Fundraising Seminar 2023

From February 6th to 8th, the 14th edition of the fundraising seminar of the member associations of the International Federation of Petits Frères des Pauvres was held. This annual event brings together fundraising managers from different member organizations of the international federation.

During these three days, 18 fundraising development managers from ten different countries met in Barcelona. The objective of this event is to exchange best practices in fundraising from around the world. More than a simple watch on new fundraising methods, it is about sharing real expertise and exchanging on the different problems encountered. To do so, various themes such as digital levers, fundraising events, and corporate support were discussed. Group workshops allowed to alternate between theory and practice.

This 2023 edition also welcomed external speakers. Mr. Gervais, Associate General Manager of Adfinitas, opened the debates. He presented the different challenges that fundraisers will have to face, the perspectives of fundraising and its innovations. To begin our second day, we were honored to welcome Líria Fuentes Serra, Director of Fundraising at the Fundación Pasqual Maragall, and Glòria Oliver Rodríguez, Executive Director of the Pasqual Maragall Foundation and President of the Spanish Fundraising Association. They presented the growing success of the Pasqual Maragall Foundation, focusing on their fundraising strategy since its creation.

This seminar allows each association, regardless of its size, to benefit from the best advice. Each participant returns to work with applicable solutions and new ideas. Moreover, in view of the current economic situation, it is necessary to convince donors to continue to support the actions developed and to make the act of giving even easier. The associations of the international network would not be able to help the thousands of people accompanied without the faithful support of private, institutional and individual donors.

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