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Agenda

  • Day 1 (10 Nov 2020)
  • Day 2 (11 Nov 2020)
  • Implementation Workshop (23 Nov 2020)

Networking-Led Interactive Conference Features

Match making networking and live delegate meet ups

Replay functions so you never miss a session

Live chat, questioning and polling tools

Real time resources and presentations

Next generation conference engagement platform

9:00 am
Virtual Conference Login and Registration
9:25 am
Your Tour of the Online Conference Platform

Before proceedings get underway, this short explainer session will explore how you can get the most out of our new next generation Conference platform.

Our IG Voluntary Team will run through how to make virtual connections, creating networking meet ups, accessing content on demand and how to use our new Q&A, chat functions and virtual polling tools.

9:30 am
Chair's Welcome Address: The State of the Voluntary Sector following Covid-19
Amanda Tincknell CBE
Amanda Tincknell CBE
Chief Executive
Cranfield Trust
Confirmed
9:45 am
Opening Keynote: Delivering Frontline Services Amid a Pandemic
  • Sharing the story of the Covid-19 appeal, which has raised over £130 million for charities supporting the NHS during the pandemic
  • Getting donations and resources to the frontline and ensuring partner charities are able to efficiently deliver maximum impact during a crisis
  • Examining how funds are being used to support NHS staff, frontline workers, patients and volunteers in delivering a rapid response to those in need of support
  • Evaluating lessons learnt from the crisis and how the voluntary sector can continue to support the NHS and frontline health services in the long term
Ellie Orton
Ellie Orton
Chief Executive
NHS Charities Together
Confirmed
10:00 am
Rebuilding Better: What should the Voluntary Sector Look Like after Covid-19?

In this panel discussion, charity leaders will assess what the crisis has taught the voluntary sector and what needs to change to deliver a stronger future for the sector post Covid-19

  • Driving resilience: How can the sector manage risk, promote agility and support a more robust response to future crises?
  • Supporting modernisation: What has the pandemic taught charities about the need for digital transformation and new approaches to delivering services?
  • Maximising impact: What will a modern, impactful charity look like after Covid-19?
Javed Khan
Javed Khan
CEO
Barnardo's
Confirmed
Claire Rowney
Claire Rowney
Executive Director of Fundraising, Marketing and Communications
Macmillan Cancer Support
Confirmed
Fozia Irfan
Fozia Irfan
Former Chief Executive
Bedfordshire and Luton Community Foundation
Confirmed
Steve Ford
Steve Ford
Chief Executive
Parkinson's UK
Confirmed
Paul Farmer CBE
Paul Farmer CBE
Chief Executive Officer
Mind
Confirmed
10:40 am
Managing Recovery: A Charity’s Roadmap to Thrive Post Pandemic
  • Examining how charities can build their response by learning from the COVID-19 crisis
  • Building a strategy for recovery with a focus on how charities can Survive, Adapt and Thrive post pandemic
  • Investing in resilience as a key lever for longer term sustainability
Anisha Chaudhuri
Anisha Chaudhuri
Senior Manager, Advisory and Business Development
Charities Aid Foundation
Confirmed
11:00 am
Break, Virtual Networking and Live Delegate Meet Ups

Your opportunity to make the most of the virtual Conference, meet up with fellow delegates, make connections and tour our real-time resources and content.

Don’t forget if you’ve missed a session, you can use our replay functions, so you can watch all the content on demand at a time that suits you.

