Knowledge Hub

  • Strategic litigation: how charities are leading the way and driving impact

    Topics: Risk / Governance, legal and compliance
    Written by: Leticia Jennings
    On: 31.05.2024

    What is strategic litigation and how can charities use it to drive impact? Leticia Jennings and Katy Sawyer from Bates Wells take a look at the opportunities, risks and issues.

    Time to read: 5 minutes
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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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    De-banking: can charities prevent bank account closures?

    Topics: Risk / Governance, legal and compliance / Banking and financial services / Accounting and reporting
    Written by: Sam Burne James
    On: 09.04.2024

    How has being ‘de-banked’ grown to be such a major risk for charities? What can charity financial professionals do to safeguard their organisations from it? And is there hope on the horizon? Sam Burne James has (some) of the answers…

    Time to read: 10 minutes
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  • Pension funding changes – do you know how they will affect you?

    Topics: Governance, legal and compliance / Pensions / Risk
    Written by: Ed Symes
    On: 08.04.2024

    New regulations impacting DB pension schemes will come into force later in the year. Ed Symes FIA, from Lane Clark & Peacock LLP, explains the changes and what charities can do about them.

    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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  • Economic Crime and Corporate Transparency Bill and internal controls

    Topics: Risk / Governance, legal and compliance / Fraud / Economy and policy / Accounting and reporting
    Written by: Helena Wilkinson
    On: 05.03.2024

    New laws to prevent fraud have now come into effect. Helena Wilkinson from Price Bailey looks at what they mean for charities and shares an overview of updated Charity Commission guidance.

    Time to read: 2 minutes
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  • New guidance on accepting, refusing and returning donations to your charity

    Topics: Risk / Governance, legal and compliance / Charity finance policy / Accounting and reporting
    Written by: CFG
    On: 05.03.2024

    Not sure whether to accept, refuse or return a donation? CFG takes a look at the Charity Commission's new guidance which sets out the latest legal rules for trustees.

    Time to read: 2 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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    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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