For the past few months, I’ve been a member of a Council for an exciting new event that is coming to the third sector, Charity Slam.
Charity Slam to me is a breath of fresh air and delivering all the bits and pieces that I’ve been longing for in terms of professional and personal development as a fundraiser.
There will be no PowerPoint presentations, no speeches, no sales pitches, no contrived networking. This will be something different. Instead, Charity Slam has curated an exceptional series of workshops and a group of people who aren’t on the normal fundraising circuit to make fundraisers think differently about what we do, how we do it and how we can be better.
For me, Charity Slam is an antidote to the normal conferences. It will be a great place to learn, about yourself, your career, your sector but also an opportunity to actually ‘do’. It is not a day of case studies, instead, it’s a day of workshopping, learning from the best, being curious and working with your peers to be the best fundraiser you can possibly be.
There will be a range of professions who will be fantastic and engaging session hosts; there will also be plenty of peer support and most importantly giving yourself the opportunity to ‘think’.
If you’re interested in doing things a bit differently why not look at Charity Slam and join me in what is going to be an exceptional day.
Engaging Donors, Volunteers & Staff: Brick by Brick
Host: David Pallash, CSR Manager at LEGO Group
Standing in your consumer’s shoes
Host: Claire Daniels, Innovation Manager, Massive & WWF
Host: Charlie Lindlar, Blogs Editor at HuffPost
Removing Charity from Fundraising
Host: Thomas Muirhead, MD at Child.org
How charity can sell on social media
Host: Paul Sackmann, Social Media Wizard
Not only that there will be a ‘Power Hour’ with a butcher, psychotherapist and the Wellcome Collection Museum Curator and peer networking and problem-solving. Whew that's a lot!
Holly Christie is the Head of Corporate Partnerships at Stonewall and an all-round charity geek. She runs the Corporate Fundraising Network, volunteers for The Hive and is on the Council for Charity Slam. You can find Holly on Twitter at @Holly_Christie or LinkedIn.