11:30 am
Finance and Fundraising
Organisational Resilience
The State of Voluntary Sector Fundraising: What to Expect in 2021
  • Analysing the impact of Covid-19 on fundraising with a forecasted 24% reduction for the sector in 2020, accounting for a £12.4 billion loss
  • Evaluating how the decline is impacting cash flow, reserves and organisation sustainability over 2020/21
  • Forecasting the outlook for fundraising in 2021, the behaviour of donors and the next steps for recovering key fundraising channels
  • Assessing how fundraising programmes have adapted to the crisis and what the pandemic can tell us about fundraising outreach in the long term
Peter Lewis
Peter Lewis
Chief Executive
Institute for Fundraising
Invited
Organisational Resilience during Covid-19: An Update from the Charity Commission
  • Exploring the Charity Commission’s approach to regulation and priorities during the crisis in supporting charities facing financial uncertainty
  • Assessing what effective governance looks like during the crisis and core expectations for trustees in supporting organisational sustainability
  • Outlining the Charity Commission’s guidance on incident reporting during Covid-19
  • Understanding when to use reserves and how resilient charities are revising financial planning to reduce service commitments and non-priority spending
  • Ensuring financial decision making and governance during the Covid-19 crisis acts in line with a charity’s purpose and continues to ensure the effective safeguarding of beneficiaries
Senior Representative
Senior Representative
The Charity Commission
Invited
11:50 am
Finance and Fundraising
Organisational Resilience
Case Study: Adapting Fundraising and Service Provisions to the New Normal Amid Covid-19 Uncertainty
  • Developing a more flexible and adaptable model for fundraising provision and associated service delivery to reflect an uncertain environment
  • Renewing objectives and expectations with partners to plan for slower levels of fundraising income
  • Supporting transparency with stakeholders to demonstrate the challenges ahead and to ensure there is clear expectations around what is achievable
  • Delivering a more agile approach to fundraising and service provision, with constant assessment of the external environment and the delivery of slow and small projects to prevent operational overreach
Lisa Turan
Lisa Turan
CEO
Child Brain Injury Trust
Confirmed
Case Study: NCT - Demonstrating Resilience in Service Delivery during the Pandemic
  • Developing a rapid transformation in service delivery to ensure the charity maintained its impact and continued to reach out to pregnant women and new parent beneficiaries during the crisis
  • Switching the delivery of all services online, with the output over 200 online sessions a day for parents, an NHSX Innovation pilot with Peppy Health, online community networks and new digital resources
  • Establishing a dedicated Covid-19 response team to develop new guidance for parents, volunteers and practitioners; and develop a sustained response to policy developments as the crisis evolved
  • Responding to an increase in demand and enquiries from beneficiaries – pregnant women and new parents – facing concerns over the challenges presented by the pandemic
  • Sharing lessons on how the charity embedded resilience and agility into its service delivery approach to ensure high impact outcomes for beneficiaries
  • Looking towards the future and assessing how the pandemic has transformed provision in the long term
Angela McConville
Angela McConville
Chief Executive
National Childbirth Trust (NCT)
Confirmed
12:10 pm
Finance and Fundraising
Organisational Resilience
How to Workshop: Managing Cash Flow and Financial Uncertainty

In this interactive workshop you will have the opportunity to gain key guidance on managing cash flow challenges, driving efficiency and supporting financial resilience following the crisis.

  • Assess how to manage the balance between declining income and increased service demand with high quality cashflow forecasting
  • Gain practical ideas on seeking alternative funding sources to maintain provision
  • Explore how to drive an effective and sustainable efficiency programme whilst delivering priority services
  • Evaluate how to utilise robust financial forecasting and scenario planning to support sustainability and avoid the risk of insolvency
Caroline Clark
Caroline Clark
Insolvency Specialist
Invited
How to Workshop: Building Organisational Resilience and Managing Risk Following Covid-19

In this interactive workshop attendees will gain practical insights on how they can build resilience and support long term sustainability within their organisation.

  • Assess how resilience within a charity can be measured and the characteristics of a resilient organisation
  • Explore how your charity can ensure its purpose, objectives and operations deliver value and support agility in times of turbulence
  • Examine how to understand the risks affecting your charity and how you develop contingency planning for external threats
  • Evaluate how resilience can be embedded during and after the Covid-19 crisis to ensure the survival of charities
1:10 pm
Day 1 Conference Close, Virtual Networking and Live Delegate Meet Ups

The Conference for Day 1 concludes at 1:10pm.

