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Stronger Charities for a Stronger Suffolk (070218)

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The conference will give delegates practical tips, actions and support. We will ensure everyone leaves having gained knowledge of the report and what it means to the VCSE sector. We will look at how we can all apply it in Suffolk, ensuring that a robust, resilient and sustainable sector thrives in its contribution to the communities we serve.

We are delighted to announce the date of the first Community Action Suffolk conference for 2018, “Stronger charities for a stronger Suffolk” on Wednesday 7 February 2018.

Following the publication of the House of Lords Select Committee on Charities report in March 2017 (Stronger Charities for a Stronger Society), we have decided to bring the report to life in a practical way here in Suffolk.

Baroness Pitkeathley, Chair of House of Lords Select Committee on Charities, said:

“Charities are the eyes, ears and conscience of society. They mobilise, they provide, they inspire, they advocate and they unite. From small local organisations run entirely by volunteers to major global organisations with turnover in the hundreds of millions, their work touches every facet of British civic life.”

  • Wednesday 7 February 2018
  • 9:15am to 3:30pm 
  • Kesgrave Community Centre
  • £45 per delegate (lunch and refreshments included), payment to be made at time of booking

Conference Agenda:

 Closing date for bookings is 9am on Monday 5th February 2018.  For further information on the Conference, please email Leah Tovell on leah.tovell@communityactionsuffolk.org.uk

Please note:

  • places can only be booked online
  • payment must be made online at the time of booking
  • please have a credit/debit card or Paypal account ready
9:15am Arrival, registration and refreshments
9:45am Welcome Peter Richardson Chief Executive, Community Action Suffolk
9:55am “Stronger Charities for a Stronger Society” An introduction to the House of Lords Select Committee on Charities report Baroness Ros Scott House of Lords Select Committee on Charities
10:05am The House of Lords report – What you need to know NCVO national response - A summary of the report recommendations & what charities need to know Karl Wilding Director of Public Policy, NCVO
10:30am Application of the report in Suffolk landscape Bringing the report findings to life on a local level Cllr Colin Noble Leader of Suffolk County Council
10:45am Q&A with the speakers
11am Refreshment break
11:30am Practical workshops
  • Workshop 1: Trustee skills, diversity & leadership
  • Workshop 2: Transparency, accountability & impact
  • Workshop 3: Financial planning, challenges & liabilities
  • Workshop 4: Collaboration, partnerships & mergers
  • Workshop 5: Use of Digital Technology
    More details here
1pm Lunch
1:45pm The importance of the VCSE sector contribution to the New Anglia Economy
2:15pm Case study workshops Practical examples & discussions from local organisations
  • Workshop A: Contracts & Social Value
  • Workshop B: The role of Volunteers
  • Workshop C: Fundraising & income generation
  • Workshop D: Social Media – Myth busting
    More details here
3:15pm Plenary and next steps Peter Richardson Chief Executive, Community Action Suffolk
3:30pm Networking
4pm Close
7th February 2018 9:15 AM through  3:30 PM
Kesgrave Conference Centre
Twelve Acre Approach
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