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IOF East Anglia Regional Conference 2019 - ‘Fundraising's Zero Hour’

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Join us for the Institute of Fundraising East Anglia Regional Conference 2019 ‘Fundraising’s Zero Hour’ Harlequin Software proudly supporting conference for 10 years.

Tuesday 12th November Wherstead Park, Ipswich


Statutory funding is being cut. Brexit will likely wreak more damage on statutory budgets and further ingrain social issues. It’s time for every fundraiser to help inspire a nation to give more to charity. This is Fundraising’s Zero Hour.

It may not be easy and will require leadership. Can we shift with any change, lead with our own creativity, and our own will for fundraising to claim its rightful place in the hearts and minds of people.

But if we open our eyes, opportunities abound. Now more than ever, people need to believe a better world is possible. People crave belonging and community. People want to break out of this limbo and find meaning in their lives again.

Join the IoF East Anglia Regional Conference 2019. Together we can share and discuss ideas to help every fundraiser feel ready to lead the charge.

Network with your peers, immerse yourself in learning and inspire your donors. Our packed conference programme is expert-led and comprises a mix of sessions to leave you feeling inspired to make a difference within your charity.


PROGRAMME:

Morning Plenary: Against a Brexit Backdrop - good or bad, we need great leaders more than ever.
Hear our Keynote Speaker, Stephen George on 'Finding the brilliant fundraising leader in you'

Stories and inspired insight will set the tone for the conference and what you can do when you get back to fundraise, lead and change the world.

Stephen George is a Fundraising and Leadership coach & consultant. He has over 30 years fundraising experience at all levels in the UK and internationally with organisations such as NSPCC, UNICEF, RNIB, Action on Hearing Loss, Maggie’s, Scope and others and is an international speaker, writer, trainer and podcaster. He is currently working on global legacies strategies for international NGO’s and is a former chairman of Remember a Charity, and a former Vice Chairman of the UK’s Institute of Fundraising. He is currently a trustee at a national UK children’s charity

Afternoon plenary: 'Leadership Panel Q&A' Carolyn Causton, David Culley, Rachel Beer, Gill Jolly

- 'Ask the leaders’

Our afternoon plenary gives you the opportunity to ask our expert panel what makes good leadership?

What part do things like culture, personal talent or new technology play? What keeps leaders awake at night or sets them free!

*** PRACTICAL WORKSHOPS: ***

** Workshop Session One **

Creativity On Tap’ with Alex Menhams Creative Facilitator / Chief Activist Officer

Creativity is one of the most powerful resources that we have. Tapping into it can take your fundraising and income generation to another level. In this session you’ll learn how to actively generate new insights and ideas, and overcome mental blocks using practices from lateral thinking and human-centred design.

Alex is a creative spark, a human-centred designer, an optimist, a brand strategist, a copywriter, a compassionate rebel, a gardener and an improviser. As a lifelong student of creativity, he helps teams identify opportunities for strategic growth and respond in ways that are imaginative and surprising.


'Community Fundraising - Generating by getting 3rd party fundraisers doing it for you' with Gill Jolly BSc (Hons) FInstF (Dip) – Achieve Consultants Ltd

Excluding challenge events such as London Marathon and overseas treks, DIY fundraising, for many charities, has the highest £ per head/participant of the areas that make up community as well as a fabulous retention rate. DIY, especially in the new Data Protection era of GDPR, has the benefit of being an area of fundraising where people are happy to register with charities and freely give their details and be happy to be contacted again. Therefore, this is a valuable acquisition tool as well as a key income generator within a fundraising portfolio.

In this session you’ll also find out how DIY can also play an important role supporter journeys, how it creates a deeper level of engagement and other benefits.

Having worked at all levels since becoming a fundraiser after graduating with a degree in Psychology many years ago, Gill has a huge amount of experience, knowledge and skills. She has worked as a successful fundraiser, trainer, manager, director & consultant. Gill was awarded a Fellowship of the Institute of Fundraising as recognition of her contribution to fundraising. Experienced in working with charities of all different sizes, shapes and causes, Gill loves the challenges and thrills of helping organisations across the UK and Europe achieve their fundraising goals.

'Corporate Partnerships; How to take these principles to smaller corporates’ with Val Morton, Fundraiser & Consultant

A good corporate partnership, whatever the size of company, requires time to be nurtured and involves both charity and company achieving their objectives. So, the same skills and techniques are needed across the board. But we all know the smaller and more local the company, the more they become 'supporters' rather than corporate clients. This session looks at the key principle of corporate fundraising and how to adapt them for those smaller companies.

