Every October we host our annual conference, but this year we wanted to offer something a little different. Introducing NPC Ignites—the day designed to challenge your thinking, explore cutting edge approaches and inspire you to spark new ideas. There are dozens of reasons to sign up, but here are my top six:
- Come and hear excellent speakers: Our sparkling line-up includes keynote speeches from Baroness Martha Lane Fox, and Julia Unwin CBE (Josepeh Rowntree Foundation), and an ‘in conversation’ with Dawn Austwick (Big Lottery Fund) and Dr Helen Bowcock (Hazelhurst Trust).
- Get ahead of the curve: From the data revolution to digital transformation, to localism and social investment—NPC Ignites will help you keep pace with change, and anticipate new trends and innovations to ensure your organisation is always maximising its social impact.
- Connect with your peers: Delegates already signed include charities (Leonard Cheshire, Mencap, Papworth Trust, Refugee Action, Shelter), trusts and foundations (BBC Children in Need, Helen Hamlyn Trust and Fidelity UK Foundation), and corporates (Barclays and Deloitte).
- Challenge your thinking: Innovative thinkers from our sector (and beyond) will help you question ‘business as usual’ thinking so that you can spark a new approach in your organisation. From speakers to participants, we will be mixing it up with leaders from independent foundations, business, charities and social enterprises.
- Bring a colleague and bag your discount: Are you a programme manager looking to understand how other organisations are improving their services? A CEO or trustee looking for leadership insights and the latest thinking? A senior fundraiser or communicator looking to learn from others? Or a funder or policy maker who wants to get to grips with new trends? NPC Ignites is for you and your colleagues.
- Be part of the sparkiest conference: In designing the day we’ve drawn on our unique experience of advising charities, funders and social enterprises and built on the success of our previous conferences.
NPC Ignites will take place on Wednesday 14 October 2015 at Resource for London, Holloway, London. View the programme and sign up today. If you are unable to attend, you can follow along with #NPCIgnites.