Are you ready for the changes to data protection (GDPR)?

Wales Networking Group
15 February 2018
14.00 - 16.30
CharityComms members / corporate partners*: free
Non-member charities: £30+vat
Non-member corporate/public sector: £60+vat

*There is a maximum of four places for corporate partners/corporate organisations at this event (one per organisation) due to limited space

Yr Hen Lyfrgell
Working Street
The Hayes
CF10 1BH

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The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into force in May, putting more responsibility on charities to take care of the data they hold about supporters, service users, beneficiaries, volunteers and staff, and giving individuals more control over how their data is stored and used.

What do we, as communicators, need to know to make sure our organisations comply with the law, and also make the most of the changes as a chance to build trust and transparency with our audiences.

At this event you’ll have the chance to hear about what GDPR means for comms and marketing professionals, and exchange with peers on how organisations in Wales are preparing for the changes.


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On the agenda

14.00 – 14.15 Registration and refreshments
14.15 – 14.35

Welcome and introductory discussions

How are we and our organisations preparing for GDPR?

14.35 – 15.20

What does the GDPR mean for charity communicators?
Rowenna Fielding, data protection lead at Protecture consultancy and self-styled ‘information governance geek’ will outline the main changes and challenges the GDPR will bring – and how to prepare for them. This will be followed by a GDPR Q&A. You can email questions or scenarios (you can submit anonymously if you prefer) to Jess Day in advance of the event

15.20 – 15.40 Break
15.40 – 16.25

Group discussions and networking

  • How is your charity preparing for GDPR?
  • What challenges are you facing and how do you think you can tackle them?
  • How are you getting staff and volunteers on board? 
16.25 – 16.30


If you’d like to carry on your discussions, there’ll be a group of us heading to a nearby pub after the event – the more the merrier!

About the Wales Networking Group

The CharityComms Wales Networking Group brings together charity comms professionals based in Wales. Each event focuses on a different comms topic with guest presenters, group discussions and networking.

The events will give you the chance to meet your peers, compare notes on workplace practices and share successes, ideas, challenges and inspiration. The network is designed to encourage networking and peer to peer support, sharing issues in a ‘safe’ environment.

This group is led by Jess Day, digital strategist at more onion. If you’re interested in speaking at an event or if there are any topics you’d love to discuss, please get in touch with Jess.

To be added to the Wales Networking Group mailing list please email Robyn Lewes.

About Cowshed

Cowshed is creative PR agency delivering fully integrated campaigns, for clients we love and causes we believe in. We work with some of the UK’s largest charities including Comic Relief, The National Trust, Women’s Equality Network and National Adoption Service. 

We want to continue working with organisations making a huge impact across the UK and are delighted to support CharityComms for the second year running. Please do get in touch by email, call 02920 789 321 or visit the Cowshed website to find out more.

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