Buckle up, dear readers.
It’s time for a whistle stop tour through my notes from days 3, 4 and 5 of last week’s excellent Fundraising Everywhere Festival, with the considerable help of Mandy Johnson’s brilliant sketchnotes.
As ever, clicking through on any of the embedded tweets or links below should take you through to my notes.
So, this was Wednesday:
Ready and steady for day 3 of the #FundraisingEverywhere Festival of learning, this pm. NOT TOO LATE TO SIGN UP – watch the first two days on catch up, and see 50+ excellent speakers across the week!— Richard Sved (@richardsved) May 13, 2020
My Twitter notes on today's sessions will be here.https://t.co/lipBLh8Vdl pic.twitter.com/K4BTMTPGoX
Sessions: Whitney Brown gave a great presentation on what fundraisers can learn from political campaigns; Liz Chornenki led an excellent session on ableism in the sector; there was a superb interview with lawyer and activist Dr Shola Mos-Shogbamimu; Simone Joyaux, Tom Ahern and Derek Humphries gave some valuable life lessons, after which David Burgess‘s cameo musical appearance as Loosely Capaldi completely stole the show (some choice lyrics below); then after inspirational sessions from young activists Aditya Mukharji, Even Meneses and Kaluki Paul, Jodie Marsden spoke on changing causes; followed by an excellent session from No White Saviors.
And now the post comes, you need my help again, but you’re treating me just like an ATM…
I put my wallet down, and then I pull the plug. I guess I’m never gonna be a donor you love.David Burgess as Loosely Capaldi
Big thanks to the @nowhitesaviors team for putting together such a great session for the @fundeverywhere Festival.— Mandy Johnson (she/her) (@MsMandyJ) May 13, 2020
Your leadership in this field is much appreciated by me (& I'm sure by many other white saviours in recovery)
My sketchnotes are below⬇️#FundraisingEverywhere pic.twitter.com/aCS6QzLdFv
And this was Thursday:
One hour until day 4 of the #FundraisingEverywhere Festival! Great so far, but NOT TOO LATE TO SIGN UP – and sessions from the 50+ speakers will be available on catch up from next week.— Richard Sved (@richardsved) May 14, 2020
My Twitter notes on today's sessions will be in this thread. ?https://t.co/lipBLh8Vdl pic.twitter.com/dBIsDokI7S
Sessions: Steve MacLaughlin on trends transforming giving; Helen Alderson on fundraising events post-Covid; a digital debate with Nick Burne, Denisa Casement and Julia Campbell; behind the podcasts with Beth Crackles, James Wright, Kenneth Foreman and Amicky Carol Akiwumi; Asha Curran on Giving Tuesday.
I think this was the hardest session I’ve been asked to #sketchnote for @FundEverywhere@nickburne @DenisaCasement & @JuliaCSocial gave us SO MUCH to think about – I could (should?) have done 3 separate sketchnotes.#fundraisingeverywhere pic.twitter.com/ISLgymDm2n— Mandy Johnson (she/her) (@MsMandyJ) May 14, 2020
And finally, this was Friday:
90 mins until day 5 of the #FundraisingEverywhere Festival! It's been a great week! – NOT TOO LATE TO SIGN UP, as sessions from all 50+ speakers will be available on catch up from next week.— Richard Sved (@richardsved) May 15, 2020
Twitter notes on today's sessions will be in this thread. ?https://t.co/lipBLh8Vdl pic.twitter.com/myFak4SdGn
Sessions: Ian MacQuillin on ethics in fundraising; an interview with Vu Le; Liz LeClair and Michelle McCann on creating Safe Workspaces in the Post #MeToo Era; advice from Jen Love; Mary Gamble with fundraiser retention tips; Claire Warner on stress & mental health in the charity sector; and a closing session from Dan Pallotta.
Thank you, Fundraising Everywhere, for an excellent festival. Top learning and networking opportunities too. I’ll leave you with another of Mandy’s excellent sketchnotes, and the great David Burgess as Loosely Capaldi.
Until next time!
Is anyone else missing the daily dose of inspiration we got from last week’s @FundEverywhere Festival?— Mandy Johnson (she/her) (@MsMandyJ) May 19, 2020
If so, here’s a little reminder of the incredibly thought-provoking session from @danpallotta ??#FundraisingEverywhere #sketchnotes pic.twitter.com/dPEH6yEAbN