CYM | ENG

Wales’ space for the third sector

Cardiff City Stadium | 19 March 2020

Exhibitors

The beating heart of gofod3 is found in the interactive exhibition space. This year it’s full of exhibitions that encourage different ways of working, provoke debate and inspire change. Make sure you allow enough time during the day to visit them!

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 events simply register to attend and select your choices. Make sure you build enough time into your day to visit the bustling exhibition space though! To help you plan your day we’ve put together a handy at-a-glance guide. 

 

 

 

 

 

12:00am - 12:00am

Staying VAT ALERT

Capacity:

Timely reminder of the VAT Reliefs that a charity can access combined with VAT Headlines on topical issues affecting the sector. 

#iwill Leadership Workshop

Capacity:

Young leaders will be delivering a session for current and aspiring leaders on what young leaders can teach all leaders about leadership.

Cyber Insurance – why your organisation needs it!

Capacity:

With cyber-attacks and data breaches on the increase, protection against Cyber risks can no longer be ignored. Can your organisation afford to take the chance? This session covers: 

  • Introduction to Cyber Insurance 
  • What are the cyber risks to an organisation? 
  • The Cyber claims process 
  • Cyber theft and the need for a commercial crime insurance policy 

OpenLearn – the benefits of free learning!

Capacity:

We will host an interactive workshop showcasing the vast range of materials offered by the Open University in Wales and introduce the Openlearn free resource. This comprises of thousands of short, badged courses to assist with personal and professional development.

A Million Hands – The Collaborative Approach

Capacity:

ScoutsCymru are passionate about enabling and empowering our young people to take social action about causes that they care about. To do this, we have worked in collaboration with six other national organisations, selected by young people, to design activities for our members and help them change the world. This session will include a discussion between the partners and ScoutsCymru around what makes a healthy and positive partnership, a Q&A and a facilitated activity which will encourage attendees to make connections with others which could lead to potential partnerships and collaboration. 

1:00am - 2:00am

Supporting the development of Community-led housing

Capacity: 12

Find out how you can play your part in working with others to support more Community-led housing (CLH).  This housing model involves local people playing a leading and lasting role in solving local housing problems by creating affordable homes and strong communities.  This includes building new homes, refurbing empty homes and managing existing homes.

Types of finance charities can access

Capacity: 25

Financial Services Drop-In Sessions

Capacity: 12

Join one of our ‘drop-in’ sessions on Financial Services to obtain advice on their organisation’s specific financial arrangements, needs, and issues. Please sign up at our exhibition stand, as these are offered on a first come first served basis. 

Successful Premises Management - What you need to know

Capacity: 12

This property workshop from the UK’s leading property advice charity, Ethical Property Foundation, touches upon: 

  • Your trustee responsibilities in the management of Land and Buildings  
  • Understanding your assets; applying the principles of effective maintenance management 
  • To manage all risks involved in managing property 
  • To let premises, manage tenants and negotiate with your own landlords 
  • To identify opportunities to save money and generate income 
  • Understand compliance and legal issues

Get a slot at the confidential 1:1 advice clinic following the workshop. First come, first served!

2:30am - 3:30am

WCVA, Clore Social Leadership & Garfield Weston Foundation Partnership Launch

Capacity: 12
  • Partnership launch 
  • Introduction to Clore Social Leadership 
  • Introduction to leadership development models and capabilities 
  • What kind of leader are you? How does this affect you and those around you? 
     

Trusted Charity Session

Capacity: 12

Trusted Charity is a quality award which promotes collaboration within the third sector. We will host a panel discussion about Trusted Charity, including achievers and believers, followed by questions from delegates. 

Funding in Wales: a Conversation

Capacity: 80

This Q&A style session will give organisations and funders an opportunity to get to know each other better: their priorities, the challenges they face, the opportunities they offer, and the difference they make. This is an opportunity for both funders and organisations who have successfully or unsuccessfully attracted funding to ask questions.

What’s new for Active Inclusion

Capacity: 12

Funding is now available on Active Inclusion until 2022.  Come and find out what’s new on the fund and how to apply through our new multi-application portal MAP.  Meet the team and have a one to one where we will answer your questions and give you guidance. 

Charity Law Update

Capacity: 25

9:30am - 10:30am

Wales needs a charity regulator of its own, Joe Saxton, nfpSynergy (9.30am-9.50am)

Capacity: 150

Scotland has its own charity regulator. So does Northern Ireland. Ireland is in the process of creating one. So why is Wales tagged onto the Charity Commission for England? Joe Saxton will start the day by setting out the arguments why he thinks it times for Wales to have its own charity regulator.

How can a behavioural science approach be used in the voluntary sector?, Clare Delargy, Behavioural Insights Team (10am-10.20am)

Capacity: 150

This talk will introduce participants to behavioural science through the work of the behavioural insights team and provide ideas for potential applications in the third sector.

