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    Gift Aid: How to maximise donations made through fundraising events

    Topics: Tax and VAT / Gift Aid / Financial sustainability
    Written by: Judith Pederzolli
    On: 05.10.2023

    If your charity holds events to raise funds, the rules on when you can and can't claim Gift Aid can be tricky to navigate. Judith Pederzolli from PEM shares expert advice so you don't miss out on a single penny.

    Time to read: 3 minutes
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    Rethinking the future

    Topics: People and culture / Financial sustainability / Economy and policy
    Written by: Caron Bradshaw
    On: 26.09.2023

    CFG's CEO, Caron Bradshaw OBE, shares her thoughts on the future of the economy and the sustainability of infrastructure bodies following the closure of Children England.

    Time to read: 5 minutes
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  • Generational diversity: how diverse is your board?

    Topics: People and culture / Governance, legal and compliance
    Written by: David Myrddin-Evans
    On: 21.09.2023

    How should charities structure their trustee boards to best address the societal, economic and technological shifts that they face? David Myrddin-Evans from Brewin Dolphin explores the issues.

    Time to read: 3 minutes
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    Creating Hope Through Action: WSPD 2023

    Topics: People and culture / Leadership and career development
    Posted by: Emma Abbott
    On: 13.09.2023

    **TG: This content is about suicide, prevention and bereavement which some people might find distressing or emotionally challenging.

    Find out how CFG's Eve Trotman is 'creating hope through action' as part of World Suicide Prevention Day 2023 and how she's helping colleagues at CFG to learn more about suicide, suicide prevention and bereavement.

    Time to read: 1 minutes
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  • How to avoid employment tribunal claims

    Topics: People and culture / Governance, legal and compliance
    Written by: Rebecca Pallot
    On: 11.09.2023

    Defending an employment tribunal can cost your organisation dearly, in time as well as money. Rebecca Pallot from Mills & Reeve shares best practice guidance on how to avoid being take to tribunal in the first place.

    Time to read: 3 minutes
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  • Eleven ways to save on your property

    Posted by: CFG
    On: 09.09.2023

    Are you rethinking your office space? Is your charity spending more than it should on its property? And are there substantial savings to be made? Jonathan Vanstone-Walker from TSP shares 11 different ways your charity can save on its property costs.

    Time to read: 5 minutes
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  • Property development for charities

    Topics: Tax and VAT / Governance, legal and compliance / Accounting and reporting
    Written by: Socrates Socratous
    On: 07.09.2023

    Following on from CFG's popular VAT and Tax Conference in July, Socrates Socratous from Buzzacott outlines the VAT implications for different types of property use and development.

    Time to read: 5 minutes
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    How will your charity harness the power and potential of AI?

    Topics: IT, technology and digital / Governance, legal and compliance / Environmental, social, governance (ESG)
    Written by: Emma Abbott
    On: 04.09.2023

    Generative AI presents an enormous opportunity to do more good with less. But what are the ethical considerations for charities? Emma Abbott and Clare Mills take a closer look.

    Time to read: 5 minutes
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  • Video

    Information and cyber security webinar

    Topics: Risk / IT, technology and digital / Governance, legal and compliance / Fraud
    Posted by: Emma Abbott
    On: 29.08.2023

    Protecting your organisation from cyber security breaches is vital. Experts from Adapta Consulting shared their insights and best practice guidance with CFG's Arts Sector Special Interest Group in July and it's recommended viewing for all!

    Time to read: 1 minutes
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  • Research

    Exploring the future role of charity Chairs

    Topics: Leadership and career development / Governance, legal and compliance
    Posted by: CFG
    On: 23.08.2023

    Important research on the role of the future charity Chair and why its critical to the future of charities is underway. Read on to find out more and about how you can get involved.

    Time to read: 4 minutes
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  • Revised guidance on investing charity money

    Topics: Investment / Governance, legal and compliance / Environmental, social, governance (ESG)
    Written by: Richard Sagar
    On: 02.08.2023

    CFG's Head of Policy, Richard Sagar, takes a look at the Charity Commission's revised guidance on charity investments (CC14) and shares an update on the sector's work to develop complementary principles.

    Time to read: 3 minutes
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    Volunteer's view: Making money, making jam

    Topics: People and culture
    Posted by: CFG
    On: 01.08.2023

    On Yorkshire Day and the final day of National Preserving Week 2023, we talk to Ruth Bentley, Director at LAKE, about how she's turning fruit into funds for RSPCA York, Harrogate and District Branch.

    Time to read: 4 minutes
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