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Third Sector’s Fundraising Conference 2017 offered a highly engaging delegate experience that explored major innovations across the digital space, individual giving, major donors, corporate partnerships, trusts and foundations and more. Download last years brochure here. 


Day 1 Highlights

After a successful opening day with Big Questions Live, Fundraising Week began with the first day of the conference which focused on corporates, major donors and foundations

With speakers and delegates from a wide range of charities and businesses, including WaterAid, Help for Heroes, Big Issue Invest and L’Oreal, there was plenty for visitors to get involved with. Here are some of the highlights from the day.

Day 2 Highlights

For day 2 of the conference attention turned to the digital challenge facing the sector and how charities could make best use of the media across their organisations.

With the General Data Protection Regulation getting ever closer, data protection was also high on the agenda as delegates heard from representatives from a broad range of organisations, including the Information Commissioner’s Office, JustGivingChristian Aid and the Charities Aid Foundation.

2017 Speakers

Speaker Highlights

Lord Michael Grade, chair, Fundraising Regulator delivered the keynote speech on day two of the conference focusing on the changes ahead and talked about the introduction of the new Fundraising Preference Service and the changing regulatory landscape.

Marcus Missen, director of communications & fundraising, ‎WaterAid explored the reasons why the ‘transaction-led’ approach to fundraising needs to be updated.

Lindsey Crompton, head of community, Tesco discussed how they developed their partnerships and shared strategic objectives with Diabetes UK and the British Heart Foundation.