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Social Enterprise – can it work better for you?

6:00 pm
Social Enterprise – can it work better for you?’  is the first in a line-up of charity talks from The Cass Centre for Charity Effectiveness (Cass CCE)  for 2016/2017
The new series, sponsored by GatenbySanderson, and chaired by Professor Ian Bruce CBE, President of the Centre for Charity Effectiveness, Cass Business School runs from October 2016 until July 2017 and includes five talks from leading figures in the charity and nonprofit sector on a range of topical issues.

‘Social Enterprise – can it work better for you?’ will be headlined by Chris Moore, Chief Executive, The Clink Charity, a social enterprise that provides accredited catering training to prisoners who supply food for restaurants at HMP Brixton, Cardiff, High Down and Styal. This talk will be held on Wednesday 26 October 2016 at 6 for 6:30pm

The restaurant has three income streams to help to pay for this training which reduces recidivism rates after discharge because the ex-offenders gain employment upon release. 
Chris will discuss how the charity addresses the challenges of fulfilling its mission to rehabilitate prisoners and reduce reoffending whilst needing to break even financially. 
Mark Salway, Director of Social Impact and social Investing at Cass CEE, will then discuss how more charities could consider similar social enterprise methods which integrate raising money with service delivery.
Mark Salway says, “We are delighted to welcome Chris Moore to open this year’s Charity Talk series. He will share The Clink Charity’s inspiring journey, discuss the challenges they faced in becoming financially sustainable and offer practical advice and guidance for others on how to generate success which they can apply in their own organisations.”
Cass CCE has also announced a stellar line up of speakers for the other Charity Talks including Mark Goldring, Chief Executive of Oxfam; Paul Breckell, Chief Executive of Action on Hearing Loss; Lynda Thomas, Chief Executive of Macmillan Cancer Support and Julie Bentley, Chief Executive of Girlguiding.
With further topics ranging from how to campaign for less popular causes such as conflict, war and refugees through to how to turnaround charities effectively, we expect terrific debate, interesting opinions, good advice and learning that can be shared and some excellent networking at our buffet reception.
Each presentation is followed by an audience debate, Q&A session and buffet reception. 
The next four talks are:
14th Dec 2016 - Campaigning for less popular causes: wars, conflict and refugees
1st March 2017 - Growing leaders through internal executive coaching
3rd May 2017 - How to make fundraising effective, legitimate and ethical
19th July 2017 - Charity Turnarounds – changing ahead of the curve
Tickets are £30 (per talk) or £120 (for the series including discount). It is recommended to book and reserve places early as seats are limited.
Please contact CassCCE@city.ac.uk for company bookings.
For more information and to book visit their website here


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