The Institute of Fundraising (IoF) has announced the return of the largest fundraising event in Europe, Fundraising Convention 2016, which this year will be hosted at world-famous arts centre The Barbican.
Last year’s convention was the IoF’s most successful to date, with 2,500 delegates passing through the doors. Its new larger venue will allow this year’s event to inspire and equip even more fundraisers, from an even wider range of charities.
Fundraising Convention 2016 features a comprehensive conference programme that will provide practical guidance on achieving exceptional results while maintaining public confidence and high standards of supporter care.
Consistently popular features will be returning for 2016, with the programme crammed with plenaries delivered by high-profile speakers, ‘pitch-perfect’ sessions, workshops, debates and sector specialists delivering 114 content-rich sessions across a wide range of tracks – but this year will also see a host of brand new inspirational activities.
Among them will be a live stage show of ground-breaking drama Cathy Come Home in partnership with homelessness charity Cardboard Citizens. First broadcast in 1965, the drama generated an astounding public reaction to the plight of the homeless in the UK. The show will be followed by a discussion about its social impact 50 years on.
With a three course gala dinner, an immersive cinema night (complete with props and plenty of viewer participation) and drinks receptions also on the bill, there will be more social, learning and networking opportunities than ever before.
Welcoming fundraisers of all levels, partners and suppliers, Fundraising Convention 2016 offers a fantastic opportunity to bring the sector together.
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