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    How the RSPCA increased Gift Aid income

    Topics: Tax and VAT / People and culture / Gift Aid / Financial sustainability
    Written by: Dionne Sturdy-Clow
    On: 10.04.2024

    Maximising Gift Aid income is the name of the game... Phoebe Cooper from RSPCA shares how the charity increased opt-in rates and income with behavioural economics and telephones.

    Time to read: 4 minutes
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    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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    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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  • Cracks in the system: Is welfare still working?

    Topics: People and culture / Governance, legal and compliance / Environmental, social, governance (ESG) / Economy and policy
    Written by: Lily Bristow
    On: 02.04.2024

    CFG and others have called for an 'Essentials Guarantee' to be introduced. What is it, why is it needed and what difference could it make to charities and the people they serve? Lily Bristow, Policy Intern at CFG, explains.

    Time to read: 6 minutes
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  • Employment law: is your charity ready for the update?

    Topics: Governance, legal and compliance / People and culture
    Written by: Emma Ferry
    On: 28.03.2024

    This April sees the biggest employment law update we have had in a number of years. Emma Ferry from Bluestone HR shares a summary of all the key changes.

    Time to read: 3 minutes
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    AI: how can charities respond to the hype?

    Topics: Risk / People and culture / IT, technology and digital
    Written by: Sarah Belsham
    On: 14.03.2024

    As AI technologies evolve and employees experiment, organisations should look to set out their AI strategy. Sarah Belsham from RSM UK explains how.

    Time to read: 2 minutes
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  • Team Talk: how outsourcing is working for CFG

    Topics: Procurement and resources / People and culture / Financial sustainability / Accounting and reporting
    Written by: CFG
    On: 04.03.2024

    In 2022, as we headed out of the pandemic and into a cost of living crisis, CFG outsourced part of its finance function to enable the team to focus on broader challenges and opportunities. Read on to find out what we did, how we did it and what we learned.

    Time to read: 3 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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  • Risk and resilience in 2024

    Topics: Risk / People and culture / IT, technology and digital / Funding / Financial sustainability / Environmental, social, governance (ESG) / Banking and financial services
    Written by: Sam Burne James
    On: 17.01.2024

    What lays ahead in 2024? Sam Burne James speaks to charity sector leaders for their predictions, insights and advice on how to reduce risk, remain resilient and prepare for the future.

    Time to read: 9 minutes
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    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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    Why I value CFG's Wellbeing Week

    Topics: People and culture
    Written by: Dr Clare Mills
    On: 13.12.2023

    Since 2021, CFG has been observing two Wellbeing Weeks a year. Clare Mills, Director of Policy and Communications at CFG, explains why taking extra time out to focus on our physical and mental health is so vital.

    Time to read: 3 minutes
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