Dorset Charities Conference 2018 Resources

Ward Goodman Chartered Accountants, advisers to the charity sector, hosted their annual Dorset Charities Conference at the Queen Elizabeth’s School in Wimborne.

Our next conference will be held on Thursday 5th July 2018.

The event, which is now in its sixth year, connects charities with leading sector suppliers and a wealth of expert speakers, who conducted informative presentations throughout the day providing an opportunity for invitees requiring CPD points to receive them.

Dorset Charity Conference

Sponsors’ Charity Services

Alan & Thomas

Alan & Thomas Insurance Group, Dorset’s only independent Chartered Insurance Broker, have provided insurance solutions for charities, organisations, businesses and high-net-worth individuals for over thirty years. They have helped a wide variety of charities and not-for-profit organisations of all types and sizes to seek professional advice on their risk management and insurance programme. They ensure that your day to day operations are fully covered and they are always on hand to answer any queries you may have, at any time.

T: 01202 754 900 W:

CAF Venturesome

CAF Venturesome are a registered charity that’s been connecting charities and social enterprises with philanthropic capital for 14 years. They provide affordable loans to help charities make an impact. They’re a leader in social investment and have made over 500 social investments, totalling over £40m, and they’re supported by funders who want to use their charitable funds to achieve both a social and a financial return.

T: 03000 123 000 w:

Cheap Printing Dorset

Cheap Printing Dorset, based in Blandford, provide a one-stop shop for high-quality but low cost, printing and design services. With a wide range of products available for businesses of all sizes, from Business Cards, Flyers, Posters, Banners, Booklets, Stationery and much more, all available online at or you can contact us for a quote.

T: 01258 795797 W:


At Copyrite, we understand that it can be difficult for Charities to access necessary resources due to limited funding, and can be even harder to make any drastic changes to existing or outdated systems and equipment to move with the times. The new General Data Protection Regulation, or GDPR, is set to catch many flatfooted, as it will render Windows File Structure frameworks uncompliant, meaning that many will need to completely change the way they store sensitive information.

In order to help companies transition into a new, compliant document management file structure, we’ve launched Worldox, a completely cloud based, and 100% compliant Document and Email management system which will not only bring users in line with new regulations, but also help simplify the way you store and access your information.

We are offering a completely free data review with one of our local consultants, in order to highlight what in your existing system will need to be updated to comply with GDPR, and how we can help your charity. Furthermore, As part of our commitment to working with local charities and communities, we’re happy to include an Office Printer, absolutely FREE! All you pay for is the prints you use.

All of our printers come with a service and materials package, which are frequently much cheaper that looking after and supplying a device yourself, helping you save time and money, and getting your equipment back up and running as soon as possible.

Visit our website:, or give Jen a call on 01202 848866 for more information

DCCI (Dorset Chamber of Commerce & Industry)

Dorset Chamber is proud to support the counties Charity sector and offers a special membership subscription rate and extra benefits for registered Charities. We currently work with over 40 within the area and assist in making new contacts, raising awareness and finding potential business partners. To find out more call Steve Bulley 01202 714806 or email

Have any questions?

Contact your local office and a member of our team will be able to assist you with your query.

Sector Suppliers were in attendance

  • Alan & Thomas Insurance Group
  • Charities Aid Foundation (CAF)
  • Cheap Printing Dorset
  • Christchurch and East Dorset Councils
  • Copyrite
  • Dorset Community Action
  • DCCI (Dorset Council of Industry and Commerce)
  • Financial Crime Management Group
  • Inspirations
  • Laceys Solicitors
  • Lester Aldridge LLP
  • Liberty Accounts
  • Red Kite Vehicle Consultants
  • The Wine Crew
  • Unity Trust Bank

Charities were in attendance

  • Abbeyfield Wessex
  • Age Concern Christchurch
  • Ansbury
  • AOK Rucksack Appeal
  • Bournemouth CVS
  • Bridport Arts Centre
  • Centre for Charity Effectiveness, CASS Business School
  • Charlton Marshall Village Hall
  • Citizens Advice Bournemouth
  • City Catering Southampton
  • Diverse Abilities
  • Dorset Advocacy
  • Dorset Blind Association
  • Dorset Community Foundation
  • Dorset Rape Crisis
  • Faithworks Wessex
  • Forest Holmes Hospice Charity
  • Ideas2Action
  • International Cat Care
  • Life Education Wessex
  • Lymington Community Association
  • Minstead Trust
  • Naomi House and Jacksplace
  • New Leaf
  • Parkstone United Reformed Church
  • Pavilion Dance South West
  • PCC of St Cuthburga, Wimborne Minster
  • Poole CVS
  • Poole Waste Not Want Not
  • Pramacare
  • PRO Disability (Poole Rights Organisation on Disability)
  • Russell-Cotes Art Gallery and Museum
  • Safewise
  • Space Youth Project
  • Swan Advocacy
  • Swanage Railway Company
  • Talbot Village Trust
  • The Sheiling Special Education Trust
  • The Steven James Practice
  • Tomorrows People
  • Triangle Community Service
  • UK Youth, Avon Tyrrell Outdoor Activity Centre
  • Volunteer Centre Dorset
  • Waggy Tails Rescue
  • Water Lily Project
  • Weldmar Hospicecare Trust
  • Wessex Cancer Trust
  • Westcountry Rivers Trust

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