The Wheel’s Virtual Summit 2020: 27th May

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  • Venue: Online
  • Free to attend
  • Training type: Webinar
  • Event Date:  to 


A strong, engaged, and active civil society has never been more important…

Charities, community and voluntary organisations, and social enterprises have risen — and indeed shone — in the face of the greatest crisis in generations.

This has been accomplished by organisations that are simultaneously dealing with a collapse in fundraised and earned income. Guarantees from (some) funding agencies and government departments, the Wage Subsidy Scheme, and the COVID-19 Stability Fund have gone some way to alleviating the immediate existential threat faced by many organisations, but the future holds many uncertainties as the sector adjusts to the much-anticipated new normal.

So now is the time to begin considering what the future holds for the sector — and what we can collectively do to shape that future.

Join us at our Virtual Summit where a distinguished panel will discuss the current situation, the challenges facing our work, and what we can do to shape future policy and embed community values in any imminent change. This is your opportunity to help shape that change.

The panel features:

  • Suzanne Connolly — CEO, Barnardos
  • Alison Harnett — Policy Director, National Federation of Voluntary Bodies
  • Anna Shakespeare — CEO, Pobal
  • Tracey Monson — Director of Services, Daughters of Charity


We will be continuing this discussion in the months ahead with more Virtual Summit sessions on this topic — and we will be gathering the emerging thinking into a discussion document for wider dissemination in the sector with a view to projecting the sector’s vision into policy making processes.

It is time to regroup, reconnect, and chart a new path for our organisations, the sector, and civil society. Register today to secure your place.


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