CFN Conferenece - Only one week left to book your Early Bird tickets

07 April 2011

This is just a reminder about the Early Bird Rate for CFN’s Conference in Newcastle upon Tyne in June. It applies to all completed bookings received and paid for before 15th April 2011. You can also take advantage of the 10% discount when you book two or more delegates at the same time. Conscious of almost universal belt tightening, CFN has decided to hold the basic delegate fees at the same rate as 2009, regardless of the increase in VAT to 20%. Single delegate fees will remain at £375.00 for the Early Bird Fee and £415.00 for the Full Fee.

The theme of this year’s conference is Community Philanthropy: Engaging • Mobilising • Changing, and will provide delegates with the opportunity to explore and develop thinking on engaging with philanthropy and providing a first-class service to philanthropists in the UK and overseas.

A particular innovation this year will be a Commission of Inquiry into 21st Century Community Philanthropy that will be running throughout the conference taking evidence from experts within and without the community foundation network, in a seminar format, with a view to publishing a report covering the key areas of:

community transformation (new ways of mobilising community resources)
technology (new philanthropy platforms)
and social investment (new financial models)

There will be a high-profile line up of speakers ranging from key figures in the world of philanthropy and charitable trusts, to experts in the fields of social finance and technology as well as members from around the network, including:

· Sam Younger CBE, Chief Executive Officer, The Charity Commission England and Wales

· Julie Unwin CBE, Chief Executive, Joseph Rowntree Foundation

· Dr James Partridge OBE, Chief Executive, Changing Faces and winner of the Beacon Prize for Leadership 2010

· Caroline Diehl MBE, Chief Executive Officer, Media Trust

· Kate Adie OBE, Journalist / Broadcaster and one of the CFN Conference Chairs

· Thomas Hughes-Hallett, Chair, Philanthropy Review

· Jim Diers, Expert Adviser to Nick Hurd MP

· Dr John Sentamu, The Archbishop of York

· Michael Heppell, Author and Motivator

Browse the programme and book your place here: