FSI Skills Conference 2019

The FSI Skills Conference: Sharing the Essentials 2019

 

 

 

Thank you to everyone who joined us at the FSI Skills Conference this year, and a huge thanks to our generous speakers and sponsors.

Please note, you must have attended all four sessions and completed the post-event survey in order to receive your deposit returned. Please see deposit policy here.

 


Plenary Speaker: Claire Dove OBE

We are pleased to announce that Claire Dove OBE will be joining the conference. In February 2018, Claire was appointed as Crown Representative for the Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise sector. The VCSE Crown Representative works to strengthen the charity sector, supports DCMS’s forthcoming civil society strategy and helps charities operate more commercially.

Claire will be opening the Conference, with a short plenary session for all attendees. Join us to find out how Claire is championing small charities within Government, and learn more about her role as VCSE Crown Representative.


  • How to recruit fundraisers

    Ryan Burdock and Femke Vorstman: How not to use us: recruiting fundraisers without agency support Join Ryan and Femke from Propsectus recruitment agency to learn how you can recruit the best fundraisers for your small charity. This session will cover: ... view full talk outline »

  • Storytelling and communicating your impact on a limited budget

    Sophie Yates Lu & Syriah Bailey: Storytelling and communicating your impact on a limited budget Join Sophie Yates Lu and Bailey from Campaign Bootcamp, in this session for tips on how you can tell your story on a limited budget. ... view full talk outline »

  • Charity project management

    Clare Aarons and Amber Shotton: Charity project management Join Clare Aarons, from NCVO, and Amber Shotton, the FSI, for top tips on managing projects within your small charity. A recent business report stated that in 2019 projects will become more ... view full talk outline »

  • Effective people management

    Katie Duckworth: How to create Star Performers – Managing others  In this lively and interactive session, Katie will outline how to encourage the people you manage to be Star Performers. We will explore how to motivate your reports through great communication, ... view full talk outline »

  • Budgeting and cash flow for small charities

    Paul Taylor: Budgeting and cash flow for small charities This session will cover the important questions when it comes to budgeting and cash flow forecasting for your charity. You’ll look at best practice for putting together and managing budgets, and ... view full talk outline »

  • Safeguarding is all our business

    Steve Smith: Safeguarding is all our business In the current climate of safeguarding scares and declining public trust in the charity sector, join Steve Smith in this session. Learning outcomes from this workshop are: Understanding what safeguarding is and the ... view full talk outline »

  • Making your case: demonstrating your impact and value

    Janine Edwards: Making your case – demonstrating your impact and value FSI research recently showed us that although charities know the benefits of measuring impact only 52% do it meaningfully. There are many different benefits in measuring and demonstrating your ... view full talk outline »

  • Mental health in the workplace

    Mental Health First Aid: Mental health in the workplace – supporting ourselves and others This interactive session will provide attendees with an overview of mental health in the workplace, and discuss some practical ways that they can look after the mental health ... view full talk outline »

  • Risk in Small Charities – ensuring charity robustness

    Neil Franklin: Risk in Small Charities – ensuring charity robustness The Charity Commission places great emphasis on good governance and the avoidance of unnecessary negative risk. You can’t underestimate the impact of effective management on a charity’s ability to survive. ... view full talk outline »

  • The roles and responsibilities of Trustees

    Michele Price: The roles and responsibilities of Trustees Join Michele for a session on the roles and responsibilities of Trustees, useful for both Trustees and the staff members who work with them. The history of trusteeship and why the concepts ... view full talk outline »

  • How to handle complaints about fundraising effectively

    Gerald Oppenheim: How to handle complaints about fundraising effectively The Fundraising Regulator handles complaints from the public about fundraising, and works with charities to resolve complaints quickly and effectively. 27% of investigations in its first 18 months were about complaints against smaller ... view full talk outline »

  • The Essential Trustee – how it can help your charity be more effective

    Neal Green and Tony Pino: The Essential Trustee – how it can help your charity be more effective Knowing what your charity law responsibilities are is essential information. But do you really know why they are important? Whether things go right or wrong in ... view full talk outline »

  • Essentials of business planning

    Alice Dabrowska: Essentials of business planning Robust business planning is vital for voluntary organisations in the current climate, to ensure that trustees and staff have a clear and shared picture of future plans and possible scenarios.  With the major changes taking place in the ... view full talk outline »

  • Protecting your charity from fraud

    Dave Carter: Protecting your charity from fraud This session will focus on how you can protect your charity from fraud. The workshop will cover:  What is fraud  Why is it important  How to spot it  How to stop it  How ... view full talk outline »

  • Managing serious incidents in your charity

    Jan Kelly: Managing serious incidents in your charity It’s more important than ever for charities to be aware of what constitutes a ‘serious incident’ that could put their charity at risk, and to understand how to manage this and report ... view full talk outline »

  • Making the most of your website

    Owen Roseblade: Making the most of your website Join Owen to learn how small charities can make the most their website, maximising their impact. This session will teach you how to use your website and marketing tools to attract supporters, keep ... view full talk outline »

  • Cyber Security: Simple steps to protect your charity

    National Cyber Security Centre: Cyber security for small charities With the threat from cyber crime increasing, it is vital that all organisations – including charities – understand the potential impact of a cyber attack and take proactive steps to reduce the risk of becoming ... view full talk outline »

  • Financial planning in uncertain times

    Financial planning in uncertain times Join Martin Hubbard from Charities Finance Group for this session about financial planning in uncertain times. Charities are dealing with increased pressures on income levels, increased demand on services and concerns around general issues such ... view full talk outline »

  • Small charities and policy: the road ahead with NCVO

    Elizabeth Chamberlain: Small charities and policy: the road ahead with NCVO Join Elizabeth Chamberlain, Head of Policy at NCVO, as she looks at the ‘Road Ahead’ for small charities, drawing on NCVO’s recent Road Ahead publication. This session will set ... view full talk outline »

  • Digital and communications with MediaTrust

    Digital and communications with MediaTrust Join the MediaTrust to learn best practice in how you can utilise your digital and communications to make the most for your small charity. More information on this session will be released soon. Back to ... view full talk outline »