Thank you for helping us make Digital Fundraising Day 2019 a success

Digital Fundraising Day was Thursday the 7th of November, as we welcomed a panel of charity leaders and digital gurus for a day of webinars, podcasts and videos highlighting the present importance and future impact of digital fundraising. 

Aidan Paterson | 14th Nov 19
Digital Fundraising Day 2019

The inaugural Digital Fundraising Day took place on Thursday the 7th of November and saw a fantastic response. Our very first virtual conference was a great success as we welcomed a panel of charity leaders and digital gurus for a day of webinars, podcasts and videos highlighting the present importance and future impact of digital fundraising. 

 

A Great Response and High Engagement – The Numbers

We’d like to take this opportunity to thank all of you who took part on the day. We were thrilled to see 969 participants for Digital Fundraising Day 2019. With 2,492 session engagements throughout the day, attendees were averaging around 2.5 sessions each – a hugely-positive response that was matched by the tremendous response we saw on social media. We even trended on Twitter!

We had a record number of webinar and podcast listeners, with over 1,000 people tuning in on the day. Our Q&As proved very popular, with some insightful and thought-provoking questions being asked. All in all, between our live sessions and our Facebook takeovers, our speakers answered 110 live questions.

We published our ebook – ‘The Future Of Money Making For Charities In A Digital Age’ – to kick off the discussion on the day. It looked at digital fundraising in a different light, with an overview of new and existing financial models that organisations can use to elevate their revenue streams. Models like social investment, community shares, and digital revenue models were covered.  The ebook generated a lot of interest, with over 400 downloads.

 

Thank You

We wouldn’t have been able to pull off such a successful event without the cooperation of our sponsors: Trillium, Comic Relief, WWF UK, Lightful and Adgrow, who played a huge part in leading an informative and varied series of webinars on the future of digital fundraising for charities. 

And of course, the event couldn’t have taken place without all of you who attended, mentioned us on social media and took part in our Q&As. We hope to see all of you again for Digital Fundraising Day 2020!

For those of you looking to relive the day, tune in to any sessions you missed, or just share your favourite pieces with your colleagues who missed out, you can see all content on the digital fundraising day site.

 

What those who joined us thought

It was great to see the enthusiasm and engagement across the digital fundraising community. Here are a few of the highlights, from those of you who made the day special:

 

Addressed areas beyond the scope of my small volunteer-run charity but does provide a sense of the future direction of digital giving

– Attendee on our Digital Fundraising Day ebook

 

Much better than I thought it was going to be.  Initially, I thought how can this be useful coming from Comic Relief, but I was so wrong.  This was a highlight for me.  Loved hearing about the journey of the money you’re asking to raise for

– Attendee on Comic Relief‘s ‘How to make more by spending less‘ Q&A

 

Really liked Trillium’s approach and interactive elements

– Attendee on Trillium‘s ‘People over platform: Top tips to keep your fundraising goals front of mind during digital transformation‘ webinar

 

This was full of great tips and presented in a really accessible way

–  Attendee on Lightful‘s webinar: ‘A step by step guide to using social media to raise more funds’

 

 

Digital Fundraising Day 2019 Social Media response
Digital Fundraising Day 2019 Social Media response

 Digital Fundraising Day 2019 Social Media response

Digital Fundraising Day 2019 Social Media response

Digital Fundraising Day 2019 Social Media response

Digital Fundraising Day 2019 Social Media response

Digital Fundraising Day 2019 Social Media response