We were delighted to welcome current and prospective charities clients to the wonderful Laing Art Gallery in Newcastle for the latest in our series of Conversations. Leading the discussion was Will Higham, an expert in predicting future consumer trends, who we had asked to consider how charities might appeal to the charity donors of the future.
We were delighted that William Shawcross, the recently-reappointed chairman of the Charity Commission, agreed to lead the first in a series of Conversations between prominent speakers and our charity clients and other valued contacts.
The rapidity and intensity of recent technological, economic and social change is having a profound effect on the way Britons think and behave. But what does that mean for charities? Is it good or bad news? What are the opportunities – and threats – for engagement, fundraising and volunteering?
For our first Conversations event we were joined by William Shawcross, chair of the Charity Commission, who spoke on the theme of ‘regulating charities – promoting public trust.’ Mr Shawcross explained the Commission’s regulatory approach; focusing in particular on its work to help support the majority of well-meaning trustees fulfil their duties and responsibilities.
A charity report. Income-only or total return investing? What you need to know about the choice facing charity trustees
Sir Ranulph Fiennes’s fascinating account of a lifetime spent exploring the globe captivated an audience of over 200 guests at the Rathbones-LCVS | United Way charity symposium in the magnificent Council Chamber at Liverpool Town Hall on 7 October 2014.
Rathbones is delighted to have supported Small Charity Week this year, and we were very pleased to have been asked to speak on the ‘importance of small charities’ at the Small Charity Week Policy Day Reception. The reception was hosted by Nick Hurd MP and took place in the prestigious Churchill Room at the Cabinet Office on the evening of 18 June 2014.