Alternative Income Generation, 16 - 17 Sept

Financial sustainability

Thursday 17 September 2020

A fundamental issue in 2020 is finding new and diverse ways to increase income, and alternative forms of finance for charity organisations are becoming even more urgent.

Join CFG for our virtual Alternative Income Generation Conference this September to learn what options are available and how your organisation can increase income.

Hear from the experts offering insights and inspiration into different ways of financing your charity, including collaborative income generation, social investment, trading and corporate partnerships, alongside practical sessions sharing tips on bid writing and demonstrating the value of what you do. 

Run over two mornings, this event is a one-stop shop introducing you to alternative forms of income and supporting you in taking steps to implement them in your organisation. It will be a chance to make connections with those offering some of these services and those already achieving success in new ways.

Who should come to this event?

Finance directors and finance managers looking to expand income streams or to gain more understanding of available options, as well as chief executives and trustees of smaller charities.

 

About CFG events and membership

CFG events, training and members' meetings can count towards your continuous professional development (CPD). Contact your association for further information, or email events@cfg.org.uk

Becoming a CFG member gives you discounts on events and training, and access to exclusive events. Membership is open to your whole organisation. Join our community

 

 
Speakers

Gary Beharrell, Manager, East Midlands, Lloyds Bank Foundation

Kevin Waudby, Co-Founder and Partner, Good Innovation

Daniel Carrico, Head of Origination, Allia

Lucy Coleman, Senior Corporate Development Manager, Centrepoint

Amber Shotton, Chief Executive Officer, Foundation for Social Improvement (FSI)

Richard O’Brien, Corporate Finance Manager, Triodos Bank

Malcolm Smith, Managing Director, YouthWorx

Andrea Hartley, Founder and CEO, Skating Panda

Kathy Evans, Chief Executive, Children England

Anthony Newman, Response Marketing Director, Macmillan

Jeff Loo, Director of Finance and Social Investment, London Early Years Foundation (LEYF)

Abha Thorat-Shah, Executive Director, Social Finance, British Asian Trust

Robin Aitken, Consultant, Bellevue

James Pellatt, Director of Workplace & Innovation, Great Portland Estates

Bobby Watkins, CEO, Arthr

Programme
10.15-10.25

Welcome

Chair: Robin Aitken, Consultant, Bellevue

10.25-10.45

Session 1A: Collaborative income generation 

Organisations can work together to generate income in a variety of ways. However, working with other organisations can be complex, particularly when finances are involved. This session will outline what you need to know before you embark on a collaborative income generation activity.

Amber Shotton, Chief Executive Officer, Foundation for Social Improvement (FSI)

10.25-10.45

Session 1B: Bid writing workshop

For charities applying for funding, bid writing skills are vital. With increased competition for money, it is essential that charities can clearly explain why they should have the money and the difference it would make.

Malcolm Smith, Managing Director, YouthWorx

10.45-11.00

Q&A Session

11.05-11.25

Session 2A: Social Investment 

Social investment can offer charities financial and social returns, but how does a charity get started and what are the key aspects to consider before taking this form of investment on? This session will go into more details of advantages and disadvantages of social investment.

Richard O’Brien, Corporate Finance Manager, Triodos Bank

Jeff Loo, Director of Finance and Social Investment, London Early Years Foundation (LEYF)

11.05-11.25

Session 2B: Bid writing workshop continues 

For charities applying for funding, bid writing skills are vital. With increased competition for money, it is essential that charities can clearly explain why they should have the money and the difference it would make.

Malcolm Smith, Managing Director, YouthWorx

11.25-11.40

Q&A Session

END OF SEPTEMBER 16TH SESSIONS

START OF SEPTEMBER 17TH SESSIONS

09.30-09.45

Welcome

Chair Stream A: Abha Thorat-Shah, Executive Director, Social Finance, British Asian Trust

Chair Stream B: Richard Sagar, Policy Manager, CFG

09.45-10.05

Session 3A: Charitable bonds

Charitable bonds can be an effective alternative to loans and enable donors to invest their capital funds and generate an unrestricted grant for the charity of their choice. This session will look at who and how you can use charitable bonds to finance growth.

Daniel Carrico, Head of Origination, Allia

09.45-10.05

Session 3B: Generating income and impact from your charity's assets

Join this session, delivered by Good Innovation, to find out how adopting a commercial approach can help your charity deliver both mission and money.

Kevin Waudby, Co-Founder and Partner, Good Innovation

Bobby Watkins, CEO, Arthr

10.05 - 10.20

Q&A Session

10.25 - 10.45

Session 4A: Corporate Partnerships

There are many different forms of corporate partnerships that can benefit both charities and their partners. However, they do take work to get right. This session will outline how you can approach setting up a successful partnership.

Lucy Coleman, Senior Corporate Development Manager, Centrepoint

James Pellatt, Director of Workplace & Innovation, Great Portland Estates

10.25 - 10.45

Session 4B: Utilising digital tools to support your funding

How can charities make the most of the latest digital technologies to increase income? This session will discuss what digital tools were most successful in raising charitable funds and engaging donors.

Andrea Hartley, Founder and CEO, Skating Panda 

Anthony Newman, Response Marketing Director, Macmillan

10.45- 11.00

Q&A Session

11.05 - 11.25

Session 5A: Commissioning 

More and more charities are contracting to deliver services, but charities need to make sure they understand all the opportunities and pitfalls. The fallout from Covid-19 outbreak has also created a lot of change in charity's experience of commissioning. This session will explore varied ways in which the commissioning process work and how charities can navigate them.

Kathy Evans, Chief Executive, Children England

11.05- 11.25

Session 5B: The role of finance in your grant applications

For all grant funders the financial aspects of the charity and any application for funding is seen as an important source of information it gives vital indications as to how a charity operates, its business model, and its effectiveness. How funders interpret that will often depend on their own mission and guidance.

This presentation will provide a brief overview of many of the principles that funders will explore when assessing applications. It aims to give you a good indication of the role of financial management and performance plays in successful bids to external agencies helping your organisation to spot the pitfalls.

Gary Beharrell, Manager, East Midlands, Lloyds Bank Foundation 

11.25-11.40

Q&A Session

END OF CONFERENCE

Prices
Charities - Members£95.00
Charities - Non-members£116.00