Policy and Advocacy
CFG is committed to engaging with the government, regulators and think-tanks, and working with others to improve the operating environment for all charities and social change organisations. We’re proud to be part of the conversations that matters, influencing and leading from the front and reporting this back directly to you.
As an example of our work, we've recently published our Spring Budget Analysis on our Knowledge Hub, alongside an abundance of other articles covering a wide range of topics
Want to find out more about our policy and representation work? Email us or take a look at our News section on our website.
Events and CPD
CFG’s events and training programme is second-to-none. With 100+ events a year, we look to cover topics at every level for the finance team. Whether you're new to charity finance, or a financial director with plenty of experience, we will have something for you.
Our events provide:
- You and your team with plenty CPD opportunities
- The opportunity to learn core skills to move along your finance journey
- The perfect place for networking with your peers and experts
Our events come in a variety of shapes and sizes, from large in-person conferences to small virtual roundtables and everything in-between.
Members get access to a large selection of free-for-members-only events, as well as massive discounts on everything else.
Special Interest Groups
Connecting you with fellow professionals is one of our core aims. Our Special Interest Groups (SIGs) meet regularly in a friendly and focused space to share knowledge, ideas and network. The number of groups is growing and we are always looking to develop more.
Our current special interest groups are:
- Finance in Grantmaking
- Large Charities
- Community Accounting
- Arts Sector
- Association of Independent Museums (AIM)
Discover more on our Special Interest Group page
We also have online discussion groups where charity finance professionals can come together and ask questions of their peers – sharing valuable information and experiences which is what our community is all about. Any questions? Want to know more? Let us know!
“Looking after finance for a small charity on the Cornish coast can be a lonely job at times, but CFG has provided a lifeline, making sure I feel part of a community of professionals”
Small charities programme
With the aid of Garfield Weston, we have welcomed more small charities into our membership, who are hugely valued as part of our charity finance community.
Our Small Charities Programme is available to our members and covers:
- Financial strategy and contingency planning
- Mental health and wellbeing in the charity sector
- The changing face of risk
- Charity cyber risk
- Choosing your independent examiner
If you want to see some of our work before becoming a member however, then have a look at our Guides for Small Charities. these are bite-sized back to basics guides which cover a range of topics relating to charity finance and leadership.