Call for Speakers: Fundraising Conference 2019 

The FSI is pleased to open a call for speakers for our Fundraising Conference in Small Charity Week, June 2019.

FSI Fundraising Day

What is the Fundraising Conference? 

The FSI’s annual Fundraising Conference is one of the highlights of our calendar and of Small Charity Week, offering over 200 small charities access to inspiring speakers and expert fundraisers on a range of subjects. The programme is shaped in response to our biennial Skills Gap research to ensure we’re meeting those areas that small charities need most support in. This year it will take place on Thursday 20th June 2019 in London. 

What are we looking for? 

We’re delighted to be opening this call for speakers and look forward to reading all submissions. We are looking for speakers with real life experience of fundraising, ideally in smaller charities, who can share their personal stories and give our delegates practical takeaways to implement. You don’t have to be a fundraiser with decades of experience, or even a full-time fundraiser – we know that often leaders in small charities wear a variety of hats, and we’re keen to hear how fundraising fits into your small charity. Consultants are welcome to apply but must demonstrate how their session suits our audiences, and must not promote their own services in any way. 

For an idea of what our past conferences have included, see our newsletters from the Northern Fundraising Conference 2018 and London Fundraising Conference 2018.

What’s in it for you? 

  • Raise your profile in the sector 
  • Attend the conference for free  
  • Share information on your work with our delegates (where appropriate) 
  • Play a vital role in supporting and inspiring your peers 

Previous speakers have said: 

“Thanks for inviting me – it was a really great event and I was pleased to be part of it!” 

“It was my pleasure and it looks like you got some good feedback from the day too. Very constructive and well organised too from my point of view.” 

How can you get involved? 

Simply send us your session outline and a few details through this expression of interest form by 6th February 2019. We’ll be reviewing all applications and getting in touch with people around this point to discuss your ideas further. 

So, if you’re thinking of making a New Years resolution to kick start your fundraising career and raise your profile, send in your session idea now.