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The IDPE 2017 Annual Conference will once more include something for everyone involved in schools’ development.  The programme is streamed to make it easy for you to plan your personal conference experience. The streams indicate the main focus of the session or the level at which it will be pitched but it is a guide only.

 

 

The programme includes specific sessions for:

 

advanced practitioners

alumni relations professionals

heads/bursars/governors

external relations professionals

girls’ schools

those new to development (under 2 years’ experience)

 

Confirmed topics for 2017:

 

alumni relations in the state school sector

benchmarking

building alumni engagement on a budget

building your brand

capital campaigns

creating an environment in which fundraising can flourish

data protection and regulation

developing a culture of giving

direct marketing

engaging with parents in the state school sector

engaging your Head

feasibility studies

fundraising regulation

fundraising to provide 100% bursaries

harnessing the power of your alumni network

international alumni engagement

internship and ambassador programmes

measuring impact

re-invigorating a development office

stewardship

telethons

the early days of establishing a development office

the external-relations set-up

using grant funding to increase opportunities for pupils

using a school birthday to reach out to alumnae

 

 

New for 2017

 

Product showcase sessions will run alongside the main programme.  These 45 minute sessions are the perfect opportunity for you to trial a supplier’s product away from the hustle and bustle of the exhibition hall.

 

 

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Programme highlights

The IDPE 2017 Annual Conference will once more include something for everyone involved in schools’ development.  The programme is streamed to make it easy for you to plan your personal conference experience. The streams indicate the main focus of the session or the level at which it will be pitched but it is a guide only.

 

 

'Excellent format; right blend of time to see stands and talk to people and presentations, breaks and lunchtime are the right length to get stuff done and eat and relax!'  

'..a great conference, very well organised, quality speakers and great networking opportunities.'

'Excellent range of topics and well segmented in terms of knowing what level and who they were aimed at.'

'Excellent.  Would like to have attended more sessions - [the] programme was so good.'

'A very good conference with lots of choice.'

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