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Institute of Fundraising South West Region 2016 Autumn Conference

Institute of Fundraising South West Region

Thursday, 24 November 2016 from 09:30 to 16:00 (GMT)

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Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Individual Delegate (IoF Member) 23 Nov 2016 £45.00 £3.38
Individual Delegate (Non IoF Member) 23 Nov 2016 £65.00 £4.62
Individual Delegate (organisational and corporate members) 23 Nov 2016 £50.00 £3.69
Individual Delegate - Committee Ended Free £0.00
Individual Delegate (additional buy 4 get 1 free place) 23 Nov 2016 Free £0.00
Individual Delegate - Speaker Ended Free £0.00

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Institute of Fundraising South West Region Autumn Conference

Thursday 24th November 2016  9.30am - 4.00pm

Exeter Racecourse, Kennford, Exeter EX6 7XS



 9.30        Registration and refreshments 


 9.55      Welcome and Introduction

 Paul Courtney, Chair, Institute of Fundraising South West Region


10.00     Opening Plenary - with Richard Radcliffe - What is the future for fundraising? Richard Radcliffe

Based on meeting almost 2000 donors since "Olive Cook" hit the headlines on 6th July 2015 what are the key issues affecting charities and their donors?  Richard will explore the extraordinary changes in attitudes to charities and giving money. Never in almost 30 years of meeting donors has he witnessed such passionate donor feelings. This is a chance to re-evaluate your strategy.






11.30 – 12.30 Choose from one of the following three sessions

Denman Room – Legacy giving- the greatest opportunity ever is NOW – Richard Radcliffe

Whether you have a legacy marketing budget or not, who cares! For a minuscule sum you can raise a fortune but the communication needs of legators are changing really fast. Do not miss the boat. Find out how to realise your charity's dreams .....


Best Mate Room – Reaching Communities, securing successKaron Phillips, Citrus Fundraising

Are you struggling with developing and completing a 1st stage Big Lottery Reaching Communities application or securing a successful 1st stage outcome?  Then come along to this interactive and practical workshop which will help you to avoid some of the most common mistakes in writing a successful application and provide you with hints and tips on how to demonstrate need and impact as well as the importance of evaluation.


Iddesleigh Room – Fundraising in a Digital World – Nick Burne, Digital Fundraising Consultant / Global Digital Specialist for Unicef International

Nick will take us through some of the latest digital fundraising cases from the UK and the rest of the world. We will look at how to use digital platforms, tools and channels to maximize income for your charity.




12.30    LUNCH  

Please take 20 minutes to join us for the IOF South West AGM – there may be prizes…! 



13.30 – 14.30    Afternoon Plenary with Liz Tait, Director of Fundraising, Battersea Dogs & Cats Home 


Climbing the ladder: What does it take to be a great Fundraiser at each career stage?



What are the key skills and attributes that great Assistants, Officers, Managers, Heads of team and Fundraising Directors have? How do you acquire those skills and attributes? Drawing her experience, Liz Tait of Battersea Dogs & Cats Home, will set out what you need to stand out and succeed at each stage of your career. Liz will also share how to equip yourself for your next step up, and the tools and techniques you can use to drive forward your own personal development. Be inspired to grow and develop, no matter what your role within the fundraising mix is so far. 



 14.30    Refreshments 


 15.00 – 16.00     Choose from one of the following three sessions:

Iddesleigh Room – Harnessing the power of video for your fundraising – COSMIC

Session information coming soon



Best Mate Room – Fundraising and the Law- LawCube

Session information coming soon




Denman Room – Measuring and articulating charitable impact to improve fundraising asks – James Newell, Director, Kingston Smith LLP

With competition for funding increasing, it has never been more important to accurately understand and articulate the value your charitable intervention creates for the society it serves. James Newell, Director of Kingston Smith Fundraising and Management will talk you through his experience of writing successful funding bids and pitches for a range of donor audiences. 








This conference was made possible thanks to the generous support of Harlequin Software and Shine Charity Recruitment 



The programme for the day is provided entirely by speakers giving their time free of charge - we are hugely grateful to them all. The South West committee reserve the right to amend the content of the conference at any point leading up to the event.

Do you have questions about Institute of Fundraising South West Region 2016 Autumn Conference? Contact Institute of Fundraising South West Region

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Exeter Racecourse
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Thursday, 24 November 2016 from 09:30 to 16:00 (GMT)

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Institute of Fundraising South West Region

The Institute of Fundraisng is the professional membership body for UK fundraisers. Nationally the IoF is focussed on developing, supporting and representing fundraisers.

As a member-led body much of our strength relies on the insight, understanding and practical experience of our members.

The IoF South West Region aims to support and empower fundraisers in the region and our Spring Conference is an opportunity to network with other fundraisers and hear presentations from expert practitioners. 

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