FSI Northern Fundraising Conference October 2019

The FSI’s popular Fundraising Conference came back to Leeds on October 24th,* offering small charities relevant and inspiring insights into a range of vital fundraising topics. Find out more and our speakers’ top fundraising tips here.

Costing just £25, delegates heard from expert speakers, networked with other charities, and came away with practical and useful tips for increasing their charity’s fundraising.

Sessions are selected based on demand and feedback in our Small Charity Skills Gap Survey, and this year covered Digital Fundraising, Corporate Relationships, Legacies, Major Donor Fundraising and Developing Your Fundraising Strategy. Full details on each session that took place are outlined below.

All sessions were tailored to small charities up to £1m turnover and contained practical takeaways and inspiration to step up fundraising.

Keep updated with FSI communications and check back on our website to find out more about our next fundraising conference happening in 2020.

*As part of our stewardship to all those attending our Sharing the Best Conference we have made a donation to the World Land Trust to offset 1.33 tonnes of Carbon Dioxide.




This year’s sessions were:


  • Making Major Donor Fundraising Work for You

    Making Major Donor Fundraising Work for You: Charities are increasingly looking to major donors as a route to growing income and maintaining services embattled by funding cuts, but where do you start? This session will set you off on the ... view full talk outline »

  • Developing Your Fundraising Strategy

    Developing Your Fundraising Strategy: This session will walk you through the tools and mindsets you need to make sure your fundraising is as strategic and effective as possible. In this interactive, reflective session, you’ll think about where best to prioritise ... view full talk outline »

  • Corporate Fundraising – From Prospect, to Pitch, to YES

    Corporate Fundraising – From Prospect, to Pitch, to YES: Corporate fundraising can mean more income, volunteers and networks to help you spread the word about your cause. This session will take you through the key things you need to consider ... view full talk outline »

  • How to Reach New Donors Online

    How to Reach New Donors Online: Online fundraising is the future so it is vital that we as small charities are up to date on how we can grow our digital donations. This session will outline a simple step-by-step method ... view full talk outline »

  • Making Friends with Facebook Fundraising

    Making Friends with Facebook Fundraising: Facebook launched its Fundraising Tools in 2017 and since then it has raised over $1 billion. It is fast becoming one of the most accessible forms of online fundraising. From this session you will learn ... view full talk outline »

  • Legacy Fundraising – Getting a slice of the £3 billion

    Legacy Fundraising – Getting your small charity a slice of the £3 billion: Legacy income is worth £3bn a year to the charity sector, and an increasing proportion of this income is going to small and local organisations. This session ... view full talk outline »