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  • Sponsored

    Where to begin with a pension salary exchange

    Topics: People and culture / Pensions
    Written by: Nick Bustin
    On: 05.04.2023

    What is a pension salary exchange? How can you implement one? Pension schemes might be the last thing you want to contemplate, but Nick Bustin from Haysmacintyre says it's time to reconsider and take action.

    Time to read: 7 minutes
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  • Quick read: Maximising the impact of grant-making

    Topics: IT, technology and digital / Funding
    Written by: Nell Dodge
    On: 05.04.2023

    Automating processes and using the right software can vastly improve the way your charity manages its grant-making process. Nell Dodge from SmartSimple shares five ways you can boost impact with the right software.

    Time to read: 2 minutes
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  • Charities and insolvency: a briefing (updated March 2023)

    Topics: Governance, legal and compliance / Crisis management / Accounting and reporting
    Posted: 05.04.2023

    Special advisor to CFG, Pesh Framjee, answers all your questions on insolvency and good governance.

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  • Video

    Hot topic! The pros and cons of remote working

    Topics: Procurement and resources / People and culture / Leadership and career development / IT, technology and digital
    Posted by: CFG
    On: 04.04.2023

    Three CFG partners come together to discuss the benefits and challenges of remote working in the charity and wider NFP sector.

    Time to read: 1 minutes
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  • Evolving leadership styles in a post-pandemic world

    Topics: People and culture / Leadership and career development
    Written by: Robin Aitken
    On: 03.04.2023

    Earlier this year, Robin Aitken shared his thoughts on how changes in our working environment are affecting styles of leadership. Here, Robin summarises his thinking and gives some tips for those in charge of finance functions.

    Time to read: 4 minutes
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    Now's the time to invest – in your people

    Topics: People and culture
    Written by: David Gibbens
    On: 24.03.2023

    Now is the optimum time to think about your people strategy and how your organisation can attract and retain the best talent. David Gibbens from RSM UK sets out some of the key areas to consider and what you can do to invest in your people.

    Time to read: 4 minutes
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  • Interview

    Creating a supportive space for finance leaders

    Topics: People and culture / Leadership and career development
    Written by: Emma Abbott
    On: 24.03.2023

    Managing a charity's finances can be daunting, especially if you're new to the sector. Jon King, Head of Finance and Corporate Resources at SCIE, explains how he developed a new network of peer support and knowledge, with the help of CFG.

    Time to read: 2 minutes
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  • Scotland

    Charity law reform in Scotland: part 3

    Topics: Governance, legal and compliance
    Posted by: CFG
    On: 16.03.2023

    In part 3 of their series on charity law changes in Scotland, Kenneth Pinkerton and Christine O'Neill KC from Brodies LLP, take a closer look at the issue of mergers.

    Time to read: 3 minutes
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  • Spring Budget Analysis 2023

    Topics: Economy and policy
    Posted: 15.03.2023

    This briefing for CFG members provides a summary of the main announcements of the spring budget 2023, including those of particular interest to the charity sector, and the Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR) forecasts for the UK economy and public finances.

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  • Is divestment the right approach for net zero?

    Topics: Investment / Environmental, social, governance (ESG)
    Written by: Patrick Trueman
    On: 14.03.2023

    CFG continues to lead the debate on ethical investments and net zero. In this article, Patrick Trueman from James Hambro & Partners considers the issue of divestment and what difference it's making.

    Time to read: 4 minutes
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  • Weathering the cost of living storm

    Posted by: CFG
    On: 14.03.2023

    As the cost of living crisis bites harder, and demand for charitable services increases, Hannah Lyons from Bates Wells considers how charities can make maximum use of their resources.

    Time to read: 4 minutes
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  • CFG comments

    Are you on The Finance Journey?

    Topics: People and culture / Leadership and career development
    Written by: Emma Abbott
    On: 14.03.2023

    How can your charity finance team become truly transformational? What does that even look like? Emma Abbott takes a look at CFG's flagship development tool, The Finance Journey, to find out how it is being used to develop the charity sector's future finance leaders.

    Time to read: 5 minutes
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