CYM | ENG

Wales’ space for the third sector

Cardiff City Stadium | 21 March 2019

Event Schedule

We have a jam-packed programme of events at this year’s gofod3. Take a look below and see what’s on offer. To book onto sessions simply register to attend and select your choices or if you have already registered, visit the registration page, log in and choose which sessions you would like to attend. Make sure you build enough time into your day to visit the bustling exhibition space.

To help you plan your day we’ve put together a handy at-a-glance guide.

8:15am - 9:15am

Capacity: 50

Academi Wales

He has been called “the greatest leader that ever came on God’s earth, bar none,” yet he never led a team larger than twenty seven people, failed to achieve nearly every goal he set and, until recently, had been little remembered since his death in 1922. However, once you learn the story of Sir Ernest Shackleton and his remarkable Antarctic expedition of 1914, you’ll probably agree with those who extol his great leadership abilities. Drawing on this amazing and true story, Ian’s informative, interactive and energising workshop will demonstrate the critical importance of strong, purposeful and effective leadership in times of adversity, uncertainty and change

9:30am - 10:30am

Capacity: 180

Third Sector Support Wales

A shared ambition of government, public bodies and the third sector is to improve the resilience and well-being of our communities. With decreasing public sector budgets and increasingly complex challenges within our society, this seminar explores how we can work together differently at local level to improve the well-being and prosperity of our citizens.

 

Capacity: 100

Hugh James, Fundraising Regulator, Information Commissioner’s Office

Join this session for a discussion on the obligations of the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) with representatives from the Information Commissioner’s Office, the Fundraising Regulator and Hugh James law firm.

The debate will focus on key changes and strategies to help your organisation comply.

Capacity: 50

Chwarae Teg

A session exploring the benefits of a more diverse board with Louise Button, the Collaboration Partner at Chwarae Teg. The session will also feature participants and mentors from the Step to Non-exec programme, which works with young women on their journey to become a trustee.

Capacity: 50

Localgiving

Localgiving helps small charities and community groups explore online fundraising – over 250 groups across every county in Wales. Are you interested in building sustainable income streams, developing your supporter base and raising unrestricted funding for core costs? Learn about creating a donation page, to running online appeals and encouraging individuals to fundraise for you

Capacity: 25

Wales Cooperative Centre

Community shares can help raise finance to save local shops and pubs, finance renewable energy schemes, transform community facilities, support local food growing, fund new sports clubs, and much more. Led by experts from the Wales Co-operative Centre’s Community Shares Wales project, this session will provide a fantastic overview and how to develop a community share offer.

Capacity: 25

Voluntary Arts Wales

From knitting groups to community choirs, from traditional crafts to new forms of digital creation, recent research has demonstrated that taking part in community-based creative activities can contribute both to improved health and civic participation. Voluntary Arts Wales’s practical workshop explores the contribution that creative cultural activities can make to individual wellbeing and community cohesion.

Capacity: 12

Welsh Language Commissioner

This is a roundtable session to gather views and ideas from the third sector for a new strategy for the Commissioner’s work. During the session, there will be an opportunity to hear some feedback to date, including from last year’s questionnaire, and hear a presentation on Work Welsh by the National Centre for Learning Welsh.

This session will be held through the medium of Welsh and simultaneous translation from Welsh to English will be available.

 

Capacity: 12

Hugh James

With contested wills on the rise, charities are keen to avoid the emotional, financial and reputational costs of legacy disputes.

Senior Associate, Richard Adams, and solicitor, Ben Kinnear, in the Legacy, Will and Estate Disputes Team at Hugh James will provide help navigate you through the legal minefield and help you protect this much needed source of funding income.

Capacity: 12

WCVA

Volunteers, specifically those aged 14 – 25-years-old are keen to find out more about volunteering through social media platforms, such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. This workshop aims to improve confidence and skills among staff and volunteers who would like to use social media to communicate their volunteering opportunities to current and prospective volunteers.

