Brookes to say, ‘charities are still too insular’ at CFDG conference

12th May 2009

At the Charity Finance Directors' Group’s 2009 Annual Conference Martin Brookes, keynote speaker and chief executive of New Philanthropy Capital will say that, “many charities are still too insular, and do not cooperate enough with each other in sharing their results or explaining how they are measuring their impact.”

The conference is entitled ‘Managing in a recession’, and is a key event in the charity calendar. This year it will be held on 19th May at the QEII Conference centre in Westminster. The five streams will cover the breadth of issues facing charities in these difficult times, looking at issues as diverse as strategy, fraud, partnership working and organisational culture.

CFDG is also excited to announce that the conference will see the launch of the ground-breaking publication, Sustainability in Practice: monitoring and reporting. As the consensus on organisational action on social and environmental sustainability continues to gather weight and momentum, CFDG is leading the way on practical advice and best practice to charities around this issue.

The conference is kindly sponsored by Grant Thornton and PS Financials.


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Notes to Editor:

The Charity Finance Directors' Group was set up in 1987 and is an umbrella group that specialises in helping charities to manage their finance-related functions. CFDG’s circa 1,600 plus members are responsible for the finances of charities with a wide variety of income levels. Between them our members manage some £14.7 billion in charity income per year.

Grant Thornton UK LLP has a national team of dedicated specialists providing a full range of audit, tax and other advisory services to organisations in the charity and not-for-profit sector.

PS Financials is widely used in the Charity and Not for Profit sector, and provides award winning: Accounting, Order processing, Project costing, Budgeting/Forecasting, and SORP, SoFA , Partial VAT and Charity accounting standards reporting software. PS Financials are Corporate Accounting Partners of Blackbaud and provide advanced integration to Raisers Edge and other operational systems within charities.

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