Upcoming events

Charity Talk: Celebrating 30 years of CCE Charity Talks

Wednesday 23rd November 2022 18:30
Where: Bayes Business School

Join us to celebrate 30 years of CCE’s renowned Charity Talk evenings.

In this event we will be thanking those who have supported our Charity Talk series, whilst also exploring what lies ahead for the nonprofit sector in the future.

To be notified when more information about this event is available, please register your interest in our Charity Talks and webinars.

Recent Charity Talks and Webinars

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.

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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.

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Webinar: Can you rise to the top without losing your soul? (23rd February 2022)

Webinar: Can you rise to the top without losing your soul?

Wednesday 23rd February 2022 17:30-18:30

Douglas Board

Why is it that some people get to the top while others, who may be equally well-qualified, don’t? How can we rise up? Do we want to? How can we change society in this respect?

We were delighted to welcome Dr Douglas Board, Senior Visiting Fellow at Bayes Business School, to present this topic which drew on his recent book, ‘Elites – can you rise to the top without losing your soul?’, in which he offers a new interpretation of how we understand success and merit in our lives and in our institutions.

Douglas was joined by host, CCE Consultant Nick Wilkie and panellists Polly Mackenzie, CEO of Demos, and Pamela Leonce, Chair of Inquilab Housing association.

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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

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