2016 Oslo, Norway

ICFO Conference 2016, Oslo, Norway

May 27, 2016

Register: post@innsamlingskontrollen.no
Place: Deloitte, Dronning Eufemias gate 14, Oslo
Time: 9:00 - 16:00
Registration Deadline: 1st of April 2016


The International Committee of Fundraising Organizations & The Norwegian control committee for fundraising would like to welcome to the 2016 ICFO Conference:

The world of fundraising is an exciting field to work in. Meanwhile, a prerequisite for all nonprofit activity is trust. Reputation is crucial if you want to reach the goals that you have set for your organization. Ethical guidelines are necessary, but by themselves not sufficient to ensure trust.

The aim of the conference is to identify the challenges that we face. How can both organizations and the regulatory agencies easier plan for their reputational risks? Throughout the conference, we want you to stay engaged, keep us proactive and help us to shape the future of the nonprofit sector.

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About the Speakers

8:30 – 09:00


9:00 – 09:15

Conference opening & Welcome

  • Why is today’s theme «Confidence & Trust» so important?

Representative from the Norwegian government (TBC),
Chairman of IK & ICFO Representative

9:15 – 9:35

The value of confidence

  • Is there an inborn cheater in everyone?

Øystein Kock-Johansen, Professor, Dr. Philos

9:35 – 10:00

An outsider’s perspective into the world of humanitarian NGOs

Ihab Timraz, Senior consultant for the Executive Master of Management section of the Norwegian Business School

10:15 – 10:40

Ethical Guidelines

  • A need for new or revised guidelines?
  • Special issues for fundraising organizations

More effective monitoring

  • Supplements to financial analysis
  • Overall management controls

Lasse Birkeland, Senior consultant BDO Advisory Services (and deputy to the board of IK)

10:40 – 11:00

The need for onsite control visits

Kjetil Rivelsrud, CEO at Safe Deposit Bank of Norway AS

11:15 – 11:35

Foreign Service Control Unit, Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs

  • Function and operation
  • Demands to grant recipients

Nils Haugstveit, Inspector General at the Foreign Service Control Unit, Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs

11:35 – 12:00

A pre-lunch lecture – A new value norm emerging?

Christian Borch, Journalist and author

12:00 – 13:00


13:00 – 13:45

Finding fraud before it finds you

  • How and why are we defrauded?
  • What are the risks to charities and fundraising organizations?
  • Where, how and why we need to look for the red flags rather than waiting for them to be found by others
  • Practical examples

Nigel Iyer & Veronica Morino, Partner of the Hibis Group

14:00 – 14:45


15:00 – 15:20

Zero tolerance – for what? Reflections on ethics, decency, fallibility and high moral demands

Henrik Syse, Philosopher and Senior Research Fellow Henrik Syse, Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO)

15:20 – 16:00

What are the MOST important issues the ICFO and fundraising organizations need to do to free themselves from «corruption» (in the widest sense of the word)?

Plenum brain storming session and debate (related to today’s topics and lectures)

Debate leader Nigel Iyer and representatives from fundraising organizations and ICFO

Conference closing