Digital Trends, ProMo-Cymru

Capacity: 100

Join ProMo-Cymru’s lively session as they discuss trends in current and future digital engagement, helping the third sector stay relevant.

Most of us have some idea about engaging on Facebook and Twitter but what about Alexa and Google Home? Discord? Instagram Stories? Logic surveys? What about people who are deleting all social media? Not sure what we just said? Then you definitely need to come along!

ProMo will lead you through the minefield of emerging trends and give you an idea where you can best invest your time to create social impact.

Trustees and senior managers- working together and avoiding disputes, Geldards

Capacity: 50

Things go wrong and disputes arise in charities when trustees and senior staff don’t completely understand their respective roles and how these dovetail together. Even if they look to their governing document, this will not necessarily contain the guidance they need.

This session will guide you from the basics of trustee duties and responsibilities through the complexities of trustees and staff working together as they should, to achieve the success of the charity.

Exploring Peer to Peer Mentoring, Development Trusts Association Wales

Capacity: 50

Join this interactive workshop based around the principles of peer to peer mentoring support and learn more about the work that Development Trusts Association Wales have done to date in their two lottery funded projects:

Enterprising Solutions: Where they help community organisations set up and run community enterprises

Renew Wales: Where they help communities tackle the causes and propose solutions to climate change

Strengthening the third sector- learning and inspiration from the PQASSO for Wales project, NCVO

Capacity: 30

PQASSO is NCVO’s quality standard that helps third sector organisations and social businesses improve and strengthen by identifying what they are doing well and not so well.

This session will explore the key findings from the Big Lottery funded PQASSO for Wales project and look at what the learning means for the future of developing strong third sector organisations in Wales. There’ll also be an opportunity to hear first-hand from organisations that are using PQASSO about how it has helped to develop their organisations.

Opening up education and bringing learning to life with The Open University, The Open University

Capacity: 30

Join The Open University to celebrate their 50th birthday and find out about their free courses and resources as well as our formal qualifications from Access to Postgraduate study.

The session will give you an overview of what The Open University in Wales has to offer and explore how you can work in partnership with them to reach communities and learners.

INFOENGINE - Wales' online directory of third sector services. TSSW

Capacity: 12

Infoengine seeks to provide information to people about ‘what’s out there’. Come and find out about how infoengine does this. We will demonstrate how to register your service on infoengine and how infoengine can be of use to you, your organisation, service and community. We will also explain how infoengine works with partner sites, Dewis and NHS 111.

Good fundraising matters: how complaints can help you fundraise better, Fundraising Regulator

Capacity: 12

Every charity needs sustainable and reliable income to operate. With cuts to government funding, public giving now accounts for 35% of funding for charities in Wales. That’s why good fundraising matters. Fundraisers must follow the rules in the Fundraising Code to maintain trust and support from the public, and make sure fundraising is done in the right way.

If fundraising is done badly, the public can complain to the Fundraising Regulator. In its latest Complaints Report, the Regulator shares the lessons that charities can learn to fundraise better.

In this interactive session, Board member Richard Newton will talk you through some of the most important lessons from the Complaints Report. He’ll also discuss how you can use this information to improve – or start – your own fundraising practice.

Positive learning from making mistakes in volunteering, WCIA and WCVA

Capacity: 12

In this session, we will use real examples to explore how to take a learning approach when things don’t go according to plan. We’ll first look at how to create the right environment for sharing mistakes, including dealing with ‘shame and blame’, as well as the kinds of questions we can ask to draw out learning. We’ll then look at next steps for exploring this approach with others in the sector, taking a growth mindset approach to consider small changes that can have a lasting impact.

People…Power…Parliament, UK Parliament

Capacity: 12

Come along to a brief introduction to the UK Parliament. At an interactive workshop led by our participation team, find out more about the different ways that people and organisations in Wales can engage with the UK Parliament.

National Milestones for Wales – measuring a nation’s progress, Welsh Government

Capacity: 12

The Welsh Government is currently consulting on proposals to set National Milestones for Wales which will set out the expectation of progress, including the scale and pace of change required to achieve the Well-being Goals.  This session is an opportunity to share your views on the proposed criteria for selecting milestones, the subset of National Indicators against which milestones will be developed and whether any amendments are needed to the National Indicators.

Volunteering, measurement impact and employment, Urdd Gobaith Cymru

Capacity: 12

Join this informal and engaging session for a discussion on volunteering, impact measurement and employment at Urdd Gobaith Cymru.

Coaching taster session

Capacity: 1

What is coaching?

Do you have a challenge, idea or future goal that you would like to explore with someone? It can be work or life focussed.

If so, coaching might be for you?  Coaching puts the coachee in the driving seat. It is an opportunity to bounce off ideas and formulate some actions to move you forward.

What’s on offer?

Coaching taster sessions of 50 minutes each. This will give you an idea of whether coaching is for you.

Who is it for?

Anyone who would like to explore a work or life challenge or goal. Just give it a go.

Who is the coach?

