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  • Charity Commission launches new five-year strategy

    Written by: Richard Sagar
    On: 29.02.2024

    The charity regulator for England and Wales published a new strategy on 26 February. CFG's Head of Policy, Richard Sagar, went to the launch to find out what it will mean for registered charities...

    Time to read: 2 minutes
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  • Understanding and building resilience: a step-by-step guide

    Topics: People and culture / Leadership and career development
    Written by: Robin Aitken
    On: 19.02.2024

    Part one: You need to make your organisation more resilient but where to start? In his step-by-step guide, Robin Aitken begins by exploring some tools for assessing the resilience of your organisation.

    Time to read: 3 minutes
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  • We're celebrating The Finance Journey at 10!

    Topics: People and culture / Leadership and career development / IT, technology and digital
    Written by: Simon Hopkins
    On: 13.02.2024

    CFG's finance development tool celebrates its tenth birthday this year. Simon Hopkins - author of The Finance Journey - explains why it's more important than ever and shares a call to action...

    Time to read: 3 minutes
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  • Risk and resilience in 2024

    Topics: Risk / People and culture / IT, technology and digital / Funding / Financial sustainability / Environmental, social, governance (ESG) / Banking and financial services
    Written by: Sam Burne James
    On: 17.01.2024

    What lays ahead in 2024? Sam Burne James speaks to charity sector leaders for their predictions, insights and advice on how to reduce risk, remain resilient and prepare for the future.

    Time to read: 9 minutes
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  • Struggling to submit your annual charity report and accounts?

    Topics: Governance, legal and compliance / Accounting and reporting
    Written by: Dr Clare Mills
    On: 16.01.2024

    Difficulty filing this year's accounts due to pressures on your auditors? You're not alone! Dr Clare Mills shares the risks of late submissions along with the latest 'next steps' advice from the charity regulators.

    Time to read: 4 minutes
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  • CFG comments

    Looking ahead with fresh perspective

    Topics: People and culture / Leadership and career development / Environmental, social, governance (ESG) / Economy and policy
    Written by: Caron Bradshaw
    On: 19.12.2023

    After another challenging year for the charity sector, CFG's CEO, Caron Bradshaw OBE, shares some personal reflections on looking ahead with renewed hope and fresh perspectives.

    Time to read: 5 minutes
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    Why I value CFG's Wellbeing Week

    Topics: People and culture
    Written by: Dr Clare Mills
    On: 13.12.2023

    Since 2021, CFG has been observing two Wellbeing Weeks a year. Clare Mills, Director of Policy and Communications at CFG, explains why taking extra time out to focus on our physical and mental health is so vital.

    Time to read: 3 minutes
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  • Policy

    CFG Briefing: Autumn Statement 2023

    Topics: Tax and VAT / Pensions / Governance, legal and compliance / Funding / Financial sustainability / Environmental, social, governance (ESG) / Economy and policy / Accounting and reporting
    Written by: Richard Sagar
    On: 22.11.2023

    What does the Chancellor's Autumn Statement mean for you and your organisation? Richard Sagar, Head of Policy, CFG, takes an in-depth look.

    Time to read: 24 minutes
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  • Diversity in practice: charity governance

    Topics: People and culture / Governance, legal and compliance
    Posted by: CFG
    On: 31.10.2023

    Is your charity board clear on best practice around diversity? Sung-Hyui Park and Tesse Akpeki from Bates Wells take a look at the Charity Governance Code and share its key points.

     

    Time to read: 2 minutes
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  • Guide

    What to consider when running a charity audit tender process

    Topics: Governance, legal and compliance / Accounting and reporting
    Written by: Richard Barker
    On: 19.10.2023

    Are you thinking about changing your auditors? Wondering how to go about it? Richard Barker, Director of Finance and Resources at Goodenough College, shares some advice.

    Time to read: 5 minutes
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  • AI: opportunities, threats and policy

    Topics: IT, technology and digital / Governance, legal and compliance / Environmental, social, governance (ESG)
    Written by: Eleonor Duhs
    On: 19.10.2023

    Artificial intelligence (AI) is evolving rapidly and adoption is moving at a lightening pace too. Eleonor Duhs from Bates Wells takes a look at how policy-makers in the EU, US and UK are trying to keep pace.

    Time to read: 3 minutes
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  • Capital gains tax changes and maximising your charity’s fundraising

    Topics: Tax and VAT / Investment
    Written by: Paul Mathias
    On: 12.10.2023

    Charities can benefit from donations of shares and it can be advantageous to individual donors too. Paul Mathias from RBC Brewin Dolphin explains how recent tax changes can boost charitable giving.

    Time to read: 4 minutes
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