Quid Pro Quo attracts the smart money

Published: 9 September 2013 at 15:13

Annual charity and social enterprise conference at Anglia Ruskin’s Chelmsford campus

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Stumped by “social investment” or confused by “crowdfunding”?  Quid Pro Quo, the third sector finance conference organised by Anglia Ruskin University and Social Enterprise East of England, will provide all the answers on Friday, 20 September.

The conference, taking place at Anglia Ruskin’s Chelmsford campus, will focus on finance and funding for charities, social enterprises and voluntary organisations, and will provide an invaluable learning and networking opportunity for third sector practitioners from across the region.

Speakers at the event will include Nick O’Donohoe (Big Society Capital), Craig Dearden-Phillips MBE (MD and Founder of Stepping Out), Karl Wilding (Director of Public Policy at the National Council for Voluntary Organisations) and social investment analyst Helen Heap.

There will also be a range of workshops, including sessions focusing on sales, managing finance, social media marketing, alternative finance (crowdfunding and community shares), social investment, resource efficiency and third sector leadership.

Andy Brady, Head of 3rd Sector Futures at Anglia Ruskin’s Lord Ashcroft International Business School, said:

“Last year’s conference saw well over 100 delegates attend from across the East of England, London and the South East, and we expect a similar number this year.  
“Finance and funding for charities is at a crossroads – the need for strong and sustainable charities is stronger than ever, but the public money to support them is in short supply.
“This means that managers from charities and social enterprises are looking for clear information, new knowledge, and practical applications from a conference like ours.  We can offer all of these, as well as an unrivalled opportunity for networking with their colleagues from across the region.” 

Quid Pro Quo is supported by Social Enterprise East of England, and is sponsored by Big Society Capital and Unity Trust Bank.  For further information, please call Andy Brady on 0845 196 6888 or visit www.quidproquo2013.org.uk