Charity Finance Summit 2018 programme launches

06 Jun 2018 Conferences

The Charity Finance Summit, which this year forms part of Charity Finance Week, will open with a keynote session from Lord O’Donnell, former Cabinet Secretary and chair of both Frontier Economics and Pro Bono Economics.

Lord O'Donnell will speak on the subject of data and its role in the future. He will argue that smart collection and analysis of data can transform a charity’s ability to deliver and demonstrate impact, both social and economic, to funders and an increasingly sceptical public. 

The Charity Finance Summit will also include a closing keynote from Kathy Evans, chief executive of Children England, who will call on charities to take responsibility for their portrayal in the public discourse, and reclaim the sector’s rightful place as a force for good in the public psyche.

The programme will feature streams on VAT & tax, risk & strategy, and investment.

Other sessions include why safeguarding is now an issue for all charities, and on making tax digital.

Charity Finance Week is taking place in 2018 for the first time. It is a dedicated week of events, content and thought leadership initiatives. Starting with a reception at the Houses of Parliament and culminating at the Charity Finance Summit, Civil Society Media will be working with charities, academic institutions and key professional service providers to debate and tackle the biggest issues head on. See the events taking place during Charity Finance Week here.

The Charity Finance Summit takes place on 11 October 2018 in London at 155 Bishopsgate. Book by 7 September to save £50. Full programme and booking details are available here.