20 & 21 October 2021


The Third Sector Fundraising Forum, powered by Third Sector, is a free-to-attend exclusive event taking place on 21 & 22 October in Central London. Content will be the same on both days so delegates can choose which day to attend to fit in with their diaries! Suppliers and speakers will be present on both days.

A Third Sector forum consists of two elements: Dedicated 1-2-1 meetings with suppliers and providers to create the contacts and gather the tools necessary to make your plan a reality and content sessions designed to inspire and encourage you to make the next step in your organisation's growth and development. We will deliver a packed programme of educational and motivational content sessions and in-person networking opportunities with not only like-minded individuals, but potential avenues to expand your fundraising capabilities.

Both attending suppliers and speakers will be the same across the 21 & 22 October, so you can choose to attend the day that best suits your diary.


"Returning as a live event in 2021, Third Sector is proud to welcome you to the Third Sector Fundraising Forum.

As the UK heads slowly towards some sense of normality, the aftershocks of the Covid-19 pandemic will be felt for years to come. The work of charities will a crucial part of recovery – never more needed.

But the Covid-19 crisis also caused the biggest disruption to the voluntary and not-for-profit sector in living memory. As well as supporting the people they work with, charities must shape their own strategies for rebuilding. 

Third Sector’s Fundraising Forum provides a space for fundraisers and charitable organisations alike to network, share insights, and access support that will help them evolve their current practices to thrive in the future. 

The Forum will take place across two days on the 21 & 22 October

I look forward to seeing you there!"

Emily Burt, Editor, Third Sector

6 reasons to attend

Cost saving

With 2020 resulting in inevitable budget cuts, the free-to-attend Third Sector Fundraising Forum will allow you to put your organisation first. Find the best deals for you and your organisation all in one convenient place.

Hub of innovative ideas

Share best practice with your peers and gain insights from like-minded individuals. See the Third Sector Fundraising Forum as the perfect platform to elevate your fundraising capabilities and organisation.

Latest trends

Hear from charity leaders, case studies and speakers with fresh perspectives in our insightful content sessions, key notes and panel discussions. With a focus on bouncing back from the pandemic and fundraising concepts, our key topics are curated to get you back and motivated to doing what you do best

In-person networking

The Third Sector Fundraising Forum is the ideal environment to network and build meaningful relationships to give you the best advantage. With the come back of much anticipated face to face networking, there will be lots to catch-up on!


Get out from behind your desk and use your time and budgets efficiently meeting leading suppliers who will elevate and expand your fundraising horizons, all under one roof.

A bespoke experience

The Third Sector Fundraising Forum will sort the organising. Utilise our bespoke 1-2-1 appointment service with leading suppliers who are matched to your organisation's needs and priorities. 

Do I qualify?

Who can apply?

Places are limited, and we need to ensure that every attendee is as relevant as possible to our suppliers, so we have an approval process for everyone who registers. 

A decision maker and/or influencer in the purchasing process at your organisation

An individual looking to explore what offerings are out there and how to adapt them to your fundraising programs

Interested in making new contacts in the digital and live space

As an accepted attendee, you will then be able to choose out of the selection of suppliers who you will meet for your 1-2-1 meetings, and have a personalised agenda for the day of your choice, detailing when you will be meeting who, and when the content sessions will take place.

What's included?

Access to carefully curated content sessions, key notes and panel discussions designed to equip you for the year ahead and moving back to live events.

An online personalised diary with your appointments with suppliers of your choice.

Networking opportunities, both hosted and organic, throughout the day at the live event.

Meet with fundraising decision makers at Third Sector Forum

Third Sector has surveyed it’s fundraising audience from across the UK charity sector to find out what their current needs are in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic and how Third Sector can help meet these in the new world.

The result of this work is the inaugural Third Sector Fundraising Forum - giving you the opportunity to meet and build connections with a highly vetted selection of senior fundraising decision makers across the not for profit sector