Dorset Charities Conference

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Date: Thursday 8th May 2014
Time: 11am – 5pm – includes refreshments and lunch break
Location: RNLI College, West Quay Road, Poole, Dorset, BH15 1HZ (click here for directions)

Charity Attendees & Trade Stand: £10 +VAT (up to two delegates per charity)
Sector Suppliers Trade Stand: £100 + VAT
Public Admission: £10 +VAT

Annual Dorset Charities Conference Returns 


The lifeboat college by night Medium Dorset Charities ConferenceOn Thursday 8th May 2014, Ward Goodman Chartered Accountants, advisers to the charity sector are set to host their annual Dorset Charities Conference at the RNLI College in Poole.

The event which is now in its third year will connect charities with leading sector suppliers. A wealth of expert speakers including Alison Shelton from LV=Streetwise will be conducting informative presentations throughout the day. In addition to the presentations, charities and suppliers are invited to bring trade stands to showcase what they do and what they can offer.

Last year’s event was fully booked with over 125 people in attendance. Five presentations took place throughout the afternoon with breaks in between to network with fellow charities and suppliers to the charity sector.

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Event Presentations


Collaboration and Fundraising – Jon Knight, RNLI

Collaborative working – Alison Shelton LV=Streetwise

Legal update – Geoff Trobridge

Small charities issues – D’Arcy Myers, Small Charities Coalition

Fundraising and sponsorship – RNLI

Accounting update – Jen Richardson, Ward Goodman

Auto enrollment – Chris Peters, Ward Goodman Financial Services

Grants and local government contracts – Rick Smith, Age Concern

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