Third Sector's Charity Leaders Forum is a brand new event and is completely free to attend. Crafted to inspire leaders of charities and the public sector with content to keep them ahead of the game when running the organisation they work for. This thought-provoking 1-day forum fuses content sessions from leading thinkers along with multiple networking opportunities with top industry suppliers from the sector. 

This FREE event is aimed at charity chief executives. If you meet this criteria please email:


09:30 - 10:00 Registration, Tea And Coffee

10:00 - 10:10 Third Sector Editorial Opening Address

10:10 - 10:50 Fundraising Strategy - securing sustainable income 

How can you make sure that your organisation has a sustainable income strategy fit for the future? During this session, we'll hear how three charities have created sustainable income strategies and also discuss how to get the fundraising culture right. Confirmed speakers include: Joe Jenkins, director of supporter impact and income at The Children's Society, and Tracy Griffin, director of fundraising, Scope

10:50 - 11:05 Refreshments and Networking Break

11:05 - 11:30 Case Study Presentation 

11:30 - 12:30 1-2-1 Business Meetings

12:30 - 13:30 Lunch 

13:30 - 14:10 Beyond the Status Quo

Hear from chief executives and directors experimenting with new ways of developing income for their organisations. Confirmed speakers include Brian Carlin, chief executive of the spinal cord charity Aspire, and Janine Chandler, partner at the charity consultancy Good Innovation.

14:10 - 15:10 1-2-1 Business Meetings

15:10 - 15:25 Refreshment and Networking Break 

15:25 - 16:05 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 in 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

Making the most of VAT

This roundtable session will focus on maximising zero rate reliefs, including the reliefs around the construction on new buildings. We will also be looking at and considering VAT recovery methods.

The Power of the Crowd

Content to be confirmed soon

Talent search - finding senior fundraising talent

Content to be confirmed soon

16:10 - 16:20 Chairs Closing Remarks

16:30- 17:15 Networking Drinks

17:30  End Of Forum

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London Marriott,
Grosvenor Square

 Date: Wednesday 5th June 2019 
 Time:   09:30 – 17:30

Event suppliers:

Buzzacott Accountants’ charity team is one of the largest single office charity teams in the UK, with over 100 specialists. Our niche expertise includes education, religious orders, international NGOs, healthcare charities, membership and professional bodies, grant-giving foundations, social enterprises and arts charities.

Donr is a tech-for-good organisation that builds technology and provides training and support to charities of all sizes so they can maximise their mobile and digital fundraising potential. Their services, such as Text Giving, inspire over 750 charities’ fundraising efforts.

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