Timeline of NaSFA
We're working on bringing you more information about the history of student fundraising, but for now here's the (relatively short) history of NaSFA.
RAG Conference 2011 – Durham
NaSFA was created at the RAG conference held in Durham in 2011 to bring student fundraising groups from across the country. It was set up initially by 16 student fundraising groups and is open to any student fundraising group across the UK.
Work was done, by the then DUCK Officer (from Durham), and other founding members to establish the NaSFA Facebook Group for all fundraisers, as a trouble shooting and networking environment
RAG Conference 2012 – Loughborough
The next NaSFA Committee was elected
The year was spent assessing NaSFA’s viability as an entity separate to NUS
Durham DUCK Officer held a regional meeting and worked on a fundraising project with Children In Need
NaSFA Strategy was created with short and long term goals.
RAG Conference 2013 – Birmingham
Election of the next Committee with non-portfolio roles (instead of specific role descriptions) at the NaSFA AGM
Committee vote Anna-Therese McGivern to Chair, and regular committee meetings established
Time spent re-assessing the NaSFA Strategy
NUS continue to support the work of NaSFA
The NaSFA survey was sent out and answered by around 30 Unions, telling us what they need from NaSFA
Committee members work on key projects, such as the newsletter, the resource hub, branding, regional meetings, and the website
Bluesplat designed the new brand for NaSFA
NaSFA committee attend NUS Conference Fringe and launch new website
RAG Conference 2014 - York
'RAG Awards' are re-named the National Student Fundraising Awards
Institute of Fundraising are invited by NaSFA to attend and give a keynote speech
RAG Conference 2015 - Leeds
NaSFA AGM vote in favour of new NaSFA strategy
Awards go back to being called the 'RAG Awards'
RAG Conference 2016 - Hertfordshire
First regional officers are elected so that NaSFA can engage better with student fundraisers
NaSFA Constitution is passed by NaSFA AGM
RAG Conference 2017 - Southampton
RAG Conference 2018 - UWE
RAG Conference 2019 - Birmingham
Student Opportunities Festival 2020 - Online