Digital innovation on the agenda at new third sector event for Wales

A brand new third sector event for Wales has been launched by Wales Council for Voluntary Action

| 6th Dec 16

A brand new third sector event for Wales has been launched by Wales Council for Voluntary Action (WCVA) to showcase the excellent work of charities and voluntary groups across the country, worth an estimated £3.7bn to the Welsh economy.

Taking place on 7 March 2017 in Cardiff City Stadium, the inaugural gofod3 will have a busy schedule of speakers, masterclasses, panel debates and workshops, as well as a lively interactive exhibition space.

Organised by WCVA in collaboration with the third sector, gofod3 will consider the sector’s response to an ever-changing social and political landscape.

Already open for registration, WCVA is calling on organisations from across the public, private and third sectors to book early to avoid disappointment. There are spaces available for exhibitors, as well as opportunities to hold bespoke events during the day.

The programme, to be announced in early 2017, will include a wide range of themes, such as the impact of Brexit, fundraising, digital innovation, charity law, governance, and safeguarding. Participating organisations already signed up include the Big Lottery Fund, Wales Cooperative Centre, the Public Services Ombudsman for Wales, the Welsh Language Commissioner, as well as accountants and law firms.

Ruth Marks, WCVA chief executive, said: “There is clear appetite among the not-for-profit sector in Wales for a space where we can learn from each other, to motivate and to inspire. gofod3 offers the rarest of opportunities for us, as a sector, to come together and to benefit from the skills and experience of businesses and public bodies.

“We are delighted with the response to date, which proves that our new strategic direction as a catalyst for positive change is bearing fruit.”

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