Charity Management

Charity Benchmarking Reports
CHARITY MANAGEMENT | 15 March 2017

Benchmarking financial performance

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Rethinking risk – trustees getting the balance right in managing risk
CHARITY MANAGEMENT | 03 October 2016

Trustees can be forgiven for feeling vulnerable at this time. After each bad news story about a charity, the focus has been on the trustees.  

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Un-Conventional Times
CHARITY MANAGEMENT | 20 July 2016

National Fundraising Convention finds a sector bruised but unbowed and ready to make a success of 2016.    

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Analysis of the latest civil society figures
CHARITY MANAGEMENT | 20 May 2016

Does the rise of the ‘super major’ charity spell the end of the voluntary sector as we know it?

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Be careful what you wish for - a year on from the election
CHARITY MANAGEMENT | 06 May 2016

The conservative’s election winning manifesto of 2015 promised many changes affecting the charity sector, 12 months later, what has the impact been?

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How can charities know their organisation’s investments are ethical?
CHARITY MANAGEMENT | 02 March 2016

Investments have always been a valuable source of income for charities but they must make sure they are not exposed to reputational risk.

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Tips for Trustees
CHARITY MANAGEMENT | 09 February 2016

At a time of increased scrutiny, trustee’s new and experienced should be thinking about how best to fulfil the duties of their role.

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Executive salaries - the battle continues
CHARITY MANAGEMENT | 22 December 2015

Executive pay is a controversial area for charities, how have they dealt with accusations of profligacy?

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We must renew our efforts to build a stronger society
CHARITY MANAGEMENT | 19 November 2015

Rob Wilson has held the position of Minister for Civil Society now for little over a year. Charity Financials assesses how he's getting on.

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The Labour party and charities: what does the future hold?
CHARITY MANAGEMENT | 02 November 2015

As Jeremy Corbyn settles into his new role as leader of the Labour party, Thomas Collinge takes a look at what his premiership may mean for charities.

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North East and Yorkshire charities increase income by 9.6%
CHARITY MANAGEMENT | 21 September 2015

Sheffield City Trust receives big donation from city council

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National Trust grows income for fifth consecutive year
CHARITY MANAGEMENT | 07 September 2015

Total income up 7.3% as membership booms

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Oxfam grows income despite retail fall
CHARITY MANAGEMENT | 21 August 2015

Charity passes £400m mark for first time

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CAF reports charity donations up 6.7%
CHARITY MANAGEMENT | 17 August 2015

Financial service provider sees particular growth in major donors

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Arts Council England invests in fundraising capacity to offset cuts
CHARITY MANAGEMENT | 10 August 2015

Funder looking to diversify income amid uncertain future

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Cancer Research UK increases voluntary income by 7.5%
CHARITY MANAGEMENT | 03 August 2015

Charity posts fifth annual increase in total revenue before exceptional items

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VSO reports success in individual and corporate giving
CHARITY MANAGEMENT | 23 July 2015

Volunteering charity also benefitted from DFID funding as income rose 12.1%

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Church of Scotland reveals falls across all income streams
CHARITY MANAGEMENT | 17 July 2015

Total income down £9.4m including a loss of £3.1m from voluntary sources

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New Charity Investment Spotlight Report from Charity Financials sponsored by Barclays Wealth & Investment Management
CHARITY MANAGEMENT | 06 July 2015

It’s all change at the top! Cazenove is now the most popular manager for the investment portfolios of the top 5,000 charities

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World Vision UK's income increases despite child sponsorship fall
CHARITY MANAGEMENT | 06 July 2015

Emergencies in Syria and Philippines led to 7.6% revenue increase

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Largest charity pension deficits up by 3.1%
CHARITY MANAGEMENT | 29 June 2015

Wellcome Trust sees 44.2% increase following revaluation of assets

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New Charity Audit Spotlight Report from Charity Financials sponsored by Kingston Smith
CHARITY MANAGEMENT | 08 June 2015

Charity audit fees up by 3.6% - the lowest increase in 4 years

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RSPCA halts fall in donations, posting a 0.4% increase
CHARITY MANAGEMENT | 22 May 2015

Legacies also up to ensure voluntary income rises by 1.8%

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British Red Cross reveals across-the-board income increase
CHARITY MANAGEMENT | 20 May 2015

Donations, grants and retail income all up in 2014, says annual report

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Charities benefiting from low inflation, Income Spotlight Report finds
CHARITY MANAGEMENT | 11 May 2015

Comprehensive review of charity accounts reveals 5% revenue rise

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Comic Relief lowers investment targets following ethical move
CHARITY MANAGEMENT | 01 May 2015

Charity lowers total return target from 5.5% to 4.5%

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Prince’s charities’ incomes rise by 6.3%
CHARITY MANAGEMENT | 17 April 2015

Rate of growth slows significantly

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Accounting for legacies
CHARITY MANAGEMENT | 07 April 2015

by Gabriella Jóźwiak at Slack Communications, This article is supported by Legacy Funding Corporation Ltd

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Celebrities In disgrace: why charities should be prepared
CHARITY MANAGEMENT | 23 March 2015

