Third Sector Conference To Be Held in January

Friday, September 25, 2015

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As part of  their 25th Anniversary Celebrations, the Centre on Philanthropy will host theit 5th Biennial Third Sector Conference at the Fairmont Hamilton Princess on January 29th, 2016.

The Centre said, “The Conference previously scheduled for 2015, as it is held every two years, had to be rescheduled due to the renovations recently carried out at The Fairmont Hamilton. We are very pleased to return the conference to this excellent and purposeful venue in 2016.

“The Third Sector Conference has been hosted by The Centre on Philanthropy since 2007 and allows Bermuda’s Charities, Non-profits, Donors, Board and Committee Members, Social Entrepreneurs, the Faithbased Community and Volunteers to learn, network and collaborate on the common issues that face the sector.

“Highly qualified professionals from within the sector, both Bermudian and from overseas are invited to speak/present, meet and collaborate with our community stakeholders.

“The Conference is themed to address the overriding issues of the day and past themes have included: 2013 ‘Together We Can’ – 2011 ‘Changing Our World’ – 2009 ‘The Power of One’ – 2007 ‘Giving in Partnership’. The theme for 2016 is ‘Building Hope’.

“Through generous financial support, donations and volunteers, The Centre on Philanthropy is able to keep the Third Sector Conference affordable, especially when compared to the cost of travelling overseas to a similar event.”

Elaine Butterfield, Executive Director, the Centre on Philanthropy,said: “There are distinct advantages to holding our own conference here in Bermuda. Cost is essential, but additionally, the opportunity to gather as a group to share and learn from each other’s experiences and collaborate on our issues is priceless.

“The 2015 Third Sector Conference will be a single day event [downsized from previous years] of education and inspiration that helps shape the way the sector moves forward. And to build hope for all of our futures.”

‘There can be no doubt that Bermuda faces unprecedented challenges, across all sectors of the community. There can also be no doubt that the Third Sector has an important role to play… by working together, with Government and the private sector, we can get more done and be more effective.,” Ms Butterfield added.