Valerie Morton has been a fundraiser for over 35 years and held senior positions with charities such as YMCA England, NSPCC and RNIB before starting her own fundraising consultancy around 20 years ago. Corporate fundraising has always been a passion for her. She is a Fellow and Diploma level member of the Institute of Fundraising, a member of their Policy Advisory Board and an IOF trainer


** Workshop Session Two **

' Building on the best fundraising asset – you!’ with David Culley, Pure Recruitment

An experienced recruiter of charity staff across East Anglia and Director of a leading regional agency, David also carries out Charity Executive and Trustee search. A Trustee himself, David will be responding to your expressed interest in ‘your own career development'.

David joined the recruitment industry in 1999 following graduation with an Honours degree in Occupational Psychology. He joined Pure shortly after company formation developing Public sector and charity recruitment and establishing the annual Cambridgeshire Charity and Public Finance Conference. David is Chair of Trustees for the Children's bereavement charity Stars. https://talktostars.org.uk/


'Creating fundraising change - Are we all singing the same tune?’ with Carolyn Causton MInstF (Dip), East Anglia’s Air Ambulance

Carolyn will share experience of working across organisations to develop capability and integrated working between teams, sharing knowledge and streamlining processes and generally getting the organisation behind the fundraising and appeal functions

Carolyn’s current role as Head of Direct Marketing and Supporter Insight at East Anglia’s Air Ambulance builds on her experience of strategic direct marketing and fundraising, she has successful track record of improving donor journeys and increasing income through individual giving channels. Carolyn is a conscientious, motivating and motivated leader and manager of teams and champions. She is a passionate fundraising marketer with operational and strategic experience in both commercial and not for profit environments.


'Recruiting and developing donors in the digital age’ Rachel Beer, Fundraiser and Consultant

Digital fundraising has moved from something often talked about, which many charities weren’t yet doing, into the mainstream. Yet many charities are still at the beginning of their digital fundraising journey or are using digital media here and there, but not harnessing the full potential they have to offer. This session will look at the role of digital channels in the media mix – where they add value and what to consider – and provide you with a range of practical hints and tips that you can apply to get better results.

Rachel has been a professional fundraiser for 20 years, during which time she has worked with over 150 charities of all sizes and most causes on countless fundraising strategies, plans, appeals, campaigns, as well as brand development, membership, volunteer recruitment, staff training and development and much more.


** Workshop Session Three **

'The Sole Fundraiser - Small is beautiful’ with IoF East Anglia committee

Join a lively peer-led discussion bringing together trials, solutions and tips aimed at sole fundraisers and small charities.


'Making your case for support relevant in a divided world’ with Chloë Amstein

In these polarised times people’s values feel threatened and they are looking for their tribe to validate what matters to them. Charities have a big opportunity to be that tribe, if they can tell a relevant fundraising story. Come hear how to craft an irresistible case for support for 2019 and beyond.

Chloë Amstein is a Creative Strategy Consultant. She does the thinking behind the creative message, helping charities make fundraising people shaped. Her passion is understanding people – what matters to them, what drives them to support a particular charity, and give in a particular way. Some might say she is nosy for a living. She puts her curiosity and creativity to good use for charities that include Barnardo’s, Teenage Cancer Trust and CPRE.


'In conversation with a trust’ with Charlotte Nugent, The Mercers Trust

A round-the-table discussion with a trust donor.

Charlotte Nugent has very recently joined The Mercers’ Company to manage grant giving within the area of education and young people. Alongside a small team, Charlotte assists in identifying organisations or programmes which sit alongside the specific themes currently supported including early years and transition from secondary education to employment. Having always volunteered and worked in the charitable sector albeit in different capacities; as a quality assessor of volunteer programmes, supporting adults with learning disabilities to live life independently and programme support, Charlotte has a varied knowledge of the sector as a whole


** Workshop Session Four **

'Proud to be a fundraiser’ with IoF East Anglia committee

Your East Anglian Regional Committee give you an insight into why they are proud to be fundraisers in a Pecha Kucha style


*** Workshops must be selected at the time of booking. ***


If you would like any further information please e-mail eastanglia@institute-of-fundraising.org.uk

Statutory funding is being cut. Brexit will likely wreak more damage on statutory budgets and further ingrain social issues. It’s time for every fundraiser to help inspire a nation to give more to charity. This is Fundraising’s Zero Hour.

It may not be easy and will require leadership. Can we shift with any change, lead with our own creativity, and our own will for fundraising to claim its rightful place in the hearts and minds of people.

But if we open our eyes, opportunities abound. Now more than ever, people need to believe a better world is possible. People crave belonging and community. People want to break out of this limbo and find meaning in their lives again.

Join the IoF East Anglia Regional Conference 2019. Together we can share and discuss ideas to help every fundraiser feel ready to lead the charge.

Network with your peers, immerse yourself in learning and inspire your donors. Our packed conference programme is expert-led and comprises a mix of sessions to leave you feeling inspired to make a difference within your charity.

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