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Adapta Events

Our events focus around strategic shared learning for senior managers to gain knowledge and understanding from peers with the key aim of drawing out best practice. At each event guest speakers from charities are invited to give case study style presentations, sharing practical insights into current issues facing the sector. This is followed by facilitated group discussion.

In 2018 98% of attendees rated our events as either excellent or good. Click here to view testimonials from regular attendees as to the benefits they receive from attending Adapta events.

If you would like to receive updates on our events aimed at charities, membership bodies and other not-for-profit organisations email us at paulstirrat@adaptaconsulting.co.uk

Data strategy and cake

14:00 Wednesday 2nd February 2022

Online virtual event,

Data has been called “the new oil” and – whatever one thinks about that analogy, organisations across the not-for-profit sector are becoming increasingly aware of the need to make the most of this precious resource – and the opportunities that it could bring – bringing our organisations closer to our supporters or members, delivering more tailored, personalised experiences and services. However, these opportunities come with risks – how can we best leverage the best from our data, but at the same time keep it secure and manage it safely, in an increasingly digital, online world?

CRM and cake XI

14:00 Wednesday 16th March 2022

The King's Fund, 11 Cavendish Square, London, W1G 0AN

Adapta’s CRM and Cake is one of the flagship events in the third sector calendar. Each year, the session provides a unique opportunity for stakeholders from charities and membership organisations to meet in confidence, take stock and share opinions of the CRM market. With case study illustrations, contributions from charity leaders and open discussion, this session offers confidential insights into the experience of organisations implementing strategic supporter and membership systems.

Data protection, information security and cake

14:00 Tuesday 24th May 2022

The King's Fund, 11 Cavendish Square, London, W1G 0AN

It’s hard to believe that it’s been almost 4 years now since the ‘General Data Protection Regulation’ (GDPR) took effect in 2018. So much has happened since then – the UK left the EU, Covid happened and we went into lockdown with video calls and working from home suddenly becoming commonplace. In this session we will discuss the data protection and information security risks that have become more prevalent during recent times, the areas where organisations should now be focusing their attention, and the measures that should be taken to ensure that your organisation’s data remains safe, secure and managed in accordance with good practice.

Accounting packages and cake

14:00 Wednesday 13th July 2022

The King's Fund, 11 Cavendish Square, London, W1G 0AN

Following on from the success of our previous accounting software sessions, this year’s event will offer an update on the latest developments for the sector, the state of the market, and will also examine some of the most common things that go wrong with a finance system implementation. Delegates will be invited to share experiences of software and suppliers as well as discussing examples of good practice for selecting and implementing the right package for your organisation.

Project management and cake

14:00 Wednesday 14th September 2022

The King's Fund, 11 Cavendish Square, London, W1G 0AN

Supporting people through change is a critical element in all technology projects. The successful adoption of new technology always depends on people, particularly with the strong values-driven ethos present in the not-for-profit sector. We know that understanding the impact of change, communicating the change, and supporting people to adopt the change is key to successful delivery. In this session, we will explore some practical considerations and techniques to ensure people are supported through your technology change projects, and to help you consider and plan for any formal HR activities which may be required. Through case studies and discussion, we will learn what has worked well in other organisations, and what might help you to deliver these changes in the future.

Digital strategies and cake

14:00 Wednesday 16th November 2022

The King's Fund, 11 Cavendish Square, London, W1G 0AN

What makes for a good digital strategy and where do you start? In this session we will discuss the key elements to an effective strategy; what that needs to address; and 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.