Knowledge Hub

  • Long read

    "I do feel their pain!"

    Topics: Governance, legal and compliance / Accounting and reporting
    Written by: Sam Burne James
    On: 12.10.2023

    Recent research by CFG shows that charity audits are becoming ever more costly and complex. At the same time, auditing is fast-evolving and needs to attract more talent. What, if anything can be done about it? Is it time for a rethink on audit? Sam Burne James investigates…

    Time to read: 7 minutes
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  • Join us! CFG's Peer Mentoring Scheme 2023 starts soon

    Topics: People and culture / Leadership and career development
    Written by: Zoe Bennett
    On: 09.10.2023

    Supporting members on their leadership journey is at the heart of CFG's work. CFG's Zoe Bennett shares an update on this year's Peer Mentoring Scheme and our finance leaders network. There's still time to get involved!

    Time to read: 3 minutes
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  • Video

    Gift Aid 101 with Rachel Cooper

    Topics: Tax and VAT / Governance, legal and compliance / Gift Aid
    Posted by: Emma Abbott
    On: 05.10.2023

    Join Gift Aid expert Rachel Cooper and CFG's Richard Sagar to learn how to get going with Gift Aid and avoid common errors when making claims.

    Time to read: 1 minutes
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  • Campaign

    Gift Aid: avoiding common pitfalls

    Topics: Tax and VAT / Risk / Gift Aid
    Written by: Louise Veragoo
    On: 05.10.2023

    Claiming Gift Aid doesn't have to be a headache. Louise Veragoo from Haysmacintyre looks the common pitfalls and opportunities for getting the most out of your charity’s Gift Aid claim.

     

     

    Time to read: 2 minutes
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  • Gift Aid: How giving to charity can reduce your tax bill

    Topics: Tax and VAT / Gift Aid
    Written by: Akin Coker
    On: 05.10.2023

    Donating to your favourite charities can have a feel-good effect but did you know that your generosity could also potentially reduce your tax bill? Akin Coker from Buzzacott explains how.

    Time to read: 5 minutes
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  • Campaign

    Gift Aid: How to maximise donations made through fundraising events

    Topics: Tax and VAT / Gift Aid / Financial sustainability
    Written by: Judith Pederzolli
    On: 05.10.2023

    If your charity holds events to raise funds, the rules on when you can and can't claim Gift Aid can be tricky to navigate. Judith Pederzolli from PEM shares expert advice so you don't miss out on a single penny.

    Time to read: 3 minutes
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  • CFG comments

    Rethinking the future

    Topics: People and culture / Financial sustainability / Economy and policy
    Written by: Caron Bradshaw
    On: 26.09.2023

    CFG's CEO, Caron Bradshaw OBE, shares her thoughts on the future of the economy and the sustainability of infrastructure bodies following the closure of Children England.

    Time to read: 5 minutes
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  • Generational diversity: how diverse is your board?

    Topics: People and culture / Governance, legal and compliance
    Written by: David Myrddin-Evans
    On: 21.09.2023

    How should charities structure their trustee boards to best address the societal, economic and technological shifts that they face? David Myrddin-Evans from Brewin Dolphin explores the issues.

    Time to read: 3 minutes
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  • Campaign

    Creating Hope Through Action: WSPD 2023

    Topics: People and culture / Leadership and career development
    Posted by: Emma Abbott
    On: 13.09.2023

    **TG: This content is about suicide, prevention and bereavement which some people might find distressing or emotionally challenging.

    Find out how CFG's Eve Trotman is 'creating hope through action' as part of World Suicide Prevention Day 2023 and how she's helping colleagues at CFG to learn more about suicide, suicide prevention and bereavement.

    Time to read: 1 minutes
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  • How to avoid employment tribunal claims

    Topics: People and culture / Governance, legal and compliance
    Written by: Rebecca Pallot
    On: 11.09.2023

    Defending an employment tribunal can cost your organisation dearly, in time as well as money. Rebecca Pallot from Mills & Reeve shares best practice guidance on how to avoid being take to tribunal in the first place.

    Time to read: 3 minutes
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  • Eleven ways to save on your property

    Posted by: CFG
    On: 09.09.2023

    Are you rethinking your office space? Is your charity spending more than it should on its property? And are there substantial savings to be made? Jonathan Vanstone-Walker from TSP shares 11 different ways your charity can save on its property costs.

    Time to read: 5 minutes
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  • World Suicide Prevention Day: Creating Hope Through Action

    Topics: People and culture
    Posted: 08.09.2023

    **TW: This document contains material and discusses issues that some people may find distressing or emotionally challenging.

    A resource for CFG colleagues and the wider community about World Suicide Prevention Day. This booklet explores some of the issues surrounding suicide, suicide prevention and bereavement. Authored by Eve Trotman.

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