This partnership was created to help Belfast Charitable Society continue to influence how philanthropy is delivered in Belfast and across Northern Ireland. With a 265-year history and mission of charitable work and giving the Society sought to work with another organisation which is at the forefront of philanthropy today.

Giving NI was the perfect match. Its mission, goals and activities enabled a partnership which could link into current thought and research on philanthropy, and immediately hook into what was happening on the ground. It also wanted to work collaboratively to build a more robust infrastructure of philanthropy in our sector.

Belfast Charitable Society in partnership with Giving NI are pleased to announce their support for the Institute of Fundraising NI Annual Conference on Thursday 9th November 2017  the Crowne Plaza in Belfast.  The event  is designed to inspire and motivate fundraisers to generate more income for their causes.  The theme this year is “Happy Donors Can Change The World” and to that end they have invited some of the best local and national fundraising motivators.  There are two plenary sessions and three interactive breakout sessions which attendees can choose from.

Book now to get an early bird rate, or avail of an early bird ‘3 for 2 offer’

Arrive at 9 am Crowne Plaza Hotel, Shawsbridge, Belfast
9.00 to 9.30am networking tea/coffee 
9.30 to 10.30am
‘Maximising Relationship fundraising’
Gary Kernahan, IOF Scottish Conf Chair
(developing community fundraising techniques for engaging supporters)
Why doing good is good for business’
Jo-anne Watson & Philip Bain
(how to approach companies for success and tips for donor journeys)
‘Moving Beyond Giving’
Thomas Muirhead, Child.Org
(using business models to bring in unrestricted income with great results)
‘Moving Beyond Giving’
Thomas Muirhead, Child.Org
(using business models to bring in unrestricted income with great results)
11.30 to 12.00am tea/coffee 
12.00 to 1.00pm
Fundraising Self-Regulation –
getting it right in Northern Ireland
Expert panel chaired by Neil Irwin with Gerald Oppenheimer, Fundraising Regulator
 Trust, relationships and fundraising online

Níall O Murchu
(building donor trust, alongside using skillful digital fundraising tactics)

1.00 to 2.00pm LUNCH (optional 30 min with Lean In*) LUNCH (10 min CV clinic slots available*)
2.00 to 3.00pm
Building Brilliant Boards
Eileen Mullan, Strictly Boardroom with panel
(A panel of Trustees will help us think through working well with Boards)
Develop your fundraising career
Career advice with panel of fundraisers
(this session will equip fundraisers to be proactive in self-development)
Managing Millennials
Bruce Tait
(for Charity Managers of people under 34yrs)

‘A taste of the best Fundraising in NI’
2017 Fundraising award winners showcase