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 register your interest in 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.

Please note that when you are ‘registering your interest,’ this does not guarantee you a place for that session. All places are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis on the day. By ‘registering your interest,’ it helps us to plan better on the day and make your gofod3 experience the best it can be!

Please retain your QR code that is sent to you by Eventbrite through email – either by presenting the email on your mobile device, on the Eventbrite app, or by printing out your booking confirmation. This will help us make registration quicker.

10:00am - 11:00am

Designing better services through digital

Capacity:

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.

Lessons from Wales’ largest asset-based community development programme

Capacity:

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.

Working with compassion

Capacity:

This interactive session will explore the Samaritans Cymru 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.

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

Measuring social impact – a taste of Social Enterprise Academy

Capacity:

A unique introduction to the Social Enterprise Academy Wales and its unique delivery style, this taster session will explore how communities can become more productive in generating income via interactive activity and shared experiences of fellow participants.

The benefits and barriers of crowdfunding

Capacity:

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.

Safeguarding - DBS checks – how to get it right for your organisation

Capacity:

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.

Staying VAT ALERT

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

An introduction to the Understanding Welsh Places website

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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. This event will outline the functions and analysis that make Understanding Welsh Places different to other data portals and include the chance to try out the site, ask questions and provide feedback. It would be helpful if delegates could please bring a tablet computer or laptop to the session. Some tablets will be available, however.

Introduction to measuring and managing social value

Capacity:
  • Have you heard of social value or social return on investments but you’re unsure what they mean?
  • Do you know your organisation creates social value but you’re unsure how to measure it?
  • Would you like your team members to think about the social value their works creates for a number of stakeholders?
  • How we can use data to influence decisions

Shaping brands that communicate purpose

Capacity:

Why does your organisation exist? Purpose doesn’t lie in your salary or your level of funding, it’s a shared set of values between the people within it. Joe Brown, managing director of designdough discusses his method for questioning, distilling and visually communicating a brand’s ‘Why’.

11:30am - 12:30pm

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

Capacity:

Risk management and control is an ever-evolving element of any organisation. Keegan & Pennykid 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 are worthy of consideration for particular activities that you may operate will be included.

Brexit – What Next for the Third Sector?

Capacity:

Following the UK’s withdrawal from the EU on 31 January 2020, all eyes will be on the negotiation of the future relationship with the EU. Join us for a discussion with stakeholders exploring some critical junctures in that process, and in particular around the role of dialogue between Welsh and EU civil society in the post-Brexit landscape.

Sport for social development

Capacity:

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 we are 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.

Employment update

Capacity:

Helen Snow Senior Associate, Geldards LLP will provide a general employment update of relevant case law and legislative developments, keeping you right up to date with recent and proposed changes.

Enterprising mindset for communities

Capacity:

An introduction to the Social Enterprise Academy Wales and its unique delivery style, this taster session will enable participants to see the benefits of measuring social impact and provide a brief introduction to measurement techniques via interactive activity and shared experiences of fellow participants

What can young people teach us about authentic leadership?

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Embarking on their own leadership journey, with an intention to make a difference to Wales, an inspirational group of young people say #iwill to stepping up to be the change they want to see in the world. In this interactive session they will share their knowledge, experiences and expertise on being young leaders in Wales today. WCVA in partnership with Step Up To Serve, WCIA, Scouts Cymru, Future Leaders Network and Boys Brigade.

'A Million Hands' – the collaborative approach

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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 that will encourage attendees to make connections with others which could lead to potential partnerships and collaboration.

Managing stress workshop

Capacity:

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.

Tips for growing social capital in your community

Capacity:

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.

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

Capacity:

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.

Open Learn – the benefits of free learning

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Open University in Wales and introduce the Openlearn free resource. This comprises thousands of short, badged courses to assist with personal and professional development.

1:00pm - 2:00pm

Empowering communities in the context of Brexit

Capacity:

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 and motivate staff

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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.

