Funding for Development Conference 2018


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

Get the latest insights and trends in public and institutional fundraising at Bond’s second annual Funding for Development Conference. You’ll learn how to diversify your income and form partnerships to create sustainable funding models for your organisation.

You’ll also network with big institutional donors and fundraising experts, and get practical advice on how to secure different kinds of funding.  

The conference is divided into three strands: institutional funding, public fundraising and partnering.

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There are several high-profile sponsorship opportunities to raise the profile of your organisation or business. Contact Iona Stirling-Herbert to find out more.


Small Bond member (<£2m annual expenditure): £195
Large Bond member (>£2m annual expenditure): £275
Non-member (not-for-profit): £325
Corporate supporter: £325
Individual consultant/freelancer: £225
Non-member (corporate): £395

Get 20% off when booking 3 or more places (available for all ticket types apart from individual consultant/freelancer). Use code GROUP20 when booking.

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08.30 - 09.30 Registration and refreshments
09.30 - 09.45 Chair's welcome and introduction
09.45 - 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 

Innovations in public fundraising
Find out how NGOs are challenging traditional fundraising methods with new approaches.
Approaches in partnering
Get a range of perspectives on the different types of partnerships available to NGOs.
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, Liesbet Peteres, Volta Capital, Helen Alderson, ICRC, Jack Goldstein, Social Finance


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


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, PovertyEngineers

14.45 - 15.00 Break for refreshments
15.00 - 16.15 Open space session
16.15 - 17.00 Closing plenary: Safeguarding and the fundraiser's challenge
Find how the recent revelations around sexual misconduct have impacted fundraising for international development.
17.00 Chair's close



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