Third Sector Cafe
The Third Sector Cafe hosts a monthly series of discussions on the third Thursday of the month. If you are involved with a not for profit voluntary, faith or community organisation in Sheffield please see below for details of this month's discussion - and click on the links to book your ticket for the session that interests you, or to read up on discussions that have already taken place.
Next meeting: Alternative Fundraising Ideas, Thursday 18th April, 9.30 to 11 am at The Forum Coffee Bar, Division Street BOOK
Our cafe-based discussions aim to create some much needed time and space to reflect on the issues the not for profit sector in the city faces, and build links with others in the same boat. Much of the value of Third Sector Cafe sessions comes from talking to the other people who come along: learning about the experiences of others can be a helpful short-cut to some good ideas. And the information flow is two way - something you've learnt could help someone else. See our news below about future plans to develop the Third Sector Cafe programme in 2013.
*** Please note we have a NEW VENUE, TIME and COST for this event - it's being hosted from 9.30 to 11 am by the lovely folks at the Forum Coffee Bar on Division Street and tickets are £5. It’s still the 3rd Thursday of the month though, some things don't change! ****
Come and join us for the last in our trio of money based topics. This month we are going to be looking at three innovative ideas for Alternative Fundraising you may not have tried yet. As ever, places are limited please book your ticket HERE. We look forward to seeing you in our new venue, the Forum Coffee Bar on Division Street from 9.30 am to 11 am on Thursday 18th April!
This Cafe is led one of the Third Sector Cafe co-founders, Laura Lashmar. Laura runs the Sheffield-based creative marketing agency, Spiky Communications which uses creative marketing to get maximum impact for third sector clients. Laura's put together this cafe to introduce us to three creative approaches to making the most of the resources available to you to generate an impact. We are going to be covering:
1. Online giving via social media
2. Crowd funding
3. Ethical investment portfolios
Laura will open the cafe with an introduction to the sites people are using to donate money to charities and look at creative ways you could use social media to have a presence on these sites.
To explore the potential of crowd funding to raise funds for some charitable causes, Laura has invited along some local people to tell us about their experiences. Also invited is Graham Walton from Ethical Investment PHFS, an ethical investment specialist, to join us. Graham was involved with the Portland Works project (featured in our June 2012 Cafe discussion) and works with people in the city who want to invest their money in more ethical products. We hope he will give us an insight into the factors that influence wealthy, ethical investors!
*** Please note our NEW VENUE, TIME and COST for this event - it's being hosted from 9.30 to 11 am by the lovely folks at the Forum Coffee Bar on Division Street and tickets are £5. It’s still the 3rd Thursday of the month though, some things don't change! Book your ticket HERE. ****
From this month Third Sector Cafe tickets on the door will be available for £5 per person for not for profit organisations and £10 for other organisations - or you can book ahead online. We've got some free places on offer in return for any help you can give us in running the cafe. The move to charging has partly come about to help ensure people who book tickets do turn up to take their place, and partly as a contribution towards running costs. We will be investing any generated revenues in our future plans for developing the cafe: keep an eye out for news of a 'visits' programme we'll be working on in 2013!
Sophy & Laura
Sophy@cadenceworks.co.uk Laura - email@example.com
07967 144230 07917 694424