Mandy Williams is an experienced life and executive coaching, former employee of WCVA, now working at Swansea University and as a freelance coach, trainer and facilitator.

https://www.mandywilliamsconsulting.cymru/coaching

‘We are in this together – Active Inclusion’, WCVA's Active Inclusion Team

Capacity: 12

Come along to hear directly from organisations delivering Active Inclusion projects to find out about the support available to help you succeed.

Hear directly from project delivery staff and the WCVA team about the intrinsic benefits that come from a positive relationship between a funder and grant recipient.

You will have a chance to ask questions of both the organisations on the ground and the Active Inclusion team to help you understand how your own organisation could benefit from the fund.

10:00am - 11:00am

An introduction to Understanding Welsh Places

Capacity: 12

www.understandingwelshplaces.wales presents useful data about places in Wales in a format that is quick and easy to use. The website is designed to support and inspire communities, place makers, and policy makers to make positive changes in the places where they live and work

The benefits and barriers of crowdfunding

Capacity: 12

Crowdfunding campaigns raise 70% more in donations than fundraisers. However, the social sector has a slow realisation of crowdfunding benefits, with it making up less than 0.5% of UK giving. Two thirds of organisations do not have the knowledge, skills or capacity for crowdfunding, with only 15% using it. This session will look at the benefits and barriers of this income stream, as well as how to plan a successful crowdfund campaign.

DBS Checks – how to get it right for your organisation

Capacity: 12

The use of background checks through the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) should be part of the safeguarding procedures for organisations that work with children or adults at risk. However, many organisations can find accessing background checks confusing and are unsure which level of check is appropriate for their staff, volunteers, and trustees. Come to this session with the DBS to find out how to get the best out of background checks and keep people safe.

Working with Compassion

Capacity: 50

This interactive session will explore our Working with Compassion toolkit and how to spot signs of emotional distress. The toolkit has been designed to equip staff with the skills they need to act more compassionately in their workplace in order to improve outcomes for customers, clients and service users. 

Introuduction to measuring and managing social value

Capacity: 12

General Insurance Drop-In Sessions

Capacity: 12

Join one of our ‘drop-in’ sessions on General Insurance to obtain advice on their organisation’s specific insurance arrangements, needs, and issues. Please sign up at our exhibition stand, as these are offered on a first come first served basis.

Designing better services through digital

Capacity: 80

ProMo-Cymru will show how they use Design Thinking methodologies to build better digital services. This includes working with Public Health Wales to design a better digital sexual health service. Design Thinking is a method that can push the third sector forward by ensuring that digital services are designed to be community-centred. This talk will ensure that you understand the latest thinking on building digital services and begin applying the Design Thinking approach to your work.

10:30am - 11:00am

Fierce about fairness: leadership in the third sector, Cerys Furlong (10.30am-10.50am)

Capacity: 150

Cerys will talk about her personal experiences of leadership in the third sector as Chief Executive of Chwarae Teg, Wales’ leading gender equality charity. Cerys will talk about the importance of setting stretching ambitions for ourselves and our organisations, leading with passion, being prepared to fail but having fun on the way

BITESIZE: Creating a mission-led brand, designdough

Capacity: 12

This session will look at ways of defining the mission, vision and purpose for your brand and how communicating this to your audience can boost impact.

11:00am - 12:00pm

Digital support for your organistion, Microsoft, Class Networks and Wales Cooperative Centre

Capacity: 150

Digital technology has the power to tackle social and economic challenges and can dramatically improve the impact, effectiveness and efficiency of organisations. But evidence shows that its potential is not being realised, particularly in the charity and social business sectors.

Facilitated by the Wales Co-operative Centre, which is itself on a journey of digital transformation, this session will highlight the ways in which Microsoft and Class Networks can help Third Sector organisations improve efficiency, work collaboratively, manage supporters, increase security, comply with legislation and save costs.

The role of the third sector in delivering seamless care, British Red Cross and Age Alliance Wales

Capacity: 100

Join the members of Age Alliance Wales to discuss the role of the third sector in supporting health and social care to deliver seamless care. It will consider the benefits and pitfalls, the barriers to fulfilling this role as well as looking at how can the third sector be better enabled to undertake this role?

Card Payments Made Simpler, Barclays

Capacity: 50

The world of card payments is ever changing and ever more quickly it seems. Whether it be collecting a card payment via a contactless enabled donation bucket to purchasing those urgently required business items online, cards can be the solution. During this session we talk through the innovative, award winning products and services that Barclaycard can offer from both a card issuing and card acceptance perspective.

Inclusion and Diversity in the workplace, Leonard Cheshire

Capacity: 50

This session offers an introduction on how to make your organisation a more inclusive and diverse work place. It will break down the barriers associated with employing disabled people and how as an organisation you can be a pioneer in supporting disabled people to live, learn and work as independently as they choose.

