ICFO Conference 2016, Oslo, Norway
May 27, 2016
The International Committee of Fundraising Organizations & The Norwegian control committee for fundraising would like to welcome to the 2016 ICFO Conference:
The aim of the conference is to identify the challenges that we face. How can both organizations and the regulatory agencies easier plan for their reputational risks? Throughout the conference, we want you to stay engaged, keep us proactive and help us to shape the future of the nonprofit sector.
8:30 – 09:00
9:00 – 09:15
Conference opening & Welcome
- Why is today’s theme «Confidence & Trust» so important?
Representative from the Norwegian government (TBC),
Chairman of IK & ICFO Representative
9:15 – 9:35
The value of confidence
- Is there an inborn cheater in everyone?
Øystein Kock-Johansen, Professor, Dr. Philos
9:35 – 10:00
An outsider’s perspective into the world of humanitarian NGOs
Ihab Timraz, Senior consultant for the Executive Master of Management section of the Norwegian Business School
10:15 – 10:40
- A need for new or revised guidelines?
- Special issues for fundraising organizations
More effective monitoring
- Supplements to financial analysis
- Overall management controls
Lasse Birkeland, Senior consultant BDO Advisory Services (and deputy to the board of IK)
10:40 – 11:00
The need for onsite control visits
Kjetil Rivelsrud, CEO at Safe Deposit Bank of Norway AS
11:15 – 11:35
Foreign Service Control Unit, Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs
- Function and operation
- Demands to grant recipients
Nils Haugstveit, Inspector General at the Foreign Service Control Unit, Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs
11:35 – 12:00
A pre-lunch lecture – A new value norm emerging?
Christian Borch, Journalist and author
12:00 – 13:00
13:00 – 13:45
Finding fraud before it finds you
- How and why are we defrauded?
- What are the risks to charities and fundraising organizations?
- Where, how and why we need to look for the red flags rather than waiting for them to be found by others
- Practical examples
Nigel Iyer & Veronica Morino, Partner of the Hibis Group
14:00 – 14:45
15:00 – 15:20
Zero tolerance – for what? Reflections on ethics, decency, fallibility and high moral demands
Henrik Syse, Philosopher and Senior Research Fellow Henrik Syse, Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO)
15:20 – 16:00
What are the MOST important issues the ICFO and fundraising organizations need to do to free themselves from «corruption» (in the widest sense of the word)?
Plenum brain storming session and debate (related to today’s topics and lectures)
Debate leader Nigel Iyer and representatives from fundraising organizations and ICFO