CCPA National Conference - Are you ready for Charity Growth?

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Yarnfield Park Training & Conference Centre


ST15 0NL

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The CCPA national conference offers delegates a programme of plenary presentations, workshops and networking opportunities around the theme of ‘Are you ready for Charity Growth?’

Designed to support learning and professional development for those working within the childhood cancer sector the conference will be exploring the challenges of growing a charity; with specific reference to the challenges faced by operating in the ever changing digital age.

In addition to two plenary presentations, delegates can choose from a mix of practical and interactive sessions in the conference programme to allow them to explore topics in more depth.

This valuable learning and networking event is open to both CCPA members and non-members who are working within charities that share the goal of improving the lives of children and young people with cancer, survivors and their families. It aims to give delegates opportunities to connect and share experience with others facing similar challenges.

The conference venue, Yarnfield Park is a short drive (15 mins) from the M6 and has plenty of parking. On site overnight accommodation is also available for delegates making their own accommodation bookings.


9.00 9.45 Registrations

9.45 10.15 Welcome & Round table introductions

10.15 11.15 Keynote speakerThe challenges of growing a charity

Marie Peacock, Head of Income Development, Candlelighters

11.15 11.40 Coffee / networking

11.40 12.40 Seminars - Session One 1 or 3 or 6

12.40 13.35 Lunch

13.35 14.35 Seminars - Session Two 2 or 4 or 6

14.35 15.45 Seminars - Session Three 4 or 3 or 5

16.00 16.45 Keynote speaker

Karen McKenzie, Income Generation Director, Douglas Macmillain Hospice

16.45 17.00 Conference Closes

Seminar choices:

Supporting the support workers

1 Dealing with overwhelm


2 Support workers: your role in your charity’s growth

Natalie Kisby, Family Support Manager

Charities in the digital age

3 GDPR: managing the data you hold

Chris Watson, MD, Hyperlogic

4 Securing media coverage in the digital age

Ellie Agnew, Comms Officer, Clic Sargent

Diversifying and growing your fundraising

5 From donations to salesahow to guidefor a pop up shop

Rachael Olley, Operations Manager CCPA

Amanda Danells-Bewley, Danells and Bewley Consultants

6 Cashless giving: the choices for charities

Thyngs Ltd

More about our keynote speakers:

Marie Peacock is the Head of Income Development at Candlelighters, a regional charity that has grown substantially from just 3 members of staff to 22 over the last 6 years. She is responsible for volunteering and marketing across the organisation and all aspects of income generation, including community, corporate, trusts and capital appeals; as well as developing new income streams to support the future work of the charity and to ensure sustainability.

Karen McKenzie is Income Generation Director for Douglas Macmillan Hospice, in Stoke on Trent and since 1990 has worked within the voluntary sector; for national and regional charities, both large and small and at most levels including operational, management and latterly strategic. As a Trustee of the Institute of Fundraising, since 2014, Karen values the development of the fundraisers and voluntary income generators of the future.

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