Wales Group - Ty Hafan, Sully, Vale of Glamorgan. Friday 22 October, 10am - 1.30pm. 'So you want to open a charity shop - the joys and pitfalls', and 'Meeting the bear: fundraising in schools' from the UK Volunteer Fundraiser of 2004. Contact cymru@institute-of-fund raising.org.uk
North East Group - Brandling House, Newcastle Racecourse. Wednesday 3 November 9.30am - 4.30pm. Regional Conference. For anyone involved in fundraising on a large or small scale, professional or volunteer. Contact Carl Chapman at: email@example.com
Researchers Group - The Meeting Place, 153 Drummond Street, Euston, London NW1 2PB. Tuesday 9 November 9.30am - 4.30pm, £25 members / £30 non-members. Annual Conference. Showcasing innovative products for prospect researchers. Cost is per person and includes lunch and refreshments. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
South West Group - Somerset County Cricket Club, Taunton. Thursday 11 November 9.30am - 4.30pm, £35 members/£45 non-members. Autumn Conference. Contact Isobel Michael on 0117 944 1200 or email@example.com
North West Group - The Dunkenhalgh Hotel, Blackburn Road, Clayton-le-Moors, Accrington, BB5 5JP. Thursday 11 - Friday 12 November. North West Annual Conference - Unlock your Potential. Topics include the Charities Bill and Maintaining Motivation. The Institute's Introduction to Fundraising Course will also be run in five sessions over the two days. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.