Fundraising Convention Discount for Subscribers is pleased to be able to inform all of our subscribers that they can now avail of an ongoing discount for all Institute of Fundraising UK National Convention and ongoing series of one-day fundraising conferences. subscribers will be able to attend any of these events (read on for further detail) for the same rate as IoF members.

IoF National Convention

Of particular interest to Irish fundraisers (especially with the Euro riding so high at present), the IoF’s National Convention will be taking place in London on 6 – 8 July 2009. Over 2,000 people attended the 2008 convention, representing over 370 different charities, from throughout the UK and Europe.

With over 130 session choices, no bigger choice can be found at a fundraising conference.

Session highlights include:

  • Key Insights in Online and Integrated Marketing/Fundraising: Wednesday 8 July 2009 – 11.15am
  • Making Community Fundraising Supporter Centric: Monday 6 July 2009 – 11.15am
  • Are Your Sausages SIZZLING 50 Top Spring/Summer Fundraising Tips!: Tuesday 7 July 2009 – 2.45pm

As a delegate, you can select the sessions you would like to attend and access your plan as many times as you like. Sessions are allocated on a first come first served basis so good planning is essential.

See the full selection of sessions here.

International Bursaries for National Convention

Those wishing to attend the IoF National Convention can also apply for an international bursary.

Bursaries are open to applicants from across the not-for-profit sector regardless of their cause and size of their organisation. Applicants do not need to be a member of the Institute of Fundraising. One full bursary which includes a three-day Convention pass, party ticket, place at the National Awards, three nights of accommodation and full travel expenses. Additionally, they are offering 10 travel bursaries that provide financial support towards international travel.

The deadline for applications for International Bursaries is 24 April 2009.

Find out how you can apply for a bursary here.

IoF One-Day Conferences

In addition to their National Convention in July, IoF also run a series of one-day fundraising conferences.

Wheel members may also attend these conferences for the same rate as IoF members.

These conferences include the following:

  • Fundraising in an Economic Downturn - Surviving and Thriving: 26 February 2009
  • Strategic Fundraising Management: 5 March 2009
  • Legal Seminars:17 March
  • Cost-Effective Fundraising: 30 March 2009

Learn more about IoF one-day conferences.

How Subscribers Can Avail of IoF Discount

IoF National Convention subscribers who wish to attend the IoF National Convention should download the Booking Form (see attachment below) and complete it by choosing the Individual Member rate.

You must write “” on the form in order to avail of IoF member-rate discount.

See a list of Rates for the IoF National Convention.

IoF One-Day Conferences subscribers who wish to attend specific IoF one-day conferences should email to request a booking form (on which “” must be referenced to avail of discount).

Note: all correspondence regarding registration/attendance should be with the Institute of Fundraising UK directly.