Ushering in a critical time of collective power and courageous forward movement in the global social impact sector, the theme of the 2018 International Fundraising Congress, taking place 16-19 October in the Netherlands, is “Together we can….”
Collaboration is the one crucial success factor among change-makers who are having the greatest social impact around the world. It …
IFC 2018 challenges the trouble-makers and the agents of change to bust through the walls that stand between simply keeping our own organisations afloat and creating bigger, more holistic movements that resonate 1,000-fold over the efforts of any individual entity.
Now in its 37th year, IFC was built on the idea that better fundraising means better results – and it does. But as we stare down 2018, it’s clear that money is the muscle that moves the mission but that money alone, to date, has failed to solve the problems that the global social impact sector needs to solve. It’s also clear that unless we take a hard look at our priorities, our challenges, our shortcomings, our potential, with fresh eyes and fresh attitudes – and adjust not just accordingly, but radically – we’re doing a disservice to the causes and people we serve, as well as to those people who support our work and, ultimately to the world.
Alongside a rich roster of sessions about fundraising, IFC 2018 will showcase strategies for collaboration and models of interconnectedness, presented by world-class speakers and practitioners from every corner of the globe. Importantly, it will focus on movement. And pushing past talking about changing the way we change the world into actually changing the way we change the world.
We are pleased to welcome the IFC 2018 Advisory Panel as partners in planning what we hope to be the best IFC yet! We couldn’t do it without their invaluable input and guidance.