Wales Group - St Peters Bowling Club, Carmarthen. Wednesday 1 December, £10 members/£15 non-members. The Institute of Fundraising has been asked to promote the Government's new Payroll Giving Initiative, which offers financial incentives to small and medium-sized enterprises to offer payroll giving opportunities to their staff. Email Dot Griew at: firstname.lastname@example.org
South West Group - Organic Farm Shop, Cirencester. Thursday 2 December. Understanding The Funders. Contact: Southwest@institute-of-fundraising.org.uk
Scottish Individual Giving Group - Glasgow. Tuesday 7 December. Sponsor a seat, brick, tree, organ pipe or goat ... Several charities organise something in memory of people who have died such as a plaque on a bench, but can we use this type of sponsorship to raise money and commemorate people in their lifetime? Email Lesley Giudici at scottishindividual @institute-of-fundraising.org.uk
South East Group - Phoenix Artists Club, beneath the Phoenix Theatre, 1 Phoenix Street, Charing Cross Road, London, WC2. Thursday 9 December, on the door at 6.00pm, £10 members/£15 non-members. London Region Christmas Social. Cabaret featuring comedienne Jo Caulfield, followed by a buffet. Contact Pete Coppola at Petec@cancerbacup.org
South West Group - Black Development Agency, Bristol. Thursday 9 December. Futurebuilders & Sustainable Funding. Email: Southwest@institute-of-fundraising.org.uk.