A free Global Face2Face Fundraising Online Summit has been announced, aiming to help the sector restart F2F fundraising channels as social distancing restrictions are reduced.
At the virtual summit on Wednesday 3rd June 2020, the global face-to-face fundraising community will come together to share ideas and discuss strategies for reigniting the channel. This will include exploring what new measures may be needed to protect both fundraisers and the public during F2F interactions, the likely impact on public perceptions and future opportunities for the channel.
Hosted by the Austrian Fundraising Association (Fundraising Verband Austria) and the International F2F Congress Committee, the event will be delivered in partnership with Fundraising Everywhere. EFA is supporting the event, along with media partner UK Fundraising.
The program is being developed by an expert panel of F2F practitioners and sector leaders, including Daryl Upsall (Daryl Upsall & Associates) and Elsbeth de Ridder (Save the Children International).
Daryl Upsall, Chief Executive of Daryl Upsall & Associates, says:
“Face-to-face fundraising remains the most important donor acquisition channel internationally and, with nonprofits around the world facing huge income losses as a result of the coronavirus, the need to reignite the market and initiate new committed donor relationships has never been more urgent.
“As we emerge from lockdown and social distancing restrictions gradually ease, this is new territory for us all. While the public are likely to have more concerns about their health and interacting on a F2F basis, there is also a far greater sense of solidarity and community-spirit, with the public wanting to do their bit to help others. This free conference is a great opportunity to share experiences and insights, and to debate how F2F might adapt and evolve.”
The half-day event, commencing at 9.30am CEST on 3 June, will focus on initial learnings from re-opened F2F markets, ethical standards, strategies for restarting F2F as social distancing restrictions are being lifted and the building blocks for success.
Thanks to the generous support of Salesforce, DialogDirect, Formunauts, HSP and Kober, the event will be complimentary for all delegates.
Delegates are invited to register their interest online and experts who wish to contribute to the event as a speaker or panellist are encouraged to complete a submission before the deadline of 3 May.