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Conference to provide advice on funding for churches and charities

How do you earn and retain trust? That will be one of the big questions for churches and charities tackled at Fundable Yet Faithful, a one-day London conference in November, run by Action Planning ...

How do you earn and retain trust? That will be one of the big questions for churches and charities tackled at Fundable Yet Faithful, a one-day London conference in November, run by Action Planning.

The day event at St Mellitus College, London on 14 November (10.30am-4.30pm) will look at how churches and charities can build a strong relationship with members, supporters and the general public – focusing particularly on effective stewardship of donations, an increasingly common barrier to giving.

Leaders in the Christian sector will be outlining how their organisations are tackling this challenge and seeing their levels of giving increase.

Speakers include:

  • Jonathan Aitken (right), author and broadcaster
  • Caroline Armitage (pictured above), Chair of Livability, formerly Chief Executive of Royal Blind Society
  • Charles Clayton, Director, Oxford Leaders, formerly Chief Executive of World Vision
  • Tim Jeffery, Founder of Leadership2 and former CEO of Spurgeons
  • Daniel Jones, Head of Business Development, Stewardship
  • Mick Ledden, Chief Executive, Prospects
  • Lynne Morris, Chief Executive, Toybox
  • James Perry, Chief Executive, Panahpur;
  • John Preston, National Stewardship and Resources Officer, Church of England

One organisation will be given a free 'instant image makeover' by Chas Bayfield of the Church Ads network, you'll be able to have your say in the 2014 Christian Research survey on financial stewardship, and a wide range of resources will be available on the day. Inspire publishers CPO will be among those exhibiting.

Plenary sessions will cover issues such as

  • leading with integrity
  • applying Gospel values in line management, governance, service delivery and fundraising
  • maintaining the integrity of your Christian ethos when delivering statutory contracts, and using non-Christian staff
  • the not-so-secret ingredients of good leadership
  • the end of charity – alternative funding models and how to become 'investment ready'

The afternoon sessions will be split into two streams: one for churches and one for Christian charities.

Cost of attending the day is £150 including VAT, a buffet lunch and wine reception at the end of the day for networking. Places are limited to 250 so early booking is advised. You can book at www.actionplanning.co.uk/events or by calling Jackie Walter 0208 642 4122.

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