Faculties and Research

Barclays-Cass Learning Series

A new round-table learning programme aimed at upskilling the charitable sector in financial management is being launched by Barclays and Cass Centre for Charity Effectiveness (Cass CCE).

The series of six invite-only round-table debates starting in 2017, will take place in regional venues across the country. They will focus on strategic finance-related questions facing UK charities, including sustainability, impact and the financial strategies organisations should employ to achieve this. Thoughts and findings from the debates will be collected in a report for dissemination. The content of each debate will then be brought together in a centrepiece report and a conference at Barclays’ 2017 National Charities Day in London.

David McHattie, Barclays’ Head of Charities, said: “The launch of the Barclays – Cass Charity Learning Series builds on the key aims of Barclays’ National Charities Day which is to share and foster knowledge across the charities and not-for-profit sector. The series of events throughout 2017 will share best practice, culminating in a report focused on upskilling the whole sector.”

Alex Skailes, Director, Cass CCE, said: “We are extremely pleased to be partnering with Barclays for the Learning Series. The selected topics will all be ones that are closely interrelated and cannot be viewed in isolation. The conversations will give us the opportunity to learn from emerging best practise and to tease out the intricacies and complexities that exist. We aim for the debates to inform, educate and create new knowledge.”