YFF Roundtable + ACF Stronger Foundations

  • Leeds Civic Hall, LS1 1UR
  • 5 February 2020
  • 10.00 – 4.00

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10.00 – 12.30pm
The YFF Roundtables tend to be a smaller group of funders coming together to share information and work together to support the region’s charitable sector. As well as funder news and a FAWN (Funder Advice Workers Network) update, each Roundtable has a Focus On session to delve a bit deeper into a topic of interest to the group.

On the 5th February there will be a Focus On: The Charity Commission. Neal Green, Strategy and Insight Manager at the Charity Commission will be talking about their shifting approach to governance, with a focus on the importance of attitudes, behaviour and culture, how this relates to building trust with the public and what this means for the Commission. Neal will also share information on the growth of CIOs and answer any questions the group may have.

12.30 – 1.00pm Buffet lunch provided for those staying for the full day

1.00 – 4.00pm
ACF (Association of Charitable Foundations) will be holding its Stronger Foundations session for our region. Stronger Foundations is a flagship two-year ACF project which aims to help charitable foundations and grant-making trusts identify and pursue excellent practice. Through this process, ACF is supporting interested funders to be ambitious, effective and expert, so that foundation resources are allocated for social good in a way that maximises the potential benefit to the individuals, communities and causes they support.

ACF will be sharing two completed working group reports on Diversity, Equity & Inclusion and Impact & Learning, along with four others – Transparency, Strategy & Governance, Funding Practices and Intentional Investing – due to conclude and be published in Spring/Summer 2020. The session will include a combination of presentation from ACF, scenario setting and some group work which will be fed into the creation of the four reports still to be finalised.