Funding for Development Conference

10 July 2017
99 City Road Conference Centre, London EC1Y 1AX

This event is supported by Western Union Business Solutions.

Significant changes are occurring in the funding landscape. As financial flows, forms of funding and the way funds are distributed evolve, they bring new challenges for the sector. International NGOs need to find alternative sources of sustainable funding now.

Learn about the big issues and emerging trends and gain new insights in public and institutional fundraising. You’ll get practical advice from experts including Gerard HoweHaniya Dar and Stephen Dunmore and Shabnam Amini and the 'open space' session will be a useful opportunity to explore areas of common concern with peers.

There will also be an exhibition with suppliers. Find out about sponsorship and exhibition opportunities.


  • Small member (<500K): £175 (flat fee)
  • Large member (>500K): £225
  • Non-member (not-for-profit): £295
  • Coporate Supporter: £295
  • Non-member Corporate: £395

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08.45 - 09.45 Registration

09.45 - 10.00 Chair's welcome and introduction

10.00 - 10.30 Opening plenary

10.30 - 11.00 Refreshments break

11.00 - 12.30

Institutional fundraising Public fundraising

Funding from DFID and beyond

· Find out how to access ODA from DFID and other government departments.

· Learn about other funding opportunities from a range of institutional and foundation donors.

Speakers: Aleema Shivji
Raimund Zühr
Gerard Howe
Melinda Simmons

Innovations in digital fundraising

· Find out how you can harness the latest digital developments to boost your fundraising, whether you’re an early adopter or the late majority.  

· Hear about different case studies of how INGOs are innovating online to enhance their income.

Speakers: Rachel Earnshaw
Shabnam Amini
Vickie Wood
Jonny Randall
Lucy Noble
Raphael Mazet

12.30 - 13.30 Lunch and networking

13.30 - 15.00

Institutional fundraising Public fundraising 

Lessons from commercial contracting

· Learn what it is like to be a supplier for DFID from INGOs who have successfully navigated this funding mechanism by overcoming the challenges of risk, payment by results and new consortia partners.

· Gain insight and best practice tips from commissioners, the private sector and experienced INGOs.

Speakers: Haniya Dar
Mairi MacRae
Tim Samaranayake

Adapting to new fundraising regulations

· Explore how new regulations impact your organisation’s ability to engage with donors and carry out public appeals.

· Question the Fundraising Regulator directly and hear from NGOs who have successfully navigated new regulatory changes.

Speakers: Simon Beresford
Stephen Dunmore
Dan Fluskey

15.00 - 15.30 Refreshments break

15.30 - 16.30 Open space session

16.30 - 17.00 Closing plenary

17.00 Close

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Main sponsors

Western Union Business Solutions

Western Union Business Solutions partners with customers to offer solutions that help organisations improve cross-border cash flow and international growth.


Want to sponsor or exhibit?

This is a unique opportunity for sector suppliers to make new connections, build their brand profile and establish strong relationships with senior institutional and public fundraising professionals. Download the information pack or get in touch with Iona Stirling-Herbert.