Procurement and resources


Finance data architecture: the hidden secret to success
5 March 2024
After spending a significant period of time working with various charities, we have found the hidden secret behind successful charity finance teams: finance data architecture. Iain Goldmann, partner at Cloud ...

Team Talk: how outsourcing is working for CFG
4 March 2024
In 2022, as we headed out of the pandemic and into a cost of living crisis, CFG outsourced part of its finance function to enable the team to focus on ...

Meet our conference sponsors: PIB Insurance
14 June 2023
Ahead of CFG's Annual Conference, Stewart Archdale from conference sponsors PIB Insurance Brokers talks about surviving and thriving in a world of continual change.

Financial sustainability in a cost-of-living crisis
15 May 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 ...

Hot topic! The pros and cons of remote working
4 April 2023
Three CFG partners come together to discuss the benefits and challenges of remote working in the charity and wider NFP sector.

Crown Commercial Service contracts for smaller charities
27 February 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 ...

Preparing for a merged property portfolio
21 December 2022
If your charity is planning a merger, you may need to bring together and manage different property portfolios. Isabella Hendrie from Gerald Eve shares advice on where to start and ...

What's driving up insurance premiums in 2022?
1 December 2022
Why have insurance premiums increased and what can your organisation do about it? Simon Hickman from Access Insurance shares some insights.

Attracting and retaining staff during a recession
15 November 2022
What does the current recruitment market look like? And how can your charity attract and retain the best talent? Robbie Anderson from Altum Recruitment shares his insights.

Moving offices? Here's what you need to know...
20 October 2022
Planning to relocate your offices? Mia Brown from TSP shares what to consider to ensure a smoother process, and talks to Hannah McCarthy about DEC's recent office move.

Understanding energy consumption
18 October 2022
Do we really understand the energy we use? And how can we get to grips with our consumption AND reduce it? Ruaire Glackin from Utility Aid shares a helpful guide.

Energy Bills Relief Scheme – capturing the needs of charitable organisations
14 October 2022
The government needs your input now! Don't miss this opportunity to feed back your organisation's needs and experiences of energy costs, usage and more...

Charities and the path to net zero
7 October 2022
Climate change is no longer a fringe concern for charities. Richard Sagar, Head of Policy at Charity Finance Group, introduces a new guide that offers practical first steps on the ...

Four ways to grow your charity's sustainability strategy
9 August 2022
How can the charity sector keep up with expected sustainability demands, as measurable performance and tangible outcomes become standard? Mia Brown from TSP, shares advice on getting started with your ...

Energy Outlook by Utility Aid (July 2022)
25 July 2022
CFG member Utility Aid shares its Energy Outlook for July 2022. Click 'More' to download the document.

Finance Focus June 2022
24 June 2022
In the June edition of Finance Focus, we take a look at the issues around the cost of living and rising inflation, and share some advice on what charities and ...

Prices are rising - good procurement to the rescue!
17 June 2022
CFG's corporate partners, 2buy2, explain how good procurement is key to weathering the inflation storm and delivering your strategic objectives.

Meet our Sponsors: PIB Insurance Brokers
6 June 2022
Ahead of CFG’s Annual Conference 2022, we talk to sponsors Stewart Archdale and Laurent Falter from PIB Insurance Brokers about what this year’s conference theme – Purposeful and Empowering – ...

Meet our Sponsors: HW Fisher
17 May 2022
With CFG’s Annual Conference 2022 just around the corner, we talk to Carol Rudge from HW Fisher about this year’s Annual Conference theme – Purposeful and Empowering – and what ...

Don’t let contracts catch you out
1 September 2021
Is your charity managing its contracts and licensing agreements in an effective way? How can you do it better? Carol Rudge, Partner & Head of Not for Profit at HW ...

The benefits of Microsoft Dynamics 365 across all functions
18 March 2021
In advance of CFG's IT Conference on 25 March, event sponsor m-hance share their expert insights on the benefits of using Microsoft Dynamics 365 cloud-based solutions in all areas of ...

Brexit and beyond: Civil society must keep pushing on what matters
21 January 2021
Brexit is over, the deal is done. Whether we like it or not, we must keep looking ahead. As the UK carves out a new role on the world stage, ...

Charities face cliff edge, warns Civil Society Group
25 November 2022
Civil Society Group, including NCVO and CFG, warns government that without longer term help on energy bills, communities will suffer.

CFG launches Net Zero Guide
7 October 2022
CFG helps set path to reduced emissions.

The Cost, Procurement and Carbon Solutions Company. Organisations are typically over-paying for goods and services whilst missing out on innovation. Effective procurement can have a positive impact on the charity’s ...

Ivy Rock Partners
Ivy Rock is dedicated to offering objective expertise to those looking for a role with meaning; and providing the not-for-profit and public sectors with the very best talent.

ProVantage Procurement Ltd
Our objective is simple – all charities have day-to-day running costs to keep the organisation operating. By buying better more of that money can be used to deliver the service ...

Utility Aid
Utility Aid is the UK’s largest energy broker for the not-for-profit sector, covering procurement, bureau services, full account management, historical audits, and carbon reporting & net zero planning.