Our speakers for IFC 2023

Keynote speakers

Our keynote speakers are the first and last people you will meet at IFC, people whose work and whose words will inspire you through the event and beyond!

Erica Chenoweth
Frank Stanton Professor of the First Amendment & Academic Dean for Faculty Engagement, Harvard Kennedy School and Faculty Dean of Pforzheimer House, Harvard College
Nyombi Morris
Fellow, Climate 2025
Phoebe Hanson
Coordinator, Mock COP
Topaz Zega
Rhizhome Fellow, Culture Hack Labs

Masterclass speakers

Want to meet our masterclass speakers? The masterclass programme takes place ahead of the main event and is an optional add-on to your IFC experience.

Tony Myers
Founder, Principal, & Senior Counsel, Myers & Associates
Konstantina Papadimitriou
Certified Fundraising Executive, 21/64 Certified Philanthropy Advisor
Jan Kroupa
Co-founder, Czech Fundraising Centre
Chloë Amstein
Audience-led Charity Strategist, Chloe Amstein Limited
Christopher Carnie
Founder & consultant, Factary
Elsbeth Takkenberg
Strategic Advisor, Major Gifts & Legacy Fundraising, Tijdelijk Takkenberg
Houssam Chahine
Chief of Private Sector Partnerships for the MENA region, UNHCR
Olumide (Mide) Akerewusi
Founder & CEO, AgentsC Inc.
Elvira van Hooff
Social Impact & Change Specialist, Meibo Impact
Colin Habberton
Cofounder and Director, Relativ Group
Esther Kwaku
Storyteller, content artist, and energiser, The Nerve Network
Vanessa Chisakula
Cofounder and National Coordinator, Word Smash Poetry; spoken word artist; Youth Giving Summit Ambassador
Michael Johnston
Founder and CEO, hjc
Rebecka Winell
Senior Major Gifts Officer Fundraising, The Swedish Childhood Cancer Fund
Ben Cohen
Senior Innovation Lead, Good Innovation
Robert Payne
Innovation Lead, Good Innovation
Bernard Ross
Director, =mc consulting
Thomas Kurmann
VP Resource Development, Oxfam America
Meredith Niles
Trustee, The Trust for London
Joy Morozov
Founder, Convert with Joy
Helena Sharpstone
Director, Sharpstone Skinner Ltd
Jhumar Johnson
Development Director and Chief of Staff, The Open University
Lauren Steiner
Founder, Grants Plus USA
Derek Humphries
Creative Director/Strategist, DTV Group
Jess Crombie
Senior Lecturer, University of Arts London
Shagufta Yaqub
Content and Brand Manager, the Disasters Emergency Committee
Tiffany Wollin
Associate Director, Partner Program, MSF USA
Jonas Boutani Werner
Innovation & Leadership Consultant, Fantastic Studios
Hugi Ásgeirsson
Partnerships & Strategy Director, Open Collective Europe; Co-founder, Cobudget; & Co-director, Edgeryders
Aida Vinyes
Head of Digital, Médecins Sans Frontières
Ariane Basaguren
Journalist & Content Designer, Médecins Sans Frontières
Lauren Griffiths
Digital Fundraising Manager, SolarAid
Pia Mancini
CEO, Open Collective
Kaz McGrath
Founder, Starling
Nick Scott
Digital, AI, and Strategy Consultant, Freelance

Workshop speakers

When you join us for IFC, these are the faces that will be filling your days! Our workshop speakers’ expertise spans the breadth of the social impact sector.

