Elton John AIDS Foundation (EJAF) CEO co-presents with Daryl Upsall at the UK National Fundraising Convention

Elton John AIDS Foundation (EJAF) CEO co-presents with Daryl Upsall at the UK National Fundraising Convention

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With a totally full room and with the same number being turned away Daryl Upsall and Anne Aslett, EJAF CEO share with a captivated audience the challenges and opportunities in the world of fundraising. Daryl urged fundraising leaders to take a long hard and analytical look at the changing world around them by using such tools as PESTEL and to look at every aspect of their fundraising programme, with no “sacred cows”.

Anne shared clear and strong insights on the benefits and misunderstandings of what it means with celebrities and how so many non-profits often miss the real dynamics of charity/celebrity relationships. She emphasised that the relationship should not be purely financially transactional; the value of the celebrity being fully immersed and knowledgeable about the cause, such as Elton John  with HIV/AIDS and Angelina Jolie with UNHCR and refugees and the power of convening and system change via advocacy that they can have that can dwarf any amount of money celebrities can raise for charity.

In a fundraising tornado in Texas

In a fundraising tornado in Texas

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At the end of May I had the great pleasure and honour of speaking at the 2019 Dallas/Fort Worth – AFP Philanthropy in Action Conference, along with such great fundraising friends and colleagues as Dr Adrian Sargeant, Anna Barber, Simone P. Joyaux ACFRE, Tim Kachuriak, and Marcy Heim.

I spoke on the theme of “Fundraising Trends, Opportunities, and Challenges in a Changing Worldto a packed room of 250 fundraising from region. Indeed the room was packed for both my sessions until half-way through my afternoon session the Irving Convention Center staff walked into the room to calmly announce that we all had to immediately evacuate and follow them to the immense ground floor, concrete reinforced storm shelter as a massive tornado was heading in our direction. I rarely get stopped in my tracks after some 35 years of presenting at fundraising events, this time the was no question of my carrying on whist the rood was being ripped off.

Thankfully, the tornado, one of many raging across the USA during that week along with all the accompanying damage left in their violent paths, whilst torrential rains and floods hit many other parts of the country. Of course, there is no such thing as climate change…according to the present incumbent of the White House!

What impressed me enormously about the Dallas/Fort Worth Philanthropy in Action Conference was that the 2019 DFW Conference Chair, my good friend and colleague Paul Dunne CFRE, had deliberately and consciously intended to create a storm at this year’s event. He not only ripped up the rule book of how a conference should be structured by only having 4 sessions that repeated but he brought in international speakers from the UK, Spain and the USA that he knew would deliberately challenge the local fundraising community into rethinking, the “how, why and what” of their daily fundraising norms. He consciously wanted a wakeup call to be sent, loud and clear that “business as usual” simply was not good enough.

It worked.

From the challenging and inspiring opening breakfast plenary from Dr Adrian Sergeant; the fiery tirades against complacency, racism, bigotry and ignorance from Simone Joyaux, under full license to shock in her “UNCENSORED & UNPLUGGED” session; the amazing story by Anna Barber of “From Zero to $300M: Raising the Private Philanthropic Support to Build the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture”; Tim Kachuriak opening our eyes with What We Learned About What Works (and What Doesn’t) From Over 1,400 Online Experiments and a highly entertaining and musical lunchtime plenary from the unique Marcy Heim combining her professional all singing/all dancing stagecraft combined with PowerPoint with her performance of “Invest in JOY! — Unleashing a Lifestyle of Generosity.”

For myself I enjoyed the enthusiasm of the audience and the thoughtful and challenging questions that they posed to me in my sessions as I introduced them to some of the pioneering fundraising innovations and developments in fundraising from Austria, to China, via South Korea. They say that “Everything is BIG in Texas” …. except automated monthly giving, face to face, SMS, integrated social/media telephone that is.

BUT IT WILL BE SOON.

The Chinese Fundraising Challenge – “How can we move from online to offline?”

The Chinese Fundraising Challenge – “How can we move from online to offline?”

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Daryl Upsall, CEO of both Daryl Upsall Consulting International and Daryl Upsall & Associates, has published an amazing article on  101fundraising blog about one of the fastest growing markets for mass and high value philanthropy in the world: China. Click here to read.

“To know and know that you know, not to know and know that you don’t know, that is to know.” – Chinese Proverb

Emily Bracken presenting at the XIX Spanish Fundraising Congress

Emily Bracken presenting at the XIX Spanish Fundraising Congress

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The Spanish market is ready to look for quality in individual giving and Emily Bracken’s session will address the why and how to achieve this.   If high volumes are no longer the answer for your organisation’s growth strategy (as surely they shouldn´t any longer be!), then come see Emily’s session on measuring results and a look to how different metrics are being used across the sector!