Tending to your roots: top tips to help charitable groups succeed at online fundraising, Localgiving

Capacity: 30

Localgiving helps small charities and community groups explore online fundraising. Are you interested in building sustainable income streams, developing your supporter base and raising unrestricted funding for core costs? Online fundraising is very easy and very cost effective. They support groups from the point of creating a donation page, to running online appeals and encouraging individuals to fundraise for you. Find out more about how they can support you at this session.

Care to Cooperate': Micro co-ops are 'exempt' from registering as a domiciliary care service… want to know why?, Wales Co-operative Centre 'Care to Co-operate'

Capacity: 30

Stimulating debate about the micro co-operatives and how they give citizens control over their care services without registering as a domiciliary care agency. The benefits to the citizens and the Personal Assistant workforce need to be understood. Come along to this session to learn how micro co-operative can help you and your community and what’s on offer from the Care to Co-operative service.

Using Welsh on social media, Welsh Language Commissioner

Capacity: 12

Do you use social media in your organisation and want to know more about using the Welsh language? This session by the Welsh Language Commissioner’s ‘Hybu’ team will look at case studies and good practice, as well as practical advice on using Welsh on social media.

Improve your governance in 12 steps, Geldards

Capacity: 12

Reviewing your charity’s governance can be a daunting task and it is often ignored until a significant oversight occurs. Adopting a proactive rather than a reactive approach to governance review can save costs, time and stress in the long run. With the Charity Commission’s continued focus on regulation and governance, Geldards’ aim is to provide you with a helpful starting point in getting to grips with reviewing your charity’s governance.

Empowering communities in the context of Brexit, WCVA 3-Set Team

Capacity: 12

Many communities benefit from a range of non-statutory services which are delivered by third sector organisations in Wales. These help to keep our communities resilient and connected. We don’t yet know how and to what extent, the Brexit process will impact on the delivery of these services and the organisations that deliver them (e.g. their reliance on EU workers and financial viability for example). WCVA, in partnership with Welsh Government, has established a project (with funding from the EU Transition Fund) to help us better understand the impacts and to support the sector in Wales to plan for the different eventualities arising from Brexit. Join us to give your perspective and find out more about the project.

‘We are in this together – Active Inclusion’, WCVA's Active Inclusion Team

Capacity: 12

Come along to hear directly from organisations delivering Active Inclusion projects to find out about the support available to help you succeed.

Hear directly from project delivery staff and the WCVA team about the intrinsic benefits that come from a positive relationship between a funder and grant recipient.

You will have a chance to ask questions of both the organisations on the ground and the Active Inclusion team to help you understand how your own organisation could benefit from the fund.

Trustees – Do you know the risks? All you need to know about trustees Indemnity Insurance, Keegan & Pennykid

Capacity: 12

The legal obligations of trustees, which include compliance with law and regulation, are generally as onerous as those of a director of a company. In some cases the nature of the charity will be such that there will be the real possibility of personal liability, for example where there is active fundraising, the organisation of events, counselling, assistance or the provision of information. We will discuss how Charity Trustees Indemnity Insurance provides an indemnity to trustees, directors and officers of an unincorporated charity or service company (such as a trading subsidiary) and the equivalent cover for personal liability of officers and committee members of unincorporated associations.

Coaching taster session

Capacity: 1

What is coaching?

Do you have a challenge, idea or future goal that you would like to explore with someone? It can be work or life focussed.

If so, coaching might be for you?  Coaching puts the coachee in the driving seat. It is an opportunity to bounce off ideas and formulate some actions to move you forward.

What’s on offer?

Coaching taster sessions of 50 minutes each. This will give you an idea of whether coaching is for you.

Who is it for?

Anyone who would like to explore a work or life challenge or goal. Just give it a go.

Who is the coach?

Mandy Williams is an experienced life and executive coaching, former employee of WCVA, now working at Swansea University and as a freelance coach, trainer and facilitator.

https://www.mandywilliamsconsulting.cymru/coaching

Lessons from Wales’ largest asset-based community development programme

Capacity: 50

Join us to gain insight about what we’ve learned so far from Invest Local, Wales’ largest asset-based community development programme. We’ll be sharing the findings and learnings from the first three years of this innovative programme which is funded by the National Lottery Community Fund. You’ll also get a chance to hear about some of the work taking place in the 13 Invest Local communities, and the flexible and creative ways that communities have used the funding thus far.

Social Enterprise Academy

Capacity: 25

11:30am - 12:30pm

Diversity in governance: from why to how

Capacity: 12

A panel discussion on diversity in governance with practical tips on how to improve your approach to engaging and embracing difference into decision making. There will be a range of resources available and will include examples of best practise of diversity in governance.

Investing in Volunteers celebration

Capacity: 12

This is a mix of celebration and information event on our Investing in Volunteers (IiV) award. There will be a panel sharing their experiences with IiV followed by a celebration of the latest achievers. 

Tips for growing social capital in your community

Capacity: 12

Resource and budgets are declining but demand is growing so how can we make it work Investing in Social Capital and divesting in Unsociable Capital is the key. Learn about what Social Capital is, how you can generate it, and what its core assets are in this masterclass with directors of social enterprise Grow Social Capital. 

