The CFG Podcast

Our charity finance podcast brings together a unique community of charity finance professionals, leaders and experts to explore the important issues in charity finance and the sector.

Spring 2024: Inspired by... Caron Bradshaw OBE

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In a new CFG podcast series - 'Inspired by...' CFG talks to those who feel inspired and are inspiring others.

In this first episode of 'Inspired by...' Emma Abbott, CFG's Communications Manager, talks to CFG's CEO Caron Bradshaw OBE about her new non-executive role, what it means for CFG, and the people and moments that have inspired her to think differently about leadership and what it means to empower others.

For more resources and links to Caron's leadership inspirations, visit our Podcast page on Audioboom.


Winter 2024: Talking about AI and charitable sector

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Generative Artificial Intelligence (Gen AI) had its breakthrough year in 2023. Its development and adoption will continue to accelerate in the months ahead. What, if anything, should charities and non-profits do to keep pace?

Dr Clare Mills, Director of Policy and Communications at CFG talks to two social sector experts - Zoe Amar from Zoe Amar Digital, and Rhodri Davies from Why Philanthropy Matters.

With a flexible and ethical framework, the right tools and good regulation, we can all embrace AI and benefit, whilst reducing risk... But is it really that simple?

Access more handy resources on our podcast page.


Summer 2023

Talking about mental health and suicide prevention

Trigger warning

In advance of World Suicide Prevention Day (WSPD) on 10 September, CFG's Eve Trotman and Emma Abbott talk about Eve's new role as a Mental Health First Aider and how she's raising awareness and helping colleagues to learn more.

Below is Eve's document for colleagues within CFG and elsewhere to help them understand more about suicide, suicide prevention and bereavement. Please head to our Podcast page for more resources and information.

Read Eve Trotman's booklet on WSPD.  

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Talking about charity reserves

Is your charity or non-profit talking about reserves for rainy days? Three charity CEOs get real about the tricky business of charity reserves management.

What are charity reserves? Should all charities have them? And is it time to rethink when and how rainy day funds are used and not used?

These are just a few of the questions Sarah Vibert, CEO of NCVO, puts to Jane Ide, CEO of ACEVO and Caron Bradshaw, CEO of Charity Finance Group, in this latest charity finance podcast. 

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Do you have a good story to tell? Want to share your thoughts and views? Talk to us! If you have an idea for a charity finance podcast, get in touch with the team.

The CFG Podcast gives charity finance professionals and sector leaders insights into conversations happening in the sector in an easily accessible way.

Here at CFG, we’re always exploring new ways to reach further into our community with useful resources and guidance, and we are delighted to share this new platform with you.

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Frequently asked questions

Is it just for CFG members?

No, The CFG Podcast is open to everybody. Find out more about what you get as a CFG member.

Is it relevant to me?

The podcast is designed with the charity finance community in mind, so if you’re responsible for financial leadership or financial management in your charity or social enterprise, large or small, we intend the podcast to be valuable to you and for you to be able to get some important insights and takeaways. As with our events and training programme, we will cover a range of technical, strategic and sector discussions, and have some fantastic speakers lined up to take part in the series.

How do I listen?

You can currently listen to the podcast on Audioboom and Spotify.

Can I be on the podcast?

We are very keen to hear from you if you are interested in taking part in the podcast with us, and it’s a useful way for you to be a part of a key discussion and represent your organisation. There’s a number of ways we can record with our contributors, as we are focused on making it as easy and hassle-free as possible for you so it won’t take too much time out of your day. Contact us if you would like to find out more details.