Capacity: 12

Centurion VAT

Julie Rawlinson-Smith of Centurion VAT Specialists will aim to demystify the basic principles of VAT as they apply to charities. Topics will include:

  • Basic VAT principles and key terminology
  • Different VAT rates and where they apply
  • VAT reliefs for charities.

Capacity: 12

WCVA

Do you know how to evidence the difference that your organisation is making? Inspiring Impact is a programme that aims to change the way the voluntary sector thinks about social value and impact. This workshop will introduce you to tools that can help you develop good impact practice in your organisation.

10:30am - 11:00am

Capacity: 12

Wales Cooperative Centre

Molly is an accessibility consultant with a passion for inclusion, accessibility and assistive technology. An inspirational speaker, Molly will be talking about the remarkable impact digital technology has had on her life, and the positive difference it can make to people with disabilities

Capacity: 12

Wales Cooperative Centre

Agile is a process which can help organisations develop products and services in a highly flexible and interactive way. Join the experts from the Centre for the Acceleration of Social Technology (CAST) for a quick introduction to how agile works.

Capacity: 12

Wales Open Government Network

The Wales Open Government Network is collecting ideas from anyone committed to the values of transparency, citizen participation and accountability, and to include in their 2018-2020 Open Government Action Plan. Pop in to this informal session to learn more and share your ideas!

Capacity: 12

Designdough

This session will look at the importance of creating and nurturing a cohesive brand visual and tone of voice to help support the aims of your organisation.

11:00am - 12:00pm

Capacity: 180

The Wales Volunteering Network

The Wales Volunteering Network, in consultation with its members (across a range of organisations within Third and Public Sectors) has developed a paper to explore alternative models of public service delivery in Wales that includes volunteering, properly scoped and supported. Come and discuss the paper with Sandy Clubb, its chief author.

Capacity: 100

Darwin Gray

Brexit. Sexual harassment. The Gender Pay Gap. The GDPR. The Living Wage. These are just some of the hot topics for HR professionals and organisations during the last year. In this session Fflur Jones, Head of Employment and HR at Darwin Gray LLP, and HR consultant Joanna Adams will provide you with an update on new legislation and recent case law relevant to your organisation.

Capacity: 50

WISERD

The Wales Institute of Social and Economic Research, Data and Methods (WISERD) is undertaking a five year, multi-disciplinary programme of policy-relevant research looking at civil society in Wales, the UK and internationally. Come and meet some of our researchers and hear about their work on volunteering, civic participation and social change.

Capacity: 50

Adverse Childhood Experience (ACE) Support Hub Team

What would Wales be like if we used what we know about ACEs to inform what we do and our approach to services?  Get involved in developing this vision for Wales, describing how life would be different and taking a view across the life course to identify opportunities for prevention, early intervention and breaking intergenerational cycles.

Capacity: 25

Wales Cooperative Centre

The Wales Co-operative Centre’s Care to Co-operate project will run a short workshop on setting up a care and well-being co-operative service. Hear from Care to Co-operate clients who are actively running co-operative care services in their locality. Areas covered will include:

  • Why a co-operative service?
  • The pitfalls and challenges co-operative care services face
  • The stages needed to go through to launch
  • Success stories from across Wales.

Capacity: 25

Cranfield Trust

In the current challenging climate, having a strong plan is critical to preparing to meet and manage challenges.  This workshop will cover key aspects of business planning, with tips and tools to help put together a strong plan and prepare for the future.

Capacity: 12

NCVO

Whether you have seen the word PQASSO before and you are not sure what it is, or if you have never heard of it until now, this session is for you. This introduction focuses on on how you can use it to review governance and help identify and mitigate risk. PQASSO is NCVO’s quality standard for the third sector and social businesses.