Session link: https://www.congresofundraising.org/ponentes/emily-bracken-1/

Conference link:  https://www.congresofundraising.org/

How to activate generosity in young generations? Interview with Daryl Upsall

How to activate generosity in young generations? Interview with Daryl Upsall

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How to activate generosity in young generations?  Interview with Daryl Upsall by Marcelo Iñarra Iraegui  for the Club de Fundraising at the IFC 2018 (part 2)

Daryl shares his opinions on camera in an interview with Marcelo on how to activate generosity in young generations:

You can watch Part 1 here: What is the key factor for success in an NGO?

¿Cómo conseguir que las nuevas generaciones se conviertan en donantes regulares? Marcelo Iñarra Iraegui  entrevista a Daryl Upsall para el Club de Fundraising durante el IFC 2018.  Pincha aquí para ver la entrevista y aquí para leer y ver completa la primera parte, que trata sobre liderazgo y recursos humanos.

 

 

What is the key factor for success in an NGO?

What is the key factor for success in an NGO?

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What is the key factor for success in an NGO? Interview with Daryl Upsall by Marcelo Iñarra Iraegui  for the Club de Fundraising at the IFC 2018 

Daryl shares his opinions on camera in an interview with Marcelo on what makes for great leadership in fundraising:

Daryl PARTE 1 from Chaxcha on Vimeo.

¿Qué factor es clave para lograr tener éxito en una ONG? Marcelo Iñarra Iraegui  entrevista a Daryl Upsall para el Club de Fundraising durante el IFC 2018

Daryl comparte sus opiniones a cámara en una entrevista con Marcelo en la que tratan sobre cómo se alcanza un gran liderazgo en recaudación de fondos y las competencias que deben buscar en recursos humanos para contratar a los principales recaudadores de fondos.

Compartimos con vosotros esta entrevista imprescindible. La hemos divido en dos partes. En esta nota encuentras la Parte 1:

Daryl Upsall Parte 1 – Liderazgo & Recursos humanos. Pincha aquí para leerla y verla completa.

La próxima semana publicaremos la Parte 2:

Daryl Upsall Parte 2 -¿Cómo detectar tendencias?

Emily Bracken speaking at the IFC

Emily Bracken speaking at the IFC

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Our Director – Strategy & Analysis Emily Bracken presented last Wednesday with Phil Woollam, Vice President, International Rescue Committee a session called “Data-driven decision making: The Fundamental Key to Growth” at the International Fundraising Congress (IFC) .

The attendees learned how to create and use the right analysis and reporting to make smart investment decisions and get the best possible returns on all their fundraising activities. They shared practical insights and methodologies of the most effective ways to source, analyse and report on fundraising performance, including a detailed case study of the International Rescue Committee’s initiative to optimise reporting and implement clear analytics that achieved exponential income growth as a result.

It was a big success!

Daryl Upsall represented Spain at the approval of the Revised International Statement of Ethical Principles

Daryl Upsall represented Spain at the approval of the Revised International Statement of Ethical Principles

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Daryl Upsall represented Spain at the approval of the Revised International Statement of Ethical Principles at the International Fundraising Summit in London on 5th July.

The Statement outlines an ethical approach for fundraisers, wherever they work, and articulates values that guide fundraisers to deliver excellent fundraising for beneficiaries and supporters. The agreement centres on shared principles for fundraising, which are rooted in honesty, respect, integrity, transparency and responsibility.

More information: https://bit.ly/2uMV6Mm

Join us at the UK National Fundraising Convention, Barbican, London 2-4 July 2018!

Join us at the UK National Fundraising Convention, Barbican, London 2-4 July 2018!

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This year Daryl Upsall Consulting International is delighted to be sponsoring the Jobs Board at the largest gathering of professional fundraising in Europe, namely the UK National Fundraising Convention.

The conference will be attended by Chief Executive, Daryl Upsall and Clare Garey Business Development Director at Daryl Upsall & Associates.

If you will be joining this wonderful event be sure to check out the Jobs Board and come and meet us. To set up a meeting please email us info@darylupsall.com or message us via the conference app.

On Thursday, later that week Daryl Upsall will be attending the International Fundraising Summit, a gathering of the CEOs of the various national fundraising associations from around the world or their delegated representatives. This year’s Summit is being organised by the UK Institute of Fundraising and hosted by the British Red Cross.

Among the items on the agenda will be the formal signing and launch of revised International Statement of Ethical Principles in Fundraising completing an international updating process that began in the International Fundraising Summit at AFP International Conference in San Francisco in 2017. Daryl Upsall will be officially representing the Spanish Fundraising Association (AEFR) at this year’s Summit.