Funding for Development Conference

The next Funding for Development Conference will be held on 8 October 2018. Bookings will open soon.

This event was supported by Western Union Business Solutions.

The first Funding for Development Conference was held on 10 July 2017 and brought fundraisers together to discuss key issues issues and hear the latest trends and insights in public and institutional fundraising. This event was supported by Western Union Business Solutions.


08.45 - 09.45 Registration

09.45 - 10.00 Chair's welcome and introduction

10.00 - 10.30 Opening plenary: Trends in fundraising - Marcus Missen, director of communications and fundraising, WaterAid

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
Thomas Mobee

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
Sarah Atkinson

15.00 - 15.20 Refreshments break

15.20 - 16.20 Open space session

16.20 - 16.50 Closing plenary: Women in Fundraising - Colleen Lowe Morna, Gender Links

16.50 - 17.00 Chair's close

Main sponsors

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

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