Upcoming events

ICAEW Webinar: Looking forward by looking back - Changes and challenges in charity accounting and finance

Monday 12th December 2022 12:00
Where: Online

This lunch-time webinar is being hosted by the ICAEW and is marking the 15th anniversary of the ICAEW Diploma in Charity Accounting (DChA).

CCE Director, Alex Skailes, is a panellist for this webinar which will explore the current challenges and opportunities available to the next generation of financial leaders in the charity sector.

Book your free place at the webinar now.

About the topic

The session will cover:

  • Changes in financial reporting for charities
  • Risks and opportunities for charity finance leaders
  • The futures of the Charities SORP and international reporting guidelines for nonprofits
  • Future skills required of charity finance professionals

About the panellists

The panellists at this event are:

  • Alex Skailes, Director, Centre for Charity Effectiveness (CCE)
  • Daniel Chan, PwC UK
  • Cara Turtington, Saffery Champness
  • Nigel Davies, FCCA DChA

You can read more information about each of the panellists on the ICAEW website.

Derek Holder Charity Talk: topic to be confirmed shortly

Wednesday 1 February 2023
Where: Bayes Business School

More information about this event will be made available soon.

If you'd like to be informed when we have more information about this event, please register your interest in our Charity Talks and webinars.

About the Derek Holder Legacy Trust

Professor Derek Holder was the co-founder and managing director of IDM. He helped to establish direct marketing as a respected and respectable discipline, as well as a desirable professional career choice.

He left a considerable legacy to IDM Trust that he wished to be devoted to education. The trust funds initiatives that encourage and equip the most talented young people in each generation to enter the data driven marketing profession, as well as raising standards of professional practice throughout.

The Foundation has long had a relationship with the Centre for Charity Effectiveness and they annually sponsor one of the Centre’s evening Charity Talks.

With their support we are delighted to be hosting this upcoming event.

Recent Charity Talks and Webinars

Charity Talk: What's next for civil society leaders? (23rd November 2022)

30 years of CCE Charity Talks: What's next for civil society leaders?

Lord Gus O'DonnellWednesday 23rd November 2022 18:30-20:30
Where: Bayes Business School

We celebrated the 30th anniversary of the CCE Charity Talks series with guest speaker, Lord Gus O'Donnell.

Lord O'Donnell spoke about what might lie ahead for nonprofit leaders, and for the sector as a whole.

Watch a recording of this event.

Charity Talk: Charities in the spotlight (6th July 2022)

Charity Talk: Charities in the spotlight - the role of communications in navigating public scrutiny
Derek Holder Memorial Lecture

Wednesday 6th July 2022 18:30-19:45

Charities continue to be in the spotlight, with media coverage of a whole range of topics in recent months. From tackling the colonial past, to rescuing refugees, gender politics and internal culture. Most of the public want to support charities but are increasingly scrutinising their leadership, activities and performance.

In this Charity Talk we heard from Adeela Warley and Sophie Castell to discuss the role of strategic communications in navigating this landscape and in creating a narrative that focuses on positive change.

Watch a recording of this event

Charity Talk: Collaboration, innovation and digital transformation (8th June 2022)

Charity Talk: Collaboration, innovation and digital transformation - Transforming the charity volunteer experience

Wednesday 8th June 2022 18:30-20:00

We were delighted to welcome Angela Salt, CEO of Girlguiding, and Matt Hyde, CEO of Scouts, to join us for our first in-person Charity Talk in two years.

Angela and Matt discussed how these two high-profile national charities are working together to transform the experiences of their volunteers at every step of the process, using digital technology and innovative solutions to help recruit, train and develop new volunteer talent and skills.

Watch a recording of this event.

About CCE Charity Talks

Hear charity leaders share their expertise on the challenges facing the sector. This evening lecture series has welcomed over 10,000 attendees since it was founded 25 years ago.

Format of Charity Talks

Our Charity Talks are split into the following three sections:

  • Presentation – by a leading figure in the sector of a current key issue facing people in nonprofit organisations
  • Response – from a top academic or consultant broadening out the topic to develop the issues and offering guidance for action
  • Discussion – an opportunity for the audience to question, debate and share their ideas.

Charity Talks Archive

In this video you may still see us referred to as Cass Business School or The Business School (formerly Cass). Find out more about our name change.

COVID-19 response

All of our part-time charities master’s degreesprofessional development programmes and events are being delivered online during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. We will be using different platforms and programme formats in order to ensure that all our programmes offer a high-quality, varied and engaging learning experience.

The latest information about City, University of London’s response to the pandemic can be found on the students and visitors page.

Our staff, consultants and faculty remain dedicated to supporting our clients during this challenging time; please feel free to reach out with any questions or requests to