In-person Fringe Events

The Connection Hub 

Situated in the Expo area, come and join our Membership, Volunteering and Professional Development teams to find out more about the benefits of being part of the Chartered Institute, the personal value from becoming a volunteer, and opportunities for continuing professional development.  


“Ask an Expert” – Fundraising speed consulting sessions on the topic you choose!

Unlock the expertise you need for your mass market or major giving program with specialist advice from our team of international consultants. You can book a one-on-one, 20-minute confidential session during the conference to discuss your questions across topics including digital fundraising, creatives and messaging, AI implementation, growth strategy, international expansion and professional development.  With over 23 years working with nonprofits across 80 countries, Daryl Upsall International can match you with a consultant for support based on global best practice either in person or virtually.  Whatever your unique concern or need, we are there for you. 

Book a complimentary 30-minute consulting “ask an expert” session or 30-minute career /recruitment insight session with the expert team from Daryl Upsall International


Sarah Tite Coaching – breaking the barrier to being you again

Are you curious about coaching? We are excited that Fundraising Convention 2024 will once again include the chance to try out coaching for FREE! If you are grappling with challenges at work, want to make a change or would like to talk about how coaching could support your organisation, you’ll be able to book a free, confidential 30-minute session with a professional coach.  Sarah Tite Coaching Ltd is bringing together a team of diverse, certified, charity experienced coaches that you will be able to book in time with throughout the duration of the event. 

Book a 30-minute taster coaching session with one of the charity experienced coaching team brought together by Sarah Tite Coaching Ltd 


Lunchtime workshop 1: Mindfulness and self-compassion 


Zoe Shobbrook-Fisher MBACP, Mindfulness and Self-Compassion Teacher, Teacher Trainer, Supervisor and Psychotherapist

Wed 12.55-13.35; Thurs 12.10-12.50 Third floor, Fleming

While stress levels and burnout rates have been growing since COVID, it is becoming an epidemic among fundraisers. With intensifying pressures both at home and at work, one of the things many of us fail to make time for is looking after our wellbeing and mental health. 

This session will provide attendees with some mindfulness tools and self-compassion skills, both resourcing and empowering to help us keep stress levels at bay. 

We will:

  • Introduce both tender/soothing & fierce/empowering compassion
  • Directly address the causes of professional burn-out and so called 'compassion fatigue’
  • Teach you how to move from ‘threat to care’, applying tools to ‘put on your own oxygen mask’ in the midst of challenge and stress 

By attending this session, delegates will discover pathways to thrive, by accessing inner strengths and building resilience. 


Lunchtime workshop 2: An introduction to Understanding Menopause for you and those around you


Diane Danzebrink, Personal and corporate menopause consultant, speaker, and educator

Wed 12.55-13.35; Thurs 12.10-12.50, Ground floor, Churchill

During this introduction to menopause Diane will cover what menopause is, when and why it happens, the symptoms and possible management options. 

She will also include some considerations for navigating menopause in the workplace. 

Empowered with the right information you will feel better equipped to make informed decisions for yourself and support those around you in both your personal and professional relationships.


Lunchtime workshop 3: An Introduction to neurodiversity in the workplace


Helen Moon, Chief Executive and Founder, Eventwell

Wed 12.55-13.35; Thurs 12.10-12.50, 6th floor Mountbatten

By attending this whistlestop intro to neurodiversity, you will come away with a better understanding of what neurodiversity is and the value that neurodiversity can bring to society,  helping you to support neurodivergent employees, colleagues, friends and even yourself. 

Helen will touch on these key areas:

  • What Are Neurodiversity and Neurodivergence?
  • Some common neurotypes and their strengths
  • Characteristics of Neurodiversity
  • Why neurodiversity matters?
  • Strengths of a neuroinclusive workforce
  • How to build an inclusive neurodiverse workforce?