Charity leadership, economics and digital impact

Some material from this week’s NCVO annual conference.

The keynote speaker was Lord Gus O’Donnell, previously the head of the civil service and soon to be chair of Pro Bono Economics. His full speech is on the latter’s website and worth a read.

Related tweets sent, and collated on our Storify, include:

  • three steps for VCS in world of austerity – get evidence of impact, embrace transparency and focus on prevention
  • on #antiadvocacy – must not let government proposals get in the way in which we learn about what is working
  • charities have a responsibility to inform/influence govt

The age of digital changes charity leadership

An NCVO blog ‘Charity leadership in the age of digital‘ is based around a conference workshop on “how to be a better leader”. It raises various discussion points on how the external environment for charity leadership has changed, and how to be better leaders in response. Some valuable thoughts and Twitter responses.


The ‘state of the sector’ address by NCVO’s chief executive is also available.