Conference Programme

The Gateway Conference Centre, Gatehouse Rd, Aylesbury HP19 8FF
2 October 2018, 9am – 4.30pm

09:00 – 09:30   Registration, Refreshments, networking and meet the exhibitors
09:30 – 09:35   Welcome from conference chair – Mimi Harker, OBE
09:35 – 09:45   Cause before brand – setting the scene – Diane Rutter, Acting CEO
09:50 – 10:30   Keynote: True to your Cause – Barry Clarke, Former Chair, Save the Children International
10:30 – 10:45   
Meet the sponsor – KCS, Daniel Gregor, Director


10:45 – 11:15   Refreshments, networking and meet the exhibitors

11:15 – 12:20   “TED style” talks – 10 mins each

  • Your mission, your story, your success – getting clarity about your cause and your story – Giles Robertson, Head of Marketing, In Kind Direct
  • 5 SEO things you can do now – Gareth Cartman, Director of Digital Marketing, CLD
  • Demystifying Google AdWords – John Onion, Founder & Managing Director, upriseUp
  • 5 email tips for non-profits – Gareth Cartman, Director of Digital Marketing, CLD
  • The magic of social media – Dawn Newton, Director, Morello Marketing
  • Finding my Sparkle – Joy Foster, Founder & Managing Director, TechPixies

12:20 – 12:25     Intro to afternoon session– Diane Rutter, Acting CEO


12:25 – 13:00     Lunch, networking and meet the exhibitors

Your choice of breakout sessions

13:00 – 14:30

  • Making your website work for you – Joy Foster, Founder & Managing Director, TechPixies
  • Attract and partner with communications volunteers to help promote your cause – Jenny Walton, Director of Charity Services, Media Trust & Hazel Finney, Lead – Volunteering, Community Impact Bucks
  • 10 top tips on how to make the most of radio airtime – Philippa Sawyer, Programme Director & Co-Founder, Wycombe Sound

14:30 – 15:00     Refreshments, networking and meet the exhibitors

Your choice of breakout sessions

15:00 – 16:30

  • Advanced social media – Dawn Newton, Director, Morello Marketing
  • Branding and Impact – Richard Collins, Branding & Communications Director, Ecobrand
  • How to get press coverage for your cause – Andrew Colley, Group Editor, Newsquest Bucks and Berks, (Bucks Free Press)

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