Charity Finance Week 2018

A dedicated week of events, content and thought leadership initiatives

In October 2018 we will be celebrating excellence in charity finance practice through 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, we will be working with charities, academic institutions and key professional service providers to debate and tackle the biggest issues head on.







Parliamentary drinks reception

  • Cholmondeley Room, House of Lords
    8 October 2018

    This reception in the House of Lords will launch our wide-ranging programme of events for Charity Finance week with a celebration of the vital role played by financial leaders in the sector. It will be attended by an audience of up to 200 senior figures, including finance directors and treasurers of major charities, thought leaders in the field of charity accounting and investment, major funders and parliamentarians with an interest in the sector.

    The event will also serve as the opportunity to launch a new piece of research examining the vital role of the finance function in a successful charity, as well as other core functions such as HR, property and IT. Charity Finance magazine is keen to ensure that charities benchmark best practice, celebrate effective charity management, and make the case that this is an area which needs more support.

    The event will primarily be a networking opportunity, with the opportunity to hear the views of key figures across the charity finance sector.

IT for FDs – leading digital maturity from the finance function

  • Charities are frequently said to be behind the curve when it comes to IT, yet IT is a complex area and charities cannot simply dive into every new technology that comes along.

    In the context, strong digital leadership is vital, and here the concept of digital maturity may help. It advocates finding the most appropriate way to adapt to the digital environment, with an emphasis not only technology but strategy, talent management, organisational structure and leadership.

    In this half-day event designed specifically for finance directors with responsibility for IT, we will look at the key elements of the digital maturity approach, such as long-term planning horizons, cross-functional teams and developing digital talent.

    Register your place here

The importance of financial skills on the board

  • Few areas are more vital to the work of charity boards than scrutinising financial information, and setting financial plans for the future. But this doesn’t just mean reading and responding to lines of figures presented by the finance director. It means looking at the long term, and getting beyond the technical requirements of risk registers and quarterly budgets.

    This half-day event is designed to inspire financial leaders in charities, particularly treasurers and other members of finance-focused committees, to find new ways to look at their charity’s financial data, to set out effective strategies for the future, and to spark new conversations around the board table.

    Register your place here

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