Knowledge Hub

  • 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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    Gift Aid: avoiding common pitfalls

    Topics: Tax and VAT / Risk / Gift Aid
    Written by: Louise Veragoo
    On: 05.10.2023

    Claiming Gift Aid doesn't have to be a headache. Louise Veragoo from Haysmacintyre looks the common pitfalls and opportunities for getting the most out of your charity’s Gift Aid claim.

     

     

    Time to read: 2 minutes
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  • Video

    Information and cyber security webinar

    Topics: Risk / IT, technology and digital / Governance, legal and compliance / Fraud
    Posted by: Emma Abbott
    On: 29.08.2023

    Protecting your organisation from cyber security breaches is vital. Experts from Adapta Consulting shared their insights and best practice guidance with CFG's Arts Sector Special Interest Group in July and it's recommended viewing for all!

    Time to read: 1 minutes
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  • Interview

    How charity Keep Britain Tidy is clearing the path to net zero

    Topics: Risk / People and culture / Pensions / Investment / Environmental, social, governance (ESG)
    Written by: Emma Abbott
    On: 17.07.2023

    Ruth Jenkins, Finance Director at environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy, talks about her transformative net zero work and shares the ‘easy wins’ she believes will go a long way to protecting all our futures.

    Time to read: 11 minutes
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  • Talking about... Charity reserves

    Topics: Risk / Governance, legal and compliance / Financial sustainability / Crisis management / Accounting and reporting
    Posted by: Emma Abbott
    On: 11.07.2023

    We're talking about... What are reserves? Does your charity need them and if so, how should they be managed? Three charity CEOs - Sarah Vibert, Jane Ide and Caron Bradshaw, explore the issues on the CFG podcast. Listen...

    Time to read: 1 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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  • 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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  • 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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    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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  • 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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