News & Blogs

08 July 2020

Sir Lenny Henry: 'A big shout out to everybody in the fundraising sector because you rock'

by Institute of Fundraising

Speaking live from home to 1,500 fundraisers at this year’s Fundraising Convention Online, Sir Lenny Henry provided inspiration, motivation, and laughter in equal measures during his opening plenary.

06 July 2020

Protecting regular giving income in a crisis: what the pandemic has taught us

by Scott Gray

As they unveil their latest report today at Fundraising Convention Online, Scott Gray, Rapidata lead and head of payments at The Access Group, takes a look at the impact the coronavirus pandemic has had on regular giving.

16 June 2020

Why my team is joining me at Fundraising Convention Online

by Catherine Cottrell

Catherine Cottrell, Director of Income Generation at Cats Protection, explains why this year, more than any, she does not want her team of fundraisers missing out on Fundraising Convention, and why in these unprecedented times we must utilise the opportunity to develop and strengthen our skills.

14 April 2020

Fundraising Convention is changing!

by Institute of Fundraising

Every year we look forward to bringing the fundraising community together. However, with the ongoing concerns around COVID-19, we have taken the decision not to proceed with the face to face event this year. Instead, Fundraising Convention will now be online. 

30 May 2019

Philanthropy: Motivations to give, the millennial generation, trustee involvement and more

by Amy Sweeting

Amy Sweeting, one of the board members who designed the Philanthropy track, explains why being ‘major donor ready’ is more important now than ever before. 

24 May 2019

Why I am making sure to attend Fundraising Convention alongside my team

by Liz Tait

Liz Tait, Director of Fundraising at Teenage Cancer Trust, says that fundraisers are key to her charity’s future success and that their development is crucial, and says that is one of many reasons that she will be attending Fundraising Convention alongside her team.

02 May 2019

Why arts fundraisers should seek learning outside of the Arts & Culture sector

Husne Begum, Development Manager at Birmingham Museums Trust, looks at five of the key struggles that arts fundraisers can face, and why learning opportunities such as Fundraising Convention offer such value.

23 April 2019

Fundraising Convention: Why I budget for my team to attend

by Esther Wakeman

Esther Wakeman, Director of Fundraising and Marketing at Ashgate Hospicecare and Blythe House Hospice, explains why she makes sure to budget for her team to attend Fundraising Convention so they can develop their skills and become better fundraisers.

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