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The IDPE 2019 Annual Conference
10 & 11 June 2019
Hilton Birmingham Metropole B40 1PP
 
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Speakers and Programme

‘Excellent take-aways that can be put immediately to use.'

‘Excellent sessions on development, campaign management and alumni relations. Focussed and practical.’

2018 conference delegates

Make an Impact Conference Streams 2019 Programme

'The extension of the sessions to 1 hour provided much better pace, and space for presenters and delegates to receive and participate in the sessions in far greater depth. This was a stroke of brilliance.’

2018 conference delegates


Make an Impact
  Whether as an individual, increasing engagement or raising funds; as a school, looking to offer pupils the best educational opportunities; or as a sector, growing cultures of giving in schools – we all make an impact!

 
Last year’s conference focussed on telling your story, how to share your story to increase engagement and raise more from your school community. As we celebrate 20 years of IDPE supporting development professionals, and launch the key findings from the 4th benchmarking survey, the UK's largest fundraising survey for the education sector, the IDPE 2019 Annual Conference will explore how we, both individually and collectively, make an impact on young people’s lives.


Conference Streams
 

Fundraising

Everything from setting up a development office to running a capital campaign; identifying prospects to making the ask – this stream offers sessions to refine your skills and ensure fundraising success.

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Alumni relations

Your alumni have the potential to be your school’s most loyal and generous supporters. The alumni relations stream explores how to engage your school community, develop your network and maximise on their giving potential.

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Strategy and leadership

A stream dedicated to developing collaboration across the senior leadership team and exploring the latest trends and innovations from across the sector.  This stream will include sessions relevant to more experienced development professionals as well as heads, bursars and governors.

We know it can be a challenge for senior leaders to commit to two days away from school, we will therefore focus sessions which are particularly relevant to heads, bursars and governors on Monday 10 June 2019.  And don't forget our bursary scheme offers free day delegate places to any individual engaged in or interested in development, why not apply for a bursary place for your head, bursar or governor? 

What is the value of a development office? Becki Mckinlay, Managing Consultant for stream sponsor Graham-Pelton Consulting, shares her thoughts on the value of the development office to the senior leadership team and the school as a whole.

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External relations

Relationships are key to development success. This stream focuses on how to engage with both internal and external stakeholders, and how to communicate with different audiences to get the best results.
 

 

Personal effectiveness

Sessions focused on providing you with the skills you need, to be an effective schools’ development professional.

 
2019 Programme
 

Provisional topics for this year's conference break-out sessions

Following delegate feedback from last year’s conference, this year’s conference committee have provisionally agreed topics for the break-out sessions at the IDPE 2019 Annual Conference. These are listed under the relevant stream. Please note these will be subject to change.

 

Fundraising

  • A year in the life of a development office
  • Successful fundraising campaigns
  • What’s new in the world of raising money?
  • Launching your first appeal
  • What’s your USP? How to ‘sell’ your school to different stakeholders in your community
  • Carry out prospect research in a post-GDPR world
  • Ethical fundraising: what does good fundraising look like?
  • Saying thank you and making a second ask
  • Writing your first fundraising strategy
 

Alumni relations

  • Moving from friendraising to fundraising
  • How to progress your alumni relations' strategy to the next level
  • Measuring the impact of your school’s engagement activity
  • Making your network work: how to engage your alumni in giving back
  • It’s good to talk: but how should you communicate with your alumni?
  • Successful engagement campaigns
  • Going global: how to engage and fundraise from your international community
  • Engaging with parents
 

Personal effectiveness

  • Mindfulness
  • When I grow up I want to be a development director
  • Building, managing and motivating your team
  • Resilience
  • Time management and prioritisation
  • Finance – developing and monitoring budgets
  • Choosing a supplier
  • Writing for different audiences
  • Fundraising clinic
 

Strategy and leadership

  • 20 years on, how are we creating change in schools today?
  • Co-production: working together to achieve your school’s vision
  • Beyond fundraising: creating a sustainable future for your school
  • Creating a culture of philanthropy: the American Dream
  • Working with your governors
  • What next?  Moving beyond a campaign
 

External relations

  • The other half of bursary fundraising; building successful partnerships to get bursary recipients through the door
  • Community relations: developing partnerships that matter
  • Demonstrating public benefit: sharing the difference your donors make right from the outset
  • Using social media to support development
  • Making your creative consultancy work for you
  • Turning your common room into development champions
  
                        See highlights from the IDPE 2018 Annual Conference

 
   
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