Applications for the Pitch Fest are now closed

About IFRC

The ILSS Fundraising Conference is a biennial convening bringing together social sector leaders, fundraising professionals, funders, and experts for a day of learning and dialogue around raising funds for social impact. The first two editions were held in 2020 and 2022 in Mumbai and Delhi, respectively. For its third edition – IFRC 2024 – we are partnering with Resource Alliance to bring global perspectives on the latest in fundraising along with masterclasses led by international experts towards fostering connections and building dialogue.


Through this conference, we would like to celebrate fundraising as critical for social impact and
fundraisers as drivers of change. We would like to provide fundraisers with a platform to showcase their organisations and create awareness about the work they do by participating in Pitch Fest.

What is Pitch Fest

To be held on the first day of the conference, the Pitch Fest offers an opportunity for non profits with innovative project ideas to present to an esteemed jury. Each selected finalist will be making a 5-minute live presentation to the jury. The presentations will be judged on concept (focus on innovation and impact), collaterals (presentation), and delivery. 

What can Pitch Fest do for you and your organisation:

  • Applicants must be registered for the IFRC. Register NOW
  • Nonprofit organisation – applicants must be any form of non-profit; Sec-8, Society or Trust with renewed 12A and 80G
  • Location and domain - your organisation could be working in any thematic or geographic area in India
  • Organisation age - minimum 3 years in operation (established no later than 2020)
  • The individual presenting on behalf of their organization must be a member of the leadership team and should be able to attend the in-person ceremony on the 23 February in Delhi
  • Your idea must be innovative, pushing the boundaries in your current scope of work
  • Application and registration open till 15 January
  • The deadline for submissions is 30 January, 5:00 PM (IST)
  • The decision of finalists will be communicated on 1st week of February

  • Pitch fest alignment huddle (Zoom Call) - TBC
  • Pitch fest Final event is on 23 February, 6:00 -7:30 PM at Stein Auditorium, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi
  • Best Pitch (Jury's Choice) Award: INR 2 lakhs + chance for individual mentorship
  • First Runner Up: INR 1 lakh
  • Stand-out Fundraiser Award: INR 50,000 + Individual mentoring

Applications for the Pitch Fest are now closed.

ILSS IFRC Pitch Fest Application Form

I have registered for the IFRC 2024
I am aware that the Pitch Fest would be held in person in Delhi and I will be available to present on 23 February on behalf of my organisation(Required)
Are you an ILSS alumni? If Yes, Please select the Programs(Required)
Max. file size: 1 MB.

How to upload presentation

  • Create a folder (Your Name_Org Name) on this Google Drive folder.
  • Share this folder with, with “editor” access
  • In this folder, Upload the project presentation - this should be the same 5-minute presentation you will be presenting at the Pitch Fest describing your idea/project
  • Also upload a video (max. Duration: 2 mins.) following these instructions:
    • It should be made in English
    • The pitch participant must be the same as the speaker in this video
    • The video should start with a brief overview of the presenter, organization, and its mission, and then answer the following questions
    • Why do you think the project idea you will pitch is innovative and should be selected?
    • What impact do you believe this idea will have?
  • If you face any challenges, reach out to