When the Institute of Charity Fundraising Managers changed to the Institute of Fundraising, many saw an opportunity to widen the base of support from fundraisers outside the world of 'traditional' charities.
This year, the National Convention is addressing the challenges of those in arts and heritage and education, and in areas such as hospitals with exponential growth but small representation.
Experienced practitioners outside the traditional charities will address issues specific to them but also common to all sectors. They include:
- Adrienne Hall, formerly with Strathclyde University, showing how an alumni entrepreneur scheme can create greater membership loyalty;
- Richard Crossland, of cultural consultants ABL, exploring how public funding can gear private donations in lottery heritage and arts projects;
- Peter Fletcher uncovering what is special about hospital fundraising, looking at University Hospital Birmingham Charities;
- Extended session by Ranu Mehta-Radia and Neelam Makhijani looking at Indian communities as the source of professional fundraising talent.
These speakers represent growing sectors which can offer something new to regular attenders, and also learn from traditional charities' experience.
Martin Kaufman, senior consultant, Brakeley.Convention booking hotline: 01564 826371.