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Line-up for IoF Technology Conference announced

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The three keynote speakers lined up for the Institute of Fundraising’s Technology Conference mark the new world taking shape for fundraising and technology.

From harnessing the power of the crowd for new types of giving, to being a digitally savvy organisation to complying with the new Data Protection Regulations – they’ve got it covered.

To open the Annual Conference on Friday 12 May, Charles Wells, CMO for JustGiving and COO of JustGiving Crowdfunding, will be sharing JustGiving’s insights on harnessing the power of the crowd.  A passionate charity supporter and an expert in social mechanics, Charles will dive deep into the stats to explore whether people are aligning themselves to a new type of cause. Charles’s talk promises to be unmissable for charities looking to refresh their approach to online fundraising.

For the lunchtime keynote, John Mitchison of the Direct Marketing Association will demystify the fast-approaching GDPR and bust some lingering myths.  Head of Preference Services, Compliance and Legal, John is a marketing and data expert who knows the charity sector well.  John’s constructive outlook will leave delegates with a clearer head.

Leading digital strategist Zoe Amar will close the conference with some inspiring words on the importance of aligning technology with your organisation’s strategy – and vice versa.  If the words “digital transformation” have been heard in your office – or (perhaps especially!) if they haven’t – an audience with Zoe will reap dividends.


Informative sessions

Delegates will be able to choose from 12 informative sessions across three streams – The Nuts and Bolts of Compliance, New Fundraising – New Tech, and Speaking Each Other’s Language – giving them access to the knowledge and experience of some of the best in their field.

Speakers from Christian Aid, Save the Children UK, Alzheimer’s Society and other charities will showcase recent projects.  Additionally, independent experts like Protecture’s Gary Shipsey and FPM Dingo’s Dawn Varley will offer sterling advice.

Early-bird tickets start from just £75 for IoF members (or £100 for non-members). The price includes access to a networking and drinks reception, as well as lunch. Book before 11th April for the Early-bird prices.

Commenting on last year’s event, Catherine Spencer, of Equimedia, said: “Hopefully all participants left as motivated as I did. Each session was backed up with some great tips on how to stand out. The IoF Technology Group is a great collection of people, all who are volunteers from both the charity and commercial side of the NFP sector. They did a fantastic job of the day, sharing some great insights”

The conference takes place at America Square, near Tower Hill in London. Learn more and register for the event here.

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