Third Sector's Finance Forum is a brand new event and is completely free to attend. Crafted to inspire senior finance managers and heads of finance in charities and the public sector with content to keep them ahead of the game when running the financial task of the organisation they work for. This thought provoking 1 day forum fuses content sessions from world renowned speakers along with multiple networking opportunities with top industry suppliers and other finance professionals from the sector. 

This FREE event is aimed at people who are in senior finance jobs working for charities with an income of £5+ million. If you meet this criteria please apply now


AGENDA:

08:30 - 09:00 Registration Tea And Coffee

09:00 - 09:05 Third Sector Editorial Opening Address

09:05 - 09:15 Chair’s Welcome

Richard Leaman, CEO, Guide Dogs for the Blind

09:15 - 09:55 PANEL DISCUSSION: Is Financial Growth A Poor Aspiration For Charities?

This panel discussion will look at if we have we moved away from the core values of the sector and how can regulation be used to support focusing on the impact of charities. We will touch base on where financial growth still remains crucial and look at the feelings about the current climate of uncertainty and steps being taken to address this issue. Finally we will discuss what will charitable models need to look like in the future.

Andy Hillier, Editor, Third Sector
Anna Brennand, CEO, Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust
Helena Bibby, General manager, Cheltenham Festivals
Stella Smith, Strategy and leadership consultant

09:55 - 10:55 1-2-1 Business Meetings

10:55 - 11:25 Morning Break and Networking Time

11:25 - 12:05 Topical Huddles

3 topics to choose from to get in depth insights from your huddle leaders and fellow delegates. You pick your favourite and engage on your chosen topic for 40 minutes. Huddle leaders will use the first 10 minutes to share their experiences before opening up to group discussion

Huddle 1

Huddle 2

Huddle 3

Business Process Improvement: Using IT and Finance Systems To Work More Efficiently

Speaker TBC

GDPR: How Has Implementation Gone What impact has this had in fundraising?

Simon Blum, Finance director, SSAFA, the Armed Forces Charity

Resource Efficiency: Achieving More With Less Whilst Reducing Cost And Creating Time For Your Employees

Ben Clarkson, Director of finance & resources, The London Community Foundation

12:05 - 12:45  1-2-1 Business Meetings

12:45 - 13:45 Lunch Break And Networking Time

13:45 - 14:25 PANEL DISCUSSION: Dealing With Funding Uncertainty And Public Perception Of Charities And Non-Profits

This panel discussion will ask how are changes in regulation making it even more difficult in a limited pool of funding options. We will debate the public perception of finance within charities: The need for better and clearer communication from charities on what they are trying to achieve from a business standpoint. As well as this we will look at smart accounting: improving the look or your accounts and cash flow forecasting and preparing for cuts. Our experts will try to explain how the FRS102 accounting standard affect the financial appearance of an organisations accounts and how can you deal with this?

Furthemore we will look at reputation management and managing public perception of what you are doing and how you are doing it, as well as, backup plans for EU funded organisations and how to demonstrate the impact you are having to look attractive for funding

Peter Hepburn, CEO, Cats Protection
Simon Blum, Finance director, SSAFA, the Armed Forces Charity
Sophie Andrews, CEO, The Silver Line Helpline
Bill Sivewright, CEO, Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance

14:25 - 15:25 1-2-1 Business Meetings

15:25 - 15:55 Afternoon Break And Networking Time

15:55 - 16:35 Topical Huddles

3 topics to choose from to get in depth insights from your huddle leaders and fellow delegates. You pick your favourite and engage on your chosen topic for 40 minutes. Huddle leaders will use the first 10 minutes to share their experiences before opening up to group discussion

Huddle 1

Huddle 2

Huddle 3

Annual Return Reporting: Telling The Story Of Your Beneficiaries And Proving Your Impact As An Organisation

Paul Jackson, CEO, The Hospital Saturday Fund

Pension Deficits And Employee Packages: Attracting Quality Talent And Pension Intricacies

Speaker TBC

Investment And Income Sources: Investing Surplus Funds For Extra Income And Learning To Diversify

Speaker TBC

16:35 - 17:05 Survivability and Sustainability: Choosing Funding And Finance Models To Match The Aims Of An Organisation

This session will identify if you can continue to do what you are doing? If so, for how long? We will help you to understand the changes that are coming in order to survive and grow your organisation in the future. We will try and explain how to create clarity of the organisations purpose and choosing the funding and finance models to match it in order to prosper and how to create sustainable growth whilst maximising impact

Mark Salway, Director of social finance, Cass Business School

17:05 - 17:15 Chairs Closing Remarks

Richard Leaman, CEO, Guide Dogs for the Blind

17:15 End Of Forum

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Venue:
etc.venues Victoria,
1 Drummond Gate
Pimlico
London
SW1V 2QQ

 Date: Tuesday 24th April 2018 
 Time:   08:30 – 17:10

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