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08.30 – 08.55

Registration and refreshments

08.55 – 09.00

Chair’s welcome

Lauren Weymouth, Editor,Charity Times

09.00 – 09.30

Keynote speaker: Lessons on resilience from the brink of survival

The Jubilee Sailing Trust recently launched a fundraising appeal to raise £1.2m by the end of September to save it from collapse. The charity, which offers tall ship experiences to people with disabilities, has been close to closure before and its appeal is garnering huge support. But what lessons can be learned from this level of resilience? And what is it like to lead a charity on the brink of survival? Join this session to hear how CEO, Patrick Fleming is leading the Trust through its most challenging days.

Patrick Fleming, Chief Executive, Jubilee Sailing Trust

09.30 – 10.00

Panel discussion: How can self-development and personal growth lead to more resilient leadership?

Being a leader can often mean putting others first, but how can we help others if we don’t help ourselves? This discussion will outline some of the essential everyday practices for more resilient leadership, which starts with working on our own personal growth and self-development before creating a culture that prioritises transformational change.

Panel chair:
Lauren Weymouth, Editor, Charity Times

Normandie Wragg, CEO,Nugent

Racheal Jones,CEO,One Knowsley

10.00 – 10.30

Empowering digital: A leadership guide to excellent online fundraising

Digital Fundraising is fast becoming its own discipline. COVID has shown organisations that were well prepared for an increase in digital demand have benefited hugely. In this session, we will examine the role leadership can play in digital excellence and look at some handy tips on how to recognise digital skill and effectively devolve decision making.

Eoghan Beecher, Country Manager, iRaiser

10.30 – 10.45

Coffee break

10.45 – 11.15

Keynote speaker: A fireside chat

In this session, Lauren Weymouth is joined by Poppy Jaman OBE, Global CEO, City Mental Health Alliance. The pair sit down to discuss wellbeing in charity leadership; what resilience looks like and how leaders can prioritise wellbeing at work by learning from their own personal experiences. Poppy will share some of her own experiences of mental health, aiming to shine a light on the ways we can better support ourselves and each other.

Poppy Jaman OBE, Global CEO, City Mental Health Alliance

11.15 – 11.45

Art of Adaptation: How global challenges are impacting charity investments

Whether it’s the pandemic, the war in the Ukraine, or a different global challenge, many charities are experiencing ever increasing demands on their services. Charities that rely on investments to meet such increased demands have been faced with the simultaneous challenges of volatile markets and falls in investment income. This session will provide a macro view of the global issues impacting the investment market and explorewhat that means for charities and their investment strategies.

Nicola Toyer, Head of Charities, Investec

John Wyn-Evans, Head of Investment Strategy, Investec

11.45– 12.15

Panel discussion: How can we build more resilient trustee boards?

Trustee boards form the beating heart of any charity. The wrong board can lead to the wrong decisions and ultimately result in its success or demise. So what does a strong and resilient trustee board look like? What skillsets are often overlooked, and how can we tell the difference between an ordinary and an extraordinary board?

Panel chair:
Melissa Moody, Senior Writer, Charity Times

Bushra Ahmed, Founder, West Croydon Voice

Kimberly Garande, Youth Development Lead, We Belong

Sophia Moreau, Head of Advocacy and Comms, Little Village and Campaigner and Associate/Trainer at Getting on Board 

12.15 – 12.45

Case study: The RNLI survived a media storm and so can you

The RNLI has fallen under the spotlight of national media coverage in recent years for their response to increased small boat crossings in the English Channel. The RNLI’s response to the negative coverage was bold and resilient and as a result, led to a surge in donations. Join this case study session to find out how they did it and what can be learned from the process.

Claire Marie-Mason, Senior Media Engagement Manager, RNLI

12.45 – 13.30

Lunch break

13.30– 14.00

Blended fundraising: How to increase fundraising revenue and brand recognition

Thanks to a range of new tools that increase brand recognition, new supporters, supporter engagement and supporter retention, digital fundraising has changed dramatically over the past couple of years, driving up fundraising revenue and driving down costs. This session will present an example of blended fundraising, look at the role of leadership in driving change to institute blended fundraising, and look at some quick win strategies.

Nathan Pinkney, Founder and CEO, People's Fundraising

14.00 – 14.30

Investing for the green revolution

The Green Revolution represents a meteoric change in the way we live, the way we consume and the way companies operate. This global change has created new avenues for revenue and growth and an unprecedented investment opportunity. But how do charities position their investment portfolios to take advantage of this anticipated growth while managing their requirements?

Caroline Gee, Charity Business Development Manager, Edentree

Charlie Thomas, CIO, Edentree

14.30 – 14.45

Coffee break

14.45 – 15.15

Case study: How to build profitable long-term corporate partnerships

Barnardo’s made a conscious decision to move from looking to secure charity of the year partnerships towards more strategic relationships, which have grown steadily over time. As a result, strong relationships with Amazon, IKEA, Vodafone and more have generated millions of pounds in income. Join this session to find out how your partnerships to be more profitable in the long-run.

Martin Howard, Senior Corporate Partnerships Manager, Barnardo’s

15.15 – 15.45

How to prevent and bounce back from a regulatory review

The Human Appeal was one of many charities to fall under the watchful eye of the Charity Commission in 2021, when it was investigated for governance concerns. But what did the process involve and how has the charity recovered? Join this case study to session to find out.

Zaheer Khan, Fundraising Director, Human Appeal

15.45 – 15.55

Chair’s round-up

Lauren Weymouth, Editor,Charity Times

15.55 – 16.55

Networking drinks