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Charity Collaborathon: Pace to Protect and Thrive

An innovative event for charity leaders to help them navigate the challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.


The #CharityForum movement, founded by Novacroft, ran an online collaborative workshop on Friday, 11th December, where we announced the findings of a research study into the health of the sector, including what charities are doing more, or less of, to beat current challenges.

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Interested in future #CharityForum events? In 2021, we’ll be running sessions focused on: 

  • Vision hunting
  • Scenario planning
  • Avatar diagnosis

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We want charity leaders to know they are not alone.

When talking to charities during the first lockdown, we found that by getting together and using some simple tools, such as scenario planning, we were able to help them find solutions, together.

– Novacroft Founder & CEO Debra Charles

The Charity Collaborathon included:

  • Debra Charles, pioneer of the #CharityForum movement, and Founder & CEO, Novacroft, as host

  • Renowned expert psychotherapist Dr Colin Wilson as guest speaker

  • Findings of our research study into what charities are doing more, or less of, to address their challenges

  • Networking with charity experts

  • Q&A session with panel of amazing charity leaders: Charlotte Fielder, Head of Volunteering, Fostering and Communities, Battersea; Paul Marvell, Executive Head of the Battersea Academy, Battersea; Emma Cannings, Interim COO, Bookmark Reading Charity; Bill Oliphant, CEO, Royal Naval Association.

All attendees went away with:

  • Insight into how best to drive success in their organisation
  • Practical tools and fresh ideas, from a human, emotional perspective as well as from an organisational viewpoint, to enable a thriving future
  • New connections

We are committed to helping the charity sector thrive and find safe passage through this pandemic. The more people who join in our mission and share their story, the more charities we can help

– Debra Charles, Novacroft Founder & CEO

Our event host:

Debra Charles Charity Collaborathon

Our guest speaker:

Charity collaborathon speaker Dr Colin Wilson post-event

Our panel of charity professionals:

Charity collaborathon panel member Emma Cannings

Charlotte Fielder Charity Collaborathon

Paul Marvell Charity Collaborathon

Charity collaborathon panel members bio template for website Bill Oliphant

Charity professionals can register for future #CharityForum collaborative events here.

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