New format, new content, new ideas

DSC Charityfair 2017 - Arm yourself with the expertise and inspiration you need to continue making a real difference.

The work you do is fiercely important.

As the world changes, let’s adapt with it and become bolder than ever.

To go straight to the Charityfair programme information and to book online now, click here.

Charityfair 2017 will arm you with the expertise and inspiration you need to continue making a real difference. Get up-to-date with the climate of the voluntary sector, the changing digital sphere and don’t get left behind in the fundraising fast lane.

We’ve refreshed and packed our programme with brand new content to address the latest trends and challenges you face.





So what are Learning Labs?

Each Learning Lab (there are 18 to pick from) is a ninety minute training session, including:

  • 60 minute seminar delivered by a sector expert
  • 15 minute group work and discussion time
  • 15 minute Q&A session, asking questions to the trainer and guest speaker.

Book your Learning Labs now.


Inspirational Talks

Bernie Hollywood OBE and Julie Bentley, CEO at Girlguiding, give you valuable insight on key sector topics.

On Wednesday, Bernie will talk to you about how your charity can connect with businesses.

On Thursday, Julie will speak about women and leadership.

*There is no need to book these Inspirational Talks, just come along on the day in-between or after your Learning Labs.

Find out further details here.




Open Session with Cathy Shimmin

Got something more to say? Join us to round off Wednesday with an informal discussion about any issues you’d like to share. *This session is on Wednesday at 16:30. 

*There’s no need to book this part, just rock up at the end of the day after your Learning Labs.


Scrutton Bland Cyber Sessions

At 12:30 on Wednesday and 12:15 on Thursday, our charity insurance specialists will be discussing how the insurance industry has reacted to the increasing threat of cyber security and advising on solutions which are available to further protect charities.

*There’s no need to book these sessions, just rock up on the day in-between your Learning Labs.


1:1 Consultancy

Bring your specific concerns to an industry expert. Book your 15 minute slot by emailing Evangeline here.

Sessions are available with upriseUP and Jennifer Campbell on Wednesday between 12:15-13:15 and 16:30-17:30.

*Resource area information coming soon*



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