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Eighteen hand-picked speakers chosen from the spectrum of fundraising specialists will present an idea that they feel changed the face of the sector – an innovative, replicable idea that we can all learn from. But the caveat is the idea cannot be their own and must be someone else’s.

The date: Wednesday 30th November 2016

The time: 13:30 – 17.00 pm (followed by a drinks reception)

The venue: The Auditorium, Human Rights Action Centre, Amnesty International UK, 25 New Inn Yard, London EC2A 3EA 

The audience: 250 (or so) eager fundraisers

IWITOT London 2016 is now sold out! 

For further enquiries or to go on the waiting list for cancellations please contact Sue Kershaw sue@sofii.org


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Suzi Attree

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Suzi Attree is a corporate fundraising account manager at Helen & Douglas House, a children’s and young adults’ hospice in Oxford. She is a firm believer in the power of words and stories well told, the importance of emotions in how we make decisions, and in really listening to what donors tell us – and what they don’t say. Suzi is one of the audition winners for I Want To Talk At That #IWTTAT.

Adam Buckles

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Adam Buckles is the Global Legacy Specialist for Amnesty International’s International Secretariat. His current role involves working with AI’s country teams to build and establish legacy programmes all over the world. Adam has over a decade of experience in all aspects of legacy fundraising, and has worked with large and small INGOs to increase their legacy income. He has a wife, two daughters and a dog called Juno.

Lizzie Carter

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Since joining CLIC Sargent three years ago, Lizzie has headed up the New Business Team, securing major partnerships with a combined value of more than £3m, including tie-ups with ITV Text Santa, Network Rail and Manchester Airports Group.  For this and her commitment to the sector, she was recently selected as one of Fundraising Magazine’s 25 Fundraisers under the age of 35.  Prior to this, Lizzie worked at The Prince’s Trust with a variety of sectors including finance, retail and technology; developing innovative partnerships that engaged employees and changed lives.

Tracy Griffin

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Tracy joined Shelter in 2011 and is the Director of Fundraising. Before that she was Head of Community and Corporate fundraising at NSPCC, integrating ChildLine with NSPCC. Prior to that she worked for Save the Children in senior community, corporate and media roles. She is a trustee of Action for Children since June 2015.

Casper Harratt

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Casper is Head of Marketing at Blackbaud Europe and is responsible for leading a team of eight marketers, encompassing all B2B marketing disciplines across Blackbaud Europe's full product portfolio. He joined Blackbaud in 2012 and previously worked for ethicTrade. He has a particular interest in Street Kids Direct and Compassion UK and is also currently a school governor.

Lizzi Hollis

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Lizzi Hollis started working in fundraising as a university student on the alumni annual fund and having gained the nickname of 'Telephone Terrier' she decided she was more suited for a career in fundraising than archaeology. She's held a number of roles within the sector and is currently at Independent Age as Corporate Account Manager. She is also a trustee for Team Kenya, champion for CharityConnect and has recently founded the Charity Women forum, looking for ways to further gender equality in the charity sector.  Lizzi is one of the audition winners for I Want To Talk At That #IWTTAT.

Tim Hunter

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Tim Hunter is Director of Fundraising at Oxfam GB. Prior to joining Oxfam, he was International Fundraising Director for UNICEF, based in Geneva, for 5 years when UNICEF's private sector income grew strongly to $1.5 billion. He has worked for a number of high profile UK non profits including Shelter and the NSPCC, where he played a central role in the highly successful FULL STOP Campaign. A regular speaker in the non-profit sector, he has also been Chair of the International Fundraising Congress. Tim is a graduate of the London School of Economics.

Mandy Johnson

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Mandy Johnson is the CEO of Second Gift offering expertise in all forms of corporate partnerships and fundraising. She was until recently the UK Director of Partnerships for Change.org. Mandy originally qualified as a Tax Consultant with Deloitte but changed careers to fundraising. Since then, Mandy has worked for a variety of charities and completed a Masters in Fundraising and Marketing. 

