Come and learn from experts and peers about the benefits and pitfalls of charity campaigning and the role of a trustee board.
Campaigning for social change: the role of trustees
About the event
Most charities undertake some kind of campaigning, often alongside delivering services or other activities. Whether this campaigning involves awareness raising or lobbying, mobilising or policy work, it can be vital way for a charity to achieve its mission.
But how do trustees get involved? How to assess whether campaigning should be a key part of a charity’s strategy? And what guidance and support should a board provide? What regulations should trustees be aware of when it comes to campaigning? What risks are associated with campaigning and how can these be managed?
This seminar, in partnership with the Clothworkers’ Company, will:
- Explore tools for trustees to use when deciding whether to campaign and to assess how it is helping a charity achieve its goal;
- Outline the regulatory guidance on charity campaigning activities; and
- Showcase examples of successful campaigns and the trustees’ role in these.
Delegates will hear from:
- Sara Llewellin, CEO, Barrow Cadbury Trust
- Stephen Lloyd, Senior Counsel, Chairman BWB Ventures, Charity & Social Enterprise Department, Bates Wells Braithwaite
- Catherine Howarth, CEO, ShareAction
- Philippa Lowe, Chair of the Communications and Campaigns Committee, Rethink Mental Illness
As well as hearing from an expert panel there will be plenty of opportunity for Q&A and discussion. The session will be followed by networking over a glass of wine.
Very helpful – lots of useful snippets although I have so much more to learn!
The VenueClothworkers' Hall, Mincing Lane, London EC3R 7AH
- By car:
- No car parking is available at the Hall itself. Parking bays are located in Mark Lane and Eastcheap, with free parking after 7.00pm. Between 8am-7pm, (Mon-Fri) standard parking charges are £1 per 15 minutes for a maximum four hour stay. The closest public car park is The Minories, Shorter Street. For further details of car parks in the area, please check www.cityoflondon.gov.uk for opening hours and tariffs.
- By train:
- Fenchurch Street, Cannon Street, Liverpool Street, London Bridge and Moorgate stations are all within walking distance.
- By tube:
- Bank/Monument (Northern, Central, District, DLR, Circle and Waterloo and City lines) and Tower Hill (District and Circle lines) are within a 5 minute walk of Clothworkers' Hall.
- By bus:
- No. 15, 25 and 40 (and other buses)