The Faculty encourages you whether you are responsible for a voluntary sector body or a purely commercial organisation to visit the Directory of Social Change website to see the range of courses and information DSC offers and which we recommend.  Full Faculty CPD will be given for engagement in DSC events.

As Winter Fair does not seem to be a regular project please see DSC connections to web pages below in order to update yourself on Charity and Voluntary Sector Training.

Funding Websites

Warning... these websites can seriously improve your fundraising success.

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The Charity Accountants Conference held Annually and organised by DSC 
Please see their website.

'Content of all workshops was very good, as was having time to meet and chat to other delegates and speakers - very beneficial'

Margaret Anderson, Finance and Administration Manager, Birmingham Contemporary Music Group           
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The Charity Accountants' Conference is the largest residential conference for charity finance professionals.

This event provides essential finance training for voluntary sector finance professionals of all levels. 
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Do you deserve a Social Change Award?

Do you deserve a Social Change Award?

DSC is pleased to announce the nominations for the 2013 Social Change Awards are now open. The Social Change Awards are for all those working to achieve a positive change in society - individuals, charities, community groups, funders, companies, public bodies. Click on the button to nominate yourself or your own organisation by 16 September 2013.

Do you deserve a Social Change Award? <a href="" class="link"><span>Do you deserve a Social Change Award?</span></a>

DSC launches Company Giving Almanac at House of Lords!

DSC launches Company Giving Almanac at House of Lords!

Over 75 people from the public, private and voluntary sectors gathered at the House of Lords on Friday 21st June to celebrate the launch of DSC’s new Company Giving Almanac 2013. Hosted by the Baroness Elizabeth Barker, the event was sponsored by haysmacintyre, with flowers sponsored by Mills & Reeve LLP.

DSC launches Company Giving Almanac at House of Lords! <a href="" class="link"><span>DSC launches Company Giving Almanac at House of Lords!</span></a>

The true extent of companies’ charitable support for UK charities and communities

The research for DSC's new Company Giving Almanac 2013 analysed the top 418 company givers, which together gave some £600 million to UK charities and communities (£470 million in cash). That works out as £7.45 per person!

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Spending Review 2013 - Key Points

Spending Reviews are when the Government considers the public finances in the round and makes its plans for a longer period of time than the annual budget – often but not always for a three year period.

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Charitable Incorporated Organisations take off in a big way

The new legal structure of Charitable Incorporated Organisations (CIOs) has taken off in a big way and is set to become the leading structure for newly formed voluntary organisations with charitable aims – especially for smaller and medium sized charities.

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Improving Your Time Management

The other day, I read an article in the Evening Standard (a classic for every Londoner I’m afraid), that said recent research tells us we need seven hours a day to ourselves. Yes, I can hear you all chuckling and making comments along the line of ‘yeah right, where am I going to find seven hours!’ ‘well that would be nice!’ and ‘try and get that when you have to deal with a toddler, a long commute and work being chucked at you in every direction!’

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The future of your charity is in your hands. DSC Trustee Fair is just over a week away - have you booked your sessions yet?

As a trustee, you have a lot of power. It's important that you understand what that power is, how to exercise it appropriately and how to provide the right level of support to your management team and fellow trustees.

DSC Trustee Fair, supported by Small Charities Coalition, offers high quality training specifically designed for trustees, boards, CEO's and any executives wanting to know how to make their charity board more effective - from only £25 per session (when booking more than four), bring your board!

The 17 workshops are intensive and focussed, covering topics such as The Board's Role in Fundraising, How to be the Best Possible Chair, Trustee Recruitment, Conflicts of Interest, Board Leadership in Tough Times and many more topics.

Sessions are filling up fast! Book your sessions now

Free Trustee Speed-Recruiting: 17:00 - 18:00
A fast and fun way of bringing charities and potential trustees together. Each pair is given a few minutes to talk before the bell is rung and all rotate. When both parties think they have found a perfect match, we exchange their details - sign up now here.

Free Governance 1:1 Advice Surgeries with Jacqueline Williams 12:30 - 16:45
If you have any specific questions on governance, book your free session and get some answers. Places are limited so book your 15 minute slot now by emailing Marina Doku at

Why attend Trustee Fair?

A unique opportunity to meet fellow trustees dealing with similar issues
• Attend just one or two sessions, or make a whole day of it with your whole board
• Take away skills and knowledge that you can instantly apply to your work

To book your sessions now please click here. Alternatively if you have any questions or require further information before booking please do not hesitate to contact us on 08450 77 77 07 or email

Kind regards,

Justin Martin
Marketing Executive
Directory of Social Change

P.S. If you have any questions, please contact us at 08450 77 77 07 or email We look forward to seeing you next week


High quality and affordable workshops for everyone


Winterfair Returns to Manchester

The Directory of Social Change is excited to announce the return of Winterfair 2011 to Manchester. This year we have joined forces with GMCVO and CTT to bring you a day full of workshops to boost your voluntary sector skills and knowledge.

Join us on Thursday 8 December at the Manchester Conference Centre and create a customised day of training from only £25 (when booking more than five sessions)! 
Book your sessions today

Action-focused, personalised day of tailored training

Winterfair presents bite-sized, action-focused workshop sessions that equip you with the key tools to succeed in different areas. From fundraising, management and leadership, governance, to marketing and sales, this training will reinvigorate you and your teams for the challenges you face. With 33 training sessions offered, you can create a day of training tailored to meet your needs. A few of the workshops being offered include:  
  • Securing Funding in a Competitive Environment 
  • Selling is Not a Dirty Word 
  • Effective Networking 
  • Social Media for Beginners 
  • Innovative Business Modelling 
  • Proposal Writing 
  • Full listing can be found online
In addition to the workshops, we are also offering three two-hour, in-depth masterclasses:  Alliances, Collaboration & Joint Working; Recruiting, Inducting and Motivating Volunteers; and Effective Fundraising Practice. The masterclasses count as two sessions when booking.

Affordably priced - send your entire office

Our Fairs are progressively priced per session so the more sessions you book, the more the price comes down. To make it even more beneficial, the progressive pricing can be used for multiple delegates from your organisation. Simply book all your sessions at the same time to receive the discounted price.
  • The first, second and third sessions are £35
  • The fourth and fifth are £30
  • And all subsequent sessions are then £25

Informative Resource Area

There will also be a FREE resource area available on the day. DSC and our partners GMCVO and CTT will be exhibiting and available to give help and information. DSC will have a bookshop you can browse and buy our latest updates on fundraising and management development. You don’t need to register for the resource area, just come along and explore.If you are interested in exhibiting in the resource area, please contact Annette Lewis at

About our partner and supporter

GMCVO (Greater Manchester Centre for Voluntary Organisation (GMCVO) is the voluntary sector support organisation covering Greater Manchester. Their vision is of a strong, diverse and influential voluntary sector in Greater Manchester. Their services include websites, newsletters, policy journal, accredited management and specialist training, consultancy, research, project and partnership development, support for community enterprise and hubs, database development, peer networks, conferences and events.  Click here for more information about GMCVO.

CTT aims to work in partnership with the third sector to support and guide charities and not-for-profit organisations in the UK to use technology to enhance the way they work and collaborate. Since 2001, they have bridged the gap between the third sector and technology partners to help organisations improve their effectiveness. CTT supports third sector organisations through a range of finance, communications and campaigning services, including CTTMail, CTPayments and CTXchange.  Click here for more information.

Sessions fill-up quickly so 
book your sessions now.  


Justin Martin
Marketing Executive
Directory of Social Change

P.S. If you have any questions, please contact us at 08450 77 77 07 or email We look forward to seeing you in December.