Innovation Camp Masterclass

Hungry? Get in the kitchen with Innovation Camp

  • Option 1: 1 December from 16.00 – 18.00 GMT (11.00 – 13.00 EDT / 17.00 – 19.00 CET / 18.00 – 20.00 SAST)

  • Option 2: 3 December from 16.00 – 18.00 HKT (10.00 – 12.00 GMT / 11.00 – 13.00 CET / 14.30 – 16.30 IST)


For the last 5 years, Innovation Camp at IFC has been a lab for innovation in fundraising and mobilisation. This December, we’re offering Members of the RA Global Community the opportunity to join the Innovation Camp team for an interactive masterclass like no other!

This virtual Masterclass will be an interactive exploration of innovation in Gastro Advocacy and Foodraising. With special guests, we’ll explore the power of food for fundraising and social change. We’ll create together, testing new ways of connecting our senses — cooking, smelling, eating — to get our donors and activists more involved in our NGOs’ work. As a participant, you’ll talk with innovators like Veronica Cheble of the Spanish Commission for Refugees (CEAR) about how they are using Gastro Advocacy in their “Delighted to Eat You” app and their cooking lessons. And we’ll brainstorm more broadly about the 5 key fundraising trends that are going to change the way we work.







Nick Allen (USA)

Nick was one of the founders of digital fundraising through his agency Donordigital which helped launch online fundraising programs for UNICEF, CARE, Amnesty International, Human Rights Campaign, Habitat for Humanity, the Humane Society of the U.S., and many others. Nick has helped organizations raise over USD $250m.  Today Nick is president of Open America, which uses mobile, digital, face to face and other channels to raise money for UNICEF USA, the Humane Society, the ACLU, and others. As a regular masterclass leader at the International Fundraising Conference in the Netherlands, Nick and his colleagues developed the Innovation Camp at IFC. He lives in Los Angeles but used to travel widely for clients, conferences, and fun.

Ellen Janssens (Netherlands)

Ellen is a freelance fundraising strategist and (Open) Innovation Specialist with several years of experience in Innovation Management for Dutch charities. She is a strong advocate for attracting supporters instead of donors, raising impact support instead of only funds. This gives all kinds of stakeholders the opportunity to support their charity of choice with other means like time, expertise, network, data, or their creativity. To achieve this, innovation needs to be a truly joined effort both within and outside of the organisation. For the last three years, she has been involved in the organisation of the IFC Innovation Camp.

Marcelo Iniarra Iraegui (Argentina)

Marcelo is a senior public mobilization and fundraising consultant with over 30 years of experience working in the non-profit sector. His international consultancy provides advice and inspiration to organisations all over the world. Marcelo has worked with Unicef, Amnesty International, Doctors Without Borders (MSF), WWF, Greenpeace International, UNHCR, Save the Children, SOS Children’s Villages, Habitat for Humanity, Action Aid, and Pan-American Health Organization (PAHO). He is the former fundraising and campaign innovation manager for Greenpeace International, where he lead the design and implementation of cyberactivism and fundraising at Greenpeace International. He was Board Chair of Greenpeace Argentina & Greenpeace Argentina for ten years and is currently a Board Member of Greenpeace International. Marcelo is also on the board of The Resource Alliance, hosts of the International Fundraising Congress (IFC).

Marjolein van de Paverd (Netherlands)

Marjolein van de Paverd has been a fundraiser for 20 years at charities such as Greenpeace, AAP Foundation, Plan International and SOS Children Villages. She helps NGOs reach their fundraising targets on a strategic, innovative and practical level and is actively involved in the Dutch movement ‘De Toekomst van Fondsenwerving’ to create a #donorlove fundraising culture in the Netherlands.