What to expect at ECF 

ECF Europe takes place in a cosy Berlin venue and has a focus on connecting, sharing and learning together.

ECF Europe

26-27 October 201709:00 - 19:30 Ufafabrik BerlinStandard rate ticket: € 360 + VAT

ECF is a 2-day event for eCampaigners and fundraisers to come together to connect, share, learn.

Most of the agenda is shaped around you, as participants set the topics of the Open Space sessions together. Are you wondering how testing could make your email list work harder, how you can make your campaign target really notice your campaign, or how the latest technology can help you reach new donors? Whatever your questions, the ECF is a fantastic opportunity to answer them, together with skilled practitioners from across Europe.

It’s also a great chance to hear new and exciting ideas that could boost your campaigning and fundraising impact. There will also be two keynote speakers to inspire ideas and discussion.

This year’s Keynote speakers

Find out about last year’s Keynote speakers Gabe Winn of the UK Remain campaign and Orsolya Jeney of Amnesty Hungary.

What participants say about the event

The agenda

on Wednesday, October 25th

18:30-19:30 ECF pre-meeting In this optional pre-meeting we’ll be starting to generate agenda topics and session ideas. Come along and help us get the event off to a strong start. UfaFabrik Seminar room
19:30-21:00 Pre-event dinnerOptional – payment on the day Ufafabrik Foyer Bar
ab 21:00 Drinks Ufafabrik Theatersaal Foyer Bar

The agenda

on Thursday, October 26th

08:00-09:00 Breakfast (included in the event fee) Foyer Bar
09:00-09:15 Welcome + agenda review Seminar room
09:15-10:15 Group activities Seminar room
10:15-10:45 Introduction to Open Space and agenda-setting Seminar room
10:45-11:00 Coffee Foyer Bar
11:00-12:00 Open Space A We’ll build the agenda from the participants interests, questions and challenges. Let us know what YOU would like to see on the agenda. Seminar room
12:00-12:45 Keynote 1 Kasia Jagiełło + Q&A Seminar room
12:45-13:30 Lunch All food will be vegan. Foyer Bar
13:30-14:00 Walk/free time Meet outside
14:00-14:15 Pulse check and review Seminar room
14:15-15:00 Parallel presentations OR additional open space A longer slot for participants to present a case study or share some research or ideas – please let us know if you would like to propose a presentation. TBC
15:00-16:00 Open Space B Seminar room
15:00-16:20 Coffe and cake Foyer Bar
16:20-17:15 Skillshare session Seminar room
17:15-18:00 Ignite talks Inspired by the popular Ignite events (slogan ‘Enlighten us, but make it quick!’), these quick-fire, energising talks are limited to just 7 minutes each. Please let us know if you’d like to propose an Ignite presentation. Seminar room
18:00-19:30 Free time
19:30-21:00 Evening meal (included in the event fee) A delicious vegan menu – guten Appetit! Foyer Bar
21:00-01:00 Drinks & get together

The agenda

on Friday, October 27th

08:00-09:00 Breakfast (included in the event fee) Foyer Bar
09:00-09:15 Agenda review and pulse check Seminar room
09:15-09:45 Group activity OR presentations Seminar room
09:45-10:45 Open Space C Seminar room
10:45-11:15 Kaffee Foyer Bar
11:15-12:30 Guest speakertbc Seminar room
12:30-13:15 Mittagessen
13:15-14:00 Walk/Tour of UfaFabrik Discover the fascinating past and present of our amazing Berlin venue. Meet outside
14:00-15:30 Teach-in sessions90m interactive workshops Various rooms
Using play to unlock creative campaigning

It's easy to get stuck in the rut of the day to day – as campaigners we need to find ways to gain new perspectives and think differently about the issues where we want to see change. In this creative workshop Amber will take us through some creative exercises (yes, there will be clay, pasta shapes and possibly tinfoil) that you can use to get your teams thinking differently.

Amber MacIntyre, postgrad research student, Royal Holloway, University of London
Developing great integrated supporter journeys

Whether you're looking to develop your first supporter email journey or to supercharge your existing ones, this session will provide tools and strategies to plan and execute great email journeys to inform and engage supporters, deepen relationships, win campaigns and raise money. We'll also touch upon the potential of automations to make journeys more supporter-driven and share ideas, successes stories and case studies

Claire Donner, digital strategist, more onion
Reaching the right audiences to smash your campaign objectives

Identifying the right audiences and the channels to reach them is essential in achieving your campaign objectives. Unfortunately, audiences and objectives can often become disconnected, especially if the right people aren't involved in planning decisions. This workshop will show how to keep the two tied together: working from case studies and examples brought by participants, we'll explore how to use your objectives as a starting point for developing key audiences, the messages to hook them, and the tactics and channels to reach them.

Jamie Woolley, Forest campaigner, Greenpeace UK
15:30-15:45 Coffee and cake! Foyer Bar
15:45-17:00 Ignite talks and close Seminar room
19:00 Post ECF dinner Offsite

Want to know what happened at last year's event? You can find the agenda here.