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  • Long read

    Part 2: Fraud - prevention is better than cure

    Topics: Risk / Governance, legal and compliance / Fraud / Accounting and reporting
    Written by: Pesh Framjee
    On: 05.06.2023

    In our second and final part of Pesh Framjee's article on fraud prevention, Pesh explores lines of defence and appropriate controls, and shares a number of helpful fraud case studies.

    Time to read: 17 minutes
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  • Long read

    Part 1: Fraud - prevention is better than cure

    Topics: Risk / Governance, legal and compliance / Fraud / Accounting and reporting
    Written by: Pesh Framjee
    On: 05.06.2023

    CFG's Special Advisor Pesh Framjee provides practical advice on the issue of fraud. This two part series takes an in-depth look at what fraud is and isn't, the 'recipe for fraud' and practical steps to prevention.

    Time to read: 12 minutes
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  • Martyn’s law and public protection – what you need to know

    Topics: Risk / Governance, legal and compliance / Crisis management
    Written by: Dr Clare Mills
    On: 31.05.2023

    The Terrorism (Protection of Premises) Bill, or Martyn's Law, is about to pass through Parliament. Dr Clare Mills takes a look at the legislation and sets out what you need to know if your charity owns or manages a publicly accessible location.

    Time to read: 4 minutes
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  • Environmental reporting for charities

    Topics: Governance, legal and compliance / Environmental, social, governance (ESG) / Accounting and reporting
    Written by: Simon Hughes
    On: 31.05.2023

    What are charities required to report and where is environmental reporting likely to go from here? Simon Hughes from Crowe UK takes a look at current reporting requirements and what the future holds.

    Time to read: 3 minutes
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  • Event

    Meet our conference sponsors: HW Fisher on surviving and thriving in 2023

    Topics: People and culture / Leadership and career development / Governance, legal and compliance / Accounting and reporting
    Posted by: Emma Abbott
    On: 30.05.2023

    What can charity finance leaders do to help their organisation survive and thrive? Carol Rudge from HW Fisher shares her insights and reveals why she's excited to be sponsoring CFG's Annual Conference in 2023 in June.

    Time to read: 4 minutes
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  • Do you have cyber-security sense?

    Topics: Risk / IT, technology and digital / Governance, legal and compliance / Fraud
    Written by: Natalie Barbosa
    On: 30.05.2023

    What does the latest Charity Commission guidance on internal financial controls say about cybercrime, cryptoassets and public collections? Natalie Barbosa from Anthony Collins takes a look at the latest guidance and sets out some important takeaways.

    Time to read: 3 minutes
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  • Event

    Meet our conference sponsors: HSBC Global Private Banking

    Topics: Risk / Investment / Environmental, social, governance (ESG) / Banking and financial services
    Posted by: Emma Abbott
    On: 22.05.2023

    Ahead of CFG's Annual Conference 2023, Sophie Ward, Head of Charities and Education at HSBC Global Private Banking, talks to Emma Abbott about the resilience of UK charities, how the sector is evolving its commitment to sustainability and how charities are adapting their investment strategies...

    Time to read: 3 minutes
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  • Financial sustainability in a cost-of-living crisis

    Topics: Funding / Financial sustainability / Procurement and resources
    Written by: Dan Fletcher MCIOF(Dip)
    On: 15.05.2023

    How can your charity remain financially sustainable during the cost of living crisis? Dan Fletcher from Moore Kingston Smith explains the importance of understanding your business model and what your costs and funding gaps really are.

    Time to read: 3 minutes
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  • Interview

    To boldly go, into a charity merger

    Topics: Risk / People and culture / Leadership and career development / Financial sustainability / Crisis management
    Written by: Emma Abbott
    On: 12.05.2023

    Ben Clarkson, Chief Operating Officer at Asthma + Lung UK, explains what it takes to lead a successful merger of two charities and the lessons he’s learned along the way.

    Time to read: 6 minutes
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  • To divest or not to divest? That is the question...

    Topics: Investment / Environmental, social, governance (ESG)
    Posted by: CFG
    On: 10.05.2023

    Is divestment always the right approach? Is there another, better way? Rathbones’ Andrew Pitt and Matt Crossman look at the issues and share a case study highlighting the power of engagement.

    Time to read: 5 minutes
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  • Interview

    Member interview: A guide star for life

    Topics: People and culture
    Written by: Emma Abbott
    On: 25.04.2023

    Steve Murrill from Philo Trust talks to Emma Abbott about being a CFG member and how CFG has helped him throughout his career, in charities large and small.

    Time to read: 3 minutes
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  • Video

    How to maximise Gift Aid

    Topics: Gift Aid
    Written by: Rachelle Rowbottom
    On: 06.04.2023

    Following on from CFG's Gift Aid seminar in January 2023, Rachelle Rowbottom from BHP shares updates and advice on how to make the most of Gift Aid.

    Time to read: 3 minutes
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