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Building financial sustainability and re-imagining organisations

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This course, delivered in partnership with Cass Business School, Centre for Charity Effectiveness, supports charity leaders to develop new strategies and business models for a changing and challenging landscape. Attendees will explore topics such as financial sustainability, growth and implementing and maintaining change, and each participant will leave the course with a framework on how to create change for their organisation. 

The course is highly interactive with expert speakers from a range of organisations and backgrounds. The programme is structured to minimise disruption to schedules, with two days at the start of June and two days at the end of the month.

Who is it for?

This course is designed for CEOs, finance directors, business development managers and trustees. 

What you will learn

  • Different business models and the advantages and issues associated with each
  • How the sector is adapting to the shifting political and economic landscape
  • How to use cutting-edge tools and ideas to operate in tough times with reduced resources 
  • How to think about financial sustainability in your organisation
  • How to apply practical ways of managing strategic planning, decision making and governance
  • How to collaborate with different actors to create positive change


The course is divided into eleven units, each covering a different topic. 

Days one and two: 11 - 12 June 2019

The first two days will focus on navigating the landscape and identifying your future strategic direction.

  • Horizon scanning
  • Leadership and people
  • Reimagining organisational business models
  • Operating in tough times
  • Reframing financial strategy for impact and innovation
  • Dynamic strategic planning

Days three and four: 26 - 27 June 2019

The following two days will focus on practical tools to ensure sustainability and growth, together with how to implement change and make it last.

  • Ensuring sustainability and predictable income streams
  • Developing ecosystems
  • Cost recovery
  • Implementation and risk
  • Enabling lasting and timely change

Peer learning is an important part of the course and we will do this through group work. A tutor will also be on hand for a 30 minute telephone call and to provide ongoing support.


Course prices

Band 1


Band 2

Bond members >£2M annual spend

Band 3

Bond members <£2M annual spend

Book 8 weeks in advance for a 10% earlybird discount.

CASS Alumni receive the Bond member rate. Contact us for details.

Course prices

Band 1


Band 2

Bond members >£2M annual spend

Band 3

Bond members <£2M annual spend

* 10% off if you book 8 weeks in advance; 5% off 3 or more bookings.

Contact us for special discounts if you're a student or unemployed.


off if you book early*


off multiple bookings*

Event dates

Tuesday, June 11, 2019 to Thursday, June 27, 2019

29 places available


Mark Salway
Cass Business School

Mark is director of sustainable finance at Cass Business School, Centre for Charity Effectiveness.

Sarah Ramsey

Sarah Ramsey is an experienced COO, finance director and strategic adviser who has worked with a wide range of social enterprises, NGOs and charities.