PLENARY: How WE Can Impact The Future

In the opening keynote, Willeke will reflect on the theme “Impact the Future”. We are witnessing disruption on a global scale: war still rages, our planet continues to warm, women still risk their lives in the fight for equality, democracies are in decline, and the few still have more than the many. At the same time, people are coming together, raising their voices, and offering their solutions. We are not powerless. We are surrounded by millions of people who share our frustrations and our instinct for justice and peace.

We are at a turning point in human history – how do we “Impact the Future” and steer it in the right direction?

Willeke will explore the global megatrends and raise questions such as:

  • How can we genuinely make a meaningful impact?
  • What is our distinct role as fundraisers in creating that impact?
  • Staying the course as we have in the past is unlikely to yield the necessary impact; what new approaches are needed?
  • Where do the opportunities and collaborations lie for shaping the future?
  • What kind of leadership and qualities does this demand from us as leaders?

Incorporating best practices from around the world, this opening keynote will demonstrate the potential for accelerated impact and cast a fresh perspective on the exceptional and unique role we hold as fundraisers, campaigners, change-makers, and leaders within the social impact sector.


Leading and managing
Location: Date: 12/10/2023 Time: 09:00 - 10:00 Willeke van Rijn
The Resource Alliance (GB)