Ethical consultancy: placing equality, diversity and inclusion at the heart of practice

Ethical consultancy: placing equality, diversity and inclusion at the heart of practice

Join us for this online Lunchtime Talk by Sini Rinne-Kerridge exploring ethical consultancy


Wednesday 13 December 2023, 1pm — 2.30pm

Sini Rinne-Kerridge

NCVO (The National Council for Voluntary Organisations) created ethical charity principles for the non-profit sector in 2019 and in 2022 NCVO’s consultancy team launched five anti-oppressive principles as a pro-active and deliberate strategy for embedding EDI across all their work. This was a response to the revelations of high-profile ethical failings in the charity sector on areas such as fundraising, safeguarding and senior staff pay, which at the time provided a picture of discriminatory practice that seemed to be rife among organisations that are supposed to be engaged in making the world a better place.

Our work as NCVO shapes the future of organisations and individuals we work with, so equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) are highly relevant, while the journey towards EDI usually involves a long and winding road. Join this lunchtime talk to learn and explore how do we ensure that EDI can be considered at each step of any project or initiative.

About Sini Rinne-Kerridge

Sini Rinne-Kerridge has 20 years of experience researching, developing, and evaluating social and economic wellbeing initiatives for public and not-for-profit sector. She is a subject lead in strategy and impact, and responsible for NCVO’s proposition focused on strategy and evaluation. Previously, Sini worked for a policy consultancy where she specialised in evaluation and research of policy advocacy and campaign initiatives, public sector partnerships, complex needs initiatives, and equality, diversity and inclusion. Sini is an advisory panel member for What Works Centre for Wellbeing and chairs NCVO’s Research Ethics Committee. She led the development and implementation of NCVO’s anti-oppressive consultancy principles.

About NCVO

NCVO is the membership community for charities, voluntary organisations and community groups in England. We’ve been here for over 100 years and have over 16,000 members, made up of all causes, shapes and sizes.

Each year NCVO trains and works with more than 1,000 individuals from voluntary organisations and academia. This includes learning partner support on social impact, alongside support with governance and strategy development.

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