The Event Managers Forum is a special interest group of the Institute of Fundraising, focused on fundraising through challenge and special events.
Our members are an informal group of charity employees directly involved in fundraising through various types of events and the committee is run by charity event fundraisers in their spare time.
The EMF host quarterly meetings to discuss a topic of interest, hear from key speakers or stakeholders within the sector, and network with colleagues from other charities.
Whether it's advice on pitching new products, how to make the most from digital tools, presentations on performance across the sector or suggestions for leadership and developing work culture, we try to find speakers who can bring value to your teams.
Roundtable meetings are a chance to openly discuss triumphs and tragedies in a small group.
Each meeting has a chair but attendees set their own agenda. All those around the table are encouraged to share their own experiences, results and advice. Meetings are informal, friendly and usually take about two hours.
We host separate Roundtable meetings for Seniors and Fundraisers to ensure discussions are relevant.
Set up by a group of Special Event Professionals working in the UK charity sector for anyone who specifically organises fundraising Special Events (such as charity balls and galas, fundraising auctions, Christmas concerts, golf days etc.) and Major Donor cultivation and stewardship events.
Members can join for free and access our LinkedIn Group of over 450 members for online discussions, to ask other members for advice, share best practice or advertise jobs. Organisations of all sizes are welcome to join.
We run events for members of the group throughout the year. Our events explore themes relevant to Special Events professionals in the third sector, whilst allowing plenty of time for networking and meeting new people.
As part of the Institute of Fundraising we are pleased to be able to offer bursaries for the Fundraising Convention on the 2nd - 4th July 2018.
Plenary speakers include Fatima Bhutto and June Sarpong MBE with a packed schedule of presentations and workshops spread across The Barbican over the three days.
Young or old, experienced or new to charity - we could all do with some advice on how to run our next event, or developing our careers.
The EMF runs a mentoring scheme to pair people up, creating dynamic duos across the sector. The only condition being a promise to mention your mentor as you collect the awards.
Our forum has always been a popular feature.
Head to the messageboard to ask questions on anything Events related. Whatever your problem, someone has been there before and can offer some advice. It's also a good place to leave us some feedback on our meetings, make suggestions for future speakers and see if there are any job vacancies which take your fancy.
Our blog features reviews from our latest meetings, news from the sector and articles from suppliers and stakeholders.
We're keen to open this up to the sector so please get in touch if you'd like to write a post for us!
The Event Managers' Forum is run by a group of charity professionals, working in the sector.
You can find out more about them, get in touch and laugh at their profile photos on our Committee page.
Membership to the Event Managers' Forum is free.
Sign up for access to Meetings, Roundtables, the Forum, Mentoring, input in Projects and all the networking opportunities these afford.
There is a small fee to attend our meetings.