Day 2 of the Institute of Fundraising's Fundraising Convention was a scorcher, both in terms of temperature and content. The five seminars I chose to attend were, without exception, excellent, and almost took my mind off the upcoming England World Cup game. Here's my report: From doom and gloom... Helen Trenchard chaired an important and timely session on the difficulties of recruiting and retaining relationship fundraisers. Are we facing a looming crisis, and either way, what can we do about it?
Each speaker proposed a big idea to tackle the issue:
"I have personally left a role where wellbeing was a factor." Are we facing a looming crisis as we try to get and keep the best relationship fundraisers? @helentrenchard thinks so.#IoFFC pic.twitter.com/7K4cvpjyPZ— Richard Sved (@richardsved) July 3, 2018
- Design a powerful and achievable fundraising goal, uniting and engaging people to see their contribution recognised
- Build in flexible working as an attitud