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  • Inflation risk, cash and investment reserves: Making your assets work for you

    Topics: Risk / Investment / Governance, legal and compliance
    Written by: Vicky Eastwood
    On: 10.08.2022

    How will steep price increases affect your charity and cash reserves? Vicky Eastwood, Charity Investment Manager at Brewin Dolphin, considers the implications of rising inflation and whether now is the time to think about investment.

    Time to read: 3 minutes
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  • Long Covid – is it a disability and how should employers be managing it?

    Topics: Risk / People and culture
    Written by: Natasha Letchford
    On: 29.07.2022

    A recent employment tribunal highlights that employers should be mindful when managing employees with long Covid, as Natasha Letchford, Associate, Wilsons Solicitors LLP, explains...

    Time to read: 3 minutes
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  • Managing in a crisis: a guide

    Topics: Risk / Crisis management
    Posted by: CFG
    On: 01.06.2022

    What's the best way to prepare for and manage a crisis? Philip Kirkpatrick, Deputy Managing Partner at Bates Wells, shares some quick pointers and a handy checklist.

    Time to read: 9 minutes
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    Insolvency in financial institutions

    Topics: Risk / Banking and financial services
    Written by: Dr Clare Mills
    On: 20.05.2022

    What happens if your charity's bank or building society fails? Dr Clare Mills shares an update on the work CFG is doing with the Bank of England to identify the issues and reduce the risks.

    Time to read: 4 minutes
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    Wellbeing, workplaces and Maslow

    Topics: Risk / Crisis management
    Written by: Dr Clare Mills
    On: 09.05.2022

    How are work and wellbeing connected? And what do our organisational values and Maslow's hierarchy of needs have to do with creating great places to work? CFG's Dr Clare Mills shares some thoughts.

    Time to read: 3 minutes
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    What The Protect Duty means for you

    Topics: Governance, legal and compliance / Crisis management / Risk
    Written by: Dr Clare Mills
    On: 26.04.2022

    How does the Government's new Protect Duty affect charities and other non-profit organisations? Dr Clare Mills explains what it is and why it's time to develop a security mindset.

    Time to read: 1 minutes
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    Gender equality? There's more work to be done!

    Topics: Risk / People and culture / Environmental, social, governance (ESG)
    Written by: Caron Bradshaw
    On: 07.03.2022

    On this year's International Women's Day, Caron Bradshaw OBE considers how far we've come and how far we still need to go to ensure gender equality in the workplace.

    Time to read: 4 minutes
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  • The changing face of risk: What does it mean for your charity?

    Topics: Risk
    Posted by: CFG
    On: 21.01.2022

    Governance and Risk Consultant, Sam Coutinho, looks at the issue of risk and what small charities can do to manage their risk in 2022 and beyond.

    Time to read: 4 minutes
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    Triumph and disaster: A framework for risk?

    Topics: Risk / Leadership and career development
    Written by: Caron Bradshaw
    On: 19.01.2022

    Ahead of CFG's annual Risk Conference, Caron Bradshaw shares her latest thinking on different approaches to risk, inspired by a well-known poet.

    Time to read: 4 minutes
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  • HMRC issues guidance on avoiding cyber and phone scams

    Topics: Risk / Fraud
    Posted by: CFG
    On: 21.09.2021

    Online scams increase two-fold during Covid.

    Time to read: 3 minutes
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  • Don’t let contracts catch you out

    Topics: Risk / Procurement and resources
    Written by: Carol Rudge
    On: 01.09.2021

    Is your charity managing its contracts and licensing agreements in an effective way? How can you do it better? Carol Rudge, Partner & Head of Not for Profit at HW Fisher LLP, shares her insights ahead of HW Fisher’s session at CFG’s Annual Conference 2021.

    Time to read: 2 minutes
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    Rainy days and reserves

    Topics: Crisis management / Accounting and reporting / Risk
    Written by: Caron Bradshaw
    On: 11.05.2021

    Caron Bradshaw OBE shares her thoughts on the issues around charity reserves in light of the Covid pandemic and recent investigations by the Charity Commission.

    Time to read: 4 minutes
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