Knowledge Hub

  • Finance data architecture: the hidden secret to success

    Topics: Procurement and resources / IT, technology and digital / Accounting and reporting
    Written by: Iain Goldmann FCIPD
    On: 05.03.2024

    After spending a significant period of time working with various charities, we have found the hidden secret behind successful charity finance teams: finance data architecture. Iain Goldmann, partner at Cloud Doing Good, explains.

    Time to read: 3 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Small charities

    Crown Commercial Service contracts for smaller charities

    Topics: Procurement and resources
    Written by: Peter Roberts
    On: 27.02.2023

    Making sure you’re getting best value for the money that goes out of your organisation is more important than ever. Peter Roberts of ProVantage Procurement explains how Crown Commercial Services can help your charity when buying goods and services.

    Time to read: 3 minutes
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  • Preparing for a merged property portfolio

    Topics: Procurement and resources / Governance, legal and compliance / Accounting and reporting
    Written by: Isabella Hendrie
    On: 21.12.2022

    If your charity is planning a merger, you may need to bring together and manage different property portfolios. Isabella Hendrie from Gerald Eve shares advice on where to start and what to look out for when merging property portfolios.

    Time to read: 3 minutes
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  • What's driving up insurance premiums in 2022?

    Topics: Procurement and resources / Banking and financial services
    Written by: Simon Hickman
    On: 01.12.2022

    Why have insurance premiums increased and what can your organisation do about it? Simon Hickman from Access Insurance shares some insights.

    Time to read: 2 minutes
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  • Attracting and retaining staff during a recession

    Topics: Procurement and resources / People and culture
    Posted by: CFG
    On: 15.11.2022

    What does the current recruitment market look like? And how can your charity attract and retain the best talent? Robbie Anderson from Altum Recruitment shares his insights.

    Time to read: 3 minutes
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  • Moving offices? Here's what you need to know...

    Topics: Procurement and resources / Investment / Financial sustainability
    Written by: Mia Brown
    On: 20.10.2022

    Planning to relocate your offices? Mia Brown from TSP shares what to consider to ensure a smoother process, and talks to Hannah McCarthy about DEC's recent office move.

    Time to read: 3 minutes
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    Understanding energy consumption

    Topics: Procurement and resources / Environmental, social, governance (ESG)
    Posted by: CFG
    On: 18.10.2022

    Do we really understand the energy we use? And how can we get to grips with our consumption AND reduce it? Ruaire Glackin from Utility Aid shares a helpful guide.

    Time to read: 9 minutes
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  • Energy Bills Relief Scheme – capturing the needs of charitable organisations

    Topics: Procurement and resources / Economy and policy
    Posted by: CFG
    On: 14.10.2022

    The government needs your input now! Don't miss this opportunity to feed back your organisation's needs and experiences of energy costs, usage and more...

    Time to read: 4 minutes
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