Dorset Charities Conference 2021

Thank you to everyone that attended this years conference in its virtual format.

The event, which is now in its ninth year, will continue to connect charities with leading sector suppliers and a wealth of expert speakers, who will be conducting informative presentations, providing an opportunity for delegates to earn CPD credits where applicable.

Date: Wednesday 12th May 2021
Time: 9:30am – 1.00pm
Location: Online via Zoom

On demand Replay coming soon

Watch The 2019 Keynote Speaker

“This conference is special to the local charities’ community as it offers a day of variety, including listening to eminent speakers, learning from others and networking with specialist suppliers. It’s a day organised for members of charities and community organisations to share ideas, experiences and identify opportunities to work together”

Ian Rodd, Managing Director of Ward Goodman

“Many thanks for another great conference this year.  The range of topics and speakers was both relevant and interesting for all of us involved in charity work across Dorset. I found the day very inspiring and  I am certainly planning on bringing a Trustee next year so that they can benefit from the expertise at this event”

Helen Stevens, Service Manager of Dorset Rape Crisis

“The Dorset Charities Conference is a key date for all Dorset Charities.  Trustees, Chief Executives, Fundraisers and Volunteers will find the speakers and networking opportunities invaluable”

Andrew Moore, Treasurer of The Swanage Railway Trust

Trade stands, presentations and networking opportunities bring together charities and sector suppliers to facilitate collaborative working.

For more information or if you have any questions regarding the 2021 Dorset Charities Conference, please contact or call 01202 875900.

Dorset Charities Conference Agenda

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Zoom Webinar goes Live
09:30 - 09:40
  • Ian Rodd - Managing Director, Ward Goodman
09:40 - 10:10
Keynote Speaker - The State Of The Sector
  • Rita Chadha - CEO, Small Charities Coalition
10:10 - 10:40
Is There Life After Covid?
  • Alex Picot - CEO, Dorset Community Action
10:40 - 11:00
Charity Investment Opportunities
  • James Johnsen - Director, Church House Investment Management
  • Paul Zoltowski - Client Director, Church House Investment Management
11:00 - 11:10
Refreshment Break
11:10 - 11:30
Accounting & Finance Update
  • Jen Richardson – Head of Charities, Ward Goodman
11:30 - 11:50
Legal Update
  • Sophie Cass - Associate, Bates Wells Solicitors
11:50 - 12:10
Charity Banking
  • Ben Harris - CAF Bank
12:10 - 12:30
Fundraising Update
  • Jane Galloway - Senior lecturer, Chichester University & Lead Consultant, Arclight Solutions Ltd
12:30 - Close
Round Table Discussion and Q&A
  • Ian Rodd, Ward Goodman
  • All Speakers

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