We define philanthropy as the giving of resources in an engaged and strategic way for maximum impact and in a tax efficient manner. It can include the giving of money, assets, time, talent, voice and one’s social capital. We believe in the power of philanthropy as a great social connector and the source of many great opportunities.

City Philanthropy

A Wealth of Opportunity

Essential Leadership - What it takes to be a charity trustee

6:00 pm


Following their successful event interrogating whether the #selfie generation could be the most generous, BeyondMe and the Young MCA have come together once again to explore what it means to be a charity trustee and how you can prepare.

You'll hear from a range of experienced charity and business professionals who'll give a 360-view of trusteeship. Participants will discuss the challenges and rewards of the role; best and bad practise when it comes to decision-making at the highest level; the skills required; and the importance of cultivating strong relationships to ensure good causes have a huge social impact.

Join us if you want to engage with professionals already volunteering as charity trustees, network and share your views after over drinks and nibbles.

The event is open to members of the BeyondMe and Young MCA networks, so come along to connect with like-minded peers and learn about your next steps.


Speaking on the night are:

Nizam Uddin, Head of Communications at Mosaic, a mentoring initiative of The Prince's Trust which helps young people from the most deprived communities fulfil their potential. Nizam was previously Chairman of Trustees and elected President of the SOAS Students' Union as well as the University of London Students' Union, where he represented the interests of over 120,000 London students.

Jill Halford, Director at PwC LLP. She has over thirteen years of experience working closely with the charities sector and is a member of PwC's national Charities Group where she leads on marketing and the Charities Centre of Excellence, providing support and advice to over 500 staff UK-wide. Jill is also the Treasurer of ACEVO, a charity leaders network, and has been a board member since 2014. She was a trustee of a small domestic violence charity for five years and set up an environmental NGO, where she now sits on the Board as Treasurer.

Ann Furedi, Chief Executive of the British Pregnancy Advisory Service (BPAS). Ann has served in her current role since 2003 after many years as Director of Policy and Press for the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority, the UK’s regulator of embryo research and assisted conception. She is a board member of the American research charity, IBIS Reproductive Health and chair of the governing body for Mid Kent Further Education College. Ann has recently written a book, The Moral Case for Abortion.


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