Becki Jupp

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Becki has been a fundraiser for 15 years, across a number of charities, both large and small. She is currently Director of Individual Giving at Sightsavers and responsible for raising £30 million across a range of activities from events to legacies, in a number of countries. Before Sightsavers Becki spent several years managing the supporter recruitment programme at WWF-UK, and moved on to set up their Innovation function. She has also worked with the Alzheimer's Society and the Princes Trust.

Gary Kernahan

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Gary is Head of Regional Development at Muscular Dystrophy UK responsible for the UK-wide community fundraising and supporter services functions. He joined the charity in 2009 and has significantly grown the department's income and supporter base. He has experience developing volunteer fundraising at Cancer Research UK and the National Autistic Society. Gary is also the Vice-Chair of the Institute of Fundraising in Scotland, Chair of the Scottish fundraising conference and a member of the Rogare advisory panel.

Louise McCathie

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Louise has 14 years in the charity sector including the National Institute of Conductive Education, ChildLine, the British Heart Foundation’s Central England events team before moving to Mencap, as Fundraising Manager for the Midlands. Her broad experience stood her in good stead for her current role of Director of Fundraising at Birmingham Children’s Hospital where she has forged productive long-term partnerships and in doing so raised both the profile of the Hospital and led her team to triple fundraising income. 

Helen McEachern

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Helen McEachern has held the role of Director of Fundraising at ActionAid UK since November 2011. She joined ActionAid International in 2004 as International Fundraising and Communications Director. Before that she worked for Greenpeace in Australia and the USA and at Greenpeace International as International Fundraising Manager. She is currently a trustee of Mango and has been a trustee of ActionAid Denmark, Netherlands and India. Helen has an MBA and is currently studying for her second Bachelor's degree in Social Policy.

Fiona Pattison

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Fiona Pattison is an account director in the mobile & digital team at Open Fundraising. Fiona has worked in fundraising – charity and agency side – for nine years since leaving university.

Giles Pegram CBE

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Giles Pegram CBE started his professional career as a fundraising manager with Help the Aged in 1973. In 1979 he joined the NSPCC where, as director of appeals and deputy chief executive, he created and ran two hugely successful transformational appeals, the NSPCC Centenary Appeal and the NSPCC Full Stop campaign. He first volunteered as a fundraiser with Oxfam in the 1960s and can claim to be one of the few and the earliest ‘career fundraisers’ of his generation.

Joe Saxton

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Joe Saxton is driver of ideas at nfpSynergy and its founder. He has co-authored over 70 reports on charities from branding to trusteeship and organisational strategy. Joe was chair of the Institute of Fundraising from 2005-2008; co-founder and chair of CharityComms from 2006-2013, and chair of People & Planet from 2005-2015. For six years he was a trustee of the RSPCA and chair of both the Public Affairs and International committees. He is now chair of the PTAUK. Before nfpSynergy, Joe was Director of Communications at the RNID. He was also with Brann for five years and has worked with numerous charities. He co-founded the Journal of Non-profit and Voluntary Sector Marketing.

Jonathan Waddingham

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Jonathan is Senior Product Manager at JustGiving, specialising in social media integration, digital strategy and online fundraising. He's fascinated by how the social web has revolutionised the way people interact with each other and how charities can use the internet to create enormous value for them and their supporters.

Alfie Waldron

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Alfie Waldron is a midweight copywriter and fundraiser at Open, specialising in mail, press and mobile communications. Alfie is one of the audition winners for I Want To Talk At That #IWTTAT.


Jill Richens Dana Segal

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Jill Richens is a fundraiser for the cultural sector. She works at the British Council, leading their trusts and foundations work in the arts. She has also been a fundraiser in international development. Jill is a Clore alumni and Fellow of the RSA. In 2015 she completed a PGCert in Arts Fundraising and Leadership at the University of Leeds (Distinction).

Dana Segal likes to make good things happen. She is currently Head of Development at the UK’s only craft business incubator Cockpit Arts and a freelance consultant. She is also a theatre-maker, creative producer, a Trustee of Emergency Exit Arts and a Committee Member of the IoF’s Cultural Sector Network. She holds a PGCert in Arts Fundraising & Leadership from the University of Leeds.