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GMF February 2020 - GMF February 2020

Grant Making Forum and Under Fives 26 February 2020

Our next Grant Making Forum and Under Fives is taking place on Wednesday 26 February 2020 at the British Dental Association, 64 Wimpole Street, London W1G 8YS, from 11am-1pm. Our Grant Making Forums are free to attend for staff from any of our member charities.

We are now requesting members kindly register their attendance of our Grant Making Forums on Eventbrite, as we will now be offering a free catered lunch at these events. Please register your interest Here.

Several members got in touch to say they wished to have the opportunity to say goodbye to Dominic Fox as he retired as CEO at the end of last year. We have therefore invited Dominic to attend this Grant Making Forum, so any member that wants to say goodbye to Dominic and send him their best wishes can have the opportunity.

Speakers at this forum include:

Bob Browell – Counter Fraud Manager at Macmillan Cancer Support

Bob will be covering what is and how to identify fraud within your charity, the different types of charity fraud and what Macmillan’s response to fighting fraud has been.

Bob has over 35 years’ experience of investigating, managing and reporting fraud in the public sector. Professionally he is a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) with the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners and is a qualified ‘Accredited Counter Fraud Specialist’ through Portsmouth University.

During his career, Bob worked for several Government Departments before rising to become the Head of Counter-Fraud for the Skills Funding Agency. Prior to leaving the Civil Service he also worked closely with the Cabinet Office and the National Fraud Authority providing advice and guidance in their initiative to ‘Eliminate Fraud in the Public Sector’.

Prior to joining Macmillan Bob worked for the Hertfordshire Constabulary designing and introducing an effective Bail Management Process. Consequently, Bob possesses a wide range of specialist skills, knowledge, experience and qualifications relating to the fraud investigation environment which he is now utilising for the benefit of the charity sector.

Mark Burnett - CEO of Hope and May - International Data Protection Practitioners

The UK GDPR - New legislation that is 'designed to be British' - As we prepare to leave Europe the debate about domestic data protection rules and how they might evolve has picked up some pace. As a data practitioner, I know how hard legal and compliance teams have worked to get GDPR compliant. But as we look to unravel the regulation on a more granularly level, I also know how much more work we have to do.

Mark has worked in the charity sector for more than ten years. His firm is the only data protection practise which is a trusted supplier to members of the NCVO and work funded by the Lloyds Bank Foundation. He is also the Data Protection Officer for ten charities. Mark is a certified GDPR data practitioner having achieved a Merit in his studies endorsed by the Centre for Information Rights at the University of Winchester. His experience in the third sector means that his interpretations of the law are pragmatic, well thought through and more easily implemented. Mark is currently assisting charities here in the UK along with France, Spain, Italy, Switzerland and Turkey.

Jane Petit - CEO of Foothold

Jane will be introducing Foothold (formally IET Connect) and their learnings from re-branding their charity.