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Updated last on 3 January, 2019
Tuesday 26th March
1200 - 1330 Lead Generation & Digital - How to build an integrated strategy and scale up your program (Integrated Session with Lead Generation & Digital)
Greenpeace International and Greenpeace UK will share with us their model to run successful integrated campaigns and scale up their digital and lead generation programs. Greenpeace UK case study includes best practices to optimize lead acquisition through paid but also organic channels as well as their most successful supporter journeys.
Who should attend: Lead Generation, Digital
   
1500 - 1630 Digital, DRTV & F2F - Increasing conversion across channels by removing friction from giving
This session will focus on innovative payment technology and optimisation of donation pages and platforms that can help to increase conversion across different acquisition channels by removing friction from giving.
Who should attend: Digital & DRTV & F2F
Speakers: James Briggs (Managing Director, Open), Gareth Owen (SCNZ), Alejandro Fernandez (SCES), Jeroen Beelen (SCNL), Ettore Rossetti (SCUS)

Wednesday 27th March
1130 - 1300 DRTV & Digital - Tips to approach the attribution dilemma
External speaker from a top digital data analysis strategic consultancy firm will share with us case studies from 360 campaigns attribution models in the profit sector. This session will end with a panel discussion where SC members will discuss about their different attribution models.
Who should attend: DRTV, Digital, Lead Generation
Speakers: Jorge Llorente Tanarro (Senior Digital Analyst, El Arte de Medir)
   
1430 - 1600 Let's keep talking - building blocks for optimising telemarketing
This integrated session will focus on the power of the telephone at each point in a supporter's journey, including best practice examples of how the telephone can add value across DRTV, Lead Gen, Donor Development and F2F programmes.
Who should attend: DRTV, Lead Gen, Donor Development and F2F
Speakers: Stephanie McNicoll (SCI), Elsbeth de Ridder (SCI) & Italia Manzione (SCIT)
   
1430 - 1600 Brand, Content and Digital. How together they can be the engine of your fundraising.
This session will look at the great potential in how brand, digital and content can help you build an engaged supporter base which will make your fundraising efforts more effective.
Who should attend: Brand, Content, Digital, Lead Generation
   
1430 - 1600 New ways to link Corporate Partnerships and Individual Giving to strengthen your programmes – explore our global marketplace
Lead: Melissa Bennett + Eva Maria Scholz, SC Germany
This session will look at how corporate partnerships and individual giving fundraising programmes can connect to deliver more for both corporate and individual donors.
Who should attend: Donor Development; Heads of Individual Giving, Corporate
Speakers: Melissa Bennett (SCI), Eva-Maria Scholz (SCDE) & TBC (waiting for final confirmation!)

Thursday 28th March
1130 - 1300 Top 10 Best Practices : Integrated Session with Lead Generation & Digital
SC Members will present a new set of 10 incredible digital fundraising and lead generation best practices to “copy with pride” when you come back home. Come and see success case studies from SC Korea, Netherlands, Spain, Italy and Norway. This session will finish with a success case study from a especial guest, Amnesty International Spain.
Who should attend: Lead Generation, Digital
   
1400 - 1530 How to connect with your donors through storytelling - a practical session
In this session, we will discuss how to build a story for a particular audience. We will showcase great examples of story-telling from different fundraising methods and channels.
Who should attend: Donor Development, Content, Lead Generation, Digital, DRTV
Speakers: Stephanie McNicoll, Kirsty McFadden, Kirsten McFadden (all SCI) & TBC (waiting for final confirmation!)
Who should attend: Fundraisers interested in expanding their endeavours in the arena of Corporate Partnerships. The work stream will provide an excellent opportunity to learn about in-house tools/platforms, winning cases and new strategies to engage with corporations in your market in an even more efficient and innovative way. A good chance to get inspired to take your fundraising to the next level!

