Bags of fundraising magic and inspiration at IFC Pop Ups

International Fundraising Congress (IFC)
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Opportunity closing date: 
Thursday, 14 March, 2019

Still time to book for Durban and Cape Town
The first International Fundraising Congress (IFC) Pop Ups 2019 took place in Jo’burg last week and here’s what some of the delegates who attended had to say about the one-day virtual fundraising workshop:-
“I loved the simple and practical guidelines that I was given during the IFC Pop Up. The most valuable takeaway is the importance of having a strategy and clear target audience, and knowing that we are not alone and most NGOs have the same challenges.” Brigitte Standl, Hearts of Hope
“I loved the variety of speakers and the option to ask more questions via video call. That gave me a great sense of support knowing that I can always reach out whenever I need help. I also loved the ‘I wish I’d thought of that’ session, showing that people are genuinely doing amazing things and it’s so inspiring to see.” Karabo Moshodi, Sizanani Mentorship Programme
“Today was magical – nothing like meeting like-minded people and learning from each other.” Dorcas Dube, Symphonia for South Africa
“I loved the high quality content. My most valuable take away is the concept that the donor is the hero, not the organisation.” CJ Van Wyk, Saints Foundation
“So many new ideas and ways of doing things. Lots of valuable insights. Thank you!” Annette dos Santos, uBambiswano
“I’ve left feeling inspired with new ideas and identified essential skills to focus on and improve.” Celeste Everitt, Chevrah Kadisha
“Such rich ideas, consolidation of approaches to fundraising, fresh approaches, inspiring concepts.” Robin Whitaker, Symphonia for South Africa.
The IFC Pop Ups 2019 programme will include video sessions delivered by some of the world’s leading fundraising experts, filmed at IFC Holland and IFC Asia in 2018.
With two sessions running concurrently throughout the day, participants will have a wide choice of session topics to choose from, including:

  • Digital maturity for NGOs - why and how to start your transformation;
  • How Greenpeace UK generated 500 000 new sign-ups through video-led Facebook lead generation;
  • What makes monthly giving programmes flourish;
  • Developing your storytelling powers for good;
  • Creating a powerful volunteering force;
  • Finding, Meeting and Talking to Donors.

A live Q&A via Skype will enable delegates to interact directly with some of the speakers and learn how to apply the concepts and ideas locally. 
In addition, the Bertha Centre for Social Innovation & Entrepreneurship will deliver a session on how NPOs can embrace innovative finance and social enterprise opportunities.
The conference will close with an inspiring presentation by the Cape of Good Hope SPCA, on how in just seven years they grew their peer-to-peer fundraising programme from zero to generating R1.5 million in unrestricted income per year.
The cost to attend is R990 per person and includes all refreshments and lunch.

There are also 15 full bursary places (5 per venue) available for women up to 36 years old working in the social impact sector, sponsored by the Carolina Nyberg-Steiser Bursary Programme.  Successful applicants will also stand a chance of being awarded one of three full bursary places to attend IFC 2019 in the Netherlands (15 – 18 October 2019).

To find out more and to secure your place visit

For enquiries please contact Sarah Scarth at or 083 271 3768

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