Since 2007, SWDDF has provided peer support and professional development opportunities to charity leaders in the south west.
We deliver high-level, accessible, affordable, professsional development so charities across the South West flourish.
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what we do
SWDDF began in 2007 with 4 charity Directors in Bristol. It quickly expanded as word spread. Now over 250 charities spanning the South West region belong to the voluntary network.
It is free for any local charity to join - contact email@example.com. Details are private and never shared.
Meetings are held 3 or 4 times per year on topics suggested by members, with exceptional guest speakers.
We publicise members’ events and job vacancies FREE OF CHARGE through the monthly e-newsletter.
Charities send a representative with strategic and budgetary responsibility to meetings. This ensures our forums are high-level, strategic and everyone has the chance to get to know their peers.
SWDDF also runs seminars, training events and peer learning groups.
SWDDF Leadership Development Programme was commissioned by and for local charity leaders to meet their needs and budgets.
We deliver what our members request: expert-led learning sessions, action learning of ‘live’ issues plus one-to-one coaching. More than 50 charity CEOs and senior leaders have participated in SWDDF’s Leadership Development Programme since 2016.
If you would like to find out about joining the next cohort on the Leadership Development Programme starting October 2019, please click 'Take Action' above to apply online. The programme costs £1,250 and includes 10 monthly sessions.