Raefah Makki
Head of Campaigns and Advocacy, Private Sector Partnerships, UNHCR
Adrian Sargeant
Executive Director, The Philanthropy Centre
Andy King
Director, Fireside Fundraising
Ishmam Raidah Rahman
Associate Director, Mid-level Giving, International Rescue Committee
Lena Vizy
Consultant, Legacy Futures
Elly Lont
Team Lead Legacy Fundraising, Greenpeace
Jonathan Andrews
Managing Director, Remarkable Partnerships
Alan Clayton
CEO, Revolutionise International
Nyasha Njela
Director, Southern Africa, Revolutionise
Pippa Shaper
Coach & NPO Consultant, Pippa Shaper Consulting
Puja Biswas
Manager, Partnership and Communications, INDIAdonates
Mansi Gupta
Founder and Woman-Centric Designer, Unconform
Seth Edward Piper
Marketing Advisor, Green Party Sweden
Liz Ngonzi
Founder/CEO, The International Social Impact Institute
Bethan Francis
Fundraising and Supporter Engagement Consultant, Stratcom
Julie Roberts
Director, More Strategic
Ernest Randriarimalala
Comms Specialist, WaterAid
Nienke Teunissen
Coordinator International Fundraising, War Child Holland
Emma Malcolm
Director of Fundraising & Marketing, Macular Society
Holly Wagg
Partner & CEO, Good Works
Rebecca Davies
Head of International Humanitarian Fundraising, Save the Children International
Sonya Burke
International Fundraising Consultant, Daryl Upsall International
Carolin Gomulia
Director, The Workroom
Michael Hansen
Senior Fundraising Strategist, b.bold
Michael Wilkinson
Associate Director for Digital and Innovation, RNID
Eleanor Gibson
Founder and Coach, Tilt
Usha Menon
Founder, Usha Menon Management Consultancy
Josh Hirsch
Digital Media Manager, The Fund Raising School
Joshua Leigh
Digital Marketing and Fundraising Consultant, Freelance
Sara Chahrrour
Managing Partner & Director, Peopleperson
Matt Smith
Director of Transformation & Innovation, THINK Consulting Solutions
Liudmyla Kryzhanovska
Head of Fundraising and Impact Investment, Promprylad.Renovation
Astrid Vancraeyenest
Senior Customer Success Manager, getunik
Ben Swart
Associate, Brightspot Fundraising
Eelco Keij
Manager Foundations & Corporations Fundraising, The Rainforest Alliance
Alessandro Gennari
SVP, Acquisition, DAZN Group
Susanna Pollack
President, Games for Change
Georgina Oxlade
Associate Director of Operations, Remarkable Partnerships
Matt Derby
Partner, M+R
Nazma Hendricks
Director, Rape Crisis Cape Town Trust
Charlie Hulme
Director, DonorVoice
Diana Lee
Associate Vice President of Integrated Marketing, Faircom
Oliver Gell
Head of Global Philanthropy Development, Save the Children International
Sally Flatman
Producer & Presenter, Our Plant Stories
Alan Bolchover
Director of Fundraising, Marketing and Communications, The Outward Bound Trust
Peter Reynolds
Director of Fundraising, Concern Worldwide
Gabriella Bertacchi
Individual Giving Manager, International Committee of the Red Cross
Jan Uekermann
Co-founder, Stiftung Leaders of Tomorrow
Ryan Bromley
Partner, Good Innovation
Svitlana Pugach
Director of strategic partnerships, Tabletochki Charity Foundation
Gib Bulloch
Founder & CEO, Craigberoch
Amelia Parisian
Director of Programmes & Lead Facilitator, Craigberoch
Gráinne Callan
Head of Supporter Recruitment (Digital and Direct Marketing), Greenpeace
Berry Cochrane
Chief Executive Officer, Forward Action
Eszter Hartay
Senior Legal Manager, European Center for Not-for-Profit Law
Koh Li Xin
Assistant Director, National Gallery Singapore
Beate Sørum
CEO, b.bold
Alessandro Fedele
Global Head – Business Development & Private Sector Unit, International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies
Marcelo Iñarra
CEO, marceloiniarra.com & Club de Fundraising
Ellen Janssens
Manager Marketing, Communicatie, & Fondsenwerving, EpilepsieNL
Marjolein van de Paverd
Channel en Projectmanager Fondsenwerving a.i., Save the Children Nederland

Other event speakers

The Innovation Hub, the Big Debate, Open Discussions, and more – lots of people lend their expertise to IFC outside of masterclasses and workshops.

Nic Miller
Head of Product Experience, Fundraise Up
Paul Clolery
VP & Editorial Director, NPT Publishing Group
Gavin Coopey
Insight Director, More Strategic
Paul Hayward
Director Of Business Development (UK and International), Engaging Networks
Usha Menon
Founder, Usha Menon Management Consultancy
Fernando Nogueira
Diretor executivo, Associação Brasileira de Captadores de Recursos
Ana Flavia Ferreira Godoi
Founder & CEO, Women in Fundraising
Ntombenqaba Precious Petros
Cofounder & Executive Director, Masakhe Community Development Project
Flavia Lang Revkolevsky
Co-Founder, Conexão Captadoras
Nombeko Macetyana
Project Manager, Arise and Shine Educare Centre