At our second Conversations event in London, James Woudhuysen talked to our guests from the charities sector about how successful forecasting depends on the way that data is collected, analysed, presented and challenged.
We also received an exclusive interview with James afterwards. Videos of which can be viewed here.
When charities forecast their future - whether to support decisions on strategy, innovation or service delivery - they need to examine three kinds of data
The support of donors is important for charities but what about that of the team behind the charity?
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.