A Window on the World

When was the last time you were invited to one of top shows in the world, the chance to the see and hear the best of the best, all from the comfort of the front-middle seats in the house – completely free of charge? Well, here it is…

The 2016 edition of Fundraising Online, lovingly referred to as #FRO16, has taken all the experience and feedback from the previous editions of years past to bring you the latest cutting edge insights from global experts on what, how and why the web is changing fundraising. All this, streamed to your chosen device wherever you may be.

#FRO16 is the only truly global conference specifically focused on how digital technology and tools are shifting horizons and possibilities for how to connect with supporters, build relationships and generate sustainable income streams for amazing causes like yours.

With a comprehensive line up that includes topics on campaigns – big and small, communication, metrics, mobile, data and VR. Seasoned speakers and case studies have been carefully selected from social impact organisations, from the North and South whose collective experience extends right across our beautiful planet.

Last year, I was one of more than 3000 people from 100 countries who had the privilege of attending (and presenting) at the 2015 edition of the conference. This year, it takes place next week, 11 & 12 May, and I would like to encourage you to join me and take advantage of the opportunity to spend quality time learning from the leading thinkers and practitioners from the social impact sector.

Whether you see digital technology as part of your present or future strategy or you question its purpose at all, Fundraising Online 2016 gives you unique access to the ways the pioneers are testing its limits and discovering how it delivers beyond what you think might be possible.

Perhaps you might be wondering why all this is provided to you for free? Two reasons – firstly, this is one of the ways Resource Alliance is able to bring the best the sector can offer with the hope of you being able to make it in person to their flagship event, the International Fundraising Congress taking place in the Netherlands this coming October.

Secondly, and most importantly, we, as fundraisers, have one thing in common regardless of our cause. We believe that what we do and how we do it can make a difference. This conference is one of the rewards offered to you for being a part of the global purpose-driven community.

Looking forward to seeing you there!


Colin has specialised in the fields of relationship management, loyalty, social finance, social media and online fundraising. He has over 15 years’ experience of working internationally with both profit and non-profit organisations – designing, implementing and managing multimedia relationship and information oriented strategies. He has assisted companies in a wide range of industries across the world. Currently he is the Director of Global Partnerships for the GivenGain Foundation, an organisation that provides a cloud-based social fundraising platform to over 1,750 non-profits in over 45 countries.