Day 2: Wednesday 13th October

Welcome back to Day Two of NPC Ignites 2021. We’ll be looking to the future beyond the pandemic as we debate how to rethink and rebuild, reflect on the lessons of the crisis, and discuss how best to influence government policy in a time of massive change.

All times given are British Summer Time. More speakers to be confirmed.

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9.30am–12.40pm: Surgery Sessions

Book your free 30-minute, one to one slot with an NPC expert and get advice on a range of topics.

10am–11am: Leading with Lived Experience [Breakout session]

This session will explore how we can better involve people with lived experience in decision making and leadership.

Speakers: Kemi Ogunlana, Trustee at Praxis, John Watts, Trustee, St Mungo’s and Ruairi White, Project Manager, National Survivor User Network (NSUN). Chaired by Charlotte Lamb, Principal, NPC.

10am–11am: Situation Analysis – The role of data in understanding the external and internal environment [Breakout session]

The pandemic has presented an opportunity to re-think how to use data to get a better picture of the changing health and socio-economic environments around us, and to adopt approaches such as situation analysis and data triangulation to build back better. Join this session to learn more about this approach and to learn from the experiences of voluntary organisations who have made situation analysis integral to their work.

Speakers: Clare Walton, Chief Executive, Community Action MK, Julie Webb, Integrated Services Manager, Community Action MK and Helen Undy, Chief Executive, Money and Mental Health. Chaired by Rosie McLeod, Associate Director, Data and Learning.

11.15am–12.15pm: Open Philanthropy—Maximising the impact of philanthropy through transparency and inclusion [Breakout session]

Philanthropy can seem doomed to fail. In the face of increasingly complex and systemic global challenges, individual actors lack the resource to tackle the scale and scope of problems. There is also growing recognition that funding practices can reinforce inequities, and philanthropists can be a key part of the problems they exist to solve.

At NPC, we are exploring how greater openness in philanthropy can ensure that resources are deployed well, and with maximum impact. Our programme aims for grant-makers to rethink all of their activities and processes to make them more open. It identifies opportunities for increasing transparency and inclusion, while addressing questions about power and control. It explores the dynamics of openness as well as the risks and challenges.

Speaker: Michelle Man, Principal of Evaluation and Learning, NPC.

12.15pm: Break

1.30pm: Networking

Join us before we begin to talk more with your fellow NPC Ignites delegates and NPC colleagues.

1.40pm: Rethink, Rebuild – The future of the social sector

Dan Corry, our chief executive, reflecting on our Rethink, Rebuild initiative, introduces a vision for a more progressive sector post-pandemic.

Speaker: Dan Corry, Chief Executive, NPC. Chaired by Angela Kail, Director of Consulting, NPC.

2.00pm: Lessons from the crisis – Rebuilding the social sector beyond Covid-19

When the pandemic first hit, the situation was unprecedented for almost all of us. We’ll be reflecting on how the social sector responded, adapted, and innovated, and what lessons we can learn for the next big crisis.

Speakers: Mhairi Sharp, Chief Executive, National Emergencies Trust; Richard Hawkes CEO, British Asian Trust; Yvonne Field, Founder & CEO, The Ubele Initiative and Sarah Vibert, Interim Chief Executive, NCVO. Chaired by Angela Kail, Director of Consulting, NPC.

3.00pm: Networking, and meet the speaker

Join us in the networking area to continue the conversation with speakers, fellow delegates, and NPC colleagues. Or take a break from your screen with a cup of something.

3.20pm: How do you influence this government?

Is the government listening to the social sector as we rebuild? With recent criticism of lobbying and the potential for further restrictions, this session will explore the role of the social sector in shaping the policies of today’s government.

Speakers: Imran Hussain, Director of Policy & Campaigns, Action for Children and Kate Stanley, Executive Director, FrameWorks UK. Chaired by Leah Davis, Head of Policy and External Affairs, NPC.

4pm: Networking, and meet the speaker

Join us in the networking area to continue the conversation with speakers, fellow delegates, and NPC colleagues. Or take a break from your screen for a comfort break.

4.10pm: Impact measurement in Covid-19 and beyond

It’s likely that none of us have ever had to adapt as fast as we did to Covid-19. We discuss what have we’ve all learned about the role of data and evidence in helping us respond to changing circumstances.

Panel Members:

Tom Adam, Co-founder, 60 Decibels

Tamsin Shuker, Senior Head of Evaluation, The National Lottery Community Fund

Janine Woodward-Grant, Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Carers’ Centre Bath and North East Somerset

Desirée Lopez, CEO, Flamingo

Chaired by James Noble, Associate Director of Data and Learning, NPC.

5.20pm: Networking, and meet the speakers

Round off Day Two by joining us in the networking area to continue the conversation with speakers, fellow delegates, and NPC colleagues.

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