Alternative Income Generation, 16 - 17 Sept

Financial sustainability

Wednesday 16 September 2020

A fundamental issue in 2020 is finding new and diverse ways to increase income, and alternative forms of finance for charity organisations are becoming even more urgent.

Join CFG for our virtual Alternative Income Generation Conference this September to learn what options are available and how your organisation can increase income.

Hear from the experts offering insights and inspiration into different ways of financing your charity, including collaborative income generation, social investment, trading and corporate partnerships, alongside practical sessions sharing tips on bid writing and demonstrating the value of what you do. 

Run over two mornings, this event is a one-stop shop introducing you to alternative forms of income and  supporting you in taking steps to implement them in your organisation. It will be a chance to make connections with those offering some of these services and those already achieving success in new ways.

Who should come to this event?

Finance directors and finance managers looking to expand income streams or to gain more understanding of available options, as well as chief executives and trustees of smaller charities.

CFG events

As our physical events are temporarily postponed due to COVID-19, we’re working hard to bring you the same great content online. This conference will be delivered to your home as a series of webinar sessions, interactive workshops and Q&As. You’ll be able to ask questions of our experts, gain fresh insights and enjoy an interactive experience from the comfort of your own home.

CFG events, training and members’ meetings can count towards your continuous professional development (CPD). Contact your association for further information, or email events@cfg.org.uk 

Membership with CFG

CFG members receive access to early bird offers and member rate discount. Not a CFG member? You could receive savings on bookings like this by joining CFG. Find out more about becoming a member and how to join our community.

 
Speakers

Gary Beharrell, Manager, East Midlands, Lloyds Bank Foundation

Kevin Waudby, Co-Founder and Partner, Good Innovation

Henrietta Podd​, Director, Debt Capital Markets, Allia

Lucy Coleman, Senior Corporate Development Manager, Centrepoint

Amber Shotton, Chief Executive Officer, Foundation for Social Improvement (FSI)

Programme
09.30-09.45

Welcome

09.45-10.05

Opening Plenary

10.05-10.20

Q&A Session

10.25-10.45

Session 1A: Collaborative income generation 

Organisations can work together to generate income in a variety of ways. However, working with other organisations can be complex, particularly when finances are involved. This session will outline what you need to know before you embark on a collaborative income generation activity.

Amber Shotton, Chief Executive Officer, Foundation for Social Improvement (FSI)

10.25-10.45

Session 1B: Bid writing workshop

For charities applying for funding, bid writing skills are vital. With increased competition for money, it is essential that charities can clearly explain why they should have the money and the difference it would make.

10.45-11.00

Q&A Session

11.05-11.25

Session 2A: Social Investment 

Social investment can offer charities financial and social returns, but how does a charity get started and what are the key aspects to consider before taking this form of investment on? This session will go into more details of advantages and disadvantages of social investment.

11.05-11.25

Session 2B: Bid writing workshop continues 

For charities applying for funding, bid writing skills are vital. With increased competition for money, it is essential that charities can clearly explain why they should have the money and the difference it would make.

11.25-11.40

Q&A Session

END OF SEPTEMBER 16TH SESSIONS

START OF SEPTEMBER 17TH SESSIONS

09.30-09.45

Welcome

09.45-10.05

Session 3A: Crowdfunding and charity bonds

Crowdfunding has created new opportunities for raising funds from the public. This session will look at different ways for charities to raise funds including crowdfunding and bonds.

Henrietta Podd​, Director, Debt Capital Markets, Allia

09.45-10.05

Session 3B: Generating income and impact from your charity's assets

Join this session, delivered by Good Innovation, to find out how adopting a commercial approach can help your charity deliver both mission and money.

Kevin Waudby, Co-Founder and Partner, Good Innovation

10.05 - 10.20

Q&A Session

10.25 - 10.45

Session 4A: Corporate Partnerships

There are many different forms of corporate partnerships that can benefit both charities and their partners. However, they do take work to get right. This session will outline how you can approach setting up a successful partnership.

Lucy Coleman, Senior Corporate Development Manager, Centrepoint

10.25 - 10.45

Session 4B: Utilising digital tools to support your funding

How can charities make the most of the latest digital technologies to increase income? This session will discuss what digital tools were most successful in raising charitable funds and engaging donors.

10.45- 11.00

Q&A Session

11.05 - 11.25

Session 5A: Commissioning 

More and more charities are contracting to deliver services, but charities need to make sure they understand all of the opportunities and pitfalls. This session will explore how the commissioning process works and what charities need to be aware of when taking on contracts.

11.05- 11.25

Session 5B: Applying for a grant

This session will explore how to apply for grants, what funders are looking for and the different finance documents that you will come across during the process.

Gary Beharrell, Manager, East Midlands, Lloyds Bank Foundation 

11.25-11.40

Q&A Session

END OF CONFERENCE

Prices
Charities - Members£95.00
Charities - Non-members£116.00