Strengthening charity leaders increases sector effectiveness


London, 28 November 2014

Having a desire to support local community organisations at a board level is one thing – ensuring one’s efforts are making an effective impact are another.

As part of its support into improving governance and building capacity in the non-profit sector, over the past year Macquarie has helped organise a series of free events for business and charity leaders to increase the number and effectiveness of non-profit Board chairs.

Funded by the Macquarie Group Foundation, Mazars and Cass Business School, more than 1,500 people attended lectures on philanthropy by Sir Ronald Cohen, Chairman of Big Society Capital and William Shawcross, Chair of the Charity Commission, as well as networking sessions on social mobility, welfare and engagement.

The programme culminated in a half-day conference with over 300 delegates at Mansion House enabling current and prospective charity chairs to be better informed about the challenges of the role. It also included Macquarie Funds Group's Lord Gus Macdonald chairing a panel examining the diversity of board composition in the sector.


Image caption: Lord Mayor Fiona Woolf and panel members at the seminar on social mobility hosted by Macquarie in London earlier this year.