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09.00 - 09.25: Conference waiting room opens

09.25 - 09.30: Chair's welcome
Lauren Weymouth, Editor, Charity Times

09.30 - 09.55: Panel discussion - Defining modern leadership: 10 things you should have on your to-do list
Joe Lepper,
Reporter, Charity Times
Lauren Weymouth,
Editor, Charity Times

Societal changes over the past few years have re-defined what modern leadership looks like. In this session, Charity Times writers explore what charity leaders should (and shouldn’t) be focussing on the year ahead.

09.55 - 10.10: Intrinsic leadership: How to nurture purpose and impact
Sharath Jeevan OBE,
Author, Intrinsic Leadership & Founder, STiR education

Are you and your employees struggling with burnout and lacking purpose? Join the author of the book Intrinsic Leadership to learn what intrinsic leadership looks like and how, during a time of increased demand, charity leaders can inspire staff by nurturing purpose and impact against an increasingly challenging backdrop.

10.10 - 10.25: Comfort break

10.25 - 10.45: Securing sustainable funding and building stronger relationships with grant-makers
Maria Adebowale-Schwarte,
CEO, Foundation for Future London

As we navigate the peak of the cost-of-living crisis, charities are looking to funders for increasing support. This session will provide guidance for securing sustainable funding opportunities and building stronger relationships with grant-makers to ensure funding is available to you through this economic crisis and beyond.

10.45 - 11.10: Committing to Net Zero: Making the pledge and taking action
Rachel Youngman,
Deputy CEO, Institute of Physics

Committing to net zero goals – and achieving them – should be at the heart of a charity’s strategy already. But if it isn’t, there’s still time. Join this session to learn how to set and meet achievable sustainability goals by taking small steps that will contribute to meaningful and lasting change.

11.10 - 11.40: Lunch break

11.40 - 12.05: Three reasons why your charity suffers from low fundraising income and how to reverse the trend
Nathan Pinkney, Founder, People’s Fundraising

Charities typically fall foul of the inter-related issues of donation fatigue, low brand awareness and high management costs, when engaging with their individual, community and corporate fundraising networks. The result is a reduction of income generation from those networks. In this session, we present why and how charities typically encounter these issues, and offer a strategic approach to reversing the trend, resulting in an increase in recurring fundraising income.

12.05 - 12.30: Panel discussion - Job sharing: Can splitting job roles help to prevent burnout?
Mik Scarlet,
Co-CEO, Phab UK
Dawn Vickers,
Co-CEO, Phab UK

Joint CEO roles are becoming increasingly common in the charity sector, as organisations seek to hire leaders who can share the responsibility, hours and pressure through a collaborative approach to leadership. But what does it mean in reality? And is the hype worth it? Join two co-CEOs in action to find out more.

12.30 - 12.45: Comfort break

12.45 - 13.10: Panel discussion - CEO diversity: Why change needs to start at the top and how to implement it
Melissa Moody,
Senior Writer, Charity Times
Srabani Sen OBE,
CEO, Full Colour
Lauren Weymouth,
Editor, Charity Times

Recent Charity Times research found a huge diversity gap present at CEO level among the UK’s most popular charities. This session will guide you through the research, detailing where the gaps lie and what can be done to implement lasting change from the top.

13.10 - 13.45: Panel discussion – The salary debate: what salaries should you really be offering your staff?
Elizabeth Balgobin,
Consultant, Coach and Interim CEO, The Bowlby Centre
Louise Harvey,
Executive Director, St. John’s Foundation

The charity sector is notorious for being unable to meet the competitive salaries offered by corporate counterparts. At a time when employees are seeking pay that represents a huge surge in the cost-of-living, what can charities do to keep up and ensure employees are fulfilled financially, without draining vital funds? This panel discussion will explore.

13.45 - 13.50: Chair's roundup

13.50: End of conference