Risk

Charities continue to be challenged by a wide range of risks that can affect all areas of their organisation. As we have learnt through recent events affecting well-known charities, it’s more important than ever that risk management is embraced by all operations of a charity, not just the internal financial team. Add to that the number of codes and standards on risk that charities need to work to, and it’s clear that managing risk should be at the top of the agenda.

Our guides and resources help you to embed a strong foundation of risk management throughout your whole organisation. Explore this section for advice on identifying risks (both internal and external), defining your organisational appetite for risk, tools you can use for measuring and monitoring, and how to manage a crisis and report when something does go wrong.

 

Finance Focus October 2021
29 October 2021
This month, we consider reputational risk and what it means to charity finance leaders, and we share some of the stories of organisational change from this year's Annual Conference. We ...

INGO FX Insights Report 2021
13 July 2021
This survey is a groundbreaking, sector specific, foreign exchange report which reflects insights from more than 100 internationally operating UK-based charities. The report highlights the issues INGOs face in their ...

Finance Focus February 2021
26 February 2021
Welcome to the latest edition of Finance Focus! In this issue, we explore the art of reinvention with the help of a pop superstar. And Simon Hopkins from Blind Veterans ...

Finance Focus January 2021
29 January 2021
Welcome to the latest edition of Finance Focus! In this issue, we take a look at the subject of Risk and new ways to recognise and manage it. Plus, we ...

Finance Focus November/December 2020
4 December 2020
Welcome to the latest edition of Finance Focus! In this issue, we ask charities and CFG's trustees about what they've learned in 2020 and what lays ahead. Topics also covered ...

Finance Focus September
22 September 2020
Let's raise our voice to raise Gift Aid!

Finance Focus August
18 August 2020

Rethinking the future

Risk governance for charities
23 August 2018
Risk management structures and accountabilities

Rethinking Risk: Beyond the tick box
1 March 2016
Published in partnership with Sayer Vincent, this guide for charities aims to help them to effectively manage project, operational and strategic risks. It contains practical steps to follow, case studies ...

Risk Guide - Reputation Risks
3 March 2015
Risk Guide - Reputation Risks

Risk Guide - Cyber Risk
3 March 2015

Risk Guide - Cyber Risk

Risk management for charities
27 January 2015
Risk management for charities Getting started: supplementary guidance

Risk Management for Trustees - What lessons can we learn from Personal Finance?
19 September 2014
Advice on risk management for trustees.

World Vision UK - Board Policy - Risk Management
20 June 2012
This Policy sets out a framework for Risk Management as approved by the WVUK Board. The Policy seeks to reflect best practice for managing businesses as well as enabling the ...

Reducing Liability Risk
7 June 2011
Despite continued pressure on funding, our recent research has found that public liability remains the major area of concern for UK charities.

Managing Risk - Keeping in control
30 September 2009
The eighth annual risk management survey, “Managing risk – keeping in control”.

Risk Management Health Check
1 July 2009
A travel risk management checklist.

Risk Assessment - Made Simple Guide No. 1
1 January 2008
Risk assessment made simple.

HSBC Private Banking leads the way for CFG's Annual Conference 2021
21 July 2021
CFG are delighted to announce that HSBC Private Banking, ORACLE NetSuite, Sarasin & Partners and SmartSimple are this year's Annual Conference sponsors.  

RESEARCH: No bounce back for charity fundraising events in 2021
17 June 2021
As the economy springs back to life, more than 50% of charities say they are pessimistic about events, with smaller charities being hit hardest.

HMRC issues guidance on avoiding cyber and phone scams
21 September 2021
Online scams increase two-fold during Covid.

Member Focus: How small charity Making Music is fine-tuning to support musicians during Covid
16 June 2021
As part of #SmallCharityWeek, we speak to Helen Evans, Finance Director of Making Music, about the vital work the charity is doing to ensure musicians continue to make music during ...

Rainy days and reserves
11 May 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.

New approaches to risk with the Nuffield Foundation
13 January 2021
In advance of CFG's Risk Conference 2021, Ian Hanham, Director of Finance and Information Systems at the Nuffield Foundation, shares how a new approach and assurance map can increase confidence and ...

Are you Brexit ready?
24 November 2020
With the unprecedented impact of Covid-19 still front of mind for all parts of civil society, it’s not surprising that Brexit has slipped onto the back-burner. But with the transition ...

