Fundraising First Thing - The changing role of communications in fundraising

11 May 2017 Events London

Interactive breakfast seminars which provide a unique forum for open debate and an opportunity to connect with your peers.

One organisation. One vision. One voice? This briefing will address the evolving role of communications within fundraising and will consider the argument for an integrated strategy in your charity. Can greater collaboration between fundraising & comms truly align objectives & provide a platform for more successful campaigns?

This event is designed to provide space for charities to debate with other charities. As a result, there are no corporate spaces available and we will withdraw places booked by non-charity delegates. We will issue a refund minus an administration fee of 15%.  

If you are interested in sponsoring a future FFT please contact Yvette on 020 7819 1202 or via [email protected]. The programme is currently in development.

Programme

11 May 2017

  • 9.00AM - 9.30AM
    Registration, morning coffee and informal networking
    Registration, morning coffee and informal networking
  • 9.30AM - 9.35AM
    Chair's welcome
    Steve Cotterill, editor, Fundraising Magazine
  • 9.35AM - 10.05AM
    Breaking down the silo mentality

    With changing donor expectations & increasing pressures on fundraising, it has never been more critical to ensure effective engagement with your supporters; can breaking down departmental barriers ensure a stronger voice? Mike Thiedke will share Plan International UK’s decision to merge the functions of fundraising, campaigns and communications to facilitate more effective public engagement, and will discuss the pros and cons that this ‘big internal merger’ has had to date.  

    Mike Thiedke, director of public engagement, Plan International UK

  • 10.05AM - 10.15AM
    Audience Q&A
    Audience Q&A
  • 10.15AM - 10.40AM
    Coffee and networking break
    Coffee and networking break
  • 10.40AM - 11.05AM
    Comms toolkit: practical lessons for fundraisers

    Adeela Warley will discuss the value integrating a well-planned comms strategy can add to your fundraising, and will impart practical tips on how to incorporate effective comms within your campaigns: how to harness the power of your charity brand, the characteristics of effective communication and how to create powerful & compelling messages.

    Adeela Warley, chief executive, Charity Comms 

  • 11.05AM - 11.30AM
    Breakout discussion & Q&A with speakers
    Q&A with speakers

Speakers

  • Adeela Warley

    CharityComms

    Adeela joins CharityComms from environment charity Friends of the Earth where most recently she was head of communications and supporter experience. In her new role she is keen for charities to explain what they do, to be accountable for how they manage their money and show the positive difference they make to people’s lives. Adeela has a deep personal commitment to the highest standards in integrated communications alongside a belief that we can all learn from each other as we strive to be the best we can be as professionals and for our causes

Testimonials

"Very inspiring speakers."
Leoni Padilla, Sue Ryder

"Excellent choice of speakers, great mix of attendees. Very timely subject matter."
Gemma Leary, Friends of the Elderly

"Inspiring! A really great mix of experience from the sector."
James Togut, RNIB

"Really inspiring speakers, lots of enthusiasm and energy early in the morning."
Emily Pond, Breast Cancer Now  

"Really enjoyed the learning, a very interesting and diverse group of attendees."
Russell Winch, Zoological Society of London

"Fantastic, engaging and accessible speakers."
Emma Watts, Citizenship Foundation

"Really interesting thoughts on social media, especially in thinking outside of the box in terms of channels."
Liz Burns, Vitalise

"Excellent debate, pitch, tone, timing and engagement. Brilliant topic as well."
Stuart Davie, Paintings in Hospitals

"Great speakers and a very worthwhile conversation."
Mark Wilson, Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research

"Really insightful and enjoyable session, thanks to the content of both presenters."
Sayara Muthuveloe, Urology Foundation

"Great speakers."
Dhivya O’Connor, The Prince’s Teaching Institute

"Great speakers, candid and honest."
Thomas Walshaw, Paintings in Hospitals 

"Both great speakers with lots of experience and lots of examples."  Sonya Trivedy, Terrence Higgins Trust

"Really thought-provoking seminar with tangible ideas that I can take back to my charity."
Adam Overlander-Kaye, Movement for Reform Judaism

"An inspiring session, going back full of ideas and energised." Catherine Bosworth, Stonewall  

Prices

Early bird by 7 April £40*

Standard fee (after 7 April)   £50*  

*All prices exc VAT  This event is designed to provide space for charities to debate with other charities. As a result, there are no corporate spaces available and we will withdraw places booked by non-charity delegates. We will issue a refund minus an administration fee of 15%.

Venue

CIWEM
106-109
Saffron Hill
London
EC1N 8QS
 

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