SWDDF is a free voluntary network run by and for charity leaders in the south west.

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SWDDF provides an excellent forum for learning, sharing and getting to know others in similar roles. I have found it to be a very useful network for my own learning and that of my team.
— Kate Few-Singh, Director of Income Generation, Hospicecare, Exeter

HOW WE work

  • FREE voluntary network with over 250 South West charities involved.

  • Regular forum meetings on topics suggested by members, with knowledgeable guest speakers - click on Events to find out more.

  • We publicise members’ events and job vacancies FREE OF CHARGE through the monthly e-newsletter.

  • Peer learning groups.

  • One-to-one executive coaching.

  • SWDDF Leadership Development Programme is now in its fourth year.

  • It’s a bespoke Leadership Programme for charities and includes expert-led sessions, action learning, one-to-one coaching and more. To date 45 charity CEOs and senior leaders have participated.

  • 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 with attendance 1 day/ month Oct - Jul plus coaching and extension learning activities.