Peter Collins, Director at LFC explains how “death and disgrace” insurance could protect charities from the actions of their patrons

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Academies Enterprise Trust sees dramatic income fall
CHARITY MANAGEMENT | 23 March 2015

Charity Financials details four major academy trusts’ income data

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Salvation Army increases income by 8%
CHARITY MANAGEMENT | 09 February 2015

Charity makes £29m surplus

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Lifeline Project’s income up by 28.4%
CHARITY MANAGEMENT | 02 February 2015

Results come despite decreasing government priority for drug treatment

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Livability’s income increases by 1.1%
CHARITY MANAGEMENT | 26 January 2015

Charity describes conditions as “extremely challenging”

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Nuffield Health cuts staff numbers by 8.1%
CHARITY MANAGEMENT | 15 January 2015

Charity remains the sector’s largest employer

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CARE International UK’s income up by 23%
CHARITY MANAGEMENT | 18 December 2014

Charity reports £4.2m surplus in latest accounts

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YMCA England’s income increases by 6.6%
CHARITY MANAGEMENT | 15 December 2014

Increase was largely due to fixed asset sale

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Sense invests extra £1.7m in fundraising
CHARITY MANAGEMENT | 28 November 2014

Charity banking on new direct marketing campaigns

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Christian Aid’s annual income increases by 9%
CHARITY MANAGEMENT | 12 November 2014

International charity posts highest income since 2009/10

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Barnardo’s income increases by 10.7%
CHARITY MANAGEMENT | 27 October 2014

Children’s charity's finances boosted by sale of property

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National Theatre's income increases by 27%
CHARITY MANAGEMENT | 16 October 2014

Charity boosted by rise in box office and voluntary income 

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DEC reports income of £63.6m for 2013/14
CHARITY MANAGEMENT | 13 October 2014

The Philippines Typhoon Appeal was one of two major appeals launched last year 

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Transforming Local Infrastructure delivered “significant” change, says NAVCA
CHARITY MANAGEMENT | 19 September 2014

Report praises outcomes, despite “short” funding period

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Charitable activity unevenly spread across the country, says report
CHARITY MANAGEMENT | 12 September 2014

Corporate giving is also disproportionately focused on London

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Arts Council England's expenditure falls by £150m
CHARITY MANAGEMENT | 05 September 2014

Funder blames 'further austerity' for reduction

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Leonard Cheshire Disability's income falls by £5.5m
CHARITY MANAGEMENT | 01 September 2014

Charity has also reduced its expenditure on social care activities

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FTSE 100 giving rose by £1.2bn in five years
CHARITY MANAGEMENT | 15 August 2014

Study finds strong increases between 2007 and 2012

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Cancer Research UK’s income up by £53m
CHARITY MANAGEMENT | 14 August 2014

The charity’s #nomakeupselfie campaign contributed £7m

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Charitable giving up 10.5% in England, says Cabinet Office
CHARITY MANAGEMENT | 31 July 2014

Survey also finds volunteering is becoming less formal

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Public believes charities aren’t spending enough on ‘the cause’
CHARITY MANAGEMENT | 25 July 2014

Admin costs believed to be more than double the acceptable amount

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Charities see ‘dramatic recovery’ as direct debit cancellation rates fall
CHARITY MANAGEMENT | 11 July 2014

Data also suggests that positive national events help avoid cancellations

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RSPCA sees big fall in donations and warns of ‘unsustainable’ situation
CHARITY MANAGEMENT | 07 July 2014

Charity plans to diversify income and reduce reliance on legacies

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Public trust in charities falls for the first time since 2011
CHARITY MANAGEMENT | 25 June 2014

Charities drop to 7th most trusted institution

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Fundraisers ‘complicit in public misunderstanding of charities’
CHARITY MANAGEMENT | 24 June 2014

NPC report urges fundraising innovation

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Complaints about clothing collections almost treble
CHARITY MANAGEMENT | 11 June 2014

Bags not being collected was the greatest cause of complaint

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BIG passes £6bn funding milestone
CHARITY MANAGEMENT | 05 June 2014

Lottery distributor has given over 150,000 grants in ten years

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Comic Relief reveals new ethical investment policy
CHARITY MANAGEMENT | 30 May 2014

Charity will focus on engagement rather than negative screening

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Camelot pleased despite National Lottery revenue fall
CHARITY MANAGEMENT | 29 May 2014

Operator says decrease was due an exceptional previous year

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'Talk to MPs early and often' before election, says report
CHARITY MANAGEMENT | 19 May 2014

nfpSynergy survey finds that local and non-partisan lobbying is most effective

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Reveal full details of executive salaries, says NCVO
CHARITY MANAGEMENT | 29 April 2014

Report calls for more transparency despite saying charities salaries are 25-45% lower than in private sector

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Payment by results contracts are preventing innovation, says NCVO
CHARITY MANAGEMENT | 25 April 2014

Report argues that contracts are achieving the opposite of what is intended

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Start thinking about how ageing will affect your charity, urges commission
CHARITY MANAGEMENT | 17 April 2014

