North West Group - The Dunkenhalgh Hotel, Blackburn Road, Accrington, Lancashire, BB5 5JP - Thursday 11 - Friday 12 November. North West Annual Conference - Unlock your Potential. Sessions cover hot topics such as the Charities Bill and Life After the December Giving Campaign, as well as personal development issues such as Maintaining Motivation. The Institute's Introduction to Fundraising Course will also be run in five sessions over the two days. For further information, please contact northwest@ institute-of-fundraising.org.uk
Trusts Group - Abbey Community Centre, 34, Great Smith Street, London SW1P 3BU. Thursday 18 November 1pm - 4.45pm, £12.50 members, £15 non-members. Meeting & AGM Speakers include: Sarah Ridley of Tubney Trust, Mahpara Thompson of Carnegie Trust, Eileen Terry of John Ellerman Foundation. For further details, please contact David Tatham, group secretary, at firstname.lastname@example.org
Scotland Group - The Westburn Lounge, Westburn Park, Aberdeen. Thursday 18 November 12.30pm. Informal Networking Meeting. Contact Lorna Christie for dates and times. Telephone Cornerstone Community Care on 01224 213103.
Wales Group - Sketty Hall, Swansea. Friday 19 November, £50 members/£60 non-members. Annual Conference. Funding for keeps: Talk to the experts on identifying funding sources and sustaining your organisation. Speakers include Robin Jones, Milestone Research; Nigel Griffiths, Sefydliad; Jonathan Brown, Giving Wales; and Kathy Brown, Barclays Bank.