Risk 2021 – Risk propensity


Tuesday 19 January 2021

Risk 2021 – Risk propensity and management

Tuesday 19 January

CFG’s popular Risk conference covers the full scope of risk management in the non profit sector, from exploring reputational risk to practical workshops, helping you and your organisation to develop understanding and knowledge, be responsive, and support robust decision-making processes. Attendees can choose to attend individual or all days of the four day conference.


Day one: Risk propensity and management

The first day in our Risk 2021 programme explores your organisation’s risk propensity at board level, the role of reserves in responding to a crisis, and takes a practical look at effective risk management in an interactive workshop.

View full details in the Programme section and book below.

Special offer

To book for more days in Risk 2021 follow the links below, and to book all four days for the price of three go to www.cfg.org.uk/risk21

Book your place for this event and you’ll be given 50% off for a place for your colleague too! To take advantage of the special offer for your colleague email our events team.


Programme for all Risk events

Day two: Regulatory and practical risks

Thursday 21 January

  • Reputation risk
  • Fraud
  • Workshop – Safeguarding

Day three: Ongoing risks

Tuesday 26 January

  • Cyber security and data protection
  • Working from home – productivity and wellbeing
  • Workshop – Building an inclusive culture in your organisation

Day four: Dealing with a crisis

Thursday 28 January

  • Risk reporting
  • Changes to insurance policies after C-19
  • Workshop – crisis management and disaster recovery

How to book and member discounts

Book a combination or individual days by following the above links, and to book all four days for the price of three go to www.cfg.org.uk/risk21Please note any payments for events bookings are required to be made online.


Online via Zoom.

Who is the event for?

Finance directors and managers, heads of finance, risk and compliance managers, and trustees would benefit from attending this event. Open to CFG members and non-members.

CFG membership

Becoming a CFG member gives you discounts on events and training, and access to exclusive events. Membership is open to your whole organisation. Join our community


Ben Wittenberg, Director of Development and Delivery, DSC

David Butler, Partner and Head of Charities and NFP, Bishop Fleming LLP

Alastair Campbell, Head of Risk Assurance, Bishop Fleming LLP

Ian Hanham, Director, Finance & Information Systems, Nuffield Foundation


 Engaging the board in risk management

Risk is often seen as something to avoid in charities, but there are times when taking a risk is essential to organisational growth. How do you get the board to embrace this approach?

This session will offer examples and insights to encourage your board to move from a traditional risk averse perspective to a new way of thinking, helping your organisation open up to new opportunities.

Ben Wittenberg, Director of Development and Delivery, DSC       


Q&A session


 Financial risk management and reserves  

The Covid-19 outbreak and subsequent lockdown has highlighted that the survival of charities cannot be taken for granted.  The importance of financial reserves and effective risk management have been brought into sharp focus. This session will explore this, looking at how to understand your business model and cost structure and how to determine your charity’s risk management and reserves policies.

David Butler, Partner and Head of Charities and NFP, Bishop Fleming LLP

Alastair Campbell, Head of Risk Assurance, Bishop Fleming LLP


Q&A session


Workshop: Practical exploration of managing risk

This session will focus on connecting the more strategically focused elements of an organisational risk register to an assurance framework.  It will also look into how you use your independent assurance / internal audit approach to create an assurance map that provides confidence about, and new insights into, the risks being monitored and managed by boards, senior management and audit committees.

Ian Hanham, Director, Finance & Information Systems, Nuffield Foundation 

End of day one
Charities - Members£65.00
Charities - Non-members£86.00
Corporate - Members£96.00
Individual - Members£65.00
Individual - Non-members£86.00