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Live Q&A: Cutting and controlling costs – Tuesday 28 June, 1-3pm

Our live Q&A will help you cope with financial challenges by giving expert advice on managing your costs effectively

Controlling costs is an important part of management at any time. But cuts in public spending are forcing charities to work even harder to extract value from their expenditure.

As a result, as Saba Salman writes, “charities are being forced to think more creatively about cost-cutting, with a combination of good advice, shopping around and negotiation leading to potential savings”.

Our latest live Q&A will explore how charities can continue to provide and expand their services despite the lack of funds, including

• Making savings when there’s very little left to cut

• Using the consortium approach for purchasing and procurement

• Making the most of pro bono work/volunteers

Do get in touch if you’d like to be a panellist – email Kate Hodge for more details.

Also, if you’d like to leave a question, please do so in the comments section below, or come back to ask it live – and to follow the debate – on Tuesday 28 June from 1-3pm.

Expert panel

Liam McStravick – chairman, Copius Group

Lynda Thomas – director of external affairs, Macmillan Cancer Support

Nick Carey – policy officer, ACEVO

Iona Joy – head of charity effectiveness, New Philanthropy Capital

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