Responding to change together: Funding reimagined for a new decade
Joint conference, Thursday 12th March 2020
Funders and the VCSE in the West Midlands learn, reflect, share thinking and practice to navigate future opportunities and challenges
About this Event
The voluntary, community and social enterprise sector has faced challenging times with an economic downturn, government austerity measures and local public sector cuts, Brexit negotiations and social tensions. The government’s civil society strategy, technological and digital advancements are opportunities for the sector to operate more efficiently and effectively, but we struggle to take advantage of them.
Responding to change
So how does the sector continue to adapt and respond to this changing landscape in a climate of reducing funds and increasing demand? How can we re-imagine what we do and how we do it? What could be new ways of thinking and approaches to these challenges and opportunities?
Working together differently
WM Funders Network in partnership with One Walsall and Sandwell Council of Voluntary Organisations (SCVO) have organised this conference together to enable funders and the VCSE to reflect on these developments, learn from each other and identify how we can work together differently.
Who should attend
The conference is designed for voluntary and community organisations, small to medium sized charities and funders of the charity, social enterprise, voluntary and community sectors including public, private and third sector organisations.
It will equip delegates with a greater understanding of opportunities and new ways of thinking to help better shape the region’s funding landscape for the future.
We’re using the hashtag #respondingtogetherWM so please join in the conversation as we organise the event together.
Chair: Rita Chadha, Chief Executive, Small Charities Coalition
Key speaker: Jane Ide, Chief Executive, NAVCA
Facilitated breakout sessions covering: measuring success; user involvement; getting to grips with data; sustainability, and partnership working
Marketplace stalls: come and talk to colleagues from Dudley, Sandwell, Walsall and Wolverhampton CVSs; National Lottery Community Fund; Charity Bank, Brewin Dolphin Charity Investment Managers; WM Funders Network; Citizen Click; Ethical Property Foundation; Cranfield Trust
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