Tuesday 26th March
1200 - 1330 Innovation in Partnerships
Lead: JP Zwinkels, SC Australia
   
1500 - 1630 Partnership Management/KPIs
Lead: Thomas Myhren (SC US) and Caroline Whatley (SC UK) + Eva Maria Scholz (SC Germany)

Wednesday 27th March
1130 - 1300 Corporate Campaigns – Centenary and beyond
Lead: Thomas Myhren (SC US) and Mariana Valdes (SC Mexico)

Thursday 28th March
1400 - 1530 Employee Engagement and RaisNow Platform
Lead: Samanta Pettinelli and Alessandra Granata (SC Italy), SC India
Tuesday 26th March
1200 - 1330 DRTV Brilliant Basics
This session will cover brilliant DRTV basics, best practices and new ideas for DRTV from across the membership to help optimise DRTV programmes for success.
Who should attend:DRTV
Speakers: Barbara Bellisari (SCIT), Jon Soderlund (SCAUS), Karlijn van Acker (SCNL), Josh Pinder (SCUK), Bernt Heder Dillum (SCNO), Wendy Tsui (SCHK), Jyoti Gandhi (SCIN), Rossella Pedaci (SCI)

Thursday 28th March
1130 - 1300 DRTV Clinic 1:1 or small group sessions with DRTV Specialist covering specific topics concerning your DRTV programme
Who should attend:DRTV
Speakers: Rossella Pedaci (SCI)
Tuesday 26th March
1200 - 1330 Top Best Practices This F2F session will cover brilliant F2F basics, best practices and innovative and new F2F ideas from across the partnership to help optimise F2F programs for success.
Who should attend: F2F Practitioners or channel managers, potentially Heads of Individual Giving and Fundraising Directors

Wednesday 27th March
1130 - 1300 F2F Clinic: 1:1 or small group sessions covering specific topics concerning your F2F programme
This session will address the ongoing concern surrounding acquiring and retaining long term high value donors through the Face to Face channel. Through a series of workshops, group discussions and peer to peer learnings all participants will obtain the knowledge, skills and tools required to identify, acquire and retain high quality donors and ultimately optimize and improve their Face to Face channel.
Who should attend: F2F Practitioners or channel managers, potentially Heads of Individual Giving and Fundraising Directors

Thursday 28th March
1400 - 1530 Getting great F2F results through partnerships – how to manage your suppliers and be the best client you can be
Face To Face Vendors: The Power of Partnership!
This session will address the ongoing concern surrounding how to build and maintain a mutually beneficial partnership with your Face to Face vendor. A partnership that will deliver all the key performance outcomes that is desired, such as acquiring and retaining long term high value donors through the Face to Face channel. Through a series of workshops, group discussions and an address from a key note speaker you will obtain the knowledge, skills and tools required to improve your vendor partnership, hold them accountable to key performance outcomes and ultimately optimize and improve their Face to Face channel.
Please note that the key note speaker will be given from a vendors perspective by the new Director of Individual Giving for Save the Children Canada, who not only has years of experience working within the Face to Face sector for a INGO – but has spent the past two years in an executive position within a global Face to Face vendor.
Who should attend: F2F Practitioners or channel managers, potentially Heads of Individual Giving and Fundraising Directors
Tuesday 26th March
1200 - 1330 Donor Development - Brilliant Basics (welcome, upgrade, loyalty, reactivation & cash asks) : Integrated session with Market Intelligence and Humanitarian
This session will give you the tools you need to optimise or develop the essential elements of a donor journey (welcome, upgrade, loyalty and reactivation communications). Making these basics brilliant will help you achieve the dual aim of increasing donor retention and improving donor value.
Who should attend: Donor Development
Speakers: Melissa Bennett, Stephanie McNicoll, Charlotte Smith, Louisa McGinn (all SCI)
   
1500 - 1630 Unlocking the hidden value in your own database
In this session, donor development practitioners and data analysts will come together to discover how to use data and segmentation to help unlock value in the existing database. We will cover recency, frequency and value segmentation to support cross selling, cash appeals and emergency giving. We will also consider propensity modelling for mid-value donors and legacies.
Who should attend: Donor Development, Data Analysis, Mid-Value, Legacy
Speakers: Melissa Bennett, Stephanie McNicoll, Charlotte Smith, Louisa McGinn & TBC (waiting for final confirmation!)(all SCI)

Wednesday 27th March
1130 - 1300 Developing your fundraising portfolio
This session will explore how to optimise your fundraising product portfolio, placing donor needs at the heart of your offering. This session will include case studies looking at the use of core products including Partners For Children, Children's Emergency Fund and Child Sponsorship.
Who should attend: Donor Development, Mid-Value, Emergency Fundraising, Child Sponsorship
Speakers: Melissa Bennett (SCI), Abbey Heagney (SCUS) & TBC (waiting for final confirmation!)
   
