Simplexity contribute to The Cranfield Trust’s ‘Agenda 2020’ roundtable discussion on Skills
- What skills will voluntary organisations need to sustain themselves and their services over the next five years? and
- What are the most effective ways for them to build these skills in their organisation as a whole?
The Skills discussion was chaired by Mark Lever, Chief Executive of the National Autistic Society.
Other guests discussed
- What does the future hold for voluntary organisations’ different income streams: charitable donations, grants, public sector service delivery and commercial trading?
- Is there a case for separating organisations providing statutory services from those which are ‘purely charitable’?
- How should philanthropy be targeted: should it support the weak or sustain the strong?
- How can we ensure that the growing interest in professional skills volunteering provides maximum value for charities and the people they support?
- What kinds of volunteering can we offer to help charities develop vital skills in ways that provides real value, while fitting in with the demands and interests of a young and busy/older and available volunteer population?
The discussions were held in the presence of the Trust’s Patron, HRH The Princess Royal, and thanks to the kind sponsorship of Aviva plc.