Capacity: 12

Charity Commission

The Charity Commission’s vision is to become ‘Digital by Default’ and is therefore thinking more innovatively on how to deliver their services. They have adopted centralised Government Digital Services guidelines and this session showcases some of the services they are developing. What is your feedback?

Capacity: 12

UK Parliament

An overview of the work done by the outreach team at the UK Parliament – with a specific focus on our vote 100 campaign celebrating a 100 years since some women won the vote.

Capacity: 12

Centurion VAT

Julie Rawlinson-Smith of Centurion VAT Specialists will aim to provide an overview of current developments in the world of VAT with some pointers on where we are heading. Topics will include

  • HMRC initiatives to close “The VAT Gap”
  • Brexit
  • Making Tax Digital
  • Tax simplification

Capacity: 12

Future Generations Commissioner

A workshop from the Office of the Future Generations Commissioner providing advice and a toolkit to empower communities understand how they can use the Well-being of Future Generations Act to drive their own activities and to challenge public bodies to ensure the best application of the Act.

From the workshop, participants will get:

  • Increased awareness of the Well-being of Future Generation’s Act and the role of the Future Generation’s Commissioner for Wales
  • Understand how they can use the Act themselves to challenge decisions
  • How they can use the Future Generations Framework to influence infrastructure projects

Capacity: 12

PAVO

Clair Powell and Freda Lacey, Powys Association of Voluntary Organisations, (PAVO) have initiated and developed a team of highly successful Community Connectors, based in 10 community localities across Powys. They will facilitate a discussion on the role of ‘Community Connectors’, how social prescribing fits with this approach, how to uniquely work with people’s individual strengths and networks of support and how ‘prescription’ of community support makes significant difference to people’s lives. They will explore tangible results in balancing and reducing the need for statutory services and key challenges and solutions in effectively measuring and evaluating citizen outcomes.

12:00pm - 12:30pm

Capacity: 12

Wales Cooperative Centre

Molly is an accessibility consultant with a passion for inclusion, accessibility and assistive technology. An inspirational speaker, Molly will be talking about the remarkable impact digital technology has had on her life, and the positive difference it can make to people with disabilities.

Capacity: 12

Designdough

This session will help you understand how to maximise your budget through appropriate choice of print or digital outcomes.

Capacity: 12

Wales Open Government Network

The Wales Open Government Network is collecting ideas from anyone committed to the values of transparency, citizen participation and accountability, for commitments for Welsh Government to include in their 2018-2020 Open Government Action Plan.  Pop in to this informal session to share your ideas or to find out more about the Open Government Network in Wales.

Capacity: 12

Wales Cooperative Centre

Digital technology is simply a means to an end, so find out from the team at the Centre for the Acceleration of Social Technology (CAST) how you can use digital technology more innovatively to tackle problems, improve performance and meet your organisation’s needs.

12:30pm - 1:30pm

Capacity: 150

At a time of unprecedented uncertainty for the sector in Wales this panel discussion will consider some of the key funding challenges and opportunities facing the sector in Wales.  Chaired by Carol Mack (Chief Executive of Association of Charitable Foundations) the session will provide insight into current funding priorities and trends, consider the broad challenges facing the sector and provide an opportunity to ask questions of a highly knowledgeable and experience panel consisting of Caroline Mason, Chief Executive Officer of Esmee Fairbairn Foundation, Richard Williams, Chief Executive of Community Foundation in Wales and Rob Roffe, Senior Policy and Learning Manager with Big Lottery Fund.

Capacity: 100
Women’s Equality Network (WEN) Wales
Join the Women’s Equality Network (WEN) Wales, Women Connect First, NUS Wales and Welsh Women’s Aid to reflect upon 100 years of progress for women, with a spirited discussion of the challenges we still face and how we might overcome them. Following the discussion, there will be time for questions from the audience.

