Well, the IOF National Convention is upon us. Or #iofnc as it's more commonly known by the fundraising twitterati.
And isn't it exciting! Three whole days where we get to learn, debate, talk, network and make new friends (as well as catching up with old ones). It's at times like this that I'm very proud to be a fundraiser.
I have the privilege of being on the Convention Board, so I get to help shape the content and form of the sessions - so this post is a plea for feedback as much as anything else.
Be like @JamesBarker82 who wanted to hear more about digital content - so he put his money where his mouth is and volunteered to speak. And 'What fundraisers can learn from rappers,' was a great, informative and interesting session. Don't believe me? Check out #iofnc...
Wondering why there always seems to be a proliferation of middle-aged men talking about direct mail? Don't want to hear from the 'old guard'? Do what Battersea did and - send some of their fundraising 'guru's' to talk about why direct mail is far from dead. Real fundraisers, talking about their real-life every day fundraising. How revolutionary. And the room was packed.
Heard so much about 'innovation' over the recent years that you feel like your ears might bleed? Get the team together and prove how it can be done, on a small budget. Just like Terrence Higgins Trust did on Monday afternoon.
I've got some ideas for next year, but would love to hear yours. PLEASE do let me/us know what you'd like to see/hear about.
Leave a comment, or find me @roxymartinique