Corporate membership

Become a corporate member and position your company as a trusted expert with a commitment to charities and social organisations. You’ll also meet potential clients, improve your network and stay informed about the charity sector.

We have over 1,500 charity members; more than 70 of those have an annual income of £50m plus, with a significant percentage ranked in the top 100. By taking advantage of the many corporate member benefits, such as speaking or exhibiting at CFG events and providing resources or sponsorship, you can introduce your company to many of the UK’s leading charities.

But it’s not just about meeting potential clients – the wider benefits of becoming a corporate member mean you’ll gain an understanding of the issues facing the charity sector, helping you refine your services to better meet their needs.

For more information about the benefits of membership, you can download our corporate benefits deck, read on below or contact our Partnerships Team to arrange a call to discuss working with CFG.


“Being able to access the collective knowledge and wisdom of both members and commercial subscribers puts CFG in a unique position, with a stronger voice to influence regulators and policy makers. Our active involvement with CFG has enhanced the advice and service we are able to offer our clients.”Charles Mesquita, Charities Director, Quilter Cheviot Investment Management

You’ll also find many networking opportunities by attending our members’ meetings, events and conferences as a delegate. Our corporate members find these meetings and events provide a great opportunity to hear about the issues and challenges that charities are facing first-hand, on topics including VAT, tax, investment, leadership, IT and law, and help them to refine their services.

Members attend our members’ meetings for free, and get discounted tickets for our major conferences, such as our Annual Conference.

We allow plenty of time for networking during a lunch or drinks reception, allowing you to grow your contacts and talk to charity professionals on a one-to-one basis.

 “As an organisation, CFG delivers an excellent service to both its corporate partners and its charity members. We have been heavily involved in most of CFG’s offering ranging from speaking at their Members Meetings and their conferences, as well as running various training courses for their members. One of our main outputs has been the partnership on the Inspiring Financial Leadership Course, which provides charity finance professionals with the skills and expertise to take them to the next stage of their leadership journey.Jonathan Orchard, Partner, Sayer Vincent

Our Annual Fundraising Dinner is our biggest networking event, hosting over 500 guests.

The dinner is a vital way for CFG to raise funds - the proceeds enable us to fund and develop our core work. It also gives you a valuable way to network with current and potential charity clients - many of whom will also be CFG members.

Our corporate members can book to host tables at the dinner, held on 8 October 2024. Members receive a discount at £3,465 - a £450 discount compared to the non-member rate.

If you have any questions please contact:


CFG’s events programme boasts around 100 events per year.

Speaking at our events gives corporate members a fantastic opportunity to raise their profile and position their company as a leader in their field.

We put on a well-rounded programme of events, and all of them need a wide range of speakers, offering perspectives from both charity sector and corporate experts.

We can't guarantee speaking opportunities for all of our corporates, but we will always give them preference over other corporates when there is an opportunity available.

If you are a corporate subscriber and are keen to take advantage of our speaking opportunities, please get in touch and let us know what topics you and your colleagues can speak on. In particular, let us know if you have any charity clients who could give case studies, as we are always looking for more of these.


CFG's Annual Conference provides an opportunity to exhibit at our flagship event to around 500 attendees.

Corporate members are given an initial, exclusive window in which to book a stand. Most of our conference stands sell out during this period - so it's rare for non-member firms to get a chance to exhibit.

If you wish to find out more about booking an exhibition stand - whether you're a member or not - please contact Stands for 2024 are now sold out, but please do get in touch if you'd like to enquire for 2025!


Sponsoring one of our conferences or publications is a great way to promote your company while also supporting CFG's work.

Sponsorship enables us to offer valuable resources to our members (and the wider charity sector) at a reduced cost. For your company, it’s the perfect way to show your commitment to the sector, and to raise your profile amongst our members.

We run approximately six sponsored conferences annually, including our Annual Conference and these often have two sponsors each.

The cost of sponsoring one of these conferences starts at £2,000 and allows our corporates to help shape the conversation and be involved in the CFG network. 

We also seek sponsorship for our popular publications, as well as our Annual Fundraising Dinner (see ‘networking’ section above to find out more).

We also offer sponsored webinars and roundtables to our corporate partners. These are also limited in number, so if you are interested holding one, we recommend booking as soon as possible.

We email all of our corporate members when any of these opportunities becomes available, but if you are interested in discussing what sponsorship opportunities are coming up, please contact 

Offering your expertise

The CFG Knowledge Hub allows you to share content, whether as part of a technical development, a ‘how-to’, an opinion piece or case study.

We rely on the expertise and experience of corporate partners to keep this resource as the first port of call for 5,500 charity finance professionals in CFG membership, so they can stay informed on issues that matter to them.

By contributing, you directly help charity professionals improve their knowledge and services, positioning your organisation as thought leaders and go-to experts in your field.

These opportunities are a free member benefit, and if you have topics of interest, we'd like to hear from you.

Similarly, our charity members can access exclusive free initial advice through the CFG helplines on topics including accounting and tax; insolvency; legal; pensions; property; and treasury.

Each helpline is supported by a corporate member with considerable experience advising the charity and not-for-profit sectors, providing a real lifeline for our members to have an initial discussion and work out if they need to access further help or not.

Running a helpline is a brilliant opportunity for businesses to add extra value to the charity sector and to improve their own understanding of what concerns charities.

Corporate partners also run training events for our charity members, on a range of topics, including VAT, charity finance, and investments. 

These are a brilliant way to directly help charities improve their knowledge, and also provides opportunities to network with our charity members. 

Running training events is a free member benefit, and if you have a proposal for a new training event, we'd love to hear from you at 


Please find more information on our Advertise with us pages. 

Support our Special Interest Groups

Our special interest groups are smaller groups to provide our charity members the opportunity to share knowledge and ideas with other charities with a similar profile and remit.

We have the following special interest groups:

  • Arts Sector Special Interest Group
  • Finance in Grantmaking Special Interest Group
  • Overseas Special Interest Group
  • Large Charities Special Interest Group

We have a number of ways that our corporate members can support our special interest groups, providing expertise, whilst also connecting with subsectors of charities that our partners work with.

Our corporate members can support the SIGs by:

  • Writing thought leadership content for the groups
  • Attending the free events and networking with charities
  • Speaking at the events (we cannot guarantee speaking slots)
  • Hosting in-person SIG events
  • Sponsoring a SIG session

For more information on our special interest groups, please contact us at


Hosting one of our events is an excellent opportunity to raise your profile with our members at relatively little cost to yourself.

We are keen to talk to members who are able to host events for us. Our most frequent requirement is for venues for our Members' Meetings, held several times throughout the year.

We normally get around 60 delegates for these meetings, so you would need to be able to host at least 80 people theatre-style for two and a half hours in the afternoon - with AV requirements, followed by a reception with wine and canapés.

In 2024-25, we will also be seeking hosts for our larger conferences from July 2024 onwards.

We are always keen to talk to members who are able to host events for us, so please do get in touch and let us know what facilities you can offer.


Corporate membership applies to a whole organisation, with the price brackets determined by the income of the legal entity. 

CFG now operates a rolling annual membership, starting on the first day of each month. 

These prices apply from 1 April 2024.

Corporates with turnover >£1.8m joining in 2024-25: £2,330 + VAT.

Corporates with turnover <£1.8m joining in 2024-25: £975 + VAT.

Sole trader joiners in 2024-25: £255 + VAT.

Contact our Partnerships Team for further details.