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2nd - 4th July 2018
The Barbican

Connect with us at the IoF Hub

Got a question about the IoF? About Membership, Events, the Academy…or do you just want a place to charge your phone? Make sure that you drop in to see the IoF team at the Hub, located on the top floor of the Expo.

There will be a packed programme of sessions and activities too. Watch this space for updates:

Confirmed so far…

Monday - morning break               

Find a Community Fundraising Buddy                        

11:30 - 12:00

In this session we will be facilitating a 'find a buddy' exercise, where we will help you find a fellow fundraiser with a similar role or level of experience at another organisation. Buddies can be extremely helpful when benchmarking, looking for advice or just to bounce ideas off.

You will recieve a handout of how to be a great buddy, as well as the chance to chat to the IoF Community Special Interest Group committee to pick their brains on community fundraising.

You can also join our Facebook Group and discuss Community Fundraising at

Monday - lunchtime

Major Donor Drop In Session

13:00 - 14:15

Come learn about what the Major Donor Special Interest Group can do for you.  Find out about our events, training, bursaries, mentoring scheme and much more.  Tell us what you would like to hear about, share your ideas on what we could be doing to improve the sector or just come and have a moan.  Our door is open and we'd love to see you there.


Monday - afternoon break

Calling all Arts, Cultural and Heritage Fundraisers!

16:00 - 16:30

Meet some of the Cultural Sector Network and the team working on RAISE, the Arts-Council England funded programme that will help embed arts and cultural fundraising over the next four years. Learn about upcoming events and ask any burning questions you may have about fundraising in the Arts and Cultural Sector.  


Tuesday - lunchtime

Tony Elischer Foundation – What could mentoring do for you?

12:50 - 13:30

Come along to our drop- in session if you’ve ever thought about getting or being a mentor

  • Get our top tips guide to making the most of a mentoring relationship as a mentee or as a mentor. 
  • Chat to one of our experts about how to get a mentor or become a mentor yourself and why this could make a huge difference to your fundraising and career. 
  • Find out how to apply to take part in our free fundraising mentoring programme in 2018/2019.
  • Have a chance to win a one -off Tony Elischer Foundation mentoring session so you can experience first-hand the impact mentoring can make.

Tuesday - afternoon break

IoF Event Managers Forum - Do More Good Podcast - Live

16:00 - 16:30

Don't miss your chance to join the presenters of your favourite charity podcast for a live recording of their show. Alzheimer's Research UK's Kenneth and James, Chair of the Event Managers' Forum, discuss all things fundraising, their favourite presentations and upcoming IOF events in thirty packedminutes. Hecklers welcome.


Wednesday - morning break

Creative Vision Awards

10:15 - 10:45

 The explosion of digital marketing within the charities sector, encouraged by high profile viral campaigns like 'No make-up selfie' the the 'ice bucket challenge', has opened the door for charities to review how they engage with their target audiences.

Inspired to bring charity and film togther, Kingston Smith teamed up with Bournemouth University's emerging visual effects and animation talent to produce high quality films for charities to use to champion thier work.

This session will showcase some of the results and explain how your charity might be able to enter this year's competition.

Find out more about the Awards at 


Wednesday- Lunchtime

There's an IoF Group for you- find out more

12:30 - 13:45

Drop in session to find out more about volunteering for your local IoF or special insterest group.

All your questions answered.