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Third Sector’s Fundraising Conference 2018 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.

The 2018 conference was brimming with innovative ideas and fresh thinking injecting ideas into your fundraising strategy, helping you take it to the next level.

With a choice of various energising sessions, plus The Business Charity Awards on the Wednesday night, Fundraising week was a not-to-be-missed opportunity to celebrate, learn, and network with your peers in fundraising.

Key themes at this year’s Fundraising conference 

  • Impact of GDPR on the fundraising model: The biggest concern of the sector, this theme will be running through the two days with a number of sessions addressing it in a different capacity, from exploring new income streams to identifying major donors in
  • The change in giving trends: With the rise of online giving platforms and crowdfunding, how are giving trends shifting?
  • Social media strategies and supporter journey: With the introduction of GDPR, charities are really focusing their efforts on retention, therefore it is important to have a consistent and interesting message on social. How can charities use social to convey their cause and mission, how can they convert followers into a regular-giving programme, and how can they keep donors engaged?
  • Video: How do you use video to raise funds (not just brand awareness), how do you shoot and edit without using a studio and how and where do you push it out?
  • The changes to corporates CSR model: How has the model evolved and how charities will need to evolve approach to align with this?

Key speakers for 2018

  • Mandy Johnson, Chief executive officer, Small Charities Coalition
  • Alex Smith, Founder, Harrison’s Fund
  • Greg Secker, Founder, Greg Secker Foundation
  • Jonathan Andrews, Managing director, Remarkable Partnerships
  • Ed Walker, Founder, Hope Into Action
  • Richard Davidson, Director of engagement, Anthony Nolan
  • Georgina Cannon, Head of major gifts, University of Cambridge
  • Geoff Lindell, Board trustee, Family Fund
  • Zillah Bingley, Chief executive, Rainbow Trust
  • Michael Duncan, Head of giving programmes, RBS


2018 Speakers


Venue for this year’s conference was The Royal College of Physicians

The Royal College of Physicians (RCP) is an award-winning and highly versatile venue for conferences, meetings, banquets, training and outdoor events. The revenue generated by hosting events helps to fund many important activities that form part of the RCP’s role in healthcare.

In a central London location overlooking Regent’s Park, this Grade I listed modernist architecture building has rooms that reflect the RCP’s heritage, including the Council Chamber and the Dorchester Library, which houses the renowned Dorchester collection of the RCP library along with a rare heritage collection showcasing archives and rare books spanning 500 years.

Royal College of Physicians,
11 St Andrews Place, London NW1 4LE