Events

Each Third Sector conference is filled with ideas and fresh thinking that you can take back to the office. Following extensive research, we choose industry-leading speakers that will present the highest quality content that you need to push your organisation forward.

With groundbreaking presentations and case studies, thought-provoking discussions, in-depth round tables, insightful panels, practical masterclasses and hands-on workshops, you will be sure to leave each event inspired and with a head (or notebook!) jam-packed with ideas and steps to action.

Upcoming Events

Big Questions Live: What's next for the events world?

in partnership with: C&IT and Cvent

Date: 9 September 2021 2:30 - 5:00 PM BST
London's Regent Street Cinema

The supporter experience is changing like never before. So how can event organisers create an emotional connection with attendees through new digital or hybrid formats? How can their events reach the potentially global audiences that these formats bring? And how can the latest event technology provide crucial data insights?

We're bring together leading event experts to answer the big questions at our forthcoming live event and you're invited.

Third Sector Awards 2021

One of Third Sector's most important missions – and passions – is to recognise the achievements of charities and provide a platform for examples of good practice.

The Third Sector Awards provide an opportunity for voluntary organisations of all sizes, and the people who work for them, to celebrate their work and the real difference they make to society. After the extraordinary events of the Covid-19 pandemic, this has never been so important. 

Past Events

Third Sector Briefing: Essential Volunteer Management

in partnership with: Salesforce.org

Date: 10 June 2021 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM BST

Volunteers are at the heart of every successful organisation in the third sector. But what are you doing to manage your volunteers effectively and make the most of their skills? Third Sector's Essential Volunteer Management briefing, in partnership with Salesforce.org, will bring together leadership, HR and volunteer professionals from across the sector to share learning on how best to develop, upskill and engage your volunteers.

Webinar: Doing more with less - how charities can rethink, reprioritise and recover, post-COVID

in partnership with: The Open University

Date: 8 June 2021 11:00 AM BST

Lost income, the disruption of face-to-face services and the challenges of switching to digital have all impacted massively on the third sector, at a time when many charities have been seeing greater demand for their help than ever. And COVID-19 has only exacerbated the daily pressures that every organisation faces, such as leadership, staffing and volunteer management. With many smaller charities fearing for their futures, what are the most cost-effective strategies for recovery?

In this Third Sector webinar in partnership with the Open University, we focus on what every charity should be doing now, to survive and thrive in the long-term – from upskilling their people to continuing their digital transformation.

Third Sector Fundraising Conference

Date: 27th-28th May 2021

Third Sector's Fundraising Conference is a two day event.

The conference is overflowing with inspiration, innovation, and practical solutions to your fundraising challenges right now. From cause-led and supporter-first campaigns to diversified revenue models and digital fundraising, it’s time to step up and work together to build a bright future for the fundraising community.

Webinar: The mystery donor - how did UK nonprofits perform in secret research on online giving?

in partnership with: Salesforce.org

Date: 18 May 2021 3:00 PM BST

As competition for donors’ attention and funding continues to grow, are nonprofits doing enough to engage those who make an online donation? Salesforce.org decided to find out, becoming mystery donors to 630 organisations across nine countries – and waiting to see what would happen next. Their research has uncovered extremely valuable – and often overlooked – tactics that could be crucial in honing your donor experience strategy.

Join this conversation between Third Sector's Emily Burt, Salesforce.org and industry experts to discover what they learned and benchmark your organisation against your peers in the UK charity sector.

Third Sector's Tech Summit

Date: 11th February 2021

Third Sectors Tech Summit is a one day event and free to attend.

The event brought together senior leadership, product, technology, HR, and digital teams to discuss how to optimise the use of technology to operate a successful modern charity. With case studies from leading organisations in the digital space, we explored how your charity can boost efficiency, increase engagement and create more impact by leveraging the power of existing and emerging technology.

Webinar: Lessons from the pandemic: Rethinking the supporter experience in a socially-distant world

Date: 18 Feb 2021 11:00 GMT

COVID-19 has upended our world in more ways than one. It has pushed us out of our comfort zones and forced us to rethink the way we work, engage with supporters, use technology, and deliver impact. But it has also allowed us to reset and reinvent.

Supporter experience was one focus area that came to the forefront when we could longer meet in person. Editor Emily Burt hosts an hour long conversation, together with senior charity leaders and in partnership with Salesforce.org - discussing how trailblazing nonprofits got innovative and found new ways to deliver an exceptional supporter experience during the pandemic.

Third Sector Digital Fundraising Forum

Date: 15-16 December 2020

The Third Sector Digital Fundraising Forum is a two, half-day exclusive event. A Third Sector forum consists of two elements: Dedicated 1-2-1 meetings with suppliers and providers to create the contacts and gather the tools necessary to make your plan a reality and content sessions designed to inspire and encourage you to make the next step in your organisation's growth and development.

Third Sector Briefing: Wellbeing in the third sector virtual event

Date: 10 December 2020

The fallout from the Covid-19 pandemic has only just begun and with cases still rising across the globe, charities are feeling the impact. Fundraising has fallen. Budgets have been slashed. Many have had to furlough employees earlier in the year and now they are looking at restructuring the business and making redundancies in order to survive. Brought to you by Third Sector, the Wellbeing in the third sector Breakfast Briefing will feature case studies and best practice presentations from industry leaders and HR and recruitment experts that will outline how best to support your employees during this time of crisis.

Webinar: How to get the most from Giving Tuesday

Date: 15 Oct 2020 11:00 BST

2020 has been a unique experience with highs and lows – particularly when it comes to fundraising. With normality upended, it’s time for nonprofits to think creatively (and virtually) around their strategy for generating income. Giving Tuesday is rushing headlong toward us – December 1 – are you ready? This is a dedicated day for the sector; a day of generosity and giving back, to balance the heady consumerism of Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Every nonprofit has a chance to reignite lapsed relationships, ignite new ones and shout about their impact on Giving Tuesday.

Webinar: The Digital Imperative: Nonprofit Marketing in Time of Change

Date: 18 Aug 2020 11:00 BST

The world around us is changing and driving the need for all of us to transform how we engage, communicate and operate. Today's digital-first constituents have high expectations. Join us and a panel of charity digital marketers discussing their approach to planning for changing times and changing constituent expectations.

Webinar: Planning for the next normal in the non-profit sector

Date: 18 June 2020 11:00 BST

Many charities have been affected by the pandemic, seeing their income fall and demand for services rise. So what steps can they take next? On June 18th, we will be joined by a panel of charity CEOs discussing their approach to planning for changing times and for the road to recovery.

Third Sector's Fundraising Conference 2020

Date: 20-21 May, 2020

Third Sector’s Fundraising Conference, brings together the most innovative and creative fundraising professionals to explore the most pressing issues the sector faces.

Leaders in Charity Forum 2019

The fundraising environment is changing rapidly. The previous sure-fire income bets are no longer as dependable as they once were and new, emerging techniques are coming to the fore. This one-day forum will provide chief executives with an opportunity to reflect on their charity’s existing fundraising strategy and explore the other possibilities now available.   

Campaigns for Good Awards 2019

Leading Haymarket titles Third Sector , PRWeek and Campaign recognise campaigns that use creative ideas successfully to further positive causes, and also acknowledge the organisations behind them.