It’s your world, how do you manage it?

Capacity: 80

Risk Management and Control is an ever-evolving element of any organisation. We will address key items of legislation which then impose certain responsibilities upon you and your organisation’s activities including safe working environments and staff training. Information on the various types of insurance available that either meets your legal obligations or is worthy of consideration for particular activities that you may operate will be included.

Launch of second annual Youth Opportunity Index

Capacity: 50

The Youth Opportunity Index provides policy makers and organisations working across Wales with the chance to better understand the inequality in access young people have to learning, skills and work. Learning and Work Cymru will launch the second annual Youth Opportunity Index and provide analysis on the findings. Young people and organisations working with young people will give their experiences and ideas.

Collective Buying Power

Capacity: 50

Vibrant Nation brings together the collective buying power of the not-for-profit sector to create a marketplace to drive down the cost of services and products through developing shared services for the purpose of social good, not profit. This particular event will cover the services and support available with regards to Data, GDPR, Cyber Security and DBS ID verification processes.

Employment Update

Capacity: 25

Managing Stress Workshop

Capacity: 12

GAVO’s EPP Co-ordinator and Lead Trainer will give a quick overview of the award-winning EPP programme and how to access it. This will be followed by a delivery of some of the sessions that are in included in the Stress Management course that we deliver. This will be an enjoyable, informal, and interactive session that will leave you feeling relaxed and more informed of the services we can offer to both organisations and members of the public.

Welsh Index of Multiple Deprivation – how to use it to understand local areas

Capacity: 12

The Welsh Index of Multiple Deprivation (WIMD) was updated in November 2019. We will demonstrate the information resources, give background to the Index, and provide the basics on how it can and cannot be used. Find out about the 47 small area indicators spanning a range of topics, with several new additions this time. See a demonstration of how to access reports, maps, data, and more. Help the WIMD team with your feedback on what developments we should focus on next.

12:00pm - 12:30pm

The Future of Charity Digital, Zoe Amar (12pm-12.20pm)

Capacity: 150

Zoe Amar, digital expert and chair of The Charity Digital Code of Practice will take you through the key trends charities can expect, how to prepare for them and most importantly how to future proof your organisation in the here and now.

BITESIZE: Creating a consistent brand, designdough

Capacity: 12

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.

12:30pm - 1:30pm

Kindness and emotions – public policy’s blind spot, Julia Unwin (12.30pm-12.50pm)

Capacity: 150

It is fashionable to talk about the need for greater kindness in our services, and to call upon people working at the front line to be kinder and show greater empathy. And yet the real blind spot is in the way we organise, procure and support services, behaving as if public scrutiny, regulation and the management of risk are more important than the human connection which is at the heart of all personal and social change. In this talk I will contrast the two languages we use: the rational and the relational, and argue that we will not achieve the change we want while we fail to acknowledge the emotions at the heart of all that we do.

The role of the third sector in challenging racism, Mrs Uzo Iwobi OBE, Race Council Cymru (1pm-1.20pm)

Capacity:

To mark the UN Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination we’ll hear from Mrs Uzo Iwobi OBE, one of Wales’ most prominent figures on the issue of race equality. In her talk, Uzo will draw on her own experience to highlight how as a sector we can address racism. From board and workforce diversity to the deepening divisions in society, she will raise the key issues around race that many of us shy away from and challenge us to take responsibility for tackling race inequality and racism in Wales.

The power of the collective to deliver shared savings, Vibrant Nation

Capacity: 100

Reduction in public sector funding and increased competition for grants and donations, coupled with extra demand for services, has led to ever growing pressures on the third sector.  Whilst increasing and diversifying income streams is a priority for all, streamlining systems and enhancing services can deliver efficiencies and savings which allows an organisation to invest savings in the areas that matter most.

This event explores the opportunity to share back office support services, considers the benefits and pitfalls, as well as highlighting solutions and examples of best practice through embracing a shared economy.

*lunch included*

Why trust matters: maintaining public trust in charities Discussion with Richard Newton, Fundraising Regulator, Menai Owen Jones, The Pituitary Foundation, Joe Saxton, nfpSynergy and Harriet Morgan, Geldards

Capacity: 50

Research shows that in recent times public trust has declined across the board. Trust in politicians, trust in corporate institutions and trust in charities has fallen.  There have been some high-profile governance failures and questionable fundraising practices in a minority of organisations in the charity sector that have been well documented, but what impact have these headlines had on the rest of us? Join this discussion session to explore exactly why trust matters and what we can do to maintain public trust in our own organisations.

Daring to Lead in Wales- A Leading Wales Awards’ Leadership Conversation in association with WCVA at Gofod3, 2019 Leading Wales Awards

Capacity: 50

The 2019 Leading Wales Awards will seek nominations of individuals in Wales (in all sectors and at all levels of responsibility) whose leadership is courageous, inspirational and transformational. Nominations open on 9th April.

