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IOF NW Leaders in Fundraising Network

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The Vegetarian Society

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Altrincham

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We are delighted to invite you to join us for the IOF NW’s first Leaders in Fundraising Network on Thursday 23rd March at the Vegetarian Society’s mansion house setting in Altrincham, kindly sponsored by Charity Careers North West.

The IOF North West is keen to ensure we offer support and opportunities that have real benefits for you. Therefore we are pleased to launch a Fundraising Leaders Network aimed at Directors and Heads of Fundraising or those managing teams and leading strategy. The Fundraising Leaders Network will meet twice a year and will be an opportunity to hear from specialist speakers, share knowledge and best practice and network with peers.

The first IOF NW Leaders Network will focus on how to manage change, deal with conflict and retain and motivate staff to build an engaged culture throughout an organisation. With speakers from both the charitable and commercial sectors this is a great opportunity to hear about the successes and stumbling points of those who have introduced organisational change, put your questions to the panel and network with other leaders across the North West.

Speakers include:
Kate Wood, Head of Knowledge, Culture and Office, Chess, www.chessICT.co.uk
Tony Okotie, former CEO of Liverpool CVS

(see below for speaker bios)

Tickets are £25 and includes a networking lunch provided by the excellent catering team at Vegetarian Society.

Please note this networking event is only open to people who lead their fundraising teams or have overall responsibility for fundraising in their organisation to ensure the group retains maximum value for everyone involved.

We look forward to seeing you on the 23rd March.

Kate Wood

As Head of Knowledge, Culture and Office Experience at Chess my job is very varied and I love it. Our vision at Chess is "Great Place to Work, Great place to be a Customer" My team looks after the Great place to work bit and are proud to currently be 2nd Best Company to Work for in the Sunday Times Top 100 list.

We know happy people make happy customers and it is our job to keep people happy while helping them develop and grow. We run the Office Experience, the monthly week long induction for all new starters, integration of all people from acquisitions, launch new products, organise all training across the whole group including The Chess Leadership Academy and the award winning Personal Performance Programme. Alongside this I manage the Culture and 55 Cultural Architects, organising the fundraising and wellbeing events while ensuring we protect Chess' unique culture.

Tony Okotie

Tony has over 15 years’ experience in the voluntary sector, mainly within infrastructure support organisations. He was most recently Chief Executive of Liverpool Charity and Voluntary Services (LCVS). LCVS has been at the forefront of social action within the city, and nationally, for over 100 years, operating a range of services and encouraging philanthropy in the city, and Tony oversaw the development of its successful new strategic framework ‘Together, For Liverpool, For Good”.

Tony had previous roles in the East Midlands and Greater Manchester, and during his career in the sector he has led and guided successful collaborations and mergers of infrastructure organisations, developed a profitable IT social enterprise and a local-giving brand and platform. He is passionate about the role of leadership, ‘people power’ and organisational culture in developing high performing organisations.


Charity Careers North West is a specialist voluntary sector recruitment agency. We are proudly based in Liverpool and work to help charities throughout the North West find and recruit great staff. We specialise in recruiting Fundraisers and Chief Executives. Find out more at www.charitycareersnorthwest.com

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