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Barbican secures UK’s largest fundraising conference for next three years

Fundraising Convention set to remain at the Barbican for the foreseeable future

Pictured: Delegates at the Fundraising Convention last month

The Barbican is to be the home of The Institute of Fundraising conference for at least the next three years.

More than 3,500 delegates attended across the three days of the Fundraising Convention last month in what was its first year using the Barbican. Following the success of the convention’s first event in its new home it looks set to remain at the Barbican for the foreseeable future.

“We needed a new home for the convention because we had outgrown our previous venue and we needed opportunities for growth – the Barbican provides that,” said Katie Johnson, head of events at the Institute of Fundraising. “We also identified the Barbican as the perfect venue because of its not-for-profit nature, which fits well with the values of the Institute and its members. 

“The range of spaces available to us were suitable not only for the conference but also additional activities such as film screenings and a charity theatre performance. The Barbican provided a collaborative and flexible partnership, whilst also offering us a home that gives us to chance to continue growing in the future.”

The Institute of Fundraising used the majority of the venue’s event spaces including the Barbican Hall and the Conservatory.

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