Jun 16 2021
Charity finance policy Coronavirus Financial sustainability Leadership Risk

Member Focus: How small charity Making Music is fine-tuning to support musicians during Covid

As part of #SmallCharityWeek, we speak to Helen Evans, Finance Director of Making Music, about the vital work the charity is doing to ensure musicians continue to make music during the pandemic, and the financial challenges and opportunities this small charity now face.

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May 24 2021
Pensions and HR

Why you should always show the salary on your job ads

Jennifer Jackson at Third Sector Jobs explains why salary transparency is the right thing to do as well as an advantage for recruitment and retention.

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May 12 2021
Charity finance policy Financial sustainability

What does the Queen’s speech mean for charities?

A raft of new policies were announced in the Queen's Speech on 11 May. CFG's Policy Manager, Richard Sagar, sifts through the small print to find out what's in store for charities.

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May 11 2021
Financial sustainability Risk

Rainy days and reserves

Caron Bradshaw OBE shares her thoughts on the issues around charity reserves in light of the Covid pandemic and recent investigations by the Charity Commission.

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May 10 2021
Leadership Pensions and HR

Charity staff, mental health and the pandemic

By Jan Hutchinson, Director of Programmes at Centre for Mental Health

It’s no surprise to anyone that our mental health has in the main been adversely affected by the pandemic. Most charities have had to furlough staff; charity shops and ‘non-essential’ services have been forced to shut. The workload of some finance staff has dropped as a result of reduced transactions and diminished income. Staff have concerns about the security of future employment in an increasingly digital workplace where automation may replace traditional posts.

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