Bespoke interventions for the sector are never more needed
24 September 2020
CFG's Policy Manager, Richard Sagar, outlines what the government's Winter Economic Plan means for charities.

#EveryDayCounts – The Florence Nightingale Museum
26 March 2020
Director David Green tells us about serious disruption from the Coronavirus pandemic in their bicentennial year, and how the museum is trying to cope with the challenges.

Leading in a crisis: Mark Goldring's lessons from personal experience
24 March 2020
Mark Goldring shares lessons learned for charity leaders (and maybe others) striving in the world of COVID.

Are you looking after yourself during the crisis?
23 March 2020
Our everyday lives are being disrupted in so many ways, and your emotional wellbeing is really important.

Why safeguarding is vital for finance leaders
16 October 2019
If you work in the voluntary sector, the chances are you’ll have spotted that safeguarding has suddenly been rocketed up the list of concerns for charity leaders. As NCVO launch ...

Managing Risk: a perspective from a CEO
15 October 2019
In advance of his presentation at CFG's Risk Conference on 10 December, Mark Goldring, former CEO at Oxfam GB, asks how you can mitigate the unknown risks, as well as ...

Five takeaways from August’s Inflation Report
9 August 2019
CFG’s Policy Manager Richard Sagar outlines his five key takeaways from the August Inflation Report and explores what they mean for the charity sector.

The lessons for Oxfam and the wider sector
7 August 2019
Karl Wilding, shortly to take over as chief executive of NCVO, reflects on the lessons of Oxfam, and talks about the importance of getting your safeguarding and governance right.

Charity Risk - The Perils of Inertia
10 December 2018
Guest blogger Neil Franklin ACII, Managing Director UK Charity Insurance stresses the importance of a tailored approach towards charity insurance.

Large Charities Focus
23 August 2018
Rajit Gholap shares what he is expecting to take away from CFG’s Large Charities Conference 2018, and the rationale for the choice of programme this year.

De-risking innovation to build a sustainable future
12 October 2017
In a traditionally risk-averse sector, we can adopt agile working practices and a portfolio approach to innovation to mitigate against perceived failure. But the biggest risk is allowing too much ...

Time to review your risks? An update from the experts...
3 October 2017
Ahead of their sessions at CFG's Risk & Sustainability Conference 2017, sector experts Kate Sayer and Rosie Chapman look at risks and reserves, how they are managed and what you ...

2buy2
Procurement is an effective area for cashable savings that can be directed straight to your frontline services. 2buy2 has a social mission and is a leading provider of procurement support ...

Access Insurance
Access are specialist insurance advisors to the Third Sector. 15,000 clients benefit from professional insurance advice and quality cover, tailored to meet their needs. Are you paying for more than ...

Adapta Consulting
As leading independent IS consultants we provide NFPs with tailored advice and guidance to develop the key areas to achieving strategic and operational effectiveness - Processes; through business development. People; ...

Bottomline Technologies Ltd
Bottomline Technologies (NASDAQ: EPAY) helps make complex business payments simple, smart and secure. Corporations and banks rely on Bottomline for domestic and international payments, efficient cash management, automated workflows for ...

Brewin Dolphin
Our charity specialists, located across the UK, are dedicated to charity investment management. Our service is designed to provide the investment returns sought by your investment strategy, and to enable ...

Ecclesiastical Insurance
Ecclesiastical has been helping and protecting not-for-profit organisations for 125 years. The fact we’re owned by a charity and give a large proportion to our profit to charity only adds ...

Emailage
The UK charity sector loses approximately £1.65 Billion per year to fraud – according to the Centre for Fraud Studies at Portsmouth University and BDO. Our mission is to help ...

Endsleigh Insurance services
Access tailored insurance packages and advice to fit your needs with Endsleigh. With more than thirty years’ experience and over 3,000 not-for-profit customers in the UK, we work with market-leading ...

haysmacintyre
haysmacintyre is an award winning firm of chartered accountants and tax advisors, with 35 partners and over 300 staff. Our award winning charities and not for profit team is one ...

Nutbourne LTD
Nutbourne is an MSP which provides a wide range of IT support services. We founded as a company to solve problems and help people and our guiding principle is to ...

PIB Insurance Brokers
PIB Insurance Brokers Limited specialise in providing insurance and risk management advice to charities. We have a long history of delivering cost effective solutions and now act for a significant ...

WRS Insurance Brokers Limited
Are you looking for help and support with your charities risk issues? If so let Chris Chapman and his team come and listen to you and understand your needs.