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National Social Giving Conference

Top speakers to share valuable insights into social giving

Nov 19 2013

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Top speakers from central government, the National Grid and Barclays Wealth will be among the authoritative figures who will be sharing their inside knowledge of social giving and investment at a major national conference. The National Social Giving Conference, which is being organised by The Change Consortium, takes place on Tuesday, 19th November in Birmingham.

The conference, at The Studio Venue, in Birmingham city centre, aims to build on the huge success of last year’s inaugural event, which drew expert speakers and third sector delegates from all over the UK.

Confirmed speakers for this year’s National Social Giving Conference include Kate van de Plank, head of community investment at the National Grid; Moira Sinclair, the executive director of Arts Council England; Emma Turner, director of client philanthropy at Barclays Wealth;, Alice Wilcock, director of innovation and partnerships at the Community Development Foundation and Michael Sanders, of the Cabinet Office’s Behavioural Insights Team.

The conference will examine the factors that motivate successful companies and wealthy individuals to give to charity – and what third sector organisations can do to improve their chances of securing vital social investment funding.

Specific topics for discussion will include the effect of the government’s localism agenda on social giving, tips on how to attract high net worth donors and induce donations, as well as valuable insights into how private donors are filling the ‘funding gap’ left by cuts to public spending.

Event organiser Andy Sinclair, marketing director at The Change Consortium, said that this year’s conference would be the biggest and best yet.

He said: “Last year’s first ever National Social Giving Conference was a great success for everyone concerned, but I think that we have managed to surprise ourselves with the calibre of the speakers for this year’s event. I am sure that delegates will gain invaluable knowledge and insights from our speakers.”

At this year's conference, find out:

  • How the Role of Giving is Affected by the 'Localism' Agenda
  • How to attract a High Net Worth Donor, What You'll Need in Place
  • How to Effectuvely Induce Donations, Large and Small
  • And How Private Donors are "Filling the Funding Gap"

To book a place at the National Social Giving Conference, visit:

Feedback from last year's National Social Giving Conference:

Thanks very much indeed for today. It was great to network and I came away feeling that we received great value for money from the speakers.”

Tim Carr, Director, Community and Social Engagement - Built Environment Division, Amey PLC

I really enjoyed the conference and wanted to thank you and the team”

Alan Lewis, Chief Executive - Liverpool Charity & Voluntary Services

Just wanted to say that I found the conference very stimulating and enjoyable.”

 Louise Evans, Operations & Development Manager – Craftspace

I really enjoyed the conference last week and believe there are one or two useful contacts.”

Andrew Porter, Vice President, Wealth Management, Barclays Bank


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Event Type

The Arts and Music – Theatre / Workshops

Event Contact Details

Andy Sinclair


0121 553 7160

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