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Fundraising Camp - Canterbury

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Woolf College, The University of Kent



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Fundraising Camp

Come to Fundraising Camp and spend a day learning, talking about and maybe even solving the issues and challenges you face in your fundraising. Learn from other fundraisers in your area, find out how they've dealt with similar problems, and share your experience.

Make some useful contacts and maybe even enjoy a very practical day of sharing fundraising advice.

Think of it as those often valuable networking chat sessions you have at normal conferences but for a whole day.

No tents involved

Fundraising Camp is a one-day 'unconference'-style event for fundraisers, the first series of its kind for fundraisers in the UK. We've run over since the first one in Oxford in 2013, including two at the University of Kent.

An unconference is an unstructured conference: there are no set speakers and no set topics. As a participant you are invited to suggest a topic at the beginning of the day. It could be something you know about, it could be a problem or a question you have and you want help on.

Be prepared to speak on it - not with a Powerpoint or anything like that (but let us know if you want to). When we all agree the topic sessions at the beginning of the day, chances are there will be others who can join you in the session.

Fundraising Camp is informal and relentlessly practical. No-one is coming to judge the quality of how you present. Everyone will be there wanting to improve their fundraising.

What does a Fundraising Camp look like?

Watch our video report from our very first Fundraising Camp.


The day will be planned out between us in the first half-hour. After that, there will be two, three or four short sessions (30 -45 mins) at any one time running throughout the day.

Go to the ones that interest you most. If it's not quite right for you, you're allowed to leave and go to another session. (Try doing that at a regular formal conference!).

We encourage participants in each session to take notes of what gets shared and learned, and then for these to be shared online - as a blog post, a video, a photo, or send it to us at UK Fundraising if you prefer.

Rules of Fundraising Camp

If there are any rules, then these probably cover it:

  • do join in rather than expect to hide at the back of a conference hall
  • share what you know at the event
  • afterwards, share what you learn from the event online e.g. via a blog post
  • be nice to others, enjoy a different kind of event
  • no commercial selling - only paying sponsors get to run a session about what they offer (and you don't even have to go to those sessions if you don't feel they are relevant)


To each Fundraising Camp we'll invite half a dozen or so local fundraising, business or grantmaking experts to help ensure we've got even more practical fundraising knowledge and experience available at the event.

More Fundraising Camps

This will be our 23rd Fundraising Camp. We plan to run one several a year all around the UK, including in towns that don't often get a fundraising training course or conference. Can you provide a venue for one in your town? Let us know.

Why 'Fundraising Camp'?

We were inspired to run an event like this for fundraisers by events such as Barcamp Nonprofits and MuseumCamp. These focus on the ideas, skills and experience that conference delegates themselves have, but which seldom get shared while they all listen to the speakers.

So, we called this new kind of event Fundraising Camp.

Thank you to Fundraising Camp's sponsors

Sponsors help to keep our costs down which means we can offer more lower price tickets.

  • Donorfy is a cloud-based CRM for small and medium-sized UK charities. Independently top-rated as the best CRM for charities in the UK, Donorfy is easy to use, smart and affordable.


  • The Centre for Philanthropy at the University of Kent is the UK's premier academic research centre focused on understanding charitable giving, philanthropy and volunteering.

    University of Kent - Centre for Philanthropy

Do you also want to sponsor this Fundraising Camp? Contact Trevor Dorrell.

Participants' feedback

#fundraisingcamp @howardlake Thank you for creating such an inspirationally brilliant event! Or in fact, allowing us to! Genius.

— Paul Minett (@HomesNot) May 1, 2014

An excellent opportunity to gain #fundraising skills & confidence. Hope to see lots of people there!
- Dr Beth Breeze 4 December 2017

More feedback on UK Fundraising's training courses and events

Terms and conditions

By booking a place, you accept the following terms and conditions

Videos and photographs of participants will be taken at the event and then published and you give Fundraising UK Ltd permission so to do.

Fundraising UK Ltd reserves the right to amend the details of the event as set out above.

You can cancel your registration and receive a 100% refund up to one calendar month before the event. No refunds will be made for cancellations after this time.

You can login and change the details of the delegate until the day before the event.

Should the event be cancelled, Fundraising UK Ltd limits its responsibility to refund only the value of the ticket price paid, not any expenses you might have incurred e.g. travel or accommodation.

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