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Rawlinsons conference tackles hot topics facing city charities

Hot topics – including GDPR and digital media – facing charities around the city have been tackled at the annual Rawlinsons’ annual charity conference.

The full-day event, now in its eighth year, has continued to grow in popularity; with around 150 delegates attending the event at the Kingsgate Conference Centre in Peterborough on 12 June.

The conference was not only an opportunity for charities to network and share information about the great work they do, but to also digest some excellent tips and advice from speakers addressing a wide range of topical issues, all relevant to the charitable sector including:

  • a national perspective from Lloyds TSB Foundation on the state of the charity sector
  • results of the Rawlinsons charity benchmarking survey
  • the new GDPR privacy rules
  • the importance of having a digital strategy
  • applying for funding
  • tax reclaim under the Gift Aid scheme
  • mental health awareness

“The conference agenda was designed for employees and trustees of charities as well as new and potential trustees. Feedback is always excellent and this year was no different.  Delegates were incredibly positive about the event and really benefit from the opportunity to network and share challenges and ideas with other charities,” said Mark Jackson, partner of Rawlinsons Accountants, part of the Baldwins Group.

“Peterborough has a thriving charity sector from small community based groups to the big household names – which is one of the reasons this annual event is always so well supported,” he added.