Innovating for Success 2018

Friday, 29 Jun 2018, 10:00 - 15:15


What is innovation and why is it important for the voluntary sector? How can charities innovate and embed an innovation culture?

Recent political and economic events have resulted in a seismic shift in our outlook for the sector and these changes will have a significant impact on how charities operate.

In an unpredictable world, one thing is for certain: charities will need to adapt, and consider how they can continue to deliver their purpose, despite the barriers they may face.

Innovating for success is a one-day conference focusing on how charities can develop an innovation mindset, and make the most of opportunities to realise their full potential and deliver even better impact.

Who should attend?

Senior charity trustees and staff, especially those with responsibility for strategic and financial leadership and management.

This event is kindly hosted by:



Registration, refreshments and networking


Chair’s welcome
Naziar Hashemi, Partner, Crowe Clark Whitehill LLP


An introduction to innovation within charities


Why innovate?

Charities are under intense scrutiny – how they are governed, how they raise and spend their money and how they achieve their charitable purposes.  Leaders are expected to account for every penny and deliver and ensure they operate efficiently, but could they be delivering even better impact by rethinking the way they operate?

Naziar Hashemi, Partner, Crowe Clark Whitehill LLP


New ways of delivering frontline services

Hear from an organisation which has introduced a new way of operating, ensuring that their purpose is firmly at the centre  of their service delivery, and they are reaching even more beneficiaries.

Lisa Quinlan-Rahman, Executive Director of Customer Strategy and Experience, Scope


Digital and innovation

Hear from enterprising organisations who will share how they are using digital technology in exciting ways, showing the ways that innovation can be harnessed to improve outcomes, and deliver your charitable purpose.

Prun Birjal, Medical Director, Change Grow Live &
Chris White, Head of Social Purpose, Yoti


Lunch and networking


Income generation

This session will focus on new ways of generating income, and using new funding models to increase fundraising capabilities.


Embedding innovation in your organisational culture

When we think about innovation, brands such as Apple, Google and Dyson come to mind. Creating an environment where innovation thrives seems at odds with the pressures charities face and questions around efficiency, risk and lack of funds can be barriers. How can charities overcome these challenges and empower their staff to achieve better outcomes by doing things differently?


Final thoughts and conference close

Venue Details


Crowe Clark Whitehill, St Bride's House 10 Salisbury Square, LONDON, EC4Y 8EH

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Bookings & Prices


  • Early Bird CFG Charity Member - £81.00;
  • CFG Charity Member - £101.00;
  • Non CFG Member Charity - £132.00;
  • CFG Subscriber Company - £285.00;

Early Bird special offer £150 to attend both Impact and Productivity & Innovation for Success events. Simply email to book your discounted place. 

Terms and Conditions:

Written notice of cancellations up to 21 days before an event will incur a 25% administration fee. After this time period, a 100% cancellation charge will apply. Substitutions (i.e. name changes) for the course booked can be made free of charge.

CFG reserves the right to cancel any event two weeks prior to the event date. You will be entitled to a full refund or given the opportunity to transfer to an alternative date. However we regret that we cannot refund any travel or accommodation costs incurred by delegates. CFG accepts no liability if an event is cancelled or postponed for reasons beyond our reasonable control resulting from an act of God, governmental regulation, fire, war, terrorist activity or civil commotion.

It may be necessary for reasons beyond our control to change the date, time or the venue at any time prior to the event date. If this occurs you will be informed of changes and given the opportunity to cancel or transfer to an alternative date.

CFG reserves the right to amend the content of the programme or the speakers where necessary without consulting booked delegates.

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