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About the International F2F Fundraising Congress

Face-to-face becomes a driving business in many fundraising markets. Growing engagement by people, better skills, innovation and new technology are key elements, but new legal restrictions and a lack of public trust could hinder this growth.

The International F2F Fundraising Congress aims to provide a platform for learning, skill sharing and disruption around direct dialogue fundraising. Bringing together speakers to host interactive outcome driven sessions to enable direct dialog to develop, professionalise and address some of the issues.

We are thrilled to be hosting the inaugural Congress in Vienna from the 30th of May to the 1st of June to bring together the global community of F2F fundraisers! It will be a result of diverse efforts since 2014. For the first time F2F fundraisers will meet, share experiences and discuss the future of this vital fundraising method.

The programme is being developed by a committee comprised of international fundraising leaders such as Daryl Upsall and F2F fundraising experts such as Daniel McDonnell (Unicef) and Elsbeth de Ridder (Save the Children International). The Congress is being hosted and organised by Fundraising Association Austria.

Lost in Translation?

Face-to-face fundraising (F2F Fundraising for short) is just one of a variety of terms used across the world to describe this vital fundraising method. And that’s just in English! However you call it or translate it, you are invited to join us this summer in Vienna.


F2F Fundraising might be called

  • Canvassing
  • Face-to-Face Fundraising
  • Face-to-Face Recruitment
  • Direct Marketing
  • Street Fundraising
  • Door-to-Door Fundraising (D2D)
  • Venue Fundraising
  • Private Site Fundraising
  • Promotion Campaign
  • Member Recruitment
  • Direct Dialog Campaign

F2F Fundraisers might be called

  • Canvassers
  • Facers
  • Fundraisers
  • Dialogers
  • Independent Sales Agents (ISA)
  • Ambassadors
  • Recruiters
  • Changemakers
  • Social Promoters

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