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Agenda

  • Day 1 (10 Nov 2020)
  • Day 2 (11 Nov 2020)
  • Implementation Workshop (7th December 2020)

Key Takeaways: What Will I Gain from Attending?

Solutions based guidance on supporting the immediate survival and resilience of charities under threat from the Covid-19 crisis

Practical support in attracting funding, maintaining operations and managing financial uncertainty

Immediate action points on meeting service demand during a second wave of Covid-19

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: Survival and Revival Amid the Covid-19 Crisis
Amanda Tincknell CBE
Amanda Tincknell CBE
Chief Executive
Cranfield Trust
Confirmed
9:45 am
Meeting Demand in a Second Wave: Delivering Frontline Services Amid a Pandemic
  • Examining the work of the Covid-19 appeal, which has raised over £130 million for charities supporting NHS frontline delivery
  • Assessing the next steps as charities and grassroot organisations face rising service demand as the NHS enters an intense winter period
  • Practical insights on 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
Ellie Orton
Ellie Orton
Chief Executive
NHS Charities Together
Confirmed
10:00 am
A Sector in Crisis: Delivering Action to Support the Survival and Resilience of Voluntary Sector Organisations

In this panel discussion, sector leaders will explore the urgent challenges facing the sector as result of the Covid-19 pandemic and will explore how charities can support survival during this crisis.

Survival and Sustainability: How can charities of all sizes seeks to manage risk and forge their way to sustainability during the crisis?

Financial Pressure: How can the sector deliver a robust response to the collapse of core funding streams and seek to deliver financial recovery?

Service Demand: What are the next steps for charities in meeting the immense demand from service users whilst facing financial uncertainty?

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
Director of Children and Young People
Children in Need
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
Practical Solutions: A Charity’s Roadmap to Recovery
  • 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
Solutions Roundtable: Mergers and Restructuring

With charity mergers up by a third since lockdown and the sector as a whole facing up to 60,000 redundancies as result of the Covid-19 crisis, this breakout session will allow you to discuss ideas from across the sector in driving practical solutions on mergers and restructuring.

Ben Cairns
Ben Cairns
Director and Co-Founder
Institute for Voluntary Action Research
Confirmed
11:30 am
How to Workshop: Managing Cash Flow, Financial Instability and Income Streams

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

  • How to utilise robust financial forecasting and scenario planning to support sustainability, effective cashflow forecasting and avoid the risk of insolvency
  • Scenario planning factors to manage from declining income, fundraising income challenges and increased service demand to build sustainable service delivery
  • Gain practical ideas on current and future income challenges, sharing recent examples in the sec
Helena Wilkinson
Helena Wilkinson
Partner, Head of Charities and NFP
Price Bailey LLP
Confirmed
12:10 pm
Adapting Fundraising Models to Meet the Challenge of 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
12:30 pm
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
1:00 pm
Day 1 Conference Close and Funding Breakout Sessions

At 1pm the live Conference will end and attendees will enter a live discussion on the future of income streams and funding sources following the Covid-19 pandemic.

Live Roundtable Discussion: Funding Opportunities, Financial Support and Accessing New Funding Sources

Melanie Mills
Melanie Mills
Head of Social Sector Engagement
Big Society Capital
Confirmed

Key Takeaways: What Will I Gain from Attending?

Solutions based guidance on supporting the immediate survival and resilience of charities under threat from the Covid-19 crisis

Practical support in attracting funding, maintaining operations and managing financial uncertainty

Immediate action points on meeting service demand during a second wave of Covid-19

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: Moving Beyond Survival and Building Back Better
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
A DCMS Update: Government Support and Unlocking Financial Recovery
  • Discussing the impact of the £750 million government package to support VCSE activity during the pandemic and how charities can access government funding going forward
  • Assessing the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on voluntary sector commissioning and service contract provision and how DCMS is responding to this
  • Exploring the next steps in leading the recovery of social enterprise programmes and supporting bidding in a highly competitive market
  • Assessing the next steps for charities seeking to access emergency support or unlock new funding opportunities
Claire Dove CBE DL
Claire Dove CBE DL
Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise (VCSE) Representative
Department for Digital, Culture Media and Sport (DCMS)
Confirmed
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 Challenges
Service Demand
Advice Workshop: Your Workforce, Employment Law, Job Retention and Redundancies

In this interactive session, attendees will be able to gain a full legal update on 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:

  • The next steps following the extension of 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
Carla Whalen
Carla Whalen
Senior Associate
Russell Cooke
Confirmed
Advice Workshop: Meeting Demand and Reigniting Impact Amid 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 Challenges
Service Demand
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
Emma Reynolds
Emma Reynolds
Head of Learning and Development
Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) England
Confirmed
Small and Medium Charities: 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
Anoushka Kenley
Anoushka Kenley
Research and Policy Director
Pro Bono Economics
Confirmed
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?

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.

Virtual Roundtable: Financial Sustainability, Organisational Resilience and Meeting Service Demand

Featuring insights on the NCVO Project on the impact of COVID-19 on the voluntary sector from Dr Daniel King, Professor of Organisation Studies at Nottingham Trent University

Professor Paul Palmer
Professor Paul Palmer
Professor of Voluntary Sector Management and Director of Centre for Charity Effectiveness
Cass Business School
Confirmed
Professor Daniel King
Professor Daniel King
Professor of Organisation Studies
Nottingham Trent University
Confirmed
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.

10:40 am
Virtual Workshop Login and Registration
10:45 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
Professor Daniel King
Professor Daniel King
Professor of Organisation Studies
Nottingham Trent University
Confirmed
12:15 pm
Session Close