This leadership conversation will explore what leadership that is courageous, inspirational and transformational looks like to us in reality. Is this the kind of leadership that will help us build a bright future and contribute to building the Wales We Want? What do you think?

Contributors to our leadership conversation include Ian Price, Director of CBI Wales and Ruth Marks, CEO of WCVA and it will be facilitated by Barbara Chidgey, Executive Chair of the Leading Wales Awards and a leadership coach / facilitator.

7 things The Charity Digital Code of Practice can do for you, Zoe Amar

Capacity: 30
In this workshop Zoe Amar, digital expert and chair of The Charity Digital Code of Practice will guide you through the key points to know about the Code, what it can help your charity achieve and how to apply it. Join Zoe for an interactive session which will leave you with plenty of actions to help your charity be a beacon of best practice in digital.

Successful Premises Management – What you need to know, Ethical Property Foundation

Capacity: 30

UK’s leading property advice charity the Ethical Property Foundation is delighted to offer a property workshop for non-profit organisations. You will work with real life case studies from community organisations and learn how to understand your asset, how to apply the principles of effective property maintenance, manage all risks involved in managing property and how to identify opportunities to save money and generate income.

Get a slot at the confidential 1:1 advice clinic following the workshop. First come, first serve!

The Role of the Public Services Ombudsman, Public Services Ombudsman

Capacity: 12

Come and learn more about the role of the Public Sector Ombudsman including how to make a complaint about a public body as well as the information and support the Ombudsman provides to the general public.

Employment Law Update, Geldards

Capacity: 12

This session will provide you with an update on the key case law and legislation from the past 12 months or so, including developments in holiday pay, employment status, working time, discrimination and unfair dismissal. It will also take a look at upcoming changes and developments for 2019

How supporting social action like volunteering can boost your business, Cynnal Cymru and WCVA

Capacity: 12

Join WCVA and Cynnal Cymru for an informative workshop and discussion that will help your organisation to:

  • understand what is social action and volunteering
  • hear about the real business benefits – from a volunteer and employer perspective
  • identify opportunities on how to embed social action like volunteering into your business
  • identify next steps for your business in creating an action plan

As part of the workshop you will also receive information and resources to help you in developing an action plan for your business.

The workshop is suitable for HR managers, Sustainable Development leads/ managers or anyone responsible for developing a CSR policy within their organisation.

#iwill campaign / WCVA partnership

Cynnal Cymru is working with the Wales Council for Voluntary Action WCVA and the #iwill campaign to encourage businesses in Wales to support youth social action, like volunteering, campaigning or fundraising, a normal part of life for young people aged between 10-20.

The World’s Biggest Pyjama Party! How to raise money whilst breaking a world record, Mudiad Meithrin

Capacity: 12

A case study of a fundraising campaign by Mudiad Meithrin which raised funds for Cylchoedd Meithrin across Wales whilst setting a new world record. The session will examine the promotional aspects and how they managed to get thousands of people across Wales to support and participate including celebrities and Assembly Members.

Coaching taster session

Capacity: 1

 

What is coaching?

Do you have a challenge, idea or future goal that you would like to explore with someone? It can be work or life focussed.

If so, coaching might be for you?  Coaching puts the coachee in the driving seat. It is an opportunity to bounce off ideas and formulate some actions to move you forward.

What’s on offer?

Coaching taster sessions of 50 minutes each. This will give you an idea of whether coaching is for you.

Who is it for?

Anyone who would like to explore a work or life challenge or goal. Just give it a go.

Who is the coach?

Mandy Williams is an experienced life and executive coaching, former employee of WCVA, now working at Swansea University and as a freelance coach, trainer and facilitator.

https://www.mandywilliamsconsulting.cymru/coaching

How can funders and their grantees work together to tackle low pay in the charity sector, Cynnal Cymru/ The Living Wage Foundation

Capacity: 12

Many charities delivering vital services to the most vulnerable people in our society, have experienced a tough environment. In the charity sector, for example, more than a quarter of workers earn less than a real Living Wage. This event with the Living Wage Foundation, Cynnal Cymru and WCVA will be asking how funders and their grantees can work together to tackle low pay in the charity sector and ensure they operate in line with their values and objectives.

All welcome: to share experience, or simply find out more.

‘We are in this together – Active Inclusion’, WCVA's Active Inclusion Team

Capacity: 12

Come along to hear directly from organisations delivering Active Inclusion projects to find out about the support available to help you succeed.

Hear directly from project delivery staff and the WCVA team about the intrinsic benefits that come from a positive relationship between a funder and grant recipient.

You will have a chance to ask questions of both the organisations on the ground and the Active Inclusion team to help you understand how your own organisation could benefit from the fund.