1430 - 1600 Let’s talk legacies : philosophy, motivation and seeing legacies from our supporters point of view
Philosophy and research - benefits to the supporter; Changing mindsets on how to position legacy giving;
Who should attend: Legacy specialists, potentially Fundraising Directors
Speakers: Charlotte Smith and Louisa McGinn (SCI)

Thursday 28th March
1130 - 1300 Stewardship – helping your donors reach their giving potential
Starting from the moment a donor chooses to make their first gift to Save the Children, this session will look at how we create the optimal supporter experience – one that will encourage loyalty and long-term giving all the way through to a legacy pledge. We will focus on loyalty, the first 12 months of a donor’s journey and the channel mix needed to deliver an engaging journey; the benefits of non-financial asks and how to measure the impact of your loyalty programme.
Who should attend: Donor Development; Legacy; F2F, Lead Gen
Speakers: Stephanie McNicoll (SCI) & Charlotte Forrest (SCUK) & Cecilia Lopez (SCMX) & Eloy Álvarez Llorente (Amnesty International Spain)
   
1400 - 1530 Legacy: Brilliant Basics (including income management)
Who should attend: Legacy specialists
Speakers: Charlotte Smith (SCI) and Blerta Clubb (SCUK)
Tuesday 26th March
1200 - 1330 Building a donor pipeline: prospecting and network expansion (including women and millennial philanthropy)
Leads: Nancy Taussig & Lucy Roche, SCUS
In this session we'll both review the basics of identifying and engaging major donors: warm and cold, and rate the merits of each approach. And we'll look beyond the database to current best practices of major donor acquisition: the networks of our champions, female philanthropy, and working with millenials.
Who should attend: Major Donor & Relationship Professionals (all invited, e.g. events, legacy, and corporate colleagues)
   
1500 - 1630 Board & Executive Development - coaching leaders to be effective fundraisers
Leads: Nancy Taussig & Lucy Roche, SCUS
A culture of major gifts starts at the top. Learn how SCUS philanthropy team is involved at the beginning of board recruitment, to working with their CEO and other senior leaders to ensure the conditions for successful major gift fundraising, and as well to coach individual leaders on successful cultivation and solicitation.
Who should attend: Major Donor & Relationship Professionals (all invited), program managers and Fundraising Directors SCUS updates on their Centennial campaign and lessons learned so far; members discuss their plans and activity and get insight and support from peers.

Thursday 28th March
1130 - 1300 Centenary Campaigns: member showcase and global strategies
Leads: Nancy Taussig & All Participate
SCUS Updates On Their Centennial Campaign And Lessons Learned So Far; Members Discuss Their Plans And Activity And Get Insight And Support From Peers. We'll Also Review The Global Response Fund: The Global Offering For High Value Donors Interested In Supporting Children In Conflict.
Who Should Attend: Major Donor & Relationship Professionals (All Invited, E.G. Events, Legacy, And Corporate Colleagues)
   
1400 - 1530 Events for Major Gifts: how to raise money from them and build enduring donor relationships
Leads: Nancy Taussig & Lucy Roche, SCUS
Events: They're more than just a good party! The brilliant basics of holding events - large and small - will be reviewed, but just as much will be discussion and case studies around crucial follow-up activities to make events convert into major gifts.
Who Should Attend: Major Donor & Relationship Professionals (All Invited, E.G. Events, Legacy, And Corporate Colleagues)
Tuesday 26th March
1200 - 1330 Lead Generation and Digital: How to build an integrated strategy and scale up your program (Integrated Session with Lead Generation & Digital)
Greenpeace International and Greenpeace UK will share with us their model to run successful integrated campaigns and scale up their digital and lead generation programs. Greenpeace UK case study includes best practices to optimize lead acquisition through paid but also organic channels as well as their most successful supporter journeys.
Who should attend: Lead Generation, Digital

