IWITOT 2021 UK & Europe was a huge success.
IWITOT 2021 returned to your screens (to inspire your teams!) on July 15th 2021 – and we were completely LIVE on Zoom.
Twelve speakers from the UK and Europe – a range of hardy veterans and up-and-coming newbies – spent seven minutes celebrating a fundraising idea they wish they’d thought of. But as always, there was a catch … all IWITOT 2021 speakers had to speak enthusiastically about someone else’s idea, not their own. Egos were banned for the day!
Over 425 fundraisers from around the world joined us to be inspired and uplifted. And it was a truly wonderful event.
An IWITOT 2021 recording is great value at just £25/€29.
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Kevin Amponsah — Philanthropy Officer at The Children’s Society (UK)
Rebecka Winell — Head of Major Gifts at Barncancerfonden — Swedish Childhood Cancer Fund (Sweden)
Raquel Gutierrez — Director at The Fundraising Company S.L (Spain)
Fatima Talidi-Marrero — Head of Individual Giving & Membership at Parkinson’s UK (UK)
Simona Biancu — Fundraising and Philanthropy Consultant at ENGAGEDin (Italy)
Gabriela Cervera — Philanthropy and Fundraising Advisor at IG Advisors (UK)
Emma Rowe — Head of High Value Giving at Terrence Higgins Trust (UK)
Dani Gonzalez — Founder and CEO at DGTL Fundraising (Spain)
Lianne Howard-Dace — Fundraising Strategist and Consultant (UK)
Tanita Mistry — Corporate & Major Donor Fundraiser at Zoë’s Place Hospice (UK)
Nikki Wrench — Community Manager at RNLI (UK)
Rebecca Wilson — Corporate Development Lead at Mencap (UK)
Please scroll down for your speaker bios.
Some of our new voices were being mentored by experienced IWITOT speakers supported them throughout the experience and helped them develop their presentations.
Matt Smith (THINK Consulting Solutions)
Joshua Leigh (social social Berlin, Germany)
James Briggs (Open)
If you’ve been to IWITOT and loved it, or never joined in before, you won’t want to miss the most fun fundraising event on the conference calendar. Buy your recording today and you’ll watch twelve speakers sharing twelve ideas that you can borrow and adapt for your organisation.
Right now every fundraiser needs to soak up as much innovation, inspiration, adaptability and positivity as possible. So let’s keep doing what fundraisers do best — sharing great ideas and raising as much as we can for good causes.
Thank you for your support
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Find out more about your IWITOT 2021 speakers:
Philanthropy Officer at The Children’s Society (UK)
Licensed in Psychology with further studies in business (MBA), Raquel has a mixed professional background coming from the private sector (publishing). She later moved on to the non-profit sector and for the last 12 years she has led The Fundraising Company, a leading provider in telephone fundraising in Spain. Raquel has developed multiple recruitment and stewardship campaigns that have allowed various organisations to grow successfully, maintain a steady flow of income, and keep an optimum quality donor base.
Fatima is Head of Individual Giving & Membership at Parkinson's UK. Fatima has over 20 years’ experience in the voluntary sector, having started her career at creative agencies WWAV Rapp Collins and Whitewater. Fatima also worked for two charities before coming to Parkinson's UK - Leonard Cheshire Disability and Save the Children, as part of their individual giving teams. Fatima is a passionate fundraiser and leader. Her broad fundraising experience includes individual giving, membership, legacy marketing and supporter care.
Gabriela is a development expert with a special interest in turning philanthropic visions into effective strategic giving. As an Advisor at I.G. Advisors, she has developed fundraising strategies from the ground up for complex multilateral organisations; supported clients to develop effective, fair and impactful funding approaches; and worked with corporate clients to conduct rigorous impact evaluations. Prior to I.G., she consulted for the Mexican Public Sector and led major gifts fundraising at international development charities ActionAid and IRC. Gabriela relishes opportunities to understand people’s interests, causes and passions, and values critical thinking, adaptability & communication.
Emma calls herself a fundraiser, feminist, and music geek. She is Head of High Value Giving for Terrence Higgins Trust, having started her charity career as a telephone fundraiser before moving into major gifts. Emma has nearly 15 years’ experience across human rights and health organisations including Amnesty International UK, Freedom From Torture and Moorfields Eye Charity. She is passionate about LGBT issues, women's rights, and social justice. Emma is part of Pride in St Neots CIC and is working to put on her town’s first ever Pride festival next year. Her non fundraising interests include guitar, birdwatching, lego, roller derby, hockey and walking borrowed doggy Bonnie.
Dani directed an Online Marketing and Communications agency before joining Save the Children Spain to lead their Digital team. He then moved on to be the European Director of Business Development at Change.org. Five years ago, he founded dgtl fundraising, an agency working in direct donor acquisition online. They currently have offices in Madrid and Rome.
Tanita has been working in the charity sector for eight years, after finding her love of fundraising while volunteering for a local hospice. Working with a range of different supporters, Tania has met some amazing people and worked on great campaigns! She loves helping supporters reach their fundraising goals and celebrating their successes with them. Being able to be a part of the charity world and helping to make change in any way possible is something that fills her soul. Tanita believes that one step at a time, together, we can all change the world and she is proud to be a part of that.
Rebecka has worked in fundraising for 11 years, specialising for ten of those years in legacy fundraising. She started her career at the National Trust for Scotland and is currently working with major donors at the Swedish Childhood Cancer Fund. She has experience from the heritage (NTS), university (University of Oxford) and healthcare (the Swedish Childhood Cancer Fund) charitable sectors giving her a breadth of experience of the different challenges and opportunities these areas present to fundraisers.
Simona is a fundraising and strategic philanthropy consultant and trainer, as well as the founder and CEO of ENGAGEDin – an international consultancy. With more than 10 years of experience across the fundraising mix, Simona works with non-profit organisations both in Italy, where she currently lives, and abroad. She speaks at conferences, seminars and training at an international level. Simona is Vice-president of the Italian Association of fundraisers (ASSIF) and a member of both the European Fundraising Association (EFA) and European Lung Foundation. She is the co-author of the book Board in prima fila (2020), focussed on Board development, and the blog Welcome on Board, focussed on experiences in consulting with non-profits governance and development.
Nikki Wrench is a Community Manager at RNLI. She has been passionate about fundraising since setting up her own support group after being diagnosed with Leukaemia at the age of 15. Last year Nikki created the Facebook group ‘Furloughed Fundraisers Chat’ which has over 2500 members. The group provides opportunities for fundraisers to share skills and help desperate charities during the COVID pandemic. Training, peer support and recruitment advice is also provided for those who were sadly made redundant. The group was featured on SOFII in August 2020 and Nikki won a ‘Special Contribution’ award at the CIOF Chilterns Awards later that year.
‘Fundraising isn’t what I do, it’s who I am.’
Rebecca cut her teeth in the charity sector 10 years ago as a community fundraiser. She now leads the Corporate Partnership team at Mencap and is passionate about making the UK the best place in the world for people with a learning disability live. In 2016, Rebecca volunteered for an NGO in Brazil’s largest favela, and was inspired to set up a UK charity to continue to support the communities where she lived and worked. Non fundraising interests include travel (when restrictions allow), music and festivals, Salsa dancing, learning Spanish. Fun Fact: She has been to Clown School.