9.00 - 9.30

Virtual Coffee Morning

Join colleagues from across the network for a relaxed morning coffee before the exciting day kicks off!


9.30 - 11.00

'The damage caused by the power imbalance in funding'


We know the charitable funding sector is founded on a system of extreme power imbalance.  We will explore the effects of our current approach and hear from experts with lived experience on the impact on them and their communities.  The panel will respond to this challenge by outlining how community foundations can help create a more equal model that benefits everyone.


  • Grantees from the UKCF BAME Infrastructure Fund


11.00 - 11.15 

Offline Break


11.15 - 12.45

'Growing Philanthropy'


Philanthropy can be for everyone, but we know this currently isn't the case.  How do we engage with broader communities, who we know have the capacity and the desire to give?  How do we make community foundations the natural home for new communities of donors?  Come along to hear about the challenges and benefits of broadening the base of philanthropy. 

Hear from Denver Foundation, who have been on this journey for many years.  Then, Milton Keynes Community Foundation will share their experience of making this happen in a UK context.  



12.45 - 13.15

Offline Lunch Break


13.15 - 14.00

Lunchtime Networking

Join others in a relaxed breakout room to reflect on sessions so far and share your thoughts on the topics discussed.


14.00 - 15.30

'Shared narratives: putting EDI at the heart of our strategic communications'


This engaging session will look at the approaches and challenges of internal and external communications, and how EDI can be embedded in charity conversations.  

We will discuss the language barriers faced between communities and philanthropists and how we can lead by example.  We're looking forward to introducing our guest speakers, one of whom is Karen Griffiths, Head of Brand and Content at Sense, who will share her experience and knowledge around accessible communications for people with additional needs.