Capacity: 50

Hugh James

Trustees must accept ultimate responsibility for everything their charity does: its aspirations for the future as well as directing how it is managed and run. Emma Burns, Head of Employment Law at Hugh James, was appointed as Trustee of Breast Cancer Care in 2008 and was appointed Chair of the Board of Trustees in March 2014. Join Emma to learn more about how you can fulfil your legal duties when making strategic decisions, and feel confident in understanding the potential cost and risks involved.

Capacity: 50

Y Lab

Whether you are applying for grants, tendering for services or reporting to your board, effective use of evidence can strengthen your case. But gathering the right evidence, and making sure it is robust and rigorous can be challenging. This workshop will help you definine your research questions, decide what data to collect, which level of evidence is useful for which stakeholders and how to disseminate your findings.

Capacity: 25

Digital Communities Wales

Many people with disabilities face barriers to getting online, which means they’re missing out on opportunities to save money, look for work or find information. Led by the team from Digital Communities Wales, this panel session will clarify some of those barriers. They will offer advice to those already delivering digital skills who would like to better support disabled people, and to disability support organisations wishing to offer digital inclusion activities for the first time.

Capacity: 25

Ethical Property Foundation

For many voluntary groups, managing premises is an extra on top of the day job, yet bad management can lead to high costs, unexpected problems and even risks to the very existence of your organisation. Leading property advice charity the Ethical Property Foundation offers a jargon free, accessible introduction to the basics of managing a building. Visit our drop-in clinic with property managers and solicitors in the afternoon for free confidential advice.

Capacity: 12

Welsh Language Commissioner

We have recently published a new guide on grants and contracts and the Welsh language. Come along to this session to learn more.

This session will be held through the medium of Welsh and simultaneous translation from Welsh to English will be available.

 

Capacity: 12

 Time to Change Wales (TTCW) is the first national campaign to end the stigma and discrimination faced by people with mental health problems. We do this by:

. Enabling people with lived experience of mental health problems to become ‘champions’; delivering anti-stigma training and telling their stories.

. We encourage employers across Wales to sign the TTCW pledge to end stigma and discrimination within the workplace.

. We run social media campaigns to change attitudes towards people with mental health problems.

. We work with schools to change the way young people, parents and teachers think and act about mental health.

Capacity: 12

Hugh James

Join us for this session where Elinor Jones and Andrea Thomas from the Employment Team at Hugh James will aim to ensure you and your organisation have all the information you need about the new GDPR which comes into force in May 2018.

This session will be held through the medium of Welsh and simultaneous translation from Welsh to English will be available.

 

Capacity: 12

Repeal Act Alliance

As the EU (Withdrawal) Bill makes its way through parliament the Repeal Act Alliance wants to make sure that civil society is engaged and, where possible, able to lobby and articulate their concerns and interests. They have been working with MPs and peers to ensure the bill does not lead to a drop in standards or rights for citizens.

This is your opportunity to learn more and tell them what you think the implications for you and your organisation are, as we leave the EU.

Capacity: 12

WCVA

When it comes to digital marketing and communications that ‘content is king’, but how can you strategically use online content to raise the profile of your organisation? At this workshop, explore:

  • The different types of content performing well in 2018
  • How to create engaging content with a low-budget
  • Strategically sharing your content across social media.

This workshop is suitable for those who create digital content as part of their job role.

Capacity: 12

WCVA Active Inclusion Team

Come and talk to a member of the Active Inclusion team to discuss how your ideas could work as projects supported by the European Social Fund.  If your organisation could help people furthest from the labour market to improve their situations, through offering practical activities, training, coaching, mentoring or paid supported employment, we might be able to help you.

 

1:30pm - 2:00pm

Capacity: 150

 

 

 

 

Capacity: 12

Wales Cooperative Centre

It’s easy to assume that all young people have digital skills. But some, often the most vulnerable, don’t and as a result face major challenges and risks to their long-term wellbeing.  This session looks at the needs of vulnerable young people facing digital exclusion and what can be done to support them.

