Fundraising During Coronavirus: an online briefing

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Hear from experts on the impact of Covid-19 on different fundraising areas - what's changed, what to expect next & how to respond?

Fundraisers are getting used to a crisis - we've already dealt with the impact of austerity and GDPR, and we were just getting to grips with Brexit. But Covid-19 has had an unprecedented impact on funders, donors, philanthropists and companies in a very short space of time.

Understanding what's changed, what to do differently - and, equally importantly, what to keep faith with - will be crucial to maximising fundraising income as the UK takes the first tentative steps towards recovery.

This briefing event examines the impact of Covid-19 across five different areas of fundraising. We'll be asking:

  • What's changed as a result of Covid-19?
  • What's stayed the same?
  • What longer-term impact can we expect over the next 6-12 months?
  • What can fundraisers do to maintain and maximise income?

Note: the ticket price includes VAT. If your organisation is VAT registered, it should be able to claim back the VAT.

What you will learn

You'll hear 15-minute presentations on:

Community Fundraising & Events: Louisa McLellan - Community Fundraising Manager, British Red Cross

Individual Giving: Harpreet Kondel - Consultant, Fundraising Specialist Ltd with recent experience of senior individual giving roles at Mencap, Age UK & Animals Asia

Trusts & Foundations Fundraising: Mike Zywina - Director, Lime Green Consulting

Corporate & Major Donor Fundraising: Lottie Donovan - Freelance consultant & former Head of Development at Watershed Bristol

Legacy Fundraising: Claire Routley, Consultant at Legacy Fundraising Ltd.

We'll be finishing with a 45-minute panel Q&A session where we answer all your questions and look at some of the recurring themes and key lessons learned across all areas of fundraising.


10:00 Introduction

10:10 Individual presentations

11:45 Coffee break

12:00 Panel Q&A

12:45 Final reflections

13:00 Finish / optional online networking for another 30 minutes

We'll be recording the event so if you can't watch live, or want to watch again later, you'll get access to the full recording.

Feedback from our recent online events and courses:

"Extremely useful. Easy to follow and well run. Friendly and knowledgeable facilitators, who were happy to answer any questions."

"Fabulous, informative and engaging. Felt quite apprehensive at first but no need, absolutely brilliant."

"Lots to learn and good problem solving. Good, friendly delivery made a long Zoom session easy to manage."