I've had a great first day at #IFCholland.
I've met a few people in real life that I've been following on twitter for ages which was brilliant. And went to see @BeateSorum's session on digital fundraising which I found really inspiring.
Inspiring because Beate included four great video's in her presentation.
You've all seen this one before, today it brought a tear to my eye (again).
I hadn't seen this WaterAid advert before - I was laughing at the beginning, by the end I was feeling extremely uncomfortable. I love this ad.
And this one, this means a lot to me. I'm honoured to be friends with Stuart Glen, I've never met him but was moved to donate to his son Mackenzie's charity: water page because the passion for the cause was so genuine.
Then there was this video. The CEO of charity: water sent Mackenzie a personalised thank you video. How cool is that! As Beate pointed out, we should all do a LOT more of this type of thing. It doesn't matter how big you are, you can make the time to do it.
And finally, right at the beginning of her presentation Beate showed us this video - jam packed full of great stats and insight.
Best of all was Beate, she was everything I wanted from the IFC today. Someone who was really passionate about their job, talked about it was loads of enthusiasm and made me smile. A lot.
If you're on twitter you should follow her. She rocked it.