Having attended the International Fundraising Congress (IFC) in Holland a number of times, as I did recently, I am delighted to report that, for the first time ever, the Resource Alliance is bringing the (IFC) to South Africa for three, one-day pop up events in Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban, in February and March.

Widely regarded as the world’s premier fundraising conference, the IFC attracts hundreds of fundraisers each year and is recognised as a hub for learning, conversations and debates, aimed at transforming fundraising practices to build stronger, more effective and sustainable organisations. Unfortunately, the costs (registration plus international travel) put it out of reach for most local organisations.

Each IFC Pop Up  day will feature four workshops delivered via video sessions, followed by live Skype-link Q&As with the speakers. Topics include:  innovation and technology; writing winning proposals; story-telling; impact reporting: and building effective corporate partnerships.

Johannesburg – 16 February (at GIBS in Illovo)
Cape Town – 9 March (Stellenbosch University Business School, Tyger Valley)
Durban – 22 March (at the University of Kwa-Zulu Natal Business School)

Cost: R750 per delegate and for early birders there’s a discounted price of R550 for the first 80 to sign up.

Early bird offer ends on 31 January and to secure an discount use one of these codes when registering:- EARLYJOBURG, EARLYCAPETOWN or EARLYDURBAN.

To register visit http://www.resource-alliance.org/south-africa/

Hope to see you there!!