FAQs

1.    What is Fundraising Convention?
Fundraising Convention is the largest meeting of fundraisers in Europe, offering an opportunity for the fundraising community to come together and learn from one another, share expertise and gain an understanding of this new fundraising environment.

2.    What is the new date?
The new dates for the fully online event will be 27-29 September 2021. 

3.    Will the move of Convention to September mean it will be a face to face event?
With the current uncertainty, we made the decision at the beginning of the year that this event would be fully online.

4.    Why did you change the dates?
On 26 March we announced the specific next steps we are taking to build a safe and inclusive profession and our commitment to our members. We committed to an Action Plan on tackling harassment, discrimination, and abuse, with urgent steps for us to take over the next three months. 

This has come at a time when the coronavirus lockdown has hit our income and forced a reduction in capacity and staff changes, stretching the Chartered Institute team and our planning for Fundraising Convention. 

We have also listened to feedback from our Convention Board that we need to prioritise this important work now and explore incorporating these themes into the Fundraising Convention Online 2021 programme. Therefore, we have taken the positive decision to move the date of this year’s event to the Autumn. This will enable us to do justice to the speakers and our Convention Board sharing their time and expertise and give fundraisers enough time to plan your attendance.

5.    Where can I find information about the event?
More information about the event can be found on our website 

6.    When will I find out if my application to speak at the event has been successful?
All fundraisers that have already submitted session ideas will be contacted by Friday 7 May to let you know if you have been successful and to confirm that you would like to speak at the event in September.

7.    Who should I contact for more information?
Please contact the events team by email at convention@institute-of-fundraising.org.uk  

8.    When will tickets be released?
Tickets will be released at the beginning of summer. 

9.    When will you announce the programme?
Convention Board and the Chartered Institute team are beavering away to bring together a diverse programme which will be released at the beginning of summer. 

10.    What can I expect from the online experience?
We have put together a format that will provide the best experience, which will both inspire and provide practical solutions that you can implement in your organisation. The programme will be a mix of live panel discussions, keynotes and workshops and on-demand sessions, that you can watch in your own time. All live sessions will be recorded and made available as part of the on-demand programme which will be available for three months after the event.