FSI Skills Conference March 2020

Due to the current Coronavirus outbreak the Skills Conference is now being delivered direct to you in your office or home.

Speakers have kindly agreed to film presentations – as an added bonus you will be able to view all 20 presentations instead of just the ones you elected to go to and even better you not only get your first, second and third choice but you also get access to all of your other choices and more.

If you have not already booked onto the conference but want to do so then please book now via the book button below.

  • Cost: Full day conference places have an average market value of £200 but are delivered to our members for £30. To secure a place you will be required to pay a £50 deposit, but on full attendance of the course and completion of surveys £20 will be refunded to the account used to pay. Retained fees contribute to deposit and refund processing and administration costs.

N.B Places are non transferable, one place must be booked for each ‘attendee’

 

 

  • How to Demonstrate your Impact and Social Value

    How to Demonstrate your Impact and Social 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 charity’s impact and ... view full talk outline »

  • Cyber Security – Keeping your charity safe

    Cyber Security – Keeping your charity safe 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 ... view full talk outline »

  • Now what for the charity sector? Brexit and what it means for you

    Now what for the charity sector? Brexit and what it means for you   There is no escaping Brexit, what remains unclear is the implications it will have for the charity sector. While there is still significant uncertainty about what ... view full talk outline »

  • Earned Income: Diversifying your Funding

    Earned Income: Diversifying your Funding Charities are competing for funds in an ever increasingly competitive environment. Research has found that to combat this and to support a charity’s sustainability, more and more organisations are turning to earned income as a ... view full talk outline »

  • Financial Planning for Success

    Financial Planning for Success Charities are dealing with increased pressures on income levels, increased demand on services and concerns around general issues such as how Brexit will continue to impact the charity sector. It is therefore more important than ever ... view full talk outline »

  • GDPR in a post Brexit World

    GDPR in a post Brexit World The GDPR legislation came into force in May 2018 with the aim of normalising data privacy laws across Europe. Although Brexit is now a reality, it looks like the GDPR is here to stay. ... view full talk outline »

  • Charity Tax and VAT – What you need to know in 2020

    Charity Tax and VAT – What you need to know in 2020 Although not always the most exciting of topics, knowing the rules on your charity’s VAT and Tax can help your charity to benefit from all the relevant reliefs ... view full talk outline »

  • What a non-finance person needs to know about charity and annual reporting

    What a non-finance person needs to know about charity and annual reporting Charity and annual reporting is an important task to ensure organisations remain compliant with guidelines and legislation. The submitted documents are often used by funders and supporters and ... view full talk outline »

  • Workplace behaviours – Getting it right for you and your staff

    Workplace behaviours – Getting it right for you and your staff Workplaces can throw lots of different personalities together each of whom will have different outlooks and values. A diverse workforce is great but how do you ensure that everyone ... view full talk outline »

  • HR Laws – Keeping your charity compliant

    HR Laws – Keeping your charity compliant Employment law is just as relevant for charities as it is any business organisation. Employees and volunteers are often a charity’s greatest asset, we therefore need to ensure we are following current employment ... view full talk outline »

  • From setback to bounce back: building resilience in the small charity workplace

    From setback to bounce back: building resilience in the small charity workplace Working in a small charity can be incredibly rewarding, but it can also often be tough. Upsets can affect the whole organisation and it’s not always easy to ... view full talk outline »

  • Overcoming barriers to volunteering

    Overcoming barriers to volunteering Volunteers are an essential resource for many organisations, so it is vital we support them so both the charity and volunteer can make the most from the volunteering opportunities available. Jennie Mann, Head of Volunteering for ... view full talk outline »

  • Effective CEO and Chair Relationships

    Effective CEO and Chair Relationships The relationship between your charity’s Chair and CEO is fundamental to the effective function of your organisation. A healthy partnership provides the clear and effective leadership to support your charity to thrive and promotes trust ... view full talk outline »

  • Risk Management – important check for non-experts

    Risk Management – important check for non-experts 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. However, many small ... view full talk outline »

  • Everything a Board Needs to know about Safeguarding

    Everything a Board Needs to know about Safeguarding Safeguarding within a charity is one of the key responsibilities of Trustees to ensure your organisation is run in a way that actively prevents harm, harassment, bullying, abuse and neglect. It’s also ... view full talk outline »

  • Trustee Board Development and Improvement – getting the best from your trustees

    Trustee Board Development and Improvement – getting the best from your trustees Good governance in charities is fundamental to their success. The challenge many small charities face is in how to harness the passion and commitment of trustees, bringing the ... view full talk outline »

  • Measuring and Practising Digital Marketing for Good Causes

    Measuring and Practising Digital Marketing for Good Causes Digital marketing is one of the most effective and cost-efficient ways to engage and reach our multiple stakeholder groups. But with ever changing functionality it can be difficult to keep up with ... view full talk outline »

  • Copywriting – Making every word count

    Copywriting – Making every word count The skill of creating great copy is essential to almost every charity function as well as being very useful in the wider world! You don’t need to be born an excellent writer it is ... view full talk outline »

  • Search Engine Optimisation (SEO)

    Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) of your website is vital if you want as many people to see your website and your content as possible as it helps secure your place within a search engine’s organic rankings. ... view full talk outline »

  • Building a Digital Marketing Strategy 101

    Building a Digital Marketing Strategy 101 As more of us move into/expand our digital activity as a route to engage with our different audiences, we need to make sure that we are being strategic with the use of our charity’s time and ... view full talk outline »