Capacity: 12

Wales Cooperative Centre

First Days is an online tool which helps organisations manage new volunteers from recruitment and induction to initial deployment. Find out what this new technology could do for you.

Capacity: 12

Designdough

This session explores how to prioritise high impact design projects to ensure your marketing budget stretches further.

2:00pm - 3:00pm

Capacity: 150

Understanding the opportunities and risks the future could bring is ever more important if third sector organisations are to thrive, or even survive. Crypto-currencies and Artificial Intelligence look set to rapidly transform the fundraising landscape. With boundaries across sectors increasingly blurred, will charities even exist in 2035?

How can your organisation plan ahead? Find out more at this panel session.

Panellists include:

Sophie Howe, Future Generations Commissioner, Louise Armstrong representing Civil Society Futures, David Holdsworth, Deputy Chief Executive Officer of the Charity Commission and Rhodri Davies, Giving Thought.

 

Capacity: 50

WCVA 

A workshop on safeguarding and governance; activities undertaken and hot topics from the previous year.

Capacity: 50

WCVA and Data Unit Wales

Join WCVA and Data Unit Wales to discover more about the brand new Data Portal for the third sector, launching on WCVA’s website. The Portal is the new resource for the sector’s data needs, containing continually-updated statistics relevant to all areas of third sector activity, from numbers of volunteers to sector income and beyond.

Capacity: 50

Hugh James

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which comes into force in May 2018, has been described as the ‘biggest shake up in data protection and privacy law in a generation’. All organisations collecting, storing and using the personal data of EU residents are affected by the changes. Join us for this session in which our data protection expert and Head of Employment Law at Hugh James, Emma Burns, will aim to ensure you and your organisation are armed with all you’ll need to know.

Capacity: 25

Open University

The Open University has a wealth of free content and courses on OpenLearn, OpenLearn Cymru (fully bilingual) and FutureLearn. From creative writing to voluntary sector management, there is something for everyone. Whether you are looking for yourself, your team or looking to engage learners in your community, this session will give you a good overview of what’s on offer and the chance for some hands-on exploration of the content available.

Capacity: 12

Ethical Property Foundation

Property experts will be on hand to give you a free and confidential 35 minute consultation on any property issue your charity may have. Follow up support available.  Limited spaces – bookable on the day.

Capacity: 12

NCVO

Whether you have seen the word PQASSO before and you are not sure what it is, or if you have never heard of it until now, this session is for you. This introduction focuses on on how you can use it to review governance and help identify and mitigate risk. PQASSO is NCVO’s quality standard for the third sector and social businesses.

This session will be held through the medium of Welsh and simultaneous translation from Welsh to English will be available.

Capacity: 12

SamKat

WCVA and SamKat have worked collaboratively on the Wales Charity Retail Outlook 2018. The research presentation will give benchmarks for key retail stats and insight into supply chain within charity retail. There will be best practice from the sector and recommendations on how to move the sector forward and increase sales and margin. This is a must attend for anyone within the charity retail sector.

Capacity: 12

WCVA

Young people in Wales are keen to be involved in their communities through social action and volunteering, at all levels, including governance. As the next generation of volunteers, trustees, community supporters and workforce of the third sector, this workshop will cover details about what organisations need to consider when they involve young people.

 

Capacity: 12

WCVA

WCVA is introducing a brand new digital volunteering platform in Wales, which will be a fantastic tool for event organisers. In this small, informal session, priority is given to who want to explore how the software might work for them – and to those who have experience to share.

Capacity: 12

WCVA

Puts the fun in fundraising.  A highly interactive, participative session providing an overview of current issues in fundraising and sharing the expertise of those in the room.  Suitable for beginners and old hands alike.

2:00am - 3:00pm

Capacity: 100

Brewin Dolphin

Having just commissioned one of the largest pieces of charity investment research in the UK in recent years, Brewin Dolphin will examine the range of investment challenges facing charities, within the context of wider concerns, further distinguishing the findings by organisations who make grants and those who fundraise and provide services.

