Starts10th May 2021 14:00Ends10th May 2021 15:00ContactCost
The pandemic has shone a light on the importance of reserves (for charities and voluntary sector organisations generally): how important they are for organisations gearing up to meet need or to remain resilient during a crisis, yet how little reserves many have, and how some have been reluctant to use them.
Join us for this one-hour event as we begin a conversation within the sector on this important topic.
- Overall aim
Chaired byJoanna McCreadie,Chief Executive, The Gannochy Trust and bringing together funders, voluntary sector organisations and other stakeholders, this event aims to:
- demystify reserves, challenge assumptions and understand better what they are and what they are for
- surface some of the barriers, dilemmas and challenges that prevent us making reserves work better and begin thinking about what could help to shift them.
Our confirmed panellists are:
- Euan Morrison, Head of Charities, Chiene + Tait
- Fiona McKenzie, Founder,Centrestage
- Lynn Simmers, Financial Controller, Centrestage
- SallyAnn Kelly, Chief Executive, Aberlour
In the second part of the webinar we will be joined by two further panellists:
- Elaine Wilson, Head of Learning & Development, Corra Foundation
- Jude Turbyne, Senior Manager: Policy and Improvement, OSCR
This event is an invitation to join some of Scotland’s funders to discuss reserves, what they are for, and how they are built, maintained and deployed in good times and bad. How can reserves contribute to a dynamic and resilient sector? What could funders, commissioners and sector organisations do to make that happen?
We will talk about what reserves are and what they are for, hear from two organisations about their experience, and invite you to contribute questions, views and ideas in an open discussion.
- Who is this event aimed at?
This online event is for anyone interested in a dynamic and resilient voluntary sector, including trustees and staff of organisations involved in management, fundraising and strategy, as well as funders and commissioners.
- Other information
Get Involved: We want to make sure our panellists hear about the issues affecting you and your organisation, so feel free to submit a question in the online booking formand answer the two questions included there. An anonymous poll will take place during the event so please get involved and cast your vote.