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

Selecting a new grant management system

11:00 Wednesday 9th December 2020

Toynbee Hall, London,

There are many suppliers and software packages available to the charitable sector, designed for managing relationships with supporters, grantees/partners, members and others, but how do you choose the system that best supports the specific needs of your foundation?

CRM and cake IX

14:00 Thursday 4th February 2021

Online virtual event,

The CRM terrain continues to be hard to navigate; software choices are still blurred; suppliers with sector experience continue to rise and fall; and the success stories are still hard to come by. This session offers confidential insights into the experience of a cross-section of organisations implementing strategic supporter, membership and case management systems. With case study illustrations and contributions from charity leaders, this session will focus on the risks still involved with CRM and the process, people and technology issues organisations need to grapple with to get it right.

Information security and cake

14:00 Wednesday 31st March 2021

Online virtual event,

In this session, we will discuss the pre-requisites for safeguarding data, and the measures you need to make sure are in place to meet an increasingly sophisticated array of cyber-security challenges. The session will draw on case studies from the sector and the subsequent discussion will cross the traditional departmental boundaries; so, senior managers have been invited from finance, HR, fundraising, marketing and communications disciplines as well as those with information systems responsibilities.

Data security governance and cake

14:00 Wednesday 19th May 2021

Online virtual event,

Many charities have long struggled to manage and make best use of all the data that is collected and stored across the organisation. With supporters and members themselves increasingly generating data that is important and relevant – whether that be through online fundraising platforms, registering for volunteer opportunities, or purchasing something in your charity shop – and many internal systems with important data that needs connecting, the questions of where and how to ‘manage’ supporter and member data are more relevant than ever.

Accounting packages and cake

14:00 Wednesday 21st July 2021

Online virtual event,

Following in a long line of annual accounting software sessions, this year’s event will offer an update on the latest developments for the sector and will also examine some of the newer products on the market. 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

06:00 Thursday 16th September 2021

Online virtual event,

Projects are about change. Whether you are changing systems, how your organisation works, or the services you deliver, you are most likely organising those changes as a project and using Project Management techniques to plan and deliver the required tasks. In this session we will explore some practical considerations and techniques to incorporate Change Management into your Project Management approach, and deal with arising unforeseen Change Management challenges. Through case studies and discussion, we will learn what has (or has not) worked well in other organisations, and what might help you to deliver your change projects.

Digital strategies and cake

14:00 Wednesday 17th November 2021

Online virtual event,

The COVID-19 pandemic impacted almost every person and organisation around the world, and the non-profit sector was not spared. In response to these challenges, our sector was forced to innovate at speed, and find new ways – often using digital tools – to engage with our audiences, support our beneficiaries, and provide our staff and volunteers with the tools to do their jobs. In this session we will touch upon some of the success stories, reflect back on how the non-profit sector has responded to these challenges, and consider what the ‘new new normal’ might look like. Which of these digital innovations - driven by the response to the challenges of the last 18 months – will stick; and what might this mean in terms of our future digital strategies?

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