The Clare Foundation Charity Leaders Conference
The Clare Foundation was pleased to host it’s first inaugural Charity Leaders Conference on Wednesday 24th May.
The full day event saw 30 local charities come together to see presentations from expert speakers in a variety of areas surrounding Charity Leadership. This varied from Collaborative Working and Third Sector Leadership to Active Investment and Tactical Outlook.
Speakers on the day included Neil Massa (Smarter Not Harder), Alex Skailes (Cass Business School), David Milton (Shirlaws Group), Vicky Browning (ACEVO) and Alex Pratt (Serious Readers).
Feedback for the day was extremely positive. Comments for the day included:
“First rate speakers & content, well spread out throughout day.
“A very interesting day - well run with excellent balance of speakers/topics - stimulating and informative.”
“A veritable smorgasbord of presentations which covered a great range of relevant and pertinent subjects. Informative, well catered, fast moving and I came away with lots of new thoughts and ideas to put into practise. Also helped reinforce and remind me of many of the essential qualities of leadership and inform me of the wider macro market.”
A number of these incredibly informative presentations were lead by members of Sarasin and Partners, sponsors of the conference. Sarasin and Partners are a specialist asset management organisation, who are able to expertly act on behalf of clients to responsibly invest assets. They manage £14.1 billion for charities, institutions and private clients in the UK and worldwide.
The conference was opened by John Jeans, Co-Chairman of The Clare Foundation, who was “delighted to have such a terrific turnout of Charity Sector Leaders from across Bucks and further afield.”
The Clare Foundation CEO, Martin Gallagher thanked Sarasin & Partners for their support and sponsorship of the day. In particular he gives thanks to John Handford and Richard Maitland the senior partner.
Mike Clare drew the conference to a close when he spoke of the history of The Clare Foundation and why he became the Founder.