Third Sector is making an additional 1,500 places available for free for next week’s virtual Fundraising Conference after the initial allocation of tickets sold out within 48 hours.
The move comes after Salesforce.org, which provides free and discounted technology to the not-for-profit sector, agreed to come on board as headline sponsor and fund the additional free places.
Tickets for the Fundraising Conference went live at the end of April and sold out within 48 hours.
The virtual conference will take place on 20 and 21 May. It has the theme of “Fundraising in the Coronavirus Pandemic and Beyond”.
More than 20 sessions will take place across the two days, with confirmed speakers including Rhodri Davies, head of policy at the Charities Aid Foundation, Gabby Edlin, founder and chief executive of the period poverty charity Bloody Good Period, and Shabby Amini, executive director of fundraising and creative at Comic Relief.
The free places are available to delegates who are currently working for registered charities or have been furloughed from their roles working for charities.
To sign up for a place, please register here. Please be advised that we might need to limit the number of spaces depending on the demand.
Andy Hillier, business director of Third Sector, said: “We were amazed by the response to our announcement that this year’s conference would be made available online for free. Our initial allocation of places was snapped up in record time, leaving us with a difficult decision about what to do next.
“Thanks to Salesforce.org and other sponsors’ support, we are now able to offer even more free places during this difficult financial period for charities and fundraisers.
“We look forward to you joining us next week for what promises to be a fantastic event.”
The conference was due to take place at the ILEC conference centre in London on 20 and 21 May, but the live event has been cancelled because of the coronavirus outbreak.