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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. 

Caron Bradshaw – Charity Finance Group Annual Fundraising Dinner Speech 2017

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November 10, 2017 at 09:30

My Lords, ladies and gentlemen, it is my pleasure to welcome you to our annual fundraising dinner. This continues to be a very important date in our diary, contributing significant sums to support our work with individuals, organisations and the wider social change sector. We thank each and every one of you for continuing to make this event successful and hope you will dig deep for our raffle. Which, as a quick reminder, is an American style raffle; with some great donated prizes. Please remember when you buy your tickets to retain one half – if you put both parts […]

Finance Count 2017/18: Devon Air Ambulance

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October 27, 2017 at 14:49

Devon Air Ambulance participated in the last round of Finance Count and have registered again for this year’s report. Here, they tell us why, and how it’s helped them improve.

What makes your charity attractive to fraudsters?

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October 27, 2017 at 14:48

 Paul Ridout of IBB Solicitors looks at what makes charities a target for fraudsters. The charity and general press continue to carry stories of good causes being undermined by dishonest employees, volunteers and outsiders, and the estimates of the amount of money lost by the sector remain eye-wateringly high.

‘Collecting bucket’ fraud becomes more sophisticated

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October 20, 2017 at 17:43

 John Tranter, a CFG trustee explores how charities can communicate with their donors to help them avoid falling victim to these scams, and shares a case of how easily it can   happen.

How safe is your charity from cybercrime?

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October 20, 2017 at 17:43

John Baker of Moore Stephens looks at what charities need to do to reduce their risks of becoming a victim of fraud. Cybercrime, including deviant phishing scams, ransomware, and mandate fraud are becoming more prevalent as charities are receiving more donations online than ever.

Beware of snake oil pensions salesman

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October 20, 2017 at 17:43

Beware of scammers dipping into your pension says David Davidson of Spence and Partners’. Know what to look out for and remember, if it seems too good to be true it probably is.

Reflections on how organisations can implement new ways of thinking to combat fraud

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October 20, 2017 at 17:30

Following the development of new mitigation framework, Amnesty International’s Pascale Nicholls, reflects on how the organisation implemented new ways of thinking and working in relation to bribery, corruption and fraud.

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.

Time to review your risks? An update from the experts…

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October 3, 2017 at 11:31

Ahead of their sessions at CFG’s Risk & Sustainability Conference 2017, sector experts Kate Sayer and Rosie Chapman look at risks and reserves, how they are managed and what you need to start thinking about in terms of the Charity Governance Code.