Summer Symposium explores social investment, fundraising regulation, cyber security

The Honorary Treasurer’s Forum is hosting a half day ‘Summer Symposium’ on 5th July to explore three key challenges facing charity boards and Honorary Treasurers; social investment, fundraising regulation and cybersecurity.

These areas are hugely topical as the charity sector faces greater scrutiny and new regulation, funding cuts and the need to find new sources of income. There is also a growing threat from cyber criminals – and charity boards need to fully grasp the effect they could have on their organisation.

Three well known and eminent speakers will Chair different sessions on social investment, fundraising regulation and cyber security and they will be joined expert panellists to discuss the latest thinking in these areas and the challenges facing charities – using case studies to highlight their points.

There will also be plenty of time for questions and shared leaning, as well as networking at the drinks reception.

The following speakers will share their knowledge and expertise:

  • Social Investment – Chaired by Sir Harvey McGrath, Chairman of Big Society Capital and Heart of the City
  • Panel speakers: Mark Salway, Director, Social Finance Cass CCE, Carolyn Sims, Head of Banking, Charity bank and Nat Sloane, chair of Big Lottery Fund, and chair of Social and Sustainable Capital
  • Fundraising Regulations – Chaired by Heather Lamont, Client Investment Director at CCLA, Trustee HTF
  • Panel speakers: Stephen Dunmore, Chief Executive, Fundraising regulator and Ed Aspel, Executive Director Fundraising and Marketing, Cancer Research
  • Cyber security – Chaired by Stephen Brooker, Chairman charity practice at Russam GMS, Trustee HTFDenise Fellows, CEO, Honorary Treasurers Forum says: “Charities operate in a very different environment than they did 10 years ago and the constant need to adapt to new challenges and opportunities is at the forefront of all charity boards. The symposium is the ideal opportunity to learn from some of the experts working in each area and to share best practice.
  • “We hope that our members and others from the charity sector will enjoy meeting together to explore these issues in more depth and we urge people to book up soon to secure their place, as we expect the event to be very popular,” adds Ms Fellows.
  • Panel speakers: Ian McCaw, Executive Director, EY David Britton, Ecclesiastical Insurance Brian Shorten, Chair, Charities Security Forum

Numbers are strictly limited to 100 and priority will be given to members. The price for fee-paying members is £25 and for everyone else £45.  Registration is from 1.30pm and the formal proceedings will be followed by a drinks reception until 6.30pm.

Tuesday 5th July 2016, 2pm to 6.30pm at UBS Conference Centre, London, EC2M 2AN

To book your place please visit the event booking site.

About the Honorary Treasurers Forum

The Honorary Treasurers Forum is a membership organisation originally formed in 2004 to provide a source of information, research and knowledge for the Treasurers of charities large and small. It became a registered charity (No: 1118802) in 2007 and is the only organisation to focus specifically on the needs of the Honorary Treasurer.

The mission of the Forum is to benefit the voluntary and community sector by providing networking opportunities and resources to improve the effectiveness of existing Honorary Treasurers and to encourage more volunteers to take up this essential trustee role.