Thursday 28th March
1130 - 1300 Top 10 Best Practices : Integrated Session with Lead Generation & Digital
SC Members will present a new set of 10 incredible digital fundraising and lead generation best practices to “copy with pride” when you come back home. Come and see success case studies from SC Korea, Netherlands, Spain, Italy and Norway. This session will finish with a success case study from a especial guest, Amnesty International Spain.
Who should attend: Lead Generation, Digital
Tuesday 26th March
1200 - 1330 Lead Generation and Digital: How to build an integrated strategy and scale up your program (Integrated Session with Lead Generation & Digital)
Greenpeace International and Greenpeace UK will share with us their model to run successful integrated campaigns and scale up their digital and lead generation programs. Greenpeace UK case study includes best practices to optimize lead acquisition through paid but also organic channels as well as their most successful supporter journeys.
Who should attend: Lead Generation, Digital

Thursday 28th March
1130 - 1300 Top 10 Best Practices : Integrated Session with Lead Generation & Digital
SC Members will present a new set of 10 incredible digital fundraising and lead generation best practices to “copy with pride” when you come back home. Come and see success case studies from SC Korea, Netherlands, Spain, Italy and Norway. This session will finish with a success case study from a especial guest, Amnesty International Spain.
Who should attend: Lead Generation, Digital
Wednesday 27th March
1430 - 1600 Have your say and help Kick-start the global analyst community – for analysts only
In this facilitated conversation analysts will come together and discuss and agree how they wish to build their community going forward. What are the key areas for collaboration? How does the group define best practice? How should the group come together and when? Just as we’ve done with other practitioners the aim of the session is to launch the analyst community and imbed it across the organisation.
Who should attend: Analysts

Thursday 28th March
1130 - 1300 Measuring what matters and driving decision making – for data analysts only
In this session we seek to cover three important areas:

1.What are effective dashboards that are being used in the movement currently which really help the fundraising team gain actionable insights – ie information they can use to take action?

2.How are we in the analyst community using those actionable insights to help senior fundraising managers be more effective in their decision-making?

3.What gaps do we have in our analyst community in terms of reporting that could help improve decision making in future?

Hear from analysts across the movement on how this this question is being tackled and be prepared to participate in conversation around how the analyst community can share learnings so this important part of fundraising can be strengthened.
Who should attend: Analysts
Monday 25th March

The essentials of Brand, a crash course for fundraisers

In this crash course for fundraisers the Global Brand core group, which consist of Brand Managers and colleagues with responsibility for the Save the Children Brand at member level, will look at how our Brand and the way we are perceived has a direct impact on fundraising results. How can our Brand support fundraising results, and how does fundraising communication influence our Brand? This will be more like a workshop and participatory session than a presentation.

1500 - 1630 What is Brand
How Brand supports Fundraising:

     Brand strength
     Brand trust
     Brand relevance
   
1630 - 1800 Discussions on topics suggested by the audience.

All Save the Children colleagues who work with external communication, whether it is fundraising, advocacy, media work, campaigning or other, are influencing the way our target groups and the general public perceive Save the Children. In other words, we are all building our Brand in everything we say and do! Anyone who works with communication are most welcome to the "Brand crash course", we look forward to seeing you there!
Tuesday 26th March
1500 - 1630 How to build a strong brand and enhance supporter engagement
Presentation of Global Brand Recommendations and best practice examples of integrated communication.
Who should attend: Fundraising and communication colleagues who either work with brand today or want to learn how building a stronger brand will improve results.
Wednesday 27th March

1130 - 1230 Fundraising Directors and Marketing Intelligence – ‘Building the future – a global data warehouse and centralised reporting function’
Sick of doing SCI reports? Are they taking up too much of your time? Wanting to look at reporting in real time and build your analytical capacity?

