A campaign to raise funding to restart the International Fundraising Congress (IFC) has been launched by the Resource Alliance. After two years without being able to host the international event due to COVID19, the IFC Springboard Fund aims to enable the organisation to bring the global fundraising community back together again, next October at IFC 2022 in The Netherlands.
For over 40 years, the IFC – a 4 day residential conference – has provided a space for fundraisers from across the world to come together, to learn and share with and from each other, leaving them inspired and energised to grow and transform their work for good causes, maximising their impact.
Resource Alliance CEO Brian Higgins, describes the IFC as a unique event, which delivers a generous sharing of best practice, insights, and mutual support from other fundraisers, with past delegates saying that their work and careers have benefitted enormously from their time at the event. He adds that the IFC was the birthplace of many national fundraising associations, which are the keystones in the development of the fundraising profession.
Speaking in a video appeal, Higgins says: “Not being able to deliver IFC, our flagship event, in 2020 and now again this year has hit us hard. To ensure the future of IFC, which is focused on supporting and developing fundraisers around the world, we need your help.
“In a world that truly needs us to work together, we need the IFC. We are asking for your support to give us the working capital to deliver the best-ever IFC in 2022 and we commit to engaging deeply with the global fundraising community to understand your needs and wishes, and to re-build to meet the needs of fundraisers across the globe, for today’s fundraisers and the fundraisers of tomorrow.”
Donations can be made to the IFC Springboard Fund from the Resource Alliance’s website.
Discounted entry for national fundraising association members to IFC Online
In related news, 2020 saw the launch of a new 3-day virtual event from the Resource Alliance – IFC Online. Building on last year’s success, Resource Alliance is hosting IFC Online 2021 on 20-22 October 2021.
The event offers practical workshops, themed conversations designed to challenge and disrupt, inspiring keynote speeches and community-driven fringe sessions. Discounted tickets are available for all members of national fundraising associations at the reduced price of £59 for a 3-day pass. To find out more and book tickets, click here.
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