May 12 2021
Charity finance policy Financial sustainability

What does the Queen’s speech mean for charities?

A raft of new policies were announced in the Queen's Speech on 11 May. CFG's Policy Manager, Richard Sagar, sifts through the small print to find out what's in store for charities.

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May 11 2021
Financial sustainability Risk

Rainy days and reserves

Caron Bradshaw OBE shares her thoughts on the issues around charity reserves in light of the Covid pandemic and recent investigations by the Charity Commission.

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May 10 2021
Leadership Pensions and HR

Charity staff, mental health and the pandemic

By Jan Hutchinson, Director of Programmes at Centre for Mental Health

It’s no surprise to anyone that our mental health has in the main been adversely affected by the pandemic. Most charities have had to furlough staff; charity shops and ‘non-essential’ services have been forced to shut. The workload of some finance staff has dropped as a result of reduced transactions and diminished income. Staff have concerns about the security of future employment in an increasingly digital workplace where automation may replace traditional posts.

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Apr 30 2021
Financial sustainability Leadership

UK Aid cuts will have devastating impact on smaller charities

The Small International Development Charities Network (SIDCN) urgently needs your help to gather data on the impact of UK Aid cuts.

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Apr 23 2021

Mighty oaks from little acorns grow...

When CFG's Mentoring Scheme was launched for members in October 2019, no one could have predicted just how successful and valued it would become. Jessica Meddick, Senior Member and Insight Officer at CFG, looks back at how the scheme has gone from a seed of an idea to something much bigger, despite the challenge of Covid.


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