2024 Online Annual Fundraising Conference

Each year, the Papillon team feel that conference had been the best ever, but, the 2024 one really does feel the best so far. And delegates’ feedback backs this up. Clara Kwizera stressed the importance of building up reserves (and this does not prevent new donations!); Nazma Hendricks shared the value and benefits of working in partnerships (donors like to see this); Ruen Govinder shared her wealth of experience in digital branding for NPOs; Warren Lodge reminded everyone of the vital role that storytelling plays in fundraising and marketing NPOs.

Global leader in fundraising via video gaming, Julian Barrell, introduced the exciting opportunity (that knows no geographical boundaries). Another first, from one of the UK’s most respected fundraising consultants, Howard Lake, was an introduction to artificial intelligence (AI) and its role in sustainable fundraising. Organisations in which fundraisers adopt AI will outpace those where this critical technology is ignored. . .

iZinga chair, Derek Lubner and CEO, Henk Swanepoel, were back with an update on this outstanding and much needed initiative to assure donors of verified NPO’s credibility to receiving money.

Panellists,  Daphney Nemakhavhani and Sibonelo Dube unpacked the complex topic of ‘Black Tax’ and its impact on donations; Erica Schofield, Lakiwe Blekiwe & Koketso Diole discussed updates in the field of crowdfunding.

So vital is donor research that both Carolin Gomulia and Dr Carolyne Opinde covered this topic.

The iconic Bernard Ross was back with an outstanding masterclass on ‘Making the Ask.’