Three IoF Scotland events to discuss independence referendum and fundraising

The Institute of Fundraising Scotland is running three events for its members to discuss the possible impact on fundraising of the Scottish independence referendum, which takes place on 18 September 2014.
Three of the Institute’s volunteer-run special interest groups are holding the events in Paisley, Glasgow and Edinburgh. They are designed to enable the Institute’s membership to consider, discuss and debate the likely effects of the results of the vote.

1. Scottish Heads & Directors SIG

On 6 May the special interest group for senior fundraisers will host “Independence Referendum – how this affects our organisations and planning for any eventuality”  at the Accord Hospice, Paisley, from 9.30am to 11.30am.
The speaker is Gary Christie, Head of Policy & Communications at Scottish Refugee Council, which has undertaken significant work in order to support their members to participate in the referendum whilst remaining impartial as an organisation.
The event is free to members of the Scottish IOF Heads & Directors SIG. There is a fee of £10 for IOF Members and £20 for non-members of the Institute. Details are available from from Karen Read.

2. Scottish Trusts & Foundations SIG

On 14 May the special interest group will hold an event on “Challenges and Opportunities – the policy and practice of UK-wide funders before, during and after Scotland’s Referendum”.
The panel debate will run from 10am to 12 midday in Glasgow. Details are available from Julie Christie at Parkhead Citizens Advice Bureau

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3. Scottish Corporate SIG

The Scottish Corporate Special Interest Group will host a panel discussion on 3 June in Edinburgh, covering “many of the issues facing corporate fundraisers, bringing in both sides of the referendum perspective”.
It will run from 10am to 12.30pm, with an opportunity for questions and answers afterwards. Details are available from Fiona Dunlop.
 
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