1:00pm - 2:00pm

Integrating volunteering into health and care services

Capacity: 50

The potential for volunteering to contribute to our health and social care is well recognised but there are challenges concerning workforce and operational planning and development, local connectivity, commissioning, governance and funding arrangements which need to be addressed for volunteering to have its greatest impact. This session will highlight some of the ways in which volunteering can impact on health and care. It will explore what policies, practices and partnerships would help us to realise more fully the potential of volunteering within integrated health and care services in Wales. 

Sport for Social Development

Capacity: 25

Cardiff City FC Community Foundation will deliver an interactive workshop where guests can join in with Foundation beneficiaries, demonstrating how sport is a tool for social change. As a leading sport for development charity in South Wales, guests will have the opportunity to connect with the children, young people, and families who benefit from our programmes.

The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award: Impact and opportunity

Capacity: 12

An opportunity for Voluntary Sector Youth Organisations to find out more about the DofE. Delegates will leave with a better understanding of the positive impact that participation in the DofE can have on young people, how the programme is delivered, and how to become a DofE delivery partner. 

Impact Measurement – Problem Solving Workshop!

Capacity: 12

No one says that demonstrating impact is easy! But if you do it well, it can help your organisation to focus on its purpose, learn from what it does, and improve its services. Come along to this friendly, informal workshop to discuss impact measurement with other organisations, solve problems and share what’s gone well.  

Empowering communities in the context of Brexit

Capacity: 80

In this panel discussion with project stakeholders, we will bring together the work conducted through the Empowering Communities in the Context of Brexit project to inform the sector but also discuss Wales’ relationship with Europe after Brexit; the key message being that we are leaving the Union not Europe. 

Using Employee Benefit Schemes to Attract, Retain & Motivate Staff

Capacity: 50

The future of your organisation relies, to a great extent, on your employees, so attracting and retaining experienced staff can be essential. Whilst salary is important, by introducing additional employee benefits you are recognising their worth, which may discourage staff from moving to another employer offering a higher salary. Find out what these schemes are, including: introducing a Salary Exchange scheme, National Insurance savings, and triennial Re-Enrolment and Re-Declaration of Compliance obligations.

1:30pm - 2:00pm

BITESIZE: How to get the most from your marketing, designdough

Capacity: 12

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

2:00pm - 3:00pm

The future of civil society in Wales

Capacity: 150

Discussion session with Jane Hutt, Deputy Minister and Chief Whip, Welsh Government, Julia Unwin, Chair of Civil Society Futures The Independent Inquiry, and Peter Davies Chair of WCVA

Chaired by WCVA’s Peter Davies, this session will provide an unique opportunity to hear from two of the most influential figures in shaping civil society in the coming years. Jane Hutt AM, Deputy Minister and Chief Whip, Welsh Government (with responsibility for the voluntary sector and volunteering) and Julia Unwin (Chair of Civil Society Futures The Independent Inquiry and former Chief Executive of the Joseph Rowntree Foundation) will discuss and explore the environment in which civil society operates, the many pressures and changes it faces, what the future might hold and the role of civil society in shaping it.

The Crisis in public-sector procurement and how the third sector can help, Third Sector Consortium (3SC)

Capacity: 100

This session will cover the issues with public sector procurement and how the reliance on large national providers misses out on the expertise, dedication and quality that smaller (particularly third sector) providers can deliver.

Serious Incident Reporting and Charity Law Update, Geldards

Capacity: 50

Following the Charity Commission’s updates to the Serious Incident (SI) Reporting guidance, Geldards will take you through the revised regime, focusing on identifying what amounts to a SI and how and when to report this to the Commission. A brief charity law and sector update will follow.

Inspiring Impact – official launch

Capacity: 30

Third sector organisations need to get better at demonstrating the difference they make! This session is an opportunity to hear about the new Inspiring Impact project and find out how to get involved. Come and learn from impact champions in Wales and find out about how to get started on developing a ‘theory of change’ for your organisation.

Co-production in Practice: Better Together, Mirus

Capacity: 30

The event will share mirus’ journey to becoming a more co-productive charity; we’ll share what we’ve tried, what’s worked, what hasn’t and what we’re learning along the way.

We will positively challenge participants to think about co-production in their own organisation.

Come prepared for an interactive session where participants will be supported to share ideas, experience and learning to deliver co-production in practice!

Involving Spontaneous Volunteers in Emergencies, PAVO and WCVA

Capacity: 12

The help provided by spontaneous volunteers can be an important and welcome addition to the overall resources at the disposal of responders, but these volunteers need to be managed and involved effectively and efficiently.  During this session we explain and discuss whether, how, and when spontaneous volunteers can provide emergency relief. How this can be successfully managed and the role of the 3rd sector, Local Authorities, Emergency Services and in particular local CVC’s play.  During the Session we will introduce the recently written ‘Involving Spontaneous Volunteers in Emergencies’ policy document, which will help guide you through the process.

