Building responsive strategies for uncertain times

Thursday 14 December 2023

Online event

This session will provide you with the latest information and case studies to help you with planning the long-term strategy for your organisation. Whether it’s through the strategic application of a plan in a changing world, or ensuring your finances are working towards that plan, this event will have you covered.


Why should I attend?


This event, managed by Crowe, will cover two key angles and reinforce it all with case studies to show the real-world application:

  1. The considerations for planning a long-term strategy
  2. The financial sustainability behind a long-term plan

For the first point, we will deep drive into planning for times of instability, risks and opportunities, when to review the organisational strategy, and the signs behind needing to adopt a more flexible or agile approach.

For the second point, we will be looking at how the long-term management of reserves and expenditure can help you achieve your strategy.


When and where?

  • 09:30am – 12:50pm
  • Online training via Zoom - Joining instructions will be shared one week before the event day

Who should come along to this event?

This event is for any and all roles that are involved in the strategic and planning process.


How do I book?

Book below - if you have any issues contact

Please note any payments for events bookings are required to be made online. 


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 three hours of CPD. For more details contact your association or email


Naziar Hashemi, Partner, Head of Social Purpose & Non Profit Organisations, Crowe

John Tennent FCA, CEO, Corporate Edge

Nick Waring, Director of Finance & Resources, Disasters Emergency Committee

Pascale Nicholls, ​​Director of Finance & Governance, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment

09:30 – 09:35


09:35 – 10:15

Considerations for long term strategy planning – risks and opportunities

In the time of continued uncertainty and instability charities need to review organisational strategy on an ongoing basis. How can you manage risks and opportunities and how do they impact your strategic planning? Do your programmes deliver what they should? Does the workforce support the charities mission and vision? This session will provide you with suggestion on what you need to consider for your charities long term strategy.

Naziar Hashemi, Partner, Head of Social Purpose & Non Profit Organisations, Crowe

10:20 – 11:00

Financial strategy planning

It is absolutely vital that you build long term financial sustainability into your charity. From ensuring the right level of reserves through to minimising expenditure, ensuring financially sound future is essential in long term strategy planning. This session will deal with some long term approaches to financial strategy and how to get there.

John Tennent FCA, CEO, Corporate Edge

11:00 – 11:15

Comfort Break

11:15 – 12:45

Case studies

Learn from your pears on how they approach the long term strategy planning in uncertain times.

Nick Waring, Director of Finance & Resources, Disasters Emergency Committee

Pascale Nicholls, ​​Director of Finance & Governance, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment

12:45 – 12:50

Chair’s summary and close of event

Charities - Members£85.00
Charities - Non-members£120.00