OSSIG Conference

Tuesday 30 November 2021

 OSSIG Conference

INGOs are struggling with a plethora of financial challenges, whether that is through increasingly difficult operating environments, government funding cuts, economic instability and quickly changing in-country policies. In order to survive in the post-Covid and post-Brexit world, international organisations need to become more self-sufficient and adapt to the constantly evolving landscape.

This online conference is a valuable space for INGOs 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:

  • Grants and funding
  • Money transfers
  • Travel & security

Our speakers will bring you expert updates through webinar sessions, and this year delegates will have the opportunity to discuss key topics and issues they are managing in their own organisations in focused group sessions alongside their peers.

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 from international charities. This event is free for CFG charity members.

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

Lisa Reilly, Executive Director, Global Interagency Security Forum

Richard Hebditch, Director of External Affairs, Association of Charitable Foundations

Tim Catherall, Director of Finance and Operations, Institute of Development Studies

Mark Shadrack, Chief Operating Officer, Hope & Homes For Children

Jamie Monteith, Global Security Coordinator, CAFOD

Julia Bunting, Finance Director, WaterAid

Mark Cullen, Corporate Account Executive, Oracle NetSuite

Mwiza Mkandawire, Head of Finance, Transaid

Zoe Abrahamson, Senior Funding Adviser, Bond

Programme
09.15 – 09.20

Welcome and introduction

Julia Bunting, Finance Director, WaterAid

Mark Cullen, Corporate Account Executive, Oracle NetSuite

09.20 – 09.55

Panel Discussion: Grants and funding

Recent government funding restrictions have left many international projects in limbo. Some international organisation are now searching for new ways of funding their work. Panellists will discuss what options are available for international charities following the cuts, how charities are dealing with reduced funding and how to prioritise your options.

Chair: Mwiza Mkandawire, Head of Finance, Transaid 

Panellists:

Zoe Abrahamson, Senior Funding Adviser, Bond

Tim Catherall, Director of Finance and Operations, Institute of Development Studies

Richard Hebditch, Director of External Affairs, Association of Charitable Foundations

09.55 – 10.10

Small group discussions

10.10 – 10.20

Feedback

COFFEE BREAK

10.30 – 10.55

Money transfers

Currency volatility and high transaction costs can cause many charities to lose money on international transfers. This session will cover issues surrounding international money transfers, including transfer provider options, minimising and controlling the costs of transfer fees and keeping currency conversion costs to minimum. Join this session to find out how you can keep the costs of international payments to minimum.

Mark Shadrack, Chief Operating Officer, Hope & Homes For Children

10.55 – 11.15

Small group discussions

11.15 – 11.30

Feedback

COFFEE BREAK

11.40 – 12.10

Travel & Security

This session will cover in country security risk management and travel. Speakers will be discussing how best to incorporate security into project planning, in country contracting as well as operation within government policies such as counter terrorism legislation.

Lisa Reilly, Executive Director, Global Interagency Security Forum

Jamie Monteith, Global Security Coordinator, CAFOD

12.10 – 12.30

Small group discussions

12.30 – 12.45

Feedback

12.45 – 12.50

Chair’s summary and close of conference

Prices
Charities - Members£0.00
Charities - Non-members£85.00
Corporate - Members£160.00
Individual - Members£0.00
Individual - Non-members£85.00

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