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Eduserv and CFG launch joint digital project

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February 13, 2018 at 13:12

CFG and Eduserv have joined forces on a research and engagement project to investigate the role of finance in digital change in the charity sector.  The aim of the programme is to facilitate peer learning, helping charities to adapt to and get the most from the changing digital landscape.

Does your charity follow serious incident reporting guidelines?

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February 12, 2018 at 11:02

Recent coverage about the activities of charities in terms of safeguarding and misspending of funds have brought into focus the regime for charities to report serious incidents to the Charity Commission. The guidance was updated only last year, so you might not have had a chance to read it – given recent scrutiny, now is a good time to get on top of the serious incident reporting regime.

Charity finance professionals need to be aware of new automatic disqualification rules

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February 2, 2018 at 13:54

From 1st August 2018, chief finance officers, finance directors, finance managers and other similar roles in charities may face automatic disqualification from serving in these positions if they have committed certain criminal offences.

Shirley Scott

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January 29, 2018 at 15:13

CFG’s first Chief Executive, Shirley Scott, sadly passed away in December 2017. We are honoured to share the kind words of her family, remembering Shirley.

How big a threat is property to your charity?

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January 24, 2018 at 17:31

According to the last Ethical Property Foundation Charity Property Matters Survey 2016, 45% of respondents said that property was the biggest threat to their organisation.

Money is not the issue when it comes to charging for Charity Commission

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January 23, 2018 at 08:30

The government should be congratulated on its decision to increase the Charity Commission’s funding by £5m per year (a 20% increase) over the near future, whilst it considers what it is going to do next. The departing Chair of the Charity Commission, William Shawcross, also deserves credit for getting the government to puts his money where his mouth is. However, this puts into sharp context the rhetoric that has been deployed over several years that the Charity Commission has to be paid for by charities, because of the pressures on the public finances. In the years following austerity, it has […]

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 NetSuite.org, 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.

The wash-up from Investment Conference 2017

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December 7, 2017 at 11:40

In January, CFG held its Investment Conference 2017. Instead of a ‘conference’ style format, delegates were seated at round tables hosted by CFG’s corporate partners. The aim of this new approach is to generate lively discussions around three topical issues and to give delegates and hosts the chance to meet more people.