Concerned about new charity staff disqualification rules? Help is at hand!

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March 8, 2018 at 10:15

This is a guest blog from Christopher Stacey, co-director of Unlock, an independent charity which provides a voice and support for people with convictions who are facing stigma and obstacles because of their criminal record, often long after they have served their sentence.

Digital transformation – so what’s this got to do with Finance?

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February 15, 2018 at 10:15

Simon Hopkins, Chief Executive of Turn2Us and Trustee of Charity Finance Group explains why digital should be at the centre of thinking for finance professionals.  Digital is everywhere. I’m writing this blog on a mobile digital device rather than on a piece of paper. Last week I filled in my tax return online. It’s almost impossible to think of a time when we didn’t live our lives online or through digital tech. And the voluntary sector is evolving its use of digital as well. Everything from ‘donate here’ buttons on a website through to emerging use of artificial intelligence is […]

Compassion in World Farming: Oracle NetSuite implementation

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January 12, 2018 at 14:30

Compassion in World Farming underwent a rapid implementation of a system called NetSuite with the help of a grant from, a foundation who donate $70 million of software to non-profits and social enterprises. Nick Dugdale discusses how they made the case for the change and made sure it aligned with their strategy and wider charitable objectives.

How can charity investors perform better in a volatile market?

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January 9, 2018 at 17:29

Ahead of his session at our Investment Conference 2018, James Money-Kyrle looks at navigating the road in a volatile market.

Charities and longevity – Hope for the best, plan for the worst

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December 13, 2017 at 10:33

Like CFG, we have been supporting not-for-profit organisations for many years and we were proud to sponsor their Annual Dinner. As CFG celebrated 30 years of supporting charities this year, we asked dinner guests to share their advice to charities for surviving 30 years in the sector.

Using social investment to become financially sustainable

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December 1, 2017 at 15:10

Cass Centre for Charity Effectiveness’ Director of Social Finance and Social, Mark Salway, discusses Social Investment as a way forward to create a sustainable future for charities.

Sarah Atkinson – Have your say on the annual return for charities

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November 14, 2017 at 09:30

Sarah Atkinson, Director of Policy and Communications at the Charity Commission explains why all charities should take part in their consultation on the Annual Return. 

De-risking innovation to build a sustainable future

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October 12, 2017 at 15:00

In a traditionally risk-averse sector, we can adopt agile working practices and a portfolio approach to innovation to mitigate against perceived failure. But the biggest risk is allowing too much caution to be the enemy of long-term sustainability and progress, argues Thea Dexter from Good Lab.

Do I need a fraud response plan?

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September 25, 2017 at 09:57

Although many organisations seek to mitigate the risks of environmental or man-made crises by developing a disaster recovery plan, very few apply the same rationale to the risks associated with fraud.

Responsible Record Keeping: what do voluntary organisations need to know?

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January 31, 2017 at 13:22

In this guest blog, Dr Charlotte Clements, Research Assistant on the British Academy project ‘Digitising the Mixed Economy of Welfare’, writes about the need for charities to have good archives and record management and how our new project can support you.