You will still have the opportunity to make the most of the virtual Conference, meet up with fellow delegates, make connections and tour our real-time resources and content.

Don’t forget if you’ve missed a session, you can use our replay functions, so you can watch all the content on demand at a time that suits you.

Networking-Led Interactive Conference Features

Match making networking and live delegate meet ups

Replay functions so you never miss a session

Live chat, questioning and polling tools

Real time resources and presentations

Next generation conference engagement platform

8:45 am
Virtual Conference Login and Registration
8:55 am
Your Tour of the Online Conference Platform

Before proceedings get underway, this short explainer session will explore how you can get the most out of our new next generation Conference platform.

Our IG Voluntary Team will run through how to make virtual connections, creating networking meet ups, accessing content on demand and how to use our new Q&A, chat functions and virtual polling tools.

9:00 am
Chair's Day 2 Welcome Address
Amanda Tincknell CBE
Amanda Tincknell CBE
Chief Executive
Cranfield Trust
Confirmed
9:10 am
What follows Covid-19? Responding to the Challenges and Opportunities Ahead

In this opening keynote session from the NCVO, Elizabeth Chamberlain will assess the impact of Covid-19 on the sector as whole, the next steps for ensuring the survival and resilience for charities of all sizes and what the government’s recovery and levelling up agenda may mean for the voluntary sector in the long term.

Elizabeth Chamberlain
Elizabeth Chamberlain
Head of Policy
NCVO
Confirmed
9:30 am
Responding to the Pandemic: Commissioning, Social Enterprise and Government Support
  • Assessing the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on voluntary sector commissioning and service contract provision
  • Examining how charities and social enterprises have adapted to meet service requirements during the pandemic and maintain commissioning agreements
  • Exploring the next steps in leading the recovery of social enterprise programmes and supporting bidding in a competitive market
  • Discussing the impact of the £750 million government package to support VCSE activity during the pandemic and how the sector can unlock new income streams as the crisis eases
Claire Dove OBE
Claire Dove OBE
Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise (VCSE) Representative
Department for Digital, Culture Media and Sport (DCMS)
Invited
9:50 am
Interactive Questions, Ideas and Polling Session

Use our Conference platform to pose your live questions to speakers, share your ideas with fellow delegates via our chat function and participate in our new session polling.

10:00 am
Break, Virtual Networking and Live Delegate Meet Ups

Your opportunity to make the most of the virtual Conference, meet up with fellow delegates, make connections and tour our real-time resources and content.

Don’t forget if you’ve missed a session, you can use our replay functions, so you can watch all the content on demand at a time that suits you.

10:30 am
Workforce and Employment
Response and Impact
Advice Workshop: The Workforce after Covid-19: Employment Law, Furlough and Job Retention

In this interactive session, attendees will be able to gain a full legal update on the transition out of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme and strategies for retaining jobs within the voluntary sector.

This session will also feature an open Q&A advice surgery where attendees can ask for help or advice on all aspects of employment with the voluntary sector including:

  • Transitioning from the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme
  • What to do with annual leave for furloughed staff
  • Managing the wellbeing and productivity of a remote workforce
  • The unfortunate practicalities when a redundancy process is the only option
Jane Klauber
Jane Klauber
Partner
Russell Cooke
Confirmed
Advice Workshop: Reigniting Charity Impact following Covid-19

This interactive session will allow attendees to develop practical ideas and solutions for developing a new approach to impact in a challenging environment.

  • How can charities find new ways to deliver their projects, maximise impact and demonstrate outcomes?
  • Realigning delivery and transforming operations to reach beneficiaries in new ways
  • Reassessing a charity’s objectives and activities: How can more or the same be achieved with less income?
  • How can charities measure impact during a crisis?
Karen Scanlon
Karen Scanlon
Principal: Shared Measurement & Impact Measurement
New Philanthropy Capital (NPC)
Confirmed
11:10 am
Workforce and Employment
Response and Impact
Panel Discussion: Supporting Staff Wellbeing and Mental Health during the Covid-19 Crisis

In this panel discussion hear from charities and practitioners that have led the way in supporting staff wellbeing during lockdown, as they assess what the future holds for the voluntary sector workforce.

