Annual Seminar for Charities 2020 (Rescheduled for Tuesday 20 October 2020*) 

This year's key topics:
Using digital to stay relevant - Matt Collins, Platypus Digital
Adopting a values culture in your organisation - Anne Taylor, Thorngate Churcher Trust
Looking at funding opportunities - Matt York, National Lottery Community Fund
Plus the latest tax & financial news for charities from Morris Crocker's Stuart Mackie


Event Details
* When: Tuesday 20 October 2020 (Date to be confirmed nearer the time)
Time: 4.00pm - 7.00pm
Venue: Solent Hotel, Rookery Avenue, Whiteley, Fareham PO15 7AJ
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Annual Seminar for Charity Trustees and Staff

Our annual seminar for charity trustees and management staff is FREE to attend has become an established event in the diaries of many charities who value this opportunity to update their knowledge and receive practical ideas to take away.

Seminar Agenda

4.00 Registration

4.15 Chair’s opening introduction – Paul Underwood, Morris Crocker

4.20 Tax and Accounting for Charities Update - Stuart Mackie, Morris Crocker

4.40 Why Charities Need to Invest in Digital to Stay Relevant - Matt Collins, Platypus Digital

5.10 Break

5.20 A Values Culture: How to design and embed it in your own organisation – Anne Taylor, Thorngate Churcher Trust

5.40 People in the Lead – Matt York, The National Lottery Community Fund

6.10 Q&A, refreshments and networking

7.00 Close

A light buffet will be served after the seminar for those who wish to stay and talk to our speakers or other attendees.

To register for your free place please use the booking form opposite or email Margot Vere at if you have any questions.  For directions to the Solent Hotel click here

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Guest Speakers

Matt Collins

Platypus Digital is a digital marketing agency dedicated to help charities connect to the people they need. The agency has helped charities like Sightsavers, Barnado’s and Battersea raise more money and reach more people online.

Matt has worked in the charity sector for 18 years. He has appeared on Sky News, CNN and Channel 5 and writes for the Guardian about the charity digital world.

He was named one of the top 50 Most Influential Fundraisers list by Fundraising Magazine in 2015.

Matt tweets on Twitter at @charitychap.

Matt Collins
Managing Director - Platypus Digital

Matt York

The National Lottery Community Fund is the largest community funder in the UK awarding over £600m of grants every year.

As the Senior Grant Making Manager for South and East England Matt works to collaboratively coordinate the effective grant making and management of circa £90m of grants to charities and social enterprises working across themes that are as diverse and broad as civil society itself.

Matt York
Senior Grant Making Manager (South and East England) - The National Lottery Community Fund

Anne Taylor

Thorngate Churcher Trust offers supported housing and residential care. It employs 90 staff. Anne is also a director, and former chairman, of Almshouse Consortium Ltd, for property developing charities.

She is a non-executive director and vice chair at the Fusion21 Foundation. Anne is also a Leadership Fellow at St George’s House, Windsor Castle.

She has won a number of awards relating to housing and finance and was a finalist for Woman of the Year in 2018.

Anne has worked in sectors including pharma and finance prior to the charitable housing sector.

In 2018, having seen the benefits elsewhere, her focus turned to implementing a values culture at Thorngate with staff involved throughout.

Anne Taylor
Chief Executive Officer - Thorngate Churcher Trust


Host Speakers

Stuart Mackie

Stuart is responsible for ensuring our charity clients are run efficiently, both from a systems and from a tax perspective. He also makes certain they are fully compliant with current regulations and accounting standards.

Stuart is a chartered accountant and joined Morris Crocker in 2013 from a specialist not-for-profit London accounting firm. He has gained many insights from his role at board level for charity clients by attending meetings and advising on financial matters.

Stuart Mackie ACA
Senior Manager, Morris Crocker Charities Team

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