COVID-19 response

All of our part-time charities master’s degreesprofessional development programmes and events are being delivered online during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. We will be using different platforms and programme formats in order to ensure that all our programmes offer a high-quality, varied and engaging learning experience.

The latest information about City, University of London’s response to the pandemic can be found on the students and visitors page.

Our staff, consultants and faculty remain dedicated to supporting our clients during this challenging time; please feel free to reach out with any questions or requests to

Upcoming events

All events in CCE's 2020/21 calendar have now been completed.

We are currently in the process of finalising the events for the 2021/22 academic year. We will post more information about these events shortly.

If you would like to be notified when more information about CCE's next series of Charity Talks and Webinars is available, please register your interest by completing the form below.

Register your interest in CCE's 2021/22 series of Charity Talks and Webinars

Recent Charity Talks and Webinars

Charity Talk: The Power of Plain Speaking (23rd June 2021)

Charity Talk: The power of plain speaking - how a small charity punches way above its weight

Derek Holder Memorial Lecture

Wednesday 23rd June 2021 17:30-18:45

Lucy MathenThe speaker at this event was Dr Lucy Mathen, Founder of Second Sight. She is an ophthalmologist and former journalist, who has helped over 450,000 of India’s poorest people to have their sight restored and countless others prevented from going blind.

In this highly interactive webinar Lucy talked about how her career in journalism and ophthalmology enabled her to take a determinedly idiosyncratic approach in her ambition to restore sight to the poorest in rural north India - with remarkable results.

Watch a recording of the event.

Lived Experience on nonprofit boards (15th April 2021)

Webinar: Lived Experience on nonprofit boards

Thursday 15th April 2021  16:00-17:00

Caroline Copeman, Fiona Ash and Jacqueline WilliamsCaroline Copeman (Senior Visiting Fellow), Fiona Ash (Visiting Fellow) and Jacqueline Williams (CCE consultant), from CCE’s governance team, explore Lived Experience on nonprofit boards, marking the launch of CCE's new resource on this important topic. The discussion considered the benefits and value to boards of including trustees with lived experience, and how to overcome some of the barriers and issues that may be encountered.

Caroline, Fiona and Jacqueline were joined at the webinar by two guest speakers: Judith Davey, Chief Executive, The Advocacy Project, and Darren Murinas, Chief Executive, Expert Citizens CIC.

Watch a recording of the event.

CCE's new online resource: Lived Experience on nonprofit boards

Respond, reset, recover: COVID-19 and the VCSE sector (23rd March 2021)

Webinar: Respond, reset, recover: COVID-19 and the VCSE sector, 12 months in and what lessons have we learnt?

Tuesday 23rd March 2021 17:30-18:30

Professor Daniel King12 months in, what are the key lessons we are learning about the way that the voluntary, community and social enterprise sector is being impacted by and has responded to COVID-19?

In this presentation, Professor Daniel King highlighted some of the key lessons being learnt from the ESRC project being conducted with NCVO, bringing out the implications for theory, policy and practice.

Watch a recording of the event.

More information about Professor King's project and how to get involved.

About CCE 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.

Format of Charity Talks

Our Charity Talks are split into the following three sections:

  • 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.

Charity Talks Archive

Professional Development Programmes

Take a look at our wide range of professional development programmes offered throughout the year.