1 Organizer: Member of: REPORT OF THE 9 TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE OF FUNDRAISING 9 th International Conference of Fundraising in Poland 9. Międzynarodowa Konferencja Fundraisingu w Polsce LET S AWAKE THE POWER OF DONORS! May 2015 JM Hotel, Warsaw maja 2015 JM Hotel, Warszawa OBUDŹMY POTĘGĘ DARCZYŃCÓW!
2 2 3 foreign speakers (USA, Israel, Netherlands) 19 workshops 1 study visit 1 opening lecture 16 Polish speakers 1 closing lecture Almost 40 hours of program Over 65 delegates 1 business panel 5 experts in open panel discussion from over 60 organisations 2 Masterclass Workshops for professionals 3 hours of special meeting reserved for Polish Fundraising Association members 5 certificates for professional fundraisers
3 9 TH INTERNATIONAL FUNDRAISING CONFERENCE 85 people from Poland and abroad 85 people from Poland and abroad (Ukraine, Netherlands, Ecuador, Great Britain) tool part in the conference. Over 60 nonprofit organisations sent their delegates. 4,5 3 The Conference in general was evaluated very well. The average rate was 4.5 which is definitely better than in previous years. We received only good and very good opinions, which is undoubtedly a success and challenge to keep this standard in the following years. Most often mentioned strengths were: organisational professionalism before and during the conference, and selection of the speakers, whose content-related and methodological preparation was appreciated.
4 4 85,7% 85,7% of participants stressed particularly attractive aspects of the event: lectures by Kay Sprinkel Grace, especially the opening one workshops in general, especially the one about fundraising campaigns by Robert Kawałko, Jacek Mech and Ewelina Szeratics; workshop about international grants by Eelco Keij; social media with Monika Czaplicka and coaching workshops by Tomasz Janiak; international character, which allowed inspiring exchange of experiences; business panel Philantropy as an opportunity for fundraisers meeting with fundraising practitioners clear schedule.
5 4,7 5 62% 50% We received 4,7 points for the quality of service before and during the conference. 68% Over 50% of the participants found high standard of the venue valuable. Undoubtedly, choosing JM****Hotel was the right decision, which influenced the general evaluation of the conference. High standard hotels build prestige of events and make them more attractive for business and media, which in turn allows organisations to establish more fruitful relationships and new contacts. 62% of participants definitely points Warsaw as the best place for the next meetings like this (others are Krakow and Katowice). Almost 68% claims that city centre is the best solution for the delegates from Poland and foreigners.
6 6 57% 57% of participants are interested in attending the next editions of the conference. 21% of participants are interested in the Professional Fundraising Course, which is organised by Polish Fundraising Association the conference has strengthen their vocation to being a fundraiser professionally. 21%
7 THE TOPICS MENTIONED BY THE PARTICIPANTS AS INTERESTING FOR THE NEXT EVENTS The topics mentioned by the participants as interesting for the next events: Sponsoring and it s good examples; Financial management of fundraising campaigns; Voluntary service; Donors verification; Donations and barter; Self-management and organisational development; Introducing fundraising in the organisation step by step; Creating personal and organisation image; Social media; Good practice from abroad; CSR as collaboration between business and NGO. EXPECTATED PARTICPANTS OF THE NEXT EVENT 7 Expectated particpants of the next event: professional fundraisers with a long-term experience in the big organisations; business, especially CSR representatives; sellers; IT sector specialists; lawyers; social media, marketing and PR experts; coaching and storytelling specialists.
8 LET S AWAKE THE POWER OF DONORS! OBUDŹMY POTĘGĘ DARCZYŃCÓW! Organizer: Partners: Media Patrons: Stay with us: #9MKF Polskie Stowarzyszenie Fundraisingu Preparation: Editorship: Aleksandra Aleksandrowicz, Katarzyna Grzyś Substantive care: Aleksandra Aleksandrowicz, manager of event & Jerzy Mika, president of Polish Fundraising Association Photograph: Wojciech Rozenek Graphic: Artur Falkowski Translation: Aleksandra Zając & Tomasz Janiak