Introduction

IMPORTANT INFO ABOUT SUBMITTING A WORKSHOP PROPOSAL FOR IFC 2018

Please take the time to read all the information below before submitting your proposal. Please note: There are multiple pages to this form, and you will likely need about 15-20 minutes to complete the proposal fully.

What is a workshop? A 90-minute session delivered multiple times over the course of three days after the masterclass programme
What is the deadline for proposals? Wednesday, 13 December 2017
Any key speaker criteria? All applicants must have attended an IFC in the past (there are sometimes exceptions)
When will I hear if my proposal has been successful? All applicants will be notified as to whether or not their masterclass proposal has been accepted by the end of April 2018.
WHAT WE’RE LOOKING FOR
Proven expertise. You will need to demonstrate a proven track record of experience in your chosen field, as well as great presentation skills.
New ideas or fresh takes on the basics.
Diversity. New and returning speakers; gender balance; a mix of practitioners, consultants and corporates; and speakers from different regions.
Balance. Speakers from agencies, consultancies and providers must invite a co-presenter from an NGO client who can provide a real-life case study of the ideas and theories being presented.
THEME AND TRACKS
The theme for IFC 2018 is ‘Together we can’ — because collaboration is the one crucial, underlying element in the diverse efforts of change-makers around the globe to have a positive influence on a rapidly changing and sometimes frightening world. We require all speakers to work the theme into their session content. The Resource Alliance team will work with speakers whose proposals are accepted to craft powerful and intriguing session descriptions that shed light on the session topic in relation to the theme.

Tracks for IFC 2018 are:
* Fundraising from the few (partnerships and major gifts, for example)
* Fundraising from the many (more mass-produced types of campaigns and strategies)
* Communications & storytelling (getting your message across effectively)
* Innovations in action (case studies and results from highly creative campaigns)
* Leadership & the healthy organisation (creating a positive and productive internal culture)
* Rethinking strategy (fresh, fresh, fresh ideas)

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