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  • Resilience of charity income

    Topics: Risk / Leadership and career development / Funding / Financial sustainability / Crisis management
    Written by: Robin Aitken
    On: 16.05.2024

    In this second part of his series on resilience, Robin Aitken takes a look at what to do when the going gets tough and the income streams dry up.

    Time to read: 6 minutes
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  • Interview

    A legacy that will live on

    Topics: People and culture / Leadership and career development / Governance, legal and compliance
    Written by: Emma Abbott
    On: 09.04.2024

    After eight years on CFG’s board of trustees, Gary Forster has bid farewell to CFG. Talking to Emma Abbott, Gary reflects on his time as chair, the many highlights, the changes he’s seen and a membership and sector that never fails to impress him.

    Time to read: 9 minutes
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  • Interview

    Getting to know you... Dionne Sturdy-Clow

    Topics: People and culture / Leadership and career development / Gift Aid / Funding
    Written by: Emma Abbott
    On: 05.04.2024

    Thanks to generous funding through The Rank Foundation's Time2Shine programme, CFG has created a brand new post for an aspiring leader. Dionne Sturdy-Clow talks about her new role, how she'll be shaping CFG's #TickTheBox campaign and how she'd like every charity to get involved.

    Time to read: 4 minutes
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  • Understanding and building resilience: a step-by-step guide

    Topics: People and culture / Leadership and career development
    Written by: Robin Aitken
    On: 19.02.2024

    Part one: You need to make your organisation more resilient but where to start? In his step-by-step guide, Robin Aitken begins by exploring some tools for assessing the resilience of your organisation.

    Time to read: 3 minutes
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  • We're celebrating The Finance Journey at 10!

    Topics: People and culture / Leadership and career development / IT, technology and digital
    Written by: Simon Hopkins
    On: 13.02.2024

    CFG's finance development tool celebrates its tenth birthday this year. Simon Hopkins - author of The Finance Journey - explains why it's more important than ever and shares a call to action...

    Time to read: 3 minutes
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  • CFG comments

    Looking ahead with fresh perspective

    Topics: People and culture / Leadership and career development / Environmental, social, governance (ESG) / Economy and policy
    Written by: Caron Bradshaw
    On: 19.12.2023

    After another challenging year for the charity sector, CFG's CEO, Caron Bradshaw OBE, shares some personal reflections on looking ahead with renewed hope and fresh perspectives.

    Time to read: 5 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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  • 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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  • Research

    Exploring the future role of charity Chairs

    Topics: Leadership and career development / Governance, legal and compliance
    Posted by: CFG
    On: 23.08.2023

    Important research on the role of the future charity Chair and why its critical to the future of charities is underway. Read on to find out more and about how you can get involved.

    Time to read: 4 minutes
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  • Don't let talent slip off the hook during your interview process!

    Topics: People and culture / Leadership and career development
    Written by: Jamie Reynolds
    On: 31.07.2023

    Is your charity doing all it can to snap up the best talent? In this ultra-competitive recruitment market, your hiring processes need to work even harder. Jamie Reynolds of Marble Mayne Recruitment shares some sound advice.

    Time to read: 3 minutes
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  • CFG comments

    Charity leaders must continue to challenge hostility and prejudice

    Topics: People and culture / Leadership and career development
    Written by: Caron Bradshaw
    On: 07.07.2023

    To be our best selves at work, we must all take a stand, says CFG's CEO Caron Bradshaw, following an inspiring conversation at this year's CFG Annual Conference: Survive to Thrive.

    Time to read: 3 minutes
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  • Event

    Meet our conference sponsors: PIB Insurance

    Topics: Risk / Procurement and resources / Leadership and career development / Financial sustainability
    Written by: Emma Abbott
    On: 14.06.2023

    Ahead of CFG's Annual Conference, Stewart Archdale from conference sponsors PIB Insurance Brokers talks about surviving and thriving in a world of continual change.

    Time to read: 2 minutes
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