Maz Dunic from SC Australia will present a concept spearheaded by Australia to build a shared data warehouse which will allow us to create a centralised reporting function. Already being tested in New Zealand the concept involves building a link from your CRM system (and it works with all CRM systems) to a central warehouse where reporting templates can be built and run in real time. The aim is to cut out time consuming data reporting and instead create on shared resource where SCI reporting will be done for you and you can access reports and potentially other analytical services that you require.

The recent NZ Fundraising Director Gareth Davies will talk about what was involved in implementation and New Zealand’s plans to use the data warehouse. Spoiler alert – it involves finance and fundraising data and building a more integrated business model.
Who should attend: Fundraising Directors', Analysts
   
1230 - 1300 Fundraising Directors and Marketing Intelligence – CRM services in 2019
A new fundraising technology specialist is being recruited and this is a chance to hear how this role can help support you in digital and CRM technology. Hear from Global Head of Digital Paul Butcher who will outline concepts around new support for CRM services in 2019. It’s a chance to ask questions and share the kind of support you require going forward.
Who should attend: Fundraising Directors', Analysts
   
1430 - 1600 Building high performing teams
What makes some teams achieve great things together and what makes some teams fall apart? An external consultant will take us through a powerful session to help us understand how our own leadership style may be making or breaking our teams and how we can effectively build a team that can florish.

Barbara Watkinson's BIO:
Barbara Watkinson is Managing Director of The Management and Leadership Academy. She designs and delivers training, consultancy, coaching and facilitation, specialising in Leadership and Emotional Intelligence. With a background in teaching in secondary education and the British Army, she was previously Organisation Development Director for Thomson Reuters, and Director of Executive Education at Reed Elsevier.
Barbara works mostly in the corporate and charity sectors across the world, with much work done in the developing world. She is currently studying for a MSc in Psychology (Mindfulness Based Therapies) at Exeter University, and is interested in how mindfulness can support leaders, change initiatives and employee wellbeing.
Barbara is qualified to deliver and feedback a range of psychometric instruments including ESCI, MBTI, Dimensions and SDI. She regularly speaks at conferences, facilitates boards and works one-to-one with leaders. Barbara is a non-executive director for the Foundation for Social Improvement, and was previously vice-chair of trustees for the Priors Court Foundation.
Who should attend: Fundraising Directors', Senior Managers who manage teams

Thursday 28th March
1130 - 1300 How Fundraising Directors' can lead integration in their office (small group session with MobLab)
Who should attend: Fundraising Directors'
   
1400 - 1530 Fundraising Directors and Marketing Intelligence: Building compelling cases for fundraising investment and capacity building – Joint session between FRDs and Analysts
Want to know how other Fundraising Directors and other senior fundraising leaders are getting CEO and Board buy-in to increased investment and or people? Hear from senior leaders across the movement in some of the following areas. Be prepared to share your experience and participate in conversation around how we as a community can support each other more to ensure we have the resources we need to seize our opportunities and grow income cost effectively.

What are the most effective examples of getting Board and CEO buy-in to fundraising investment in terms of dollars and people?
How has analysis been used most effectively to do this?
How can the ROI analysis, GDII, peer review work help?
What gaps do FRD think there is in their fundraising data analysis to be able to convince Boards and CEOs - what data gaps would help them?
Who should attend: Fundraising Directors', FD, Senior Managers, Senior Data Analytics Managers
Tuesday 26th March
1000 - 1130 The Heart at the Centre of a Gift
Research in 2018 found that a few changes in a nonprofit's communications could reliably increase — even double — donations. In this opening plenary, Tom Ahern will share details of that breakthrough research ... and how you can apply it to your stuff. The New York Times has called Tom Ahern "one of America's most sought-after creator of fundraising messages." He's authored six respected books on fundraising communications and works closely with UK researchers, Adrian Sargeant and Jen Shang.

Tom Ahern’s BIO:
In 2016, the New York Times called Tom Ahern "one of America’s most sought-after creators of fund-raising messages." His specialty? Changing failed donor communications efforts into heavy-duty money makers, using the latest discoveries in psychology and neuroscience.

