A free global face-to-face (F2F) fundraising summit has been announced today, with a call for submissions from F2F experts to contribute as panellists to the event.
Facing the Future is the second global summit coordinated by the International F2F Congress Committee and hosted by the Austrian Fundraising Association (Fundraising Verband Austria). The half-day event will take place twice on Thursday 05 November 2020 (morning and late afternoon CET), aiming to maximise access for delegates from across the world.
Günther Lutschinger, CEO of Fundraising Verband Austria, says:
“It’s been fascinating to see how far and fast the face-to-face fundraising environment has changed in recent months. Fundraising in face shields has rapidly become the new norm, with contactless payment becoming increasingly common. But we’re also seeing some real innovation in the field too. With so much change, it’s all the more important that senior leaders in the field have an opportunity to come together and discuss new ideas to ensure that face-to-face continues to be the vibrant and vital fundraising channel that so many charities rely on.”
F2F fundraising is evolving fast, with new practices and safety measures having been developed this year in response to the challenges imposed by the global pandemic environment. The global F2F summit aims to provide an opportunity for F2F leaders and senior practitioners to explore the future of public fundraising in a Covid world. It will explore new developments, best practice, success metrics and more.
The summit will give fundraisers a global forum to share and accelerate best practice, coordinated in lieu of the International F2F Congress, which was postponed due to the pandemic. It follows the first Global F2F Summit on 03 June 2020, which brought together over 1,000 F2F specialists, discussing ideas and strategies for reigniting public fundraising following lockdown.
Delivered in partnership with Fundraising Everywhere, the #GlobalF2FSummit is supported by the European Fundraising Association and UK Fundraising. It is free to attend, thanks to sponsorship from Formunauts, DialogDirect and ONG Conseil.
The programme is currently being developed by an expert panel of F2F practitioners and sector leaders, including Daryl Upsall (Daryl Upsall Consulting International & Daryl Upsall Associates) and Elsbeth de Ridder (Save the Children International).