Charity Bank is inviting trustees, directors, CEOs and managers of charities, social enterprises and community organisations in Reading to sign up for a free event on 8 October 2019. The Road to Growth event will be hosted at the Meadow Suite in the University of Reading (RG6 6BT) from 9 am to 12 noon and will provide attendees with the latest insight on the state of the social sector at a time of change and challenge.
The National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO) will present an update on the state of the sector and then local and national sector specialists will engage with the audience in unpicking some of the challenges and opportunities that exist. Attendees will hear from Reading Voluntary Action’s Chief Executive Rachel Spencer, The National Lottery Community Fund, the National Association for Voluntary and Community Action (NAVCA), Access – The Foundation for Social Investment, Wellers Law Group and Henley Business School.
Panelists will share research and insights on the state of the sector, how political and Brexit uncertainty are impacting the sector, examples of how charities and social enterprises are responding, as well as the latest on grants and funding, regulation, technology and governance. Attendees will leave with practical insight and guidance to help their organisations survive and thrive in a changing world.