Wednesday 2 October 2019. 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Registration from 4:30 pm.


As Chair, you are responsible for helping your board to understand the issues and to make well-grounded decisions about the charity’s finances. We all want to maximise outcomes for beneficiaries, but we also have to look to the future and attend to the long-term sustainability and financial health of the organisation.

This session aims to inform your thinking and the approach your board might take to ensuring the organisation can survive and thrive. We will unpack and examine the key elements of financial sustainability and explore how organisations can manage when resources are scarce.

The session is tailored to the role and needs of Chairs and will include some practical tips and tools.

Feedback from previous participant:

“The presentation by Kate Sayer and the group discussion on our table were both very good.”

Alexandra Marks CBE, Prisoner’s education trust

Speaker – Kate Sayer


Kate is the treasurer of the Association of Chairs. She has specialised in charities for over 30 years, acting as auditor, advisor, facilitator and trainer to a wide range of charities and not-for-profit organisations. She provides consulting services on governance, risk management, structural change, organisational development, mergers and start-ups. She is the author of a number of charity finance guides. She is also a visiting lecturer at Cass Business School for courses in charity finance and has extensive knowledge and experience of governance, law, VAT and tax law relating to charities, risk issues and implementing strategies.



4:30pm – Registration and refreshments

5:00pm – Session starts

6:30pm – Networking with drinks and canapés

7:00pm – Close

Book your place

Member tickets
This event is free to members who also have early priority booking.
Non-member tickets
These tickets will be available from 29 July at a cost of £40.
Why not become a member and attend for free as well as getting additional membership benefits such as priority booking and copies of our guides? You can join if you are a Chair or Vice Chair (see full eligibility criteria). It costs just £50 for those from organisations with incomes under £5 million and £100 if your organisation’s income is over £5 million. You can join here.)


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EC1Y, London, (exact location confirmed on booking)

Wednesday 2 October 2019
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Bookings are now closed for this past event