Large Charities Conference

Coronavirus Leadership Governance, regulation and compliance Financial sustainability Charity finance policy Risk

Tuesday 21 September 2021

The Covid-19 pandemic has created fresh challenges for large charities across the sector. Increased demand on services, instability in income streams, and intensified digital transformation have become key issues and caused many to rethink the way they work. The need for a close and productive relationship with other organisations in the sector, and the UK government to ensure economic recovery, are central to moving forwards.

This online conference is a valuable space for large charities to discuss the issues they are facing and ensure they are ready to face a stronger future. Join us for a fascinating discussion where we will explore:

  • Strategy planning
  • Digital transformation
  • Government policy and compliance.

Our speakers will bring you expert updates through webinar sessions, and delegates will have the opportunity to discuss key topics and issues they are managing in their own organisations in group sessions hosted by the panel.

How to book

Book below. You will receive a link and login details to join the meeting one week before the event.

Who is this event useful for?

This event would be valuable for finance directors, finance managers, CEOs and trustees of large charities above £25m income.

About CFG events and membership

Becoming a CFG member gives you access to exclusive benefits including event discounts, so find out more about CFG Membership before you book. Association of Independent Museums members can register for free CFG membership through our partnership.

CFG events, training and members' meetings can count towards your continuous professional development (CPD), and this event could provide you with four hours of CPD. For more details contact your association or email events@cfg.org.uk.

 
Speakers

Caron Bradshaw OBE, Chief Executive, Charity Finance Group

Rohan Hewavisenti, Chief Financial Office, Amnesty International

Zoe Amar, Founder and Director, Zoe Amar Digital

Paul Latham, Director of Communications and Policy, Charity Commission

Programme
09.30 – 09.35

Chair’s welcome and introduction

Caron Bradshaw OBE, Chief Executive, Charity Finance Group

09.35 – 09.50

Strategy planning in a new environment

Not all change is bad; turbulent times can be a positive catalyst and allow the opportunity for a major review of the status quo.

This session will discuss how the lessons learned during the pandemic can help large charities adjust their strategic planning to ensure they are prepared for a changed and changing environment.

Rohan Hewavisenti, Chief Financial Officer, Amnesty International

09.50 – 10.30

Small group discussions

Each group discussion will be hosted by sector practitioner and cover different themes, including: 


- Leadership & governance 

Chair:  Stuart Fox, Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB)


- Risk 

Chair: Pippa Garland, Russell Cooke


- Ensuring staff wellbeing when WFH  

Chair: Elizabeth Dymond, The Charity for Civil Servants


- Diversity and inclusion 

Chair: Sukhninder Sandher, Oxfam

10.30 – 10.45

Feedback

COFFEE BREAK

11:00 – 11.15

Digital transformation

Digital transformation is a quickly evolving area, as new and more efficient technologies continually, and changing behaviours, come into play. This session will cover the most recent trends in digital technology that support charity operations, fundraising and financial effectiveness.

Zoe Amar, Founder and Director, Zoe Amar Digital

11.15 – 11.55

Small group discussions

Each group discussion will be hosted by sector practitioner and cover different themes, including: 

- Remote working 

Chair: Nick Addo, International Fellowship of Evangelical Students


- Ensuring momentum of change 
- Changing nature of fundraising and funding 
- Staff training 

Chair: Zoe Amar, Zoe Amar Digital

11.55 – 12.10

Feedback

LUNCH BREAK

13.30 – 13.45

Government policies and compliance

Please note that this session will be pre-recorded.

 

Charities occupy an essential role in economic recovery and in rebuilding our society following the pandemic. This session will examine how government policies will influence coming out of the crisis and how this will determine the future of large charities.

Paul Latham, Director of Communications and Policy, Charity Commission

13.45 – 14.20

Small group discussions

Each group discussion will be hosted by sector practitioner and cover different themes, including: 
- Influencing the government policy 
- Regulatory reporting 
- Safeguarding 
- Audit  

Chair: Steve Harper, Haysmacintyre

14.20 – 14.35

Feedback

14:35 – 14:40

Chair’s summary and close of conference

Prices
Charities - Members£75.00
Charities - Non-members£140.00
Corporate - Members£250.00
Individual - Members£75.00
Individual - Non-members£140.00