Part of the Fabric? How can we better integrate volunteering into health and care services?

Capacity:

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.

Leading in Wales - a roundtable discussion

Capacity:

WCVA, Clore Social Leadership and Garfield Weston Foundation launch an exciting three-year partnership to support social sector leaders and organisations in Wales. You will gain insights into the social sector in Wales and the impact of leadership development on the individual, organisation, and the sector as a whole. These insights will be brought to life by a Clore Social Fellow from Wales, who will then pave the way for a frank roundtable discussion with the audience on their own perspective of leadership in Wales.

Launch of second annual Youth Opportunity Index

Capacity:

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.

Supporting the development of community-led housing

Capacity:

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.

Impact measurement – problem solving workshop!

Capacity:

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.

Active Inclusion: Guaranteed funding till 2022!

Capacity:

Funding is now available through 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.

Community Foundation Wales - what's new?

Capacity:

Hear about CFW’s learning from research carried out with over 100 third sector organisations in 2019. As well as how you can get involved with a project to encourage UK based Trust and Foundation funding into Wales.

Should your organisation consider its own podcast?

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Podcasts have never been so popular in the UK. There are around 7.1 million people across the country listening to podcasts every week now, with listener figures continuing to rise. 2019 was ‘the year of the charity podcast’ (thirdsector.co.uk), so what’s in store for this sector and media in 2020? Listen to Russell and Rob, professional podcasters, and learn how you could make a start with this exciting media.

Successful premises management - what you need to know

Capacity:

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
  • Managing all risks involved in managing property
  • Letting premises, manage tenants and negotiate with your own landlords
  • Identifying opportunities to save money and generate income
  • Understanding compliance and legal issues

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

Keegan & Pennykid: Insurance drop in session

Capacity:

This is an opportunity for you to discuss with a specialist adviser your own organisation’s specific insurance services needs/queries. Please sign up at our stand before 12.30. This is on a first come, first served basis with limited spots.

 

2:30pm - 3:30pm

Access to Finance for Third Sector Organisations

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Climate emergency: how are communities and grassroots organisations taking action?

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A workshop session on how communities and grassroots groups, or other third sector organisations, can respond to the climate emergency. We’ll share recent experiences from some of the many community groups who have been supported to do this by Renew Wales and other programmes.

InUnity awards 2020

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Young people across Wales have created short films that tell their stories on how they make a difference to Wales and the wider world. This session will showcase the best five films submitted to the festival, and announce the two winners of the online film festival who have made the biggest impact on society. Come along to view the films, meet the volunteers, and celebrate with the winners of the film festival!

Charity law update

Capacity: 25

An update on the latest legal developments in the charity sector.

Womansplaining Leadership: gender balance in a world designed for men

Capacity:

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?

Supporting the development of community-led housing

Capacity:

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.

Keegan & Pennykid: Financial drop-in session

Capacity:

This is an opportunity for you to discuss with a specialist adviser your own organisation’s specific financial services needs/queries. Please sign up at our stand before 12.30. This is on a first come, first served basis with limited spots.

Active Inclusion: Guaranteed funding till 2022!

Capacity:

Funding is now available through 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.

How do you do Digital Transformation and not get technical?

Capacity:

As a Microsoft Cloud Partner, Class Networks is a specialist digital transformation strategy consultant and cloud solutions implementer for non-profit organisations. Each organisation needs to take its own personal digital transformation journey into and through the cloud. In the session, we’ll show how you how organisations like yours, have successfully navigated their journey and share the lessons and tips you can take away for yours.

The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award: impact and opportunity

Capacity:

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.

Introduction to measuring and managing social value

Capacity:
  • Have you heard of social value or social return on investment, but not sure what they mean?
  • Are you aware that your organisation generates social value but unsure of how to measure this?
  • Would you like your team members to think about the social value that the work generates for many stakeholders?
  • How can we use data to influence decisions?