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  • Resilience of charity income

    Topics: Risk / Leadership and career development / Funding / Financial sustainability / Crisis management
    Written by: Robin Aitken
    On: 16.05.2024

    In this second part of his series on resilience, Robin Aitken takes a look at what to do when the going gets tough and the income streams dry up.

    Time to read: 6 minutes
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  • Interview

    Getting to know you... Dionne Sturdy-Clow

    Topics: People and culture / Leadership and career development / Gift Aid / Funding
    Written by: Emma Abbott
    On: 05.04.2024

    Thanks to generous funding through The Rank Foundation's Time2Shine programme, CFG has created a brand new post for an aspiring leader. Dionne Sturdy-Clow talks about her new role, how she'll be shaping CFG's #TickTheBox campaign and how she'd like every charity to get involved.

    Time to read: 4 minutes
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  • CFG briefing: spring budget analysis 2024

    Topics: Tax and VAT / Pensions / Governance, legal and compliance / Gift Aid / Funding / Economy and policy / Accounting and reporting
    Written by: Richard Sagar
    On: 06.03.2024

    CFG takes a look at the Chancellor's spring budget announcements and analyses what they mean for the charity sector.

    Time to read: 19 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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  • 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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  • Campaign

    Get set for Gift Aid Awareness Day 2023

    Topics: Tax and VAT / Gift Aid / Funding
    Written by: Emma Abbott
    On: 17.07.2023

    On Thursday 5 October, let’s shout about the importance of gift aid and encourage all donors and supporters to #TickTheBox!

    Time to read: 1 minutes
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  • Financial sustainability in a cost-of-living crisis

    Topics: Funding / Financial sustainability / Procurement and resources
    Written by: Dan Fletcher MCIOF(Dip)
    On: 15.05.2023

    How can your charity remain financially sustainable during the cost of living crisis? Dan Fletcher from Moore Kingston Smith explains the importance of understanding your business model and what your costs and funding gaps really are.

    Time to read: 3 minutes
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  • Quick read: Maximising the impact of grant-making

    Topics: IT, technology and digital / Funding
    Written by: Nell Dodge
    On: 05.04.2023

    Automating processes and using the right software can vastly improve the way your charity manages its grant-making process. Nell Dodge from SmartSimple shares five ways you can boost impact with the right software.

    Time to read: 2 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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  • CFG comments

    The charity safety net is fraying fast

    Topics: People and culture / Funding / Financial sustainability / Economy and policy
    Written by: Emma Abbott
    On: 21.12.2022

    New research shows that charities and community groups are now facing a very difficult winter and some very hard choices. Pro Bono Economics and Nottingham Business School share the results from their latest sector survey.

    Time to read: 4 minutes
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  • Charitable donations: the great digital transition

    Topics: IT, technology and digital / Funding / Banking and financial services
    Posted by: CFG
    On: 08.12.2022

    Cash is no longer king, but it remains vital, say Barclays in a new report on charitable giving and the changing face of technology.

    Time to read: 3 minutes
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  • Campaign

    Let's get behind Giving Tuesday!

    Topics: People and culture / Funding
    Written by: Dr Clare Mills
    On: 29.11.2022

    On Giving Tuesday, Clare Mills shares how charities have supported her through the darkest and brightest days, and why Giving Tuesday is the perfect time to appreciate those charitable organisations that touch all our lives.

    Time to read: 2 minutes
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