3:00pm - 3:30pm

Capacity: 12

Wales Cooperative Centre

With universal credit being rolled out across the country, digital inclusion can be the difference between successful adoption and a potentially devastating impact on people. Find out how organisations in Wales are tackling this challenge.

Capacity: 12

Wales Cooperative Centre

Many funders have finance available specifically to support digital transformation projects. This session will highlight what funding is available for digital projects as well as what funders are looking for.

Capacity: 12

Designdough

This session explores how design can raise the impact of a message or campaign and why it’s important to invest in it.

3:30pm - 4:30pm

Capacity: 12

Hugh James

The prospect of “wasting” precious funds on lawyers’ fees can lead organisations to try and manage in-house or rely on advice from trustees. This can end up being more expensive in the long run. Emma Burns, Chair of the Board of Trustees of Breast Cancer Care and Head of Employment Law at Hugh James will help you navigate this challenging terrain, divulging some tricks of the trade.

Capacity: 12

PAVO

Clair Powell and Freda Lacey, Powys Association of Voluntary Organisations, (PAVO) have initiated and developed a team of highly successful Community Connectors, based in 10 community localities across Powys. They will facilitate a discussion on the role of ‘Community Connectors’, how social prescribing fits with this approach, how to uniquely work with people’s individual strengths and networks of support and how ‘prescription’ of community support makes significant difference to people’s lives. They will explore tangible results in balancing and reducing the need for statutory services and key challenges and solutions in effectively measuring and evaluating citizen outcomes.

Capacity: 25

ProMo Cymru

ProMo-Cymru will discuss how charities and social enterprises can better transform, engage and communicate the way they work with the people who use their services. In this session you’ll learn how to: make best use of social media, use free tools, co-produce content with users, understand analytics and be prepared for future digital trends

Capacity: 12

Welsh Women’s Aid

Welsh Women’s Aid will be discussing the response to the revelations of #MeToo and the #TimesUp movement in the wider context of violence against women in Wales and promoting robust workplace policies and training as a response to sexual harassment in the workplace.

Capacity: 50

ONS

This session will provide an overview of how data science and analytics are revolutionising the way we process and analyse data, using examples from within the health field. From accessing new data sources through to applying new analytical / data science techniques, the session will demonstrate the impact that data science is having on health data.

Capacity: 25

Institute of Fundraising

Hear from the Institute of Fundraising’s Committee in Wales about the challenges likely facing Welsh fundraisers in the coming year and how you can overcome them.  An interactive and engaging session aiming to give you practical actions and creative ideas to make sure your fundraising is fit for the future!

Capacity: 30

It’s still unclear how the UK’s withdrawal from the European Union will pan out but it’s predicted that the ramifications for the third sector will be significant.  Come to the launch of the Brexit Civil Society Forum in Wales, a partnership between WCVA and Cardiff University, which will host a series of talks from leading experts on key Brexit issues, including the Withdrawal Bill and its implications for Wales, rights and regional investment.

Capacity: 100

The Social Services & Well-being Act (Wales) came into force in April 2016. At gofod3 in 2017, a session was held to review progress on implementing the Act ‘one year on’ from the perspective of a service user, a carer, third sector representatives on Regional Partnership Boards and Welsh Government. This year, this seminar will look more closely at the third sector’s role in delivering the vision and spirit of the Act, including challenges and opportunities of co-production in practice.

Capacity:

WCVA

Are you interested in third sector leadership? Is there a different model for future generations? Can we lead in the way in a new type of leadership for Wales in the 21st century?

This workshop explores the future of third sector leadership in Wales. You are the experts and opinion makers, come and have your say and be part of an exploration into the future. This is an opportunity for you to be involved in shaping leadership at all levels within third sector organisations. Come and be involved in creating something new and exciting for Wales.