Recent research by the Charity Commission found that the public ‘now trust charities less than they trust the average person in the street’. High profile charity closures following allegations of mismanagement, aggressive fundraising practices, questions over CEO salaries and more recently international development sex abuse scandals have seen levels of public trust in charities eroded.

Our autumn conference entitled ‘It’s a scandal?’  takes place on Thursday 11 October where we’ll be taking a closer look at the impact these headline making controversies have had on the charity sector, identify what the public consider to be trustworthy behaviours in charities, ask whether regulation is the answer and establish the steps the sector must take to regain trust.

The programme includes:

A panel discussion on trust in the voluntary sector facilitated by Mark Carter, BBC Surrey with views from Alex Van Vliet, Lloyds Bank Foundation, Andre Langlois, Surrey Advertiser, Jason Gaskell, Surrey Community Action & Tony Samuels, Vice Chairman Surrey County Council.

Keynote speaker: Sir Stuart Etherington, CEO NCVO

Mini seminars on:

Core Costs – education and transparency delivered by the Lloyds Foundation

Data Protection – delivered by Musab Hamsi of Ellis Whittham

Good Governance – delivered by Barlow Robbins

Crisis communications – delivered by Surrey Community Action

PLUS! Visit the marketplace and network over lunch

Tickets £30 (including lunch).

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