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Sir Lenny Henry opens the first virtual IoF Fundraising Convention

first_img“First person rather than omniscient storytelling. People can tell their own story better than we can.”Sir Lenny at #IoFFC— Richard Sved (@richardsved) July 6, 2020 Great to hear from @LennyHenry this morning @IoFtweets #IOFFC #inspiration #plenary #virtual #conference the sense of community keeps coming through. “When we see a problem that affects us we try to fix it, together”— Terence Lovell (@tejlovell) July 6, 2020 Successful fundraising – allow people to tell their own story @LennyHenry #IoFFC— Polly Symondson (@Pollysymondson) July 6, 2020 @LennyHenry – just brilliant ?? “Katanga my friend” indeed- #IoFFC – well done to all at @IoFtweets a brilliant start you’ve raised the bar!— David Mbaziira (@DavidMbaziira) July 6, 2020 Sir Lenny Henry in a peacock-print shirt, in our living rooms, inviting us all on a fundraising climbing holiday with Stormzy, The Spice Girls, Girl’s Aloud, Gary Lineker, Ian Wright and the cast of Dad’s Army #IoFCC. BEST MONDAY MORNING EVER.— Laurie Boult (@boultea) July 6, 2020 About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of Researching massive growth in giving. @LennyHenry on EDI – it’s not his full time job, but I recognise that some of us get charged with taking this on. “Look around your office. If everyone looks like you there’s a problem.” EDI Recruitment Guides coming tomorrow. #IoFFC— Elizabeth Balgobin ?️?? (@balgobinthinks) July 6, 2020 @lennyhenry says “Thank you to everybody in the #fundraising sector – you rock!” – yes we do! #IoFFC— Sophie Maggs (@sophmaggs) July 6, 2020 “You don’t overcome things alone, you do it together.” The wonderful @LennyHenry was so inspiring! Thanks for a great start to the day @IoFtweets #IOFFC— Sarah Secombes (@sarahlousec) July 6, 2020 “If everybody looks like you, that’s a problem.” Exactly right @LennyHenry #IoFFC— Lucy Caldicott (@LucyCaldicott) July 6, 2020 Part 2 of my notes of Lenny Henry’s #IoFFC plenary— BoldLight (@boldlight) July 6, 2020 “Fundraisers rock. You rock like a rocky mobster” @LennyHenry #IoFFC— IoF North West (@IoFNorthWest) July 6, 2020 “We have to keep going, or all those vital things will go by the wayside. And we can’t have that. We can’t stop believing”. @LennyHenry talking commitment, humanity, solidarity, and the importance of the small stuff as well as the global. Inspiring message for the times. #IoFFC— Matthew Sherrington (@m_sherrington) July 6, 2020  554 total views,  2 views today @LennyHenry – it starts at the top -if you are on the board or organising things – look around your team & then look outside at the community you serve. Ask the hard questions – how do we serve you? how do we change? #DiversityAndInclusion #IoFFC— okusoka+co (@okusokaCO) July 6, 2020 Highlights of Lenny Henry’s opening plenary What a wonderful way to start a Monday morning. @LennyHenry with Stormzy, @akalamusic and the Krankies climbing Everest. What an image. #IoFFC— Elizabeth Balgobin ?️?? (@balgobinthinks) July 6, 2020 If everybody looks like you, it needs to change. ?????? #IoFFC— Victoria Winterton (@VictoriaPiaW) July 6, 2020 ‘Young people are engaged with (coronavirus) and they are seeing things, they are seeing people in much worse off situations than themselves…and THEY want to help.’ @LennyHenry – the future may be brighter than we think. #IoFFC #fundraising #movements #change— Veronica (@vbam22) July 6, 2020 First person storytelling instead of third person. @LennyHenry tells the sector that the days of *image of a poorly child*, narrator: “this is a poorly child” are gone. Make sure that you tell the story of your cause through your beneficiaries, not on their behalf. #IoFFC— Emily Hurrell (@Emme_B) July 6, 2020 A hearty laugh while talking about serious issues. Thanks so much @LennyHenry #IoFFC— Tara (@TaraSherjan) July 6, 2020 “You rock” says @LennyHenry to all #fundraisers #IOFFC @IoFtweets— Terence Lovell (@tejlovell) July 6, 2020 Sir Lenny Henry today presented the opening plenary of the Institute of Fundraising’s 2020 Fundraising Convention.Introduced by Convention chair-elect Claire Rowney, Sir Lenny spoke live from home to many of the 3,000 delegates who have registered for this year’s Convention.He talked about Comic Relief’s early days and its track record, of people’s instinctive willingness to give under even the hardest of circumstances, of the need to present peoples’ stories from their point of view, and the requirement for organisations like charities to reflect the people they work with and not just a sub-set of them.Sir Lenny answered questions from delegates and delivered an inspiring start to the three-day event.Appropriately enough, Claire Rowney began the opening plenary session announcing two special awards (which would normally have been presented as part of the National Fundraising Awards). The Outstanding Contribution to Fundraising went to Richard Taylor, and, a one-off award, the Special Recognition Award, went to… Sir Lenny Henry!  555 total views,  3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis4 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis4 Tagged with: Celebrity Comic Relief Institute of Fundraising National Fundraising Convention Howard Lake | 6 July 2020 | News “Nothing happens without grit” – together we can overcome anything. Thank you Sir @LennyHenry #IoFFC @IoFtweets ?? thank you @clairerowney and we even got a KATANGA!— Sally Insley (@sally_insley) July 6, 2020 “What I’ve learnt over the past 30 years is the importance of sticking together ” What an absolutely brilliant opening plenary, Sir Lenny. Thank you. #IoFFC— Rob Cope (@robantonycope) July 6, 2020 #IoFFC trending at Number 7 in the UK right now – wow! Iour sector— Matt Smith (@InnovationMatt) July 6, 2020 Sir Lenny Henry opens the first virtual IoF Fundraising Convention Great tips from @LennyHenry about using #storytelling to motivate #donors in this morning’s #IoFFC? Make it authentic and true? Don’t patronise the reader – they’re smart and informed! ? Let people tell their own story? Bring the reader into the [email protected]— Kat Carter (@KatC) July 6, 2020 “Compassion fatigue is a misnomer. We’re going to get through this. We’re going to keep giving, because we want to, and because it’s what we do.”Sir Lenny on the generous public response to the pandemic.#IoFFC— Richard Sved (@richardsved) July 6, 2020last_img read more