2017 Charity conference: Risk management for modern day charities

Charities need to understand the modern challenges facing them and changing legislation, especially with the increased use of social media and far greater media interest in their day to day activities.

When Thursday 7 December at 9:30am to 12:30pm, 2017
Where Schofield Sweeney
76 Wellington Street Leeds LS1 2AY
At our annual charity conference, we will look at the changing landscape for charities and give you the tools you need to minimise the modern day risks posed to your organisation. Our programme will comprise of the following:

Data Protection
As holders of significant amounts of personal data, not least about supporters, employees and volunteers, the new General Data Protection Regulation which comes into force in May 2018 represents one of the biggest changes that charitable organisations need to understand. Our data protection specialists will provide an overview of what the Regulation says and equip you with a step by step process to get your organisation privacy compliant.

Suitability checks
Charities rely on the generous donations of time offered by its Trustees, volunteers and also its staff. However, even where people aren't paid for their involvement, charities are obliged to make sure that it undertakes the right checks to verify the identity of, and check the eligibility and suitability of those individuals it gets involved with its activities. Our employment and immigration expert will provide an overview of your organisation’s obligations and provide you with the tools and resources you need to undertake the right checks.

Trustees’ duties into 2018 and the fit and proper persons test
Our Trusts expert will provide an overview of the key trustee duties that will be taken into 2018, as well as give you an overview of what the changes to the automatic disqualification provisions in the Charities Act 2016 will mean for your organisation.

Managing reputational headaches
Our quest speaker Katrina Cliffe of KC Communications will  resource you with some practical tips on how to stay on the right side of media interest and hype, whilst positively promoting your charitable organisation when seeking to attract and retain sponsors and donors.

Event details
Where? Schofield Sweeney, 76 Wellington Street, Leeds LS1 2AY
When: Wednesday 7 December 2017
This is a free event. 
9.30am registration and refreshments
10.00am – Data Protection overview
10.30am – Suitability checks
11.00am – BREAK
11.30am - Trustees’ duties into 2018 and the fit and proper persons test
12.00noon – Managing reputational headaches
12.30pm – questions and close 

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