Fundraising conference for small charities unveiled

Enlighten Conference is a UK-based range of fundraising conferences, with the first being held on Monday 26 November at the School of Oriental and African Studies, Central London.

Online PR News – 10-September-2012 – London – Leading professionals from the fundraising industry will discuss best practice and key tips on successful fundraising for small and start-up charities in Central London in November.

Key speakers including Richard Piper; CEO of Roald Dahl’s Marvelous Children’s Charity and Rachel Beer; Founding Partner at Beautiful World will join 11 other speakers at the first Enlighten Conference at the School of Oriental and African Studies on 26 November in Russell Square.

Enlighten Conference has been created by Plan Event Management in Manchester. James Lyons, Managing Director said: ‘Coming from a small charity background myself I understand these organisations look carefully at what they will gain from attending an event and spend their money wisely. These fundraisers have to cover a number of functions and want practical information, or learn how to begin fundraising from a new income stream, which is what we are doing through Enlighten’.

The day will begin with David Erasmus, CEO of Givey, discussing how mobile giving is revolutionising the industry and how small charities can use these platforms in everyday situations, before fundraising consultant and influential blogger Lucy Gower (aka Lucyinnovation) will show and discuss the importance of giving your donors the most rewarding experiences to build and sustain long and successful relationships.

Experts from various fundraising methods, including corporate fundraising, events, trusts and foundations, legacies, digital, appeals, individual giving, and community and volunteers, will then conduct eight workshops providing insight behind being successful in these fields and takeaway information to help delegates start or enhance their own strategies.

Broadcaster turned expert communications consultant Merryn Myatt from Perris-Myatt will head a plenary session on crisis and reputation management for small charities. The day will end with an expert panel session taking questions from delegates about issues within fundraising and how this may affect the industry.

Tickets for Enlighten Conference are priced at £49.00 and include access to the whole day, lunch and refreshments and access to presentation slides after the event.

For more information or to register for the event please visit, email or call Plan Event Management on 0161 705 7917.