Ethical Property Foundation Surgeries

Capacity: 12

Funding from WCVA, WCVA Funding Team and Social Investment Cymru

Capacity: 12

If you’re looking for funding and want to see what’s around, WCVA’s funding team along with Social Investment Cymru will be running a drop-in session for gofod3 guests. Join us to:

  • try out the new funding.cymru portal
  • discuss opportunities for Social Business Growth Fund or Community Asset Development Fund
  • work out if repayable finance might be an option for you
  • ask any funding related queries

Attracting talent to the third sector, Recruit3

Capacity: 12

If your organisation is growing and you need a bigger team, how do you attract the right people for the role? This session will offer insight from the private and third sectors on how you can best promote vacancies to ensure they attract the right candidates. With input from recruit3 this session will cover what has worked for organisations in the past and also what candidates look for when applying for roles.

Coaching taster session

Capacity: 1

What is coaching?

Do you have a challenge, idea or future goal that you would like to explore with someone? It can be work or life focussed.

If so, coaching might be for you?  Coaching puts the coachee in the driving seat. It is an opportunity to bounce off ideas and formulate some actions to move you forward.

What’s on offer?

Coaching taster sessions of 50 minutes each. This will give you an idea of whether coaching is for you.

Who is it for?

Anyone who would like to explore a work or life challenge or goal. Just give it a go.

Who is the coach?

Mandy Williams is an experienced life and executive coaching, former employee of WCVA, now working at Swansea University and as a freelance coach, trainer and facilitator.

https://www.mandywilliamsconsulting.cymru/coaching

How to use video strategically to engage your audience, Rockadove Video Production

Capacity: 30

How to use video strategically to engage your audience

Video is no longer a tick box exercise; it needs to be approached strategically to achieve the best results and integrate with other marketing activity.

This session will look at the questions to ask yourself before producing video content to ensure you engage your audience, derive the most benefit and use video as more than just another tactic.

 

Data support for the third sector, The Royal Statistical Society, Office for National Statistics and Welsh Government

Capacity: 12

Want to make better use of data for decision making, improving services or measuring impact? In this session, you will find out what is available at no or low cost to your organisation. The Royal Statistical Society, Office for National Statistics and Welsh Government will provide an introduction to the services and support that they provide to third sector organisations.

2:30pm - 3:30pm

Womansplaining Leadership: gender balance in a world designed for men

Capacity: 25

A panel discussion looking at all aspects of leadership through the lens of women and talking with inspirational women leaders sharing their experiences and perspectives, covering topics including: 

  • What it’s like being a woman leader and the role of gender in leadership. 
  • The case for more feminine thinking and qualities in leadership to shape the future of the voluntary sector. 
  • Can we better prepare women for leadership roles? 
  • How can we encourage workplaces to embrace more female leadership? 

Young people making a difference

Capacity: 50

Promo Cymru have been commissioned by WCVA to work in partnership with young people to design, deliver, and host an online ‘making a bigger difference together’ film festival. Information, resources, and experts in youth volunteering will be available to speak to individuals that are looking to improve their approach to youth volunteering 

Should your organisation consider their own podcast?

Capacity: 12

3:15pm - 4:15pm

Brexit… One week to go…. Discussion session, Wales Civil Society Forum on Brexit

Capacity: 150

The UK is currently set to leave the EU at the end of March 2019 however the impact of Brexit will not end after Brexit day. Which uncertainties, challenges and opportunities will persist? What scope will there still be to influence? What will society look like and how can the sector help shape it? Regardless of the outcome organisations will need to learn to operate in an environment heavily impacted by Brexit, so come and hear what our panel has to say.

3:30pm - 4:30pm

Know Your Cyber Fraud and Risks and Citizenship at Barclays, Barclays PLC

Capacity: 100

Fraud Awareness for you, your clients and service users. With the ever increasing number of fraudulent attempts this presentation will look to raise awareness and give advice and best methods of protection. Barclays citizenship agenda is committed to providing 10 million people with the skills they need to move forward and create a thriving economy, by 2022. This session will explain the programmes and initiatives that Barclays has to offer individuals to develop their employability, financial, enterprise and digital skills.

Community Asset Transfer, Geldards

Capacity: 50

This session will provide you with an overview of the issues that your charity should be considering before it enters into a community asset transfer of property with a local authority.  It will consider what pitfalls there are for the charity to look out for, and what are the key terms that a charity would want to think about before entering into any such agreements.

Civil Society Research: Reflections on volunteering, participation and social change, WISERD

Capacity: 50

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 their researchers and hear about their work on volunteering, civic participation and social change.

Safeguarding for Charities, WCVA

Capacity: 30

The Charity Commission has said that “safeguarding is a key governance priority” for all charities, not just those that work with groups traditionally considered vulnerable. This event will provide an opportunity to hear directly from the Charity Commission and find out more about what charities need to do to ensure they have robust safeguarding arrangements in place, as well as the support that’s available in Wales.

Writing winning bids, WCVA’s Funding Team

Capacity: 12

In this session we will look at the key components of a winning funding application and consider ways of improving the quality and appeal of your applications.  The session will consider the most common mistakes made when writing an application and explore ways to ensure your application is clear and compelling.