Inaugural Civil Society Spring Summit to explore strategies for a post-Covid world

25 Feb 2021 Announcement

Civil Society Media has developed a new virtual event that will explore the role of charity leaders in guiding their organisations through the pandemic and rebuilding for the future.

Civil Society Spring Summit 2021 content is themed across three specialist streams that align with our magazines; Governance & Leadership, Charity Finance and Fundraising.

Highlights of the two-day event will include a conversation between Ellie Orton, chief executive and Ian Lush, chair, of NHS Charities Together, and Caroline Copeman and Christine Fogg, consultants, the Centre for Charity Effectiveness at the Business School (formerly Cass). They will discuss some of their experiences and learning from a year of rapid growth against the backdrop of the pandemic and all the challenges facing their NHS charity members.

Delegates can also attend a panel about how charities can take the lead in confronting the climate emergency. Panellists will include Clare Farrell, co-founder of Extinction Rebellion, Harjeet Singh, global lead on climate change at ActionAid International, Beccy Speight, chief executive at RSPB, and Myles Allen, professor of Geosystem Science at the University of Oxford.

Elsewhere there will be a discussion about how can charities maintain and protect their independence in an age of culture wars. Delegates will hear from speakers at Barnardo’s and the Sheila McKechnie Foundation.

Jenni O’Donovan, head of events at Civil Society Media, said: “The sessions have been designed to provide guidance into the key issues impacting charities during the pandemic and beyond. You will be able to tailor your event experience to consume the content most relevant to you while also gaining insights from new perspectives. 

“Our virtual event platform provides innovative networking opportunities, giving you the chance to connect with your peers as you would at an in-person event. We hope you will join us for what promises to be an enjoyable and eye-opening conference.”

There are a limited number of tickets available at a reduced rate of £49.99 for a charity individual, while the Charity Team Ticket, up to four places, is £170.

More details about the Civil Society Spring Summit are available on the event page