Charity Talks

Hear charity leaders share their expertise on the challenges facing the sector. This evening lecture series has welcomed over 10,000 attendees since it was founded 25 years ago by Professor Ian Bruce.

The future of volunteering and its role in society

An evening with Catherine Johnstone CBE, Chief Executive, Royal Voluntary Service and Dr Justin Davis Smith CBE, Senior Lecturer in Voluntary Sector Management, Cass Business School.

Key information

  • When? Wednesday 30th October 2019
  • Time? 18:00 for a 18:30 start, with drinks and nibbles from 20:00 onward
  • Where? Cass Business School, 106 Bunhill Row, London, EC1Y 8TZ
  • Price?
    • £10 for alumni of our masters programme and our professional development programmes. If you would like to make a booking of this type, please contact us at
    • £30 for delegates from a nonprofit organisation
    • £75 for corporate delegates

Event details

We are pleased to announce the return of our flagship, public lecture series Charity Talks. We are delighted to welcome both Catherine Johnstone, CEO, Royal Voluntary Service and Dr Justin Davis Smith CBE, Senior Lecturer of Voluntary Sector Management at Cass Business School.

We will once again be exploring a pressing, contemporary issue within the nonprofit sector with the topic of discussion this time being The future of volunteering and its role in society. The talk will draw on the innovative work of the Royal Voluntary Service as well as the research conducted with the support of Cass Business School earlier this year.

More information to follow.

What is the format of Charity Talks?

  • Presentation – by a leading figure in the sector of a current key issue facing people in nonprofit organisations
  • Response – from a top academic or consultant broadening out the topic to develop the issues and offering guidance for action
  • Discussion – an opportunity for the audience to question, debate and share their ideas
  • Buffet reception – a chance to meet and talk with the speakers and colleagues from other similar organisations.

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