He's authored six popular how-to books. His latest debunks 40 common myths that stunt fundraising. Each year, Tom teaches thousands of fundraisers internationally about the secrets of successful donor communications. His training clients have included: ADRA, Boys & Girls Clubs of America, Chabad on Campus, Christus Health, Plan International (US), Presbyterian Villages of Michigan, SOS Children's Villages, USA for UNHCR, the Norwegian Fundraising Association, Oxfam Australia and Save the Children (USA).
   
1700 - 1830 SickKids VS Apathy
Save the Children's Fundraising Forum is proud to host a special plenary 'SickKids vs. Apathy' to highlight the transformational brand strategy adopted by Toronto’s The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids). The case study will shed light on how NGOs can aim for and achieve audacious fundraising goals.
Another key learning will be an insight into effective stakeholder relations and the importance of collaboration especially in the face of controversy.

Daniel Shearer's BIO: After 11 years at TAXI, Daniel joined Cossette, as Executive Vice President and General Manager in 2016, bringing with him an extensive experience in building and running diverse, integrated teams and agencies. Daniel believes that creativity not only builds brands, but can make the world a better place.

Lori Davison's BIO: Lori leads the strategic vision for SickKids’ brand communications. Under her leadership, SickKids’ team of marketers, content specialists, public relations practitioners and agency partners develop innovative marketing programs that build brand equity around the SickKids’ mission and drive $150 million in donations annually. Prior to joining SickKids, Lori had roles on the senior management teams of leading advertising agencies such as Leo Burnett and BBDO.

Wednesday 27th March
0900 - 1100 Stop the War on Children: maximising public engagement in our cause through our centenary campaign
Speakers: Jack Lundie
   

1630 - 1800 Before We Can Get People To Give, We Need To Get Them To Care
For the past decade, NextAfter founder and Chief Innovation & Optimization Officer, Tim Kachuriak, has been obsessed with trying to answer a single question: why do people give? This obsession has led to reams of original research and over 1,300 published experiments. All this research and experimentation has resulted in a simple—yet profound—discovery: the secret to getting more people to give lies first in getting them to care. Through this fast-paced, information-packed session full of case studies, Tim will illustrate how you can apply a methodology called “care alignment” to radically increase your fundraising performance.

In this session, you will learn: The “fundraiser’s fundamental flaw” that keeps you from getting better results and how to overcome it. How you can turn your web site into a living laboratory and collect rich behavioral data that helps you continue to evolve your understanding of your donors and what makes them give. How effective storytelling can trigger a biological chemical reaction inside your supporters that forms a powerful bond to your organization and makes them give more generously to you.

Tim Kachuriak’s BIO:
Tim Kachuriak is the founder and Chief Innovation and Optimization Officer for NextAfter, a fundraising research lab and consulting firm that works with businesses, nonprofits and NGOs to help them grow their resource capacity.
A nonprofit thought leader, Kachuriak is the author of the book Optimize Your Fundraising, lead researcher and co-author of the Online Fundraising Scorecard, Why Should I Give to You? (The Nonprofit Value Proposition Index Study), and The Midlevel Donor Crisis.
Kachuriak is also the co-founder and board member for the Human Coalition, a member of the board of directors for Open Doors USA, an Advisory Board Member for the SMU Digital Accelerator, Advisory Board Member for Kids Prosper Kids, and an Advisory Board Member for the Blackbaud Institute for Philanthropic Impact.
Kachuriak lives in Prosper, TX with his wife Rebecca, and their four children: Max (13), Charlie (11), Gracie (10), and Joe (4).
   

