Building Financial Sustainability and Re-imagining Organisations

This two day programme empowers the charity leader to redefine their financial and business models to maximise impact.

Covid-19 response

All of our professional development programmes and events from September 2020 will be 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.

CCE remains fully committed to delivering our 2020-21 professional development programmes and other events, in spite of restrictions on face-to-face activities resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Rescheduled spring 2020 CCE programmes:

Anyone who had signed up for or started a CCE programme which was postponed in spring 2020, will be contacted individually with new dates and programme details.

Programme delivery developments during 2020-21:

Where appropriate we will offer our programmes online for the whole of 2020-21, so that anyone who wishes to may continue to learn online throughout their chosen programme, without the need to travel or attend sessions in person.

During the coming months, City, University of London, including CCE, will continue to closely monitor developments in the response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The latest information about City, University of London’s response to the pandemic can be found on the students and visitors page.

At such time as face-to-face meetings may become possible again, and depending on the logistics and spaces required to enable full compliance with any social distancing measures, we will aim to provide learning in face-to-face formats once again for those who wish to take up that option. Face-to-face learning would be offered in parallel with our core online offering. We will publish more details of any such developments in due course.

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

Programme costs

Full programme cost to be advertised soon.

Why choose our Building Financial Sustainability programme?

We are delighted to present this course, designed to help charity leaders re-frame their organisations to maximise impact, become more resilient and develop sustainable financial models. The course will be highly interactive, allowing senior-level speakers to share their practical knowledge, enabling you to make lasting change in your organisations.

Who should attend?

This course is aimed at CEOs, Finance Directors, Business Development Managers, other senior staff and Trustees of non-profit organisations.

If you are unsure whether you may be suitable for the course please contact us:

Building Financial Sustainability programme structure

This course supports charity leaders to re-frame their financial strategies to maximise impact, become more resilient and develop new business models.

You will explore topics such as financial sustainability, growth and implementing change, and leave with a framework on how to create change for your organisation based on the RISE principles: Re-imagine, Impact, Sustainability and Efficiency. The course is highly interactive, with expert speakers from a range of organisations and backgrounds.

What you will learn

  • How to develop new business models
  • How to think about financial sustainability in your organisation and link this to impact
  • How the sector is adapting to the shifting political and economic landscape
  • How to operate in tough times with reduced resources
  • How to apply practical ways of managing strategic planning, decision making and governance
  • How to collaborate with different actors to create positive change.