In stormy seas…

I went to the Charity Leaders Exchange event yesterday at the wonderful Getty Images Gallery in London. Surrounded by images and some of the dresses owned by Marilyn Munroe a group of Charity Leaders and other associated professionals discussed the value of Stakeholder Engagement in times of recession. The title of the session was “In Stormy Seas – Keep Your Stakeholders on Board”.

The first speaker, Penelope Gibbs, spoke about her research into the relationships between charity Chairs and CEOs. This was an excellent insight, but she could not disclose the name of her interviewees.

The panel, chaired by Zoe Amar, Head of Marketing and Business Development, Lasa consisted of Oliver Howard, Head of Stakeholder Engagement, Scope, Nigel Homer, Chief Executive, The Environment Council, Javed Khan, CEO, Victim Support and Kate Bull, CEO, The People’s Supermarket

The discussion demonstrated the amount of time and effort now expended in Stakeholder Engagement and the value that these organisations felt that they got out of it. I liked Javed’s comment “Storm is the new norm”.

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