Programme Announced - IoF CSN National Conference 2019

Programme Announced - IoF CSN National Conference 2019

15 January 2019

The IoF Cultural Sector Network National Conference is a one-day conference for fundraisers within the cultural sector. This year the conference will take place on Tuesday 12th March, 2019 in London.

With just under two months until the 2019 Cultural Sector Conference is upon us, we are delighted to present this year’s conference programme and to announce the return of Spektrix as our Lead Partner and Impact Fundraising as our Session Partner.

Held at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art and curated in partnership with Young Arts Fundraisers, breakout sessions this year are split across:

  • Practical Hands-on Workshops on everything from perfecting your corporate pitch and meeting with major donors through to conducting prospect research, measuring impact and rethinking your membership scheme.
  • Landscape Panel Discussions, Roundtables and Case Studies which take a deep dive in to themes that include future trends around major philanthropy, how social media impacts fundraising and the challenges of fundraising outside of London. 
  • Personal Professional Development Sessions for all levels of experience, from how to approach moving into management to how, through comedy, to become a more confident public speaker.

Reflecting our theme – “Learning from other sectors” – we have a roster of excellent speakers from both within and outside of the arts, including representatives from Coutts, Imperial War Museums, MQ Health, Paul Hamlyn Foundation, Roundhouse, Solar Aid, Southbank Centre and The Open University.

Book by 10 February to claim a 25% discount on the full ticket price, with early bird tickets at £75 for IoF and YAF members and £85 for non-members. Guarantee your spot today and check out the full programme at

Conference bursaries

RAISE programmeTwenty bursaries are available at this year’s Conference for BAME, early career fundraisers, or fundraisers from small and medium charities with an annual turnover of up to £750,000.

Ten of these bursaries have been made possible thanks to the RAISE: Arts, Culture & Heritage programme funded by the Arts Council England and these are restricted to individuals working and living in England but outside of London. The other ten bursaries, funded by the CSN, will also apply to fundraisers from London, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. For more information, and to apply, please visit the bursaries section - the deadline is Monday 28 January.

RAISE is also offering bursaries towards the Institute of Fundraising’s Introduction to Fundraising and Certificate in Fundraising courses.