Fundraising regulation expert Sir Stuart Etherington joins Cornwall’s Thrive Third Sector event as second keynote

The charity leader behind a revolutionary report for charities and fundraising has been confirmed as a keynote speaker for a conference in Cornwall.

Thrive Third Sector will welcome Sir Stuart Etherington, CEO of the National Council for Voluntary Organisations, to its one day charity leadership summit on Tuesday 3 October. He joins fellow keynote speaker – author and third sector commentator, Debra Allcock Tyler, CEO of the Directory for Social Change.

The full programme has now been announced, with tickets available here.

In 2015, Etherington led a review into charity fundraising practice, and published the report Regulating Fundraising for the Future. This paved the way for the development of the Fundraising Regulator, which oversees fundraising practice by charities.

The conference, taking place at St Austell Business Park Conference Centre will explore the theme Brave Moves, Bold Decisions. Etherington will be joined by fellow charity heavyweight, Debra Allcock Tyler, who will deliver a lunchtime keynote.

Other speakers confirmed include Matthew Thomson, CEO of Cornwall Food Foundation, fundraising appeal specialist Andy Whyte and Sarah Pryce, coach and chair of Cornwall Air Ambulance Trust, on Courageous Leadership.

Thrive Third Sector is being delivered by Mackerel Sky Events and Agile PR. It is sponsored by Stephens Scown Solicitors and supported by the Institute of Fundraising South West.

Claire Eason-Bassett, Executive Producer at Mackerel Sky Events, said: “This is the third year we have run Thrive Third Sector. We aim to bring hard-hitting speakers to Cornwall to create stimulating debate about the future of charities and third sector organisations.

“We’re incredibly proud to have not one, but two, national experts who have written and commented on the challenges charity leaders and their teams face. We hope the day inspires charity professionals to be bold and brave as they continue to shape the sector.”

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