Coronavirus: IoF Fundraising Convention to be held online

The Institute of Fundraising's annual Fundraising Convention is set to be held virtually for the first time amid Covid-19 social distancing restrictions.

The annual event, which was due to take place from 6-8 July at the Barbican Centre in London, will be held online over the same period.

This year mark's the event's 30th anniversary and was expected to attract thousands of charity fundraising professionals from across Europe.

However, as a result of social distancing measures, the event was forced to change format. It will now include a programme of live and interactive sessions for attendees to join virtually.

Over 80 pre-recorded sessions will be made available, as well as the opportunity to ask questions and interact with fellow attendees.

IoF head of events, Katie Johnson said: "We have worked hard to ensure that this incredible event can be delivered in a way that works for everyone –maximising all the opportunities fundraisers would have had from the face to face event, while making the content easily accessible remotely.

"We’re excited that in it’s 30th year, Fundraising Convention will continue to bring the community together despite the challenging circumstances."

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