Knowledge Hub

  • Taking control of your energy costs

    Topics: Leadership and career development / Environmental, social, governance (ESG)
    Written by: CFG
    On: 16.05.2022

    CFG corporate partner Utility Aid takes a look at the utilities market and shares advice on how to keep costs as low as possible.

    Time to read: 4 minutes
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  • Five quick digital wins for charity finance teams

    Topics: IT, technology and digital
    Written by: Patrick Lane
    On: 14.05.2022

    Small changes, big impact. Patrick Lane from AccountsIQ shares five ways charity finance teams can use digital technology to boost productivity.

    Time to read: 4 minutes
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  • Small charities

    After the local elections… a “what next?” for small charities

    Topics: Leadership and career development / Charity finance policy
    Posted by: Dr Clare Mills
    On: 10.05.2022

    Now that the dust has settled on the 2022 local elections, now is the time for small charities to reach out and build relations with local government representatives, says Dr Clare Mills.

    Time to read: 4 minutes
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  • CFG comments

    The Queen’s Speech, and the implications for charities

    Topics: Leadership and career development / Accounting and reporting
    Written by: Dr Clare Mills
    On: 10.05.2022

    Dr Clare Mills shares her reaction to the Queen's Speech and is left wondering if a ground-shifting moment in history will be matched by any ground-shifting policies.

    Time to read: 4 minutes
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  • How can charity employers support employees through the cost-of-living crisis?

    Topics: People and culture / Leadership and career development
    Posted by: Annie Hayes
    On: 10.05.2022

    How can you help workers and volunteers facilitate the communities they serve as the cost-of-living crisis takes hold, whilst ensuring they themselves aren’t caught in the grips of the crisis? Annie Hayes shares some advice.

    Time to read: 3 minutes
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    Wellbeing, workplaces and Maslow

    Topics: Risk / Crisis management
    Written by: Dr Clare Mills
    On: 09.05.2022

    How are work and wellbeing connected? And what do our organisational values and Maslow's hierarchy of needs have to do with creating great places to work? CFG's Dr Clare Mills shares some thoughts.

    Time to read: 3 minutes
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  • Cash Held as Investment

    Topics: Investment
    Posted: 05.05.2022

    Factsheet on what can and should be shown as cash on the balance sheet and what can and should be shown as an investment.

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  • Event

    Meet our Sponsors: HSBC Global Private Banking

    Topics: Investment
    Posted by: CFG
    On: 04.05.2022

    We speak to Sophie Ward, Head of Charities and Education at HSBC Global Private Banking, about the new purpose of wealth, how charities are viewing their investments in a post-Covid world, and what advice she offers finance leaders in the space.

    Time to read: 3 minutes
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  • Technical update: Gift Aid and the naming of buildings

    Topics: Gift Aid
    Posted by: Richard Bray
    On: 28.04.2022

    HMRC has revised its guidance on gift aid and donor benefit rules around the naming of buildings. Chair of Charity Tax Group (CTG), Richard Bray, explains.

    Time to read: 2 minutes
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    What The Protect Duty means for you

    Topics: Governance, legal and compliance / Crisis management / Risk
    Written by: Dr Clare Mills
    On: 26.04.2022

    How does the Government's new Protect Duty affect charities and other non-profit organisations? Dr Clare Mills explains what it is and why it's time to develop a security mindset.

    Time to read: 1 minutes
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  • Technical update: Financial Reporting Disclosure Checklist for Charities

    Topics: Accounting and reporting / Governance, legal and compliance
    Posted by: CFG
    On: 20.04.2022
    Time to read: 1 minutes
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  • Finance Focus Mar/April 2022

    Topics: Investment / Risk / Environmental, social, governance (ESG) / Governance, legal and compliance / IT, technology and digital / Leadership and career development
    Posted: 04.04.2022

    How can we connect with our purpose and empower our communities? This year's Annual Conference will explore those questions and more. Also in this edition, we take a look at how to take the pain out of implementing a new finance system; how to protect your organisation from cyber attacks and how finance leaders can get behind ESG strategies.

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