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IWITOT is SOFII’s hugely successful annual flagship event in London. 

On Thursday 18th January 2018, eighteen hand-picked speakers chosen from the spectrum of fundraising specialists each presented a single inspiring fundraising idea that they wish they’d thought of – an innovative, replicable idea that we can all learn from. But the caveat was the idea could not be their own and must be someone else’s.

Carol Akiwumi

Carol Akiwumi is CEO of RAA Solutions and presented on the Bible Society's The Greatest Journey campaign. Case Study coming soon.

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Mark Astarita

Mark Astarita OBE FRSA is a Principal and Director of Astarita Aldrich & Ward and presented on Serious Request for the Netherlands Red Cross Society. Case Study coming soon.

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Serena Castiglione

Serena Castigilione was one of the audition winners for I Want To Talk At That #IWTTAT and was mentored by Julie Weston, ‎Director of Global Fundraising Hub at ‎Save the Children International. Serena is Head of New Markets at the International HIV/AIDS Alliance and presented on War Child's Armistice campaign.

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Emily Collins-Ellis

Emily Collins-Ellis is a Fundraising & Philanthropy Advisor at I.G. Advisors and presented on Lesbians and Gays Support the Miners.

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Bhavesh Dave

Bhavesh Dave is the New Product Development Manager at the Stroke Association and presented Veganuary. Case Study coming soon.

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Michael Dent

Michael Dent is Director of Fundraising at the Alzheimer's Society and presented Crisis at Christmas.

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Sally Falvey

Sally Falvey is the head of brand and content at JustGiving and presented on Save the Children's Forced to Flee immersive event. Case Study coming soon.

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John Grain

John Grain is a Director at John Grain Associates (JGA) and presented Shine's Virtual Balloon Races.

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Catherine Harris

Catherine Harris was one of the audition winners for I Want To Talk At That #IWTTAT and was mentored by Lucy Caldicott, CEO of UpRising. Catherine is a corporate fundraiser for Above & Beyond and presented the End the Silence campaign for Hope and Homes for Children.

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Leesa Harwood

Leesa Harwood is Director of Lifesaving and Fundraising at the RNLI and presented on Jail & Bail. Case Study coming soon.

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Kathryn Holloway

Kathryn Holloway is Deputy Head of Supporter Gifts & Engagment at Friends of the Earth and presented on the vintage iconic RNLI collection box

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Damian O’Broin

Damian O'Broin leads Ask Direct and won the audience vote at IWITOT for the best presentation with this regular giving campaign for small charity the Abortion Support Network.

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Harry Owens

Harry Owens was one of the audition winners for I Want To Talk At That #IWTTAT and was mentored by Lucy Edwards, COO of Open. Harry is a Fundraising Assistant at the Sepsis Trust and presented on Roundabout's Sleepout.

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Ashley Rowthorn

Ashley Rowthorn is Managing Director of the Legacy Group and presented on Prof Russel James’ work on understanding the mind of the legacy donor.

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Daryl Upsall

Daryl Upsall is CEO of DUCI and Daryl Upsall & Associates and presented on fundraising in China.

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Ali Walker-Davies

Ali Walker-Davies is Digital Strategy Director at Open and presented on the crowdfunding success of the ACLU.

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Owen Watkins

Owen Watkins is a fundraising consultant and entrepreneur and presented on the White Helmets. Case Study coming soon.

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Sarah Wilson

Sarah Wilson is a consultant at THINK Consulting Solutions and presented on the iconic Red Nose of Comic Relief. Case Study coming soon.

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