IWITOT crossed the pond in Jan­u­ary 2021 — and you loved it!

IWITOT: The Amer­i­c­as. 11 speak­ers shared 11 ideas to bor­row and adapt for your organ­i­sa­tion in 2021. This was THE event that fundrais­ers need­ed to get ready for anoth­er year of fundrais­ing in a pandemic. 

Over 270 fundrais­ers from the Amer­i­c­as region and around the world joined us for a won­der­ful cel­e­bra­tion of fan­tas­tic fundrais­ing. But don’t wor­ry if you missed out, to to order your own full record­ing please email joanna@​sofii.​org. You won’t regret it! 


Click here to view the high­light reel in YouTube. 

Who were the speakers?

Co-host­ed by Lisa Sar­gent (Lisa Sar­gent Com­mu­ni­ca­tions) and Suhailah Waheed (Giv­ing Geeks LLC), this vir­tu­al event fea­tured 11 fan­tas­tic speak­ers from the USA, Cana­da, Brazil and Mex­i­co. Our amaz­ing line-up includ­ed the fol­low­ing fundraisers:

Tri­na Land­lord - Alas­ka Fed­er­a­tion of Natives, USA

Paul Nazareth — Cana­di­an Asso­ci­a­tion of Gift Plan­ners, Canada

João Paulo Ver­gueiro — Brazil­ian Fundrais­ers Asso­ci­a­tion (ABCR), Brazil

Tama­ra Rah­mani - Canada­Helps, Canada 

David Perez Rul­fo Tor­res — Cor­po­ra­ti­va de Fun­da­ciones A.C., Mexico

Lori Muñoz Mal­colm — Heart­Press #Bro­ker­sOf­Good, Canada

Ryan Steele - Kansas State Uni­ver­si­ty Foun­da­tion, USA — Pete for Amer­i­ca: Leader­board chal­lenge elec­tion fundraising.

Rickesh Lakhani - Future Pos­si­bil­i­ties for Kids, Canada

Nick Allen — Nue­vo Fundrais­ing, USA 

Kim­ber­ley MacKen­zie — Kim­ber­ley MacKen­zie and Asso­ciates, Cana­da — Jew­ish Foun­da­tion of Man­i­to­ba: Book of Life

T. Clay Buck – Tac­ti­cal Fundrais­ing Solu­tions, USA — Meals on Wheels San Fran­cis­co Deliv­er Hope’ Giv­ing Tues­day appeal

Some of our young voic­es were being men­tored by vet­er­an fundrais­ers includ­ing: Simone Joy­aux, Joy­aux Asso­ciates, USA and Craig Lin­ton, Fundrais­ing Detec­tive, UK

Don’t for­get…

If you missed our live event, don’t wor­ry! You can still get a full record­ing — sim­ply email joanna@​sofii.​org to find out how.

If you are inter­est­ed in speak­ing at a future edi­tion of IWITOT: The Amer­i­c­as, please get in touch. We would love to hear from you. 

IWITOT is a run as a fundrais­ing event to raise vital funds for char­i­ty The SOFII Foun­da­tion. It is brought to you by SOFIIthe won­der­ful team at Open Cre­atesBloomerang, The Agi­ta­tor and Blake­ly. This IWITOT event is pow­ered by our friends at Fundrais­ing Every­where.