NCVO charity regulation conference 2018

The regulatory environment for charities is changing fast. The Charity Commission and Fundraising Regulator have new powers. GDPR is coming into force and implementing Brexit will have a big impact on charities' work. It's vital that you understand the steps you need to take to get legally compliant. 

Date 5 February 2018
Time 09.30–17.00
Location NCVO Conference Suite, London

Join us at our Charity Regulation Conference to get to grips with what's happening and recognise what you need to do in response.




Exhibition, networking and refreshments


Welcome and opening keynote

Sir Stuart Etherington, Chief Executive, NCVO


Session 1: Sharing information for data protection - how the regulators are working together to prepare for GDPR 

Topics covered:

  • what each regulator is doing to help the sector prepare
  • how the regulators are working together
  • voluntary sector perspective on preparations for GDPR


  • Stephen Dunmore, Chief Executive, Fundraising Regulator
  • Steve Wood, Deputy Commissioner Policy, Information Commissioner's Office
  • Senior representative from the Charity Commission

Comfort break


Session 2: Sharing information for data protection - what practical resources and tools are available to prepare for GDPR?

Topics covered:

  • what resources are available to help the sector prepare for GDPR
  • hints and tips to help the sector prepare
  • practical advice on key questions from the sector


  • Daniel Fluskey, Head of Policy and Research, Institute of Fundraising
  • Gerald Oppenheim, Head of Policy, Fundraising Regulator
  • John Mitchison, Director of Policy and Compliance, Direct Marketing Association



Session 3: Recruiting trustees and senior managers - new issues for charities to consider following the Charities (Protection and Social Investment) Act 2016

Topics covered:

  • new issues to consider following Charities (Protection and Social Investment) Act 2016
  • challenges and implications for the sector and how different charities are responding to it


  • Chris Stacey, Co-director, Unlock
  • Sarah Atkinson, Director of Policy and Communications, Charity Commission 

Afternoon break


Session 4: Charity campaigning with a minority government - regulatory issues for charities to consider

Topics covered:

  • implications of electoral law for third-party campaigners
  • experience of the new framework as it impacted upon charities


  • Electoral Commission representative (name TBC)

Closing remarks

Who should attend?

CEOs, senior leaders, trustees and anyone responsible for running an organisation in accordance with charity law and regulation. It will also be of interest to policy managers and policy officers.

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NCVO members (standard rate)



Non-members (standard rate)



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Book by Friday 15 December for the 10% early bird discount.

Cancellation policy

50% of fees will be refunded to a delegate for cancellations received by close of play, Friday 19 January. After this, no fees are refundable for cancellation or non-attendance.

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