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  • Small charities

    Financial strategy and contingency planning for smaller charities

    Topics: Leadership and career development / Environmental, social, governance (ESG)
    Posted by: CFG
    On: 27.11.2021

    How can smaller charities set out a plan for their finances? Where's the best place to start? As part of CFG's new Small Charities Programme, cost reduction analyst James Rimmer explains what small charities can do now to plan ahead for 2022 and beyond.

    Time to read: 3 minutes
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  • Interview

    Thinking about becoming a trustee? Just do it!

    Topics: People and culture / Leadership and career development
    Posted by: CFG
    On: 04.11.2021

    Gary Forster joined CFG as trustee six years ago before being appointed as Chair. His career began as a volunteer at Transaid, where he worked his way up to become CEO five years later. After a short career break to travel, he joined Publish What You Fund as CEO in July 2018. He has sat on the boards of three charities, including CFG.

     

    Time to read: 5 minutes
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  • Finance Focus October 2021

    Topics: Investment / Risk / Charity finance policy / Environmental, social, governance (ESG) / Governance, legal and compliance / Gift Aid / Leadership and career development / Crisis management
    Posted: 29.10.2021

    This month, we consider reputational risk and what it means to charity finance leaders, and we share some of the stories of organisational change from this year's Annual Conference. We also look at aspects of charity investment and discrimination at work.

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  • Campaign

    Shifting the dial, one job advert at a time

    Topics: Leadership and career development / Environmental, social, governance (ESG) / People and culture
    Posted by: CFG
    On: 25.10.2021

    CFG reaffirms its commitment to #ShowTheSalary to end discriminatory recruitment practice.

    Time to read: 2 minutes
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  • CFG comments

    In pursuit of partnership

    Topics: Leadership and career development / Economy and policy
    Written by: Caron Bradshaw
    On: 18.10.2021

    Civil society stands ready to build a brighter future in partnership with the new Minister for Civil Society, says Caron Bradshaw, CEO, CFG.

    Time to read: 3 minutes
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  • How to create an age-diverse workforce in the third sector

    Topics: People and culture
    Written by: Annie Hayes
    On: 07.10.2021

    Annie Hayes at Third Sector Jobs shares tips on how to recruit and retain a workforce within the third sector that champions employees of all ages.

    Time to read: 2 minutes
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  • The CFG Guide to Gift Aid 2021

    Topics: Gift Aid / Tax and VAT
    Posted: 07.10.2021
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  • Finance Focus September 2021

    Topics: Environmental, social, governance (ESG) / Fraud / Gift Aid / Leadership and career development / Crisis management
    Posted: 29.09.2021

    This month, we look at some of the issues charities are tackling post-pandemic, including flexible working and what's to become of the office. Also in this edition, interviews with National Children's Bureau and Mencap and a focus on fraud in advance of Fraud Awareness Week next month.

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  • Nonprofit accounting software buyer's checklist

    Posted: 22.09.2021

    40 essential features of a modern accounting system

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  • Nonprofit storytelling

    Topics: IT, technology and digital / Accounting and reporting
    Posted: 22.09.2021

    Using Data and Performance metrics to motivate donors

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  • HMRC issues guidance on avoiding cyber and phone scams

    Topics: Risk / Fraud
    Posted by: CFG
    On: 21.09.2021

    Online scams increase two-fold during Covid.

    Time to read: 3 minutes
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  • Don’t let contracts catch you out

    Topics: Risk / Procurement and resources
    Written by: Carol Rudge
    On: 01.09.2021

    Is your charity managing its contracts and licensing agreements in an effective way? How can you do it better? Carol Rudge, Partner & Head of Not for Profit at HW Fisher LLP, shares her insights ahead of HW Fisher’s session at CFG’s Annual Conference 2021.

    Time to read: 2 minutes
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