  • Recognising the mental health challenges posed by the crisis and identifying when staff are struggling with remote working
  • Assessing solutions in supporting the mental health of staff and ensuring communication and a sense of community still exist virtually
  • Redesigning workplace structures, organisational policies and flexible working expectations to support a work life balance
  • Assessing what the voluntary sector workplace will look like after Covid-19 and how charities must adapt to reflect a “new normal” in workplace practice
Rebecca Simpson
Rebecca Simpson
CEO
Hearts and Minds
Confirmed
Vicky Scott
Vicky Scott
Operations and HR Manager
Hackney CVS
Confirmed
Sarah Mcintosh
Sarah Mcintosh
Director of People and Organisational Effectiveness
Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) England
Confirmed
Panel Discussion: Maximising Impact and Responding to the Pandemic

This panel discussion will explore how leading frontline charities have been able to maximise their impact and transform delivery of their services to beneficiaries during the pandemic.

  • Sharing stories of working with those most directly affected by the impact of the Covid-19 crisis
  • Assessing how small and medium charities have adapted their service delivery to continue to deliver outreach during lockdown
  • Exploring what meaningful impact looks like during a crisis and how successful charities have adopted flexibility and agility in their approach
Kate Rogata
Kate Rogata
Director
Supporting Older People
Confirmed
Tom Hore
Tom Hore
Director
Bristol Mind
Confirmed
Sarah Hill
Sarah Hill
CEO
Independent Domestic Abuse Sevices (IDAS)
Confirmed
11:50 am
Break, Virtual Networking and Live Delegate Meet Ups

Your opportunity to make the most of the virtual Conference, meet up with fellow delegates, make connections and tour our real-time resources and content.

Don’t forget if you’ve missed a session, you can use our replay functions, so you can watch all the content on demand at a time that suits you.

12:00 pm
The Virtual Roundtable: What does ‘Building Better’ Look Like across the Voluntary Sector?

The Voluntary Sector Response and Recovery Conference is based around the theme of building a better voluntary sector, learning lessons from the crisis and developing a more agile and resilient sector than before Covid-19.

In this virtual roundtable, you will be able to engage in the live discussion with charity leaders and practitioners from across the sector, as you assess what urgent challenges must be addressed and how a more impactful sector can be forged from the crisis.

Attendees will be able to participate in a discussion on one of the themes below:

Virtual Roundtable 1: Finance and Funding

Virtual Roundtable 2: Organisational Resilience

Virtual Roundtable 3: Workforce and Employment

Virtual Roundtable 4: Response and Impact

1:00 pm
Day 2 Conference Close, Virtual Networking and Live Delegate Meet Ups

The Conference for Day 2 concludes at 1pm.

You will still have the opportunity to make the most of the virtual Conference, meet up with fellow delegates, make connections and tour our real-time resources and content.

Don’t forget if you’ve missed a session, you can use our replay functions, so you can watch all the content on demand at a time that suits you.

10:30 am
Virtual Workshop Login and Registration
11:00 am
Implementation Workshop: Building Better in Your Charity

Following the emphasis on “building better” at the Voluntary Sector Response and Recovery Conference, this follow up workshop will allow you to collaborate with colleagues from across the sector in assessing how you will implement change across your organisation.

Come armed with your ideas, what you’ve learnt and some thoughts on what’s next for leading recovery and innovation within your charity.

The workshop will allow you to:

  • Develop your charity’s recovery roadmap following the Covid-19 crisis
  • Assess strategic priorities for supporting sustainability
  • Evaluate how your charity must adapt to support resilience in the long term

Expect idea sharing, on screen interaction, virtual polling and a great opportunity to develop practical outcomes from the main Conference.

1:00 pm
Conference Close

* Programme subject to change