Why an online event?

We’re looking forward to hosting events on our new online platform. We know you’ll welcome the opportunity to feel connected to your peers and fully engage with speakers and content from the comfort of your chosen work space. You’ll be able to ask questions during sessions and build essential connections through our app’s networking function during networking breaks.

As well as taking part in the live event you’ll be able to go back and review all the action for up to 3 months. 

Headline sponsor

Fundraising Conference 2020

Why attend?

Third Sector exists to support charities and we know the pressures which these extraordinary times are placing on organisations like yours. We also know that at the heart of effective and engaging fundraising is a deep and genuine connection with your audience. By growing and strengthening your community of donors, trustees and staff, you boost your revenue streams and your impact on the wider world through your charity mission.


With the ongoing rise of digital technology and the shift in audience expectations and demands, it has never been more important to reinforce the relationship you have with your supporters, both online and offline. To respond to the pressing demand for transformation and change, fundraisers and charity leaders must adopt innovative and creative approaches to fundraising campaigns.

Join us at Third Sector’s Fundraising Conference 2020 to expand your network and strengthen your fundraising community. The conference is overflowing with inspiration, innovation, and practical solutions to your fundraising challenges right now. From cause-led and supporter-first campaigns to diversified revenue models and digital fundraising, it’s time to step up and work together to build a bright future for the fundraising community.

This conference is not to be missed.

Register your interest

Fundraising conference 2020

Reasons to attend

  • Hear from 50+ speakers from a range of charities of different sizes who cover numerous causes for take-home tips on how to improve the effectiveness of your fundraising campaigns
  • Gain insights into key online techniques including a social media masterclass and case studies on better using email marketing and working with influencers to supercharge your fundraising
  • Find out more about the numerous ways in which events, pop-ups and stunts can be used to engage with your audience in new ways
  • Participate in discussions about the future of fundraising and fundraisers to see how your charity can best adapt 
  • Explore how diversification of fundraising streams can increase your ability to navigate today’s challenging economic environment and achieve sustainability
  • Hear inspiring keynotes from Rhodri Davies of CAF and Gabby Edlin of Bloody Good Period to understand the necessary evolutions needed within the sector

Key Topics 2020: Fundraising in the coronavirus pandemic and beyond


The 2020 Fundraising Conference will provide you with everything you need to ensure that your charity can achieve sustainability in these challenging times by:

Engaging with potential donors

Exploring innovative ways of engaging with potential donors through tools such as social media and dynamic email marketing to ‘stunts’ and live events

Improving collaboration

Improving collaboration within your internal and external networks to strengthen your fundraising efforts

Supporting volunteers

Finding better ways to support volunteers and donors to get them to be advocates for your cause who help raise funds

Future of fundraising

Assessing the future of fundraising to ensure that you adapt and employ the right staff, tell the right stories and use the right tools to increase the effectiveness of your campaigns

2020’s Advisory Board

Ross Miller
Missing People
Director of fundraising and communication
Oonagh Goodman
Rainbow Trust Children’s Charity
Marketing and communications lead
Tamarin Ward
Prostate Cancer UK
Head of corporate partnerships
Sona Sharma
Head of corporate partnerships
Ian Coxhead
Virgin Money
Head of marketing insight
Louise Lai
Transformation Director
Lisa Mitchinson
Wood Green Animal Charity
Head of individual giving
Tim Willett
Action on Hearing Loss
Head of fundraising
Gemma Sherrington
Save the Children
Director of fundraising
Geraldine Pipping
The Brain Tumour Charity
Director of fundraising

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This event will take place online