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.

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Accounting packages and cake

14:00 Wednesday 30th September 2020

Online virtual event,

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 case studies that exemplify the risks and benefits of real-world implementations. 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 18th November 2020

Online virtual event,

Projects are messy, depend on people – as well as the project steering group and project team, the sponsor, stakeholders, suppliers… – and never quite go to plan. Key to project success though are the project manager and team, but how do you resource the project for a successful outcome? What are the benefits and challenges of recruiting an experienced external project manager? Would it be better for your projects to skill up a member of staff to take on the role? Can it work to have a part-time project manager reporting to someone else on the project? What support might they need throughout the project and how can the project sponsor help?

Digital strategies and cake

14:00 Wednesday 25th November 2020

Online virtual event,

The focus on digital sharpens with every passing week; and the expectation among supporters, members, customers and others is driving the conversation to the highest management levels. But progress in many organisations is still slow; and digital leaders are increasingly concerned. 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.

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?

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