The future of the third sector: responding to a changing society
Hosted by SCVO
Date: Wednesday 20 February
Time: 2.30pm -4pm
Room: Lomond Suite
The world is changing. Polarisation of debate, mistrust of political institutions and the media, and the use of new technologies are just some of the many factors reshaping our society. While big issues may seem global, they also have an impact at a local level, and the third sector is not immune.
How can we – as a sector with a vision to lead positive change in the lives of the people and communities we support – respond to these changes? We may need to change our business models to ensure we can thrive and become more sustainable. More importantly, the ethos and values that organisations embrace and how they operate and engage people are undoubtedly just as integral to success.
In this session will be chaired by Adam Lang, SCVO Board, and we will debate how third sector organisations can ensure their ethos is sustainable in a changing society and how we can build trust and connection to help bridge apparent divides and polarisation in our communities.
- Julia Unwin CBE, Chair of the Independent Inquiry on the Future of Civil Society
- Ewan Aitken, Chief Executive of Cyrenians
- Rhona Cunningham, Chief Executive of Fife Gingerbread