The FSI Leeds Fundraising Conference

Thank you to everyone who made the first FSI Leeds Fundraising Conference such a huge success! Watch this space for our Conference newsletter.

The FSI Northern Fundraising Conference: Sharing the Best 2017

The FSI Leeds Fundraising Conference was launched during Small Charity Week due to our member’s feedback of a fundraising conference outside of London. This will be the first fundraising conference we have run outside of London in ten years.

Attendees will be able to access a range of fundraising experts, sharing the best in fundraising practice.

Venue: St George’s Centre, Great George St, Leeds LS1 3BR

Date: Thursday, 12th October, 2017

Time: 9.30am-4.30pm (registration from 9.00am)

Cost: The FSI Fundraising Conference has an average market value of £295 but is delivered to our members for £15. You will need to pay £50 as a deposit when you book. We will refund the deposit, retaining a £15 fee which contributes to deposit and refund processing and administration costs. Deposits will not be returned in cases of partial attendance.

N.B. Two spaces are available per small charity – further spaces required after this will be placed on a waiting list.

FSI Members with an annual turnover of less than £150,000 per annum (and no more than 2 FTE paid staff) can send volunteers to our training courses and conference programmes. Members with an annual turnover of less than £250,000 per annum but are 100% volunteer-led can also send a volunteer. If you have any queries, please contact our Membership team on 0207 324 4777.

If you would be interested in sponsoring this event please contact Conchita Garcia on or 020 7324 4777

Click on the talk outlines below to find out more and to register for your conference place (places available on a first come first served basis).

  • Plenary session: Legacy fundraising

    Join Richard Radcliffe from Radcliffe Consulting for his session on Legacy Fundraising – The Bigger Picture. Session Outline This is a golden moment – a time when donors are trusting small and local charities far more than the really big ones. And the fabulous news is that you can alert people about legacies at no cost at all or possibly very little (but that is not essential). During this session Richard will explain what to do and how to do it: in newsletters, on your website, in information packs and thank you letters and anywhere else! No risk – huge benefits – even if they do not come in immediately. Richard Radcliffe, FInstF Cert Richard has over 35 years ‘experience in ... view full talk outline »

  • Effective donor relationships online

    Join Chris Dormer from Localgiving for his session: Grow your supporter base and develop more effective donor relationships online. Session Outline: Online fundraising is growing at an ever increasing pace as more people turn to the web and their mobiles to ... view full talk outline »

  • Corporate Fundraising, an Insider’s Perspective

    Join Sharon Orr from Provident Financial Group for her session: Corporate Fundraising, an Insider’s Perspective. Corporate fundraisers need to be able to effectively engage with corporates if they are to maximise the potential of this form of fundraising. When engaging with charities, ... view full talk outline »

  • Community and Events Fundraising

    Join Susan Morgan from the Tony Elischer Foundation for her session: Community & Events Fundraising Community and Events fundraising shows no signs of waning in popularity despite some of the negative press charities have received in the media most recently. ... view full talk outline »

  • Major Donors – Making the Ask

    Session outline Securing gifts from major donors is an art based on relationship building, the most crucial moment for any fundraiser is preparing for and making the Ask. Join Linda Pawlowski and Hayley Bradbury in this session to learn about ... view full talk outline »

  • Trusts and Foundations Panel

    Trust and Foundations are a fundamental fundraising source for charities of all sizes and yet it is often difficult to get feedback to help improve our applications to support future success. A fundraising panel, which includes speakers from Leeds Community Foundation, ... view full talk outline »