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  • Eight in 10 charities view digital as an organisational priority

    Topics: IT, technology and digital / Funding
    Written by: Glyn Sheldon
    On: 23.07.2024

    The 2024 Charity Digital Skills Report reveals some promising data showing the digital ambitions of charities, whilst also finding that economic challenges are stalling progress.

    Time to read: 2 minutes
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  • Your insight matters: participate in the VCSE Barometer Survey

    Topics: People and culture / Environmental, social, governance (ESG) / Economy and policy
    Posted by: Glyn Sheldon
    On: 22.07.2024

    Deadline extended! The VCSE survey is open for responses. Read more about the survey and share your thoughts on the changing landscape of the sector.

    Time to read: 1 minutes
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  • Developing inclusive workplaces in the charity sector

    Topics: People and culture / Leadership and career development / Governance, legal and compliance
    Written by: Sam Burne James
    On: 19.07.2024

    Equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI) was a hot topic at this year's CFG's Annual Conference. Sam Burne James reports on the latest thinking and insights.

    Time to read: 7 minutes
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  • Dismantling racism: my lived experience

    Topics: People and culture
    Written by: Sarah Lomax
    On: 19.07.2024

    CFG's Deputy CEO Sarah Lomax shares her lived experience of racism, and highlights the importance of data collection and self-reflection for dismantling racism and building a more equitable workplace.

    Time to read: 3 minutes
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  • The vital role of finance leaders in charity turnaround

    Topics: Risk / People and culture / Leadership and career development / Financial sustainability / Crisis management / Accounting and reporting
    Written by: Emma Abbott
    On: 17.07.2024

    Interim Finance Director and turnaround specialist, Simon Hopkins, shares his key insights and advice on successfully turning around struggling and failing charities.

    Time to read: 4 minutes
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  • The importance of CFG’s summer wellbeing week

    Topics: People and culture
    Written by: Glyn Sheldon
    On: 17.07.2024

    How our wellbeing week allows staff to refresh and recharge, and the other ways we are helping our employees to support members and partners.

    Time to read: 3 minutes
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  • Getting to know you... Holly Lown

    Topics: People and culture
    Written by: Emma Abbott
    On: 16.07.2024

    Engaging charity members and supporting diverse communities is Holly Lown's main focus as CFG's Membership Engagement Assistant. Holly talks about how she's combining her passion for museums and culture with her day job.

    Time to read: 4 minutes
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  • Borrowing by charities – an overview

    Topics: Risk / Funding / Financial sustainability / Banking and financial services
    Written by: Elizabeth Jones
    On: 10.07.2024

    Is your charity thinking about debt financing for large expenditures? Elizabeth Jones from Farrer & Co discusses the pros and cons of borrowing.

    Time to read: 4 minutes
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  • The road to hell or hope?

    Topics: People and culture / Governance, legal and compliance / Economy and policy
    Written by: Caron Bradshaw
    On: 05.07.2024

    Reflecting on the results of the 2024 General Election, CFG's Caron Bradshaw OBE, shares her thoughts on making change happen in the current political landscape.

    Time to read: 3 minutes
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  • Charity membership schemes: the new law on subscription contracts

    Topics: IT, technology and digital / Governance, legal and compliance
    Posted by: CFG
    On: 01.07.2024

    New laws that change the way subscriptions or memberships are provided have come into force. Felicity Forward and Joel Murphie from Shoosmiths take a look at what the Digital Markets, Competition and Consumers Act 2024 means for charities.

    Time to read: 3 minutes
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  • We're 'Shaping Tomorrow' with HSBC Global Private Banking

    Topics: Risk / People and culture / Leadership and career development / Investment
    Posted by: CFG
    On: 17.06.2024

    As this year's headline sponsors of CFG's Annual Conference on 27 June, Sophie Ward from HSBC Global Private Banking invites you to attend their conference session and explains why now is the best time to 'shape tomorrow', together.

    Time to read: 1 minutes
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  • Strategic litigation: how charities are leading the way and driving impact

    Topics: Risk / Governance, legal and compliance
    Written by: Leticia Jennings
    On: 31.05.2024

    What is strategic litigation and how can charities use it to drive impact? Leticia Jennings and Katy Sawyer from Bates Wells take a look at the opportunities, risks and issues.

    Time to read: 5 minutes
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