Previous Events

Please note that Adapta’s “Answer Time” and “Cake” sessions cover topics at a broad level, and as such any information provided is given for general purposes only and does not constitute professional advice. Participants should not act on the basis of any information provided during a session or in any of its supporting materials without obtaining proper professional advice specific to their situation. Adapta makes reasonable efforts to ensure that the information provided is accurate and reliable, however no warranty is given and it may be subject to change at any time.


Marketing technology - a briefing for non-profits

Marketing technology - a briefing for non-profits

Thursday 25th April 2024 at 14:00 GMT

Virtual Zoom event - 14.00-15.15. ,

£0.00    100

Hear from Adapta’s Keith Collins and Sian Smith as we explore how the marketing technology landscape is evolving for non-profits, and how and where we see organisations getting maximum benefit from an investment in these tools. In this live webinar and Q&A session we will touch upon some of the latest developments in the offerings, how some of these solutions relate to other tools – i.e. data management, CRM – and take a look at the various use cases for digital marketing platforms.

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Data: Thinking strategically, and making it real (and cake)

Data: Thinking strategically, and making it real (and cake)

Tuesday 26th March 2024 at 14:00 GMT

Royal College of Nursing , 20 Cavendish Square , London , W1G 0RN

£0.00    45

Third sector organisations who do not have data on the top table as a genuine strategic concern ultimately may struggle to stay fit in the future. Building the right data and knowledge assets is a long term game – if you haven’t started this journey yet then this session is for you. This event will help you understand what a third sector data strategy actually looks like and make some suggestions on how you can actually implement one to ultimately improve your knowledge and ability to deliver your mission.

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AI - What it means for charities

AI - What it means for charities

Wednesday 6th March 2024 at 14:00 GMT

Virtual Zoom event - 14.00-15.15 ,

£0.00    60

In this live webinar and Q&A session we will hope to demystify the topic of AI, fostering confidence in its adoption and helping charities and non-profits organisations ready themselves for the opportunities and challenges that AI will bring. Attendees will leave empowered with some great ideas on how to create concrete strategies to enhance efficiency, amplify outreach, and adapt to a dynamic future.

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DPA, Information Security and Cake

DPA, Information Security and Cake

Wednesday 7th February 2024 at 14:00 GMT

Royal College of Nursing , 20 Cavendish Square , London , W1G 0RN

£0.00    45

During this session, we will explore topics such as the latest developments in relation to the new UK Data Protection and Digital Information Bill, the latest risks and threats in relation to cyber security, and what all of that might mean for your organisation. As well as covering relevant emerging topics, we will also give consideration to timeless management principles that can help you stay in control, get people engaged (enthusiastic, even!) about the topic, and turn rigorous protection of your data assets into something that clearly benefits the organisation rather than having it feeling like a compliance or risk minimisation burden.

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ESG Reporting - Zoom event

ESG Reporting - Zoom event

Wednesday 6th December 2023 at 14:00 GMT

Virtual Zoom event - 14.00-15.15 ,

£0.00    30

Attendees will acquire actionable insights on effectively integrating ESG reporting within their organisation, gaining step-by-step strategies to assess, measure, and disclose environmental, social and governance factors. Participants will understand how ESG reporting enhances transparency, fostering deeper engagement with donors, volunteers, and supporters. They will also learn how to communicate their organisations commitment to sustainable practices, boosting credibility and attracting increased support.

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AI: Rise of the machines and cake

AI: Rise of the machines and cake

Wednesday 15th November 2023 at 14:00 GMT

Royal College of Nursing , 20 Cavendish Square , London , W1G 0RN

£0.00    40

Join the team at Adapta for this immersive AI-focused event. Attendees will gain invaluable insights into the symbiotic relationship between Artificial Intelligence and UK charities. Through captivating discussions and insightful presentations, participants will be able to grasp a profound understanding of AI's potential to revolutionise their organisations operations, donor engagement, and impact measurement.

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CRM and Customer Data - Zoom event

CRM and Customer Data - Zoom event

Tuesday 10th October 2023 at 14:00 GMT

Virtual Zoom event - 14.00-15.15 ,

£0.00    100

Attendees will gain a clear understanding of how a Customer Data Platform (CDP) can help their Not-for-profit organisation, effectively organise and utilise donor data from various sources, enabling personalised communication and tailored outreach strategies. The session will also showcase how a CDP empowers Not-for-profit organisations to create more meaningful interactions with donors by providing a comprehensive view of donor preferences and behaviours, leading to improved engagement, targeted campaigns, and ultimately, increased support.

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CRM, customer data and cake

CRM, customer data and cake

Wednesday 27th September 2023 at 14:00 GMT

Royal College of Nursing , 20 Cavendish Square , London , W1G 0RN

£0.00    45

In this session we will discuss customer relationship management as a business strategy and outline the underpinning data and technology capabilities you may need to realise such strategies. We will be talking about products that describe themselves as “CRMs” to products that describe themselves as “CDPs” and everything in between. Adapta will present this in a pragmatic, plain English overview of where we find ourselves today through our experience with numerous sector clients. Additionally, we will hear from other third sector organisations about where they are on their technology journey to better find and engage their supporters, stakeholders or beneficiaries.

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Digital strategies and cake

Digital strategies and cake

Thursday 13th July 2023 at 14:00 GMT

Royal College of Nursing , 20 Cavendish Square , London , W1G 0RN

£0.00    45

COVID provided the impetus for digital transformation to become a mainstream trustee topic – but what exactly is involved in a digital transformation and where do you start? What does a strategy to transform your organisation look like? In this session we will discuss the key elements to an effective digital strategy and practical ideas for how you can develop one. We’ll hear from leading organisations about where they’ve been successful, where they’ve struggled and how they overcame some of the challenges they faced in becoming more ‘digital’.

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