Big Donor Summit

15 April 2015, ILEC Conference Centre, London

Reaching, engaging and converting corporate and major donors with sustainable fundraising strategies

This new and exciting fundraising conference is the largest event within Fundraising Week and reveals the most effective strategies to reach and convert today's big donors to secure sustainable, long-term investment. 

Aimed at mid to senior management level, this one-day event explores how charities can build strong, lucrative relationships with businesses, high-net worth individuals, major donors, trust and foundations.

With a choice of “pick and mix” interactive stream sessions, you can be sure that you and your team gain the latest thinking and "must-have" techniques to create long-term partnerships and drive greater returns from your fundraising strategy.

Join 250+ of your peers, along with over 50 corporate and major donors including ex-Dragon Richard Farleigh and representatives of Virgin, IBM, Heineken, AstraZeneca and more. You can hand-pick your agenda from the below game-changing topics:

Corporate Partnerships:

  • Selling the dream! Interactive panel unveiling the secret formula behind winning pitches
  • Developing a truly collaborative approach between charities and partners
  • Gaining fresh, game-changing ideas for partnership models that power mutual benefits
  • Embedding CSR into the corporate culture: changing mindsets to unlock greater potential

Major Donors:

  • Growing your network: identifying, meeting and engaging today’s biggest donors
  • Front-line insights into successful major donor programmes and strategy
  • Delivering the optimum donor-journey and experience to bolster spend and retention
  • Upskilling your team to face the “major donor challenge”

Major donor speakers include:

Richard Farleigh

Ex-Dragon and Private Investor

Ram Gidoomal, CBE

Chairman, Traidcraft plc

Dr Frederick Mulder, CBE

Art Dealer, Founder and Chair of Frederick Mulder Foundation


  • Business-led discussion tables led by Nationwide Building Society, Time Inc, Pearson, IBM and more!
  • Donor insight panel and role play: hear directly from the horse’s mouth on how to build a lasting relationship with donors and maximising spend
  • Make corporate, major donor and trust work together: how can streamlining resources, teams and strategy lead to secure more partners and drive greater returns

Speakers include organisations such as:  AstraZeneca , NSPCC ,  PwC , Royal Society of Chemistry , Breast Cancer Care,  Football Association , BBC Children in Need, Together for Short Lives , Time Inc,Cancer Research UK ,  Morrison Supermarkets , Sue Ryder , The Children’s Society, Heineken,  Nationwide  and much more. For full speaker list click here .

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ILEC Conference Centre
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47 Lillie Road
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