

· Laura Hines is the Senior Trust and Foundations Officer for the Archdiocese of Birmingham. Previously she worked for the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, focusing primarily on ‘Friends memberships’ including events and newsletters, also writing grant applications and supporting the New Place campaign. Prior to this she was Development Officer and then Development Manager at HLF West Midlands, advising groups on applying for heritage funding from £3K to £3million+.

The Allchurches Trust and grants!

· Rev'd Jeremy Noles, Trust Grants Officer for the Allchurches Trust

The Revd Jeremy Noles has been Allchurches Trust’s Grants Officer for London, the South East and East Anglia since February 2016. He is an ordained Anglican priest and combines his work for Allchurches with a role as a part-time Anglican Prison Chaplain. Prior to joining Allchurches and his move into prison chaplaincy, Jeremy was in parish ministry for 12 years, and before training for ministry he had a 16 year career in Financial IT.

Allchurches Trust is one of the UK's largest grant making trusts promoting the Christian faith. At the heart of their grant-giving is helping people and communities in most need. Since being founded in 1972 they've given grants exceeding a total of £171 million. 

Price: £39 for IoF members, £49 for non-members


Further details and contact information

Jim Gilbourne

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