Knowledge Hub

  • Video

    Webinar: Getting in shape for 2023

    Topics: Risk / IT, technology and digital / Governance, legal and compliance / Accounting and reporting
    Posted by: CFG
    On: 06.03.2023

    CFG partners Russell-Cooke share their recent webinar on legal and regulatory changes in the charity sector, from property to employment law through to the Charities Act 2022 and more.

    Time to read: 1 minutes
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  • Small charities

    Working with local communities

    Topics: People and culture / Funding / Financial sustainability
    Posted by: CFG
    On: 27.02.2023

    Following on from sessions delivered at CFG's Annual Conference and Alternative Income Generation event, Helena Wilkinson from Price Bailey explains how to improve financial sustainability by getting closer to your charity's local communities.

    Time to read: 4 minutes
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  • Small charities

    Crown Commercial Service contracts for smaller charities

    Topics: Procurement and resources
    Written by: Peter Roberts
    On: 27.02.2023

    Making sure you’re getting best value for the money that goes out of your organisation is more important than ever. Peter Roberts of ProVantage Procurement explains how Crown Commercial Services can help your charity when buying goods and services.

    Time to read: 3 minutes
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  • Video

    Effective and modern reserves management

    Topics: Risk / Financial sustainability / Accounting and reporting
    Written by: Emma Abbott
    On: 23.02.2023

    How are Scottish charities managing reserves? And what are the lessons for other UK charities? We take a deep-dive into this hot topic, with learnings from a recent Scottish Grantmakers event and a new report from Scottish Funders' Forum.

    Time to read: 3 minutes
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  • Research

    Analysis: Charities in local government pension scheme

    Topics: Pensions
    Written by: David Davison
    On: 16.02.2023

    What are the challenges facing charities participating in the local government pension scheme? David Davison of Spence & Partners shares new research that lifts the lid on the financial impact the schemes have on the UK charity sector.

    Time to read: 4 minutes
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  • Small charities

    Staff induction and probation, and small charities

    Topics: People and culture
    Written by: Dr Clare Mills
    On: 08.02.2023

    There are a few steps to take to make sure your new recruit makes the leap from candidate to happy and productive team member. Dr Clare Mills shares some straightforward advice for small charities.

    Time to read: 3 minutes
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  • Act now to plug digital capability gaps

    Topics: Risk / IT, technology and digital / Fraud
    Posted by: CFG
    On: 02.02.2023

    John Fitzgerald, digital evolution manager for the Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations (SCVO), has some top tips for charities to enhance their cyber security capabilities.

    Time to read: 4 minutes
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  • Charities’ resilience will be tested this year

    Topics: People and culture / Crisis management
    Written by: Nazreen Visram
    On: 01.02.2023

    Facing a troubled social and economic landscape once again, Nazreen Visram from Barclays explores what charities need to do to keep delivering for their beneficiaries.

    Time to read: 4 minutes
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  • How can trustees balance ethics and returns?

    Topics: Investment / Governance, legal and compliance / Environmental, social, governance (ESG)
    Posted by: CFG
    On: 01.02.2023

    How can trustees weigh the financial implications of an ethical policy with their charity’s values and purpose? James Flett from RBC Brewin Dolphin explores the issues.

    Time to read: 5 minutes
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  • Investing in the energy transition

    Topics: Investment / Environmental, social, governance (ESG)
    Posted by: CFG
    On: 01.02.2023

    How are investors viewing the transition to renewable energy? Conan McKenzie and Angus Dell from BlackRock take a look at the big picture and explain how BlackRock are playing a role in the move to net zero.

    Time to read: 5 minutes
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  • Unsettled to start, with scattered showers, followed by sunny spells and easing winds

    Topics: People and culture / Investment
    Written by: William Reid
    On: 31.01.2023

    What's the outlook for charities in 2023? William Reid of Quilter Cheviot looks at how markets closed in 2022 and what's in store for the year ahead, from investments and inflation through to the topic of talent management.

    Time to read: 4 minutes
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  • Event

    Crowe and CFG annual round-up 2023

    Topics: Tax and VAT / Risk / Investment / Governance, legal and compliance / Fraud / Accounting and reporting
    Written by: Naziar Hashemi
    On: 27.01.2023

    On 12 January 2023, Crowe UK and Charity Finance Group ran an annual round-up event, highlighting key legal and regulatory changes and updates. This ever-popular event covered a wide range of topics and issues. If you missed it or need a refresher you can now watch the video and read the key points...

    Time to read: 4 minutes
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