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- Five bursaries will be given to charity workers to take MBA courses at Cambridge's Judge Business School. Candidates should have three years' work experience in the charity or public sector and be able to make a clear case for how they will use their skills to help charities. Applications must be in by 25 April. For more information, see

- A venture philanthropy fund has created a part- time leadership training programme for the chief executives of charities it supports. The Private Equity Foundation, which invests in charities working with disadvantaged young people, is offering the new nine-month course, called the Full Potential Leadership Programme, free of charge.

- A weekend forum on the use of IT in social innovation will take place at the Saltire Centre in Glasgow from 19 to 21 June. Website designers will spend the weekend working on web-based solutions to social problems. Anyone interested in taking part in the Social Innovation Camp should submit their ideas for using the web to

- Auditor Haysmacintyre will host a seminar for grant-making charities on bench-marking investment and public benefit reporting on 27 April. The free event will run from 9.30am to 1.30pm at Fairfax House, London. Speakers include Philip Kirkpatrick from law firm Bates Wells & Braithwaite and senior advisers from Haysmacin-tyre. For more information, email

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