Large Charities Conference

Monday 28 September 2020

CFG’s online Large Charities Conference offers leaders, senior finance professionals and trustees of large charities the opportunity to explore their unique challenges in 2020, and how to optimise effectiveness and efficiency in a rapidly changing world.

The first half of 2020 brought with it a set of unprecedented challenges caused by the COVID-19 crisis and left vast portions of the economy in financial trouble. Decreased funding, increased demand on services and operational issues due to social distancing have caused many charities to re-evaluate the way they work.

This event will support you in revitalising your strategic vision. Speakers will examine:

  • Dealing with the changing financial and social landscape
  • Effective leadership – how to be an adaptive strategic leader
  • How governance needs to evolve in the post-COVID world

There will be small discussion groups following each session, giving you the opportunity to support, connect and learn from your colleagues from other organisations, and ask specific questions of our speakers.

Who is this event for?

This event is open to CFG members and non-member organisations £25m+ income.

The conference is suitable for leaders, senior charity finance professionals and trustees. Book below and you will receive the joining instructions one week before the event.


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Chris Sherwood, Chief Executive, RSPCA

Charlotte Lamb, Principal - Strategy, Think NPC

Richard Moore, Chief Financial Officer & Director of Business Services, Barnardo's


Chair’s welcome and introduction


 Effective leadership

Are you comfortable challenging your own and others’ assumptions? Can you get a diverse group to buy in to a common vision? This session will explore the importance of effective leadership in enabling organisations to think strategically and implement change.

Richard Moore, Chief Financial Officer & Director of Business Services, Barnardo's 


Small group discussions




Dealing with changing financial and social landscape

Charities should always be looking proactively for ways to improve, even transform, their work. In addition, there is a pressing need to navigate the changing environment caused by the outbreak of COVID-19 as well as governance and fundraising scandals, and technological advancements. This session will discuss how large charities can navigate the evolving social and economic landscape.

Charlotte Lamb, Principal - Strategy, Think NPC


Small group discussions





Since the beginning of the COVID-19 crisis we have seen a huge shift in social behaviours and how charities work. With growing complexity and increased focus on governance matters those changes will have a great influence on how charity boards operate. Different skills, behaviours and processes will be needed to support financial and operational decision making in this rapidly changing world. This session will discuss how charity governance will need to evolve in the post COVID-19 world.

Chris Sherwood, Chief Executive, RSPCA


Small group discussions




Chair’s summary and close of conference

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