1800 - 1830 When Fundraising Hurts
The Fundraising Forum's theme is supporters at the heart, and as well, this year, Save the Children celebrates 100 years of supporters at the heart of our life-saving and life-changing mission. To meet our breakthroughs of 2030 and beyond, we also need to be asking, "how are the fundraisers doing?". In traditional helping professions (firefighters, aid workers, paramedics, animal cruelty investigators, teachers, clergy) secondary trauma, compassion fatigue, and burn-out are rampant and well-acknowledged. It’s easy to understand the mental health risks for these workers whose cost of caring is a spectrum of emotional exhaustion, and post-traumatic stress disorder. Fundraising is also a high-touch helping profession. While as fundraisers we're not as obviously on the front-lines pulling crushed bodies from collapsed buildings after earthquakes, or counselling patients of domestic abuse, our role is indeed to help. We help our organisation get the money needed to help vulnerable children, often by seeking out the most shocking stories to tell over and over. We can form personal relationships with donors, and move with them through intensive gift cultivation cycles, which are often deeply emotional journeys for both donor and fundraiser. And of course, burn-out looms from also caring a lot about a job where there's always more to do than you have the time and resources for to really manage. The stakes are high for fundraising success, as are the potential costs to our well-being and mental health.

How then do we, as fundraisers, keep our own hearts open and allow ourselves to feel things and remain healthy, engaged, and connected with our donors, while protecting ourselves from secondary trauma, compassion fatigue, and burn-out?

In this session, you will learn: How to identify signs of compassion fatigue, burnout, vicarious trauma, and career risk.
The techniques and strategies to increase resilience.
The essential elements of personal self-care plans.

Rebecca Davies's BIO:
Rebecca Davies is Head of International Humanitarian Fundraising at Save the Children International. She's past Chief Development Officer of Save the Children Canada, and before that, Director of Fundraising for Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)/ Doctors Without Borders Canada, where, from 2007-2014, she lead a team that more than doubled private donations to over $50 million. Prior to joining MSF, she held senior fundraising positions in some of Canada’s top hospitals and the University of Toronto. Her current volunteer passion is the Ripple Refugee Project, through which she and a group of concerned citizens have privately sponsored seventeen people from Syria and Eritrea and are settling them in Toronto. Rebecca’s an active musician (French horn), plays hockey (of course) and golf, and is mama to seven-year-old Beatrix.
   

Thursday 28th March
0900 - 1100 People-powered campaigning in the networked age
Culture, teams and approaches to deliver effective people-centred, integrated campaigns.

How do we design campaigns that put people at their centre? This interactive plenary will explore human-centred approaches and their role in effective campaigning and fundraising in the modern era - and the team and organisational cultures that enable these new methods to flourish.

What do new supporter engagement models mean for fundraising? We'll look at inspiring examples from within our sector and beyond to examine how more integrated, nimble teams working together effectively across traditional organizational silos and departments can support you to achieve your goals and mission.

Jacqui Howard's BIO:
Jacqui Howard is the Programmes Director at Mobilisation Lab, which supports advocacy campaigners and their organisations to leverage people power, deploy creative tactics and tackle root causes so that they can win large-scale and lasting progressive change.

She is a campaigns and organisational strategist, facilitator, and trainer with over a decades experience working for social, economic and environmental justice. In her current role at MobLab, she leads on overall programme strategy and direction, learning and adapting, and organisational culture and systems to enable fast, adaptive and mission driven work. She also leads the body of work focused on surfacing and sharing what is working in social change around the globe to foster more effective campaigns and organisations. Jacqui has an MSci in International Development, and has worked with development, campaigning, and economic organisations internationally and in the UK, Germany and Tanzania.
   
1530 - 1630 Closing Plenary
Dear Fundraisers, Dear Donors. A thank you message from Humanitarian Programs.

Nichola Krey’s BIO:
Humanitarianism chose Nichola Krey in 1999 on her 27th birthday. She was sitting in her beat up car, in the pouring Sydney rain listening to the radio with tears of anger and frustration. Just a few hundred kilometres from Australia’s mainland, East Timorese were being slaughtered by a brutal Indonesian militia and the world was watching without doing a thing. That day inspired a series of events that took her to work in East Timor in 2002, and then to Aceh Indonesia after the Indian Ocean tsunami, to Palestine, Syria and Jordan, then all the way back to Vanuatu in the South Pacific. After spending 8 years working for Save the Children, Nichola recently took up a post as the Regional Program Director for the Norwegian Refugee Council based out of Amman, and back to the region that so fundamentally impacted her in 2006 – 2009.