Funding for Development Conference 2018

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8 October 2018, 09.30 - 17.00
etc.venues County Hall, Riverside Building, Belvedere Road, London, SE1 7PB

Over 200 delegates joined us for Bond's second annual Funding for Development Conference. We discussed the latest insights and trends in sustainable funding and fundraising, with sessions taking place over three strands:  institutional funding, public fundraising and partnering.

Find out more

Read our round-up of the day for three key takeaways for NGOs.

We asked delegates and speakers what they thought was the biggest funding challenge facing NGOs at the moment. Check out their responses below.




08.30 - 09.30 Registration and refreshments
09.30 - 09.35

Chair's welcome and introduction
Speakers: Sarah Mistry, Bond

09.35 - 10.15

Opening plenary: The funding horizon
Find out how the latest trends in funding can help you plan your income and fundraising strategies.
Speakers: Graham Mackay, Bond and Catherine Cottrell, Comic Relief

10.15 - 10.45 Break for refreshments
10.45 - 12.15 Breakout 1

Trends in donor funding
Hear about the latest updates and funding opportunities from a range of donors.
Speakers: Amanda Khozi Mukwashi, Christian Aid, Benedict Latto, DFID, Mike Shanley, Konektid, To Tjoelker, Dutch MFA, Malcolm Spence, Comic Relief 


Innovative technologies to improve fundraising
Find out how NGOs are using technologies like blockchain and cryptocurrency to transform their relationship with the public and bring more transparency to donors. 
Speakers: Sarah Johns, Bond, Kathryn Llewellyn, United Purpose; Ben Joakim, Disberse and Chloe Rickard, Cool Earth


Approaches in partnering
Get a range of perspectives on the different types of partnerships available to NGOs.
Speakers: Sam Davies, Plan International UK (chair); Kirsten McWilliams, CARE International; Daryl Burnaby, GSK

12.15 - 13.15 Lunch and networking
13.15 - 14.45 Breakout 2

How to invest for sustainable impact
Hear from organisations who are using impact investment to grow their organisations and deliver better results.
Speakers: Kirsten Armstrong, The Fred Hollows Foundation; Helen Alderson, ICRC; Jack Goldstein, Social Finance; Liesbet Peeters, Volta Capital


How to run effective match funding campaigns
Donors such as DFID share what does and doesn't work when running successful match funding campaigns.
Speakers: Mel Rouse, DFID; Val Morgan, SCIAF; Lucy Milmo, DFID; Angharad McKenzie, Hope and Homes for Children


How to build a thriving consortium
Find out how to develop a consortium that is more than the sum of its parts and makes the most of everyone's strengths.
Speakers: John Hawkins, Engineers Against Poverty; Helen Thompson, CARE International

14.45 - 15.00 Break for refreshments
15.00 - 16.15 Open space session
16.15 - 17.00

Closing plenary: Today's fundraiser's challenge 
Find out how the current environment and its challenges have impacted the role of fundraisers.
Speakers: Lucy Caldicott, UpRising Leadership

17.00 Chair's close
Speakers: Sarah Mistry, Bond



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Main sponsors

Western Union Business logo

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

Main sponsor

Other sponsors and partners

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Devex is the media platform for the global development community.

Media partner

Social Blue

Social Blue helps organisations reach new audiences through Facebook, Instagram and Messenger.

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TFA provides not-for-profit and commercial organisations with practical hands-on support and advice around business planning, income growth and talent management.