New paper outlines future scenarios for the sector

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Charities are more optimistic about the future, say CFG and IoF
CHARITY MANAGEMENT | 11 April 2014

Managing in a Downturn survey suggests improved outlook, but challenges remain

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Outlook for voluntary income has improved, say European fundraisers
CHARITY MANAGEMENT | 02 April 2014

More than half of fundraising associations predict that voluntary income will grow this year

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Charities want government to prioritise employment and social value, says NCVO
CHARITY MANAGEMENT | 25 March 2014

Member consultation highlights key concerns ahead of general election

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'Make public service contracts smaller and more local', says report
CHARITY MANAGEMENT | 17 March 2014

Locality says that current methods are increasing service demand

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Public faith in charities has risen, says new poll
CHARITY MANAGEMENT | 05 March 2014

NPC research says recent media controversies have not caused trust to fall

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Youth homelessness charities form corporate fundraising alliance
CHARITY MANAGEMENT | 24 February 2014

Founder member Centrepoint has already grown this income significantly

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Large charities are losing £1.65bn a year to fraud, warns report
CHARITY MANAGEMENT | 21 February 2014

Authors say that low value abuse is much more prevalent than previously thought

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Royal Opera House agrees to pay cleaners a living wage
CHARITY MANAGEMENT | 17 February 2014

Charity Financials reveals that the move comes despite constrained budgets

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Can the charities pension time bomb be diffused?
CHARITY MANAGEMENT | 04 February 2014

Legal changes affecting defined benefit pension schemes have had a significant impact on many charitable organisations.

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Charities should engage with criticism rather than being 'affronted', says Shawcross
CHARITY MANAGEMENT | 03 February 2014

Charity Commission chair says charities should not expect 'kid gloves' treatment

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Choice Support made big executive salary increases before cutting staff pay
CHARITY MANAGEMENT | 03 February 2014

Staff at the charity have voted to strike over pay and conditions

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Data analysis: Human resources
CHARITY MANAGEMENT | 27 January 2014

Nuffield Health has the most staff and CSV the most volunteers

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Wellcome Trust achieves total return of 18%
CHARITY MANAGEMENT | 13 January 2014

Charity credits “market timing” for its success in recent years

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CFG names three new directors
CHARITY MANAGEMENT | 08 January 2014

Announcement comes as part of management restructure

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Comic Relief's investment portfolio increased 145% in five years
CHARITY MANAGEMENT | 23 December 2013

However, this was broadly in line with increases in income

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Risk management
CHARITY MANAGEMENT | 19 December 2013

A well-known charity collection website was recently suspended - the charity had not filed accounts for three years giving rise to concern about the management and control by the trustees.

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Save the Children quintupled its corporate donor income in four years
CHARITY MANAGEMENT | 17 December 2013

 The Prince’s Trust and UNICEF UK have also greatly increased their corporate income

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Save the Children denies censoring campaigns to protect corporate donations
CHARITY MANAGEMENT | 12 December 2013

BBC’s Panorama claims charity was soft on British Gas and yielded to pressure from EDF

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Comic Relief promises to review investments after Panorama controversy
CHARITY MANAGEMENT | 11 December 2013

Chief executive also calls for clearer guidance from the Charity Commission

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Big Issue Invest launches first mainstream social bond fund
CHARITY MANAGEMENT | 26 November 2013

Threadneedle Investments to manage groundbreaking fund

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Oxfam to use shareholder power to tackle PepsiCo “abuses”
CHARITY MANAGEMENT | 25 November 2013

Charity tables shareholder resolution over alleged links with violent land grabs

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Charities call on Co-operative Bank to maintain ethical stance
CHARITY MANAGEMENT | 15 November 2013

Oxfam and ActionAid supporting the Save Our Bank campaign

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Oxfam reveals 125 jobs to go in major restructure
CHARITY MANAGEMENT | 29 October 2013

Agency to reform internal services and focus on poorer countries

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Data analysis: Charity auditors
CHARITY MANAGEMENT | 14 October 2013

Charity Financials gives Crowe Clark Whitehill the largest market share

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New public benefit guidance
CHARITY MANAGEMENT | 20 September 2013

Charity Commission's revised framework finally published and positively welcomed

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Possible fines for late account submission
CHARITY MANAGEMENT | 19 September 2013

Nearly 20 per cent of Charities  still do not comply with their deadline

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Money claimed through gift aid continues to fall
CHARITY MANAGEMENT | 16 September 2013

The total amount claimed by charities has fallen for the second consecutive year.

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Lobbying bill amendments
CHARITY MANAGEMENT | 16 September 2013

Charities’ fears about their ability to campaign only partly allayed

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Restrictions on proposed tax relief for social investment
CHARITY MANAGEMENT | 13 September 2013

Government proposals will “severely undermine its potential”

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CFG positive on no charging
CHARITY MANAGEMENT | 10 September 2013

The Charity Finance Group welcomes Government decision not to charge charities for Registration.

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New international money transfer service launched for charities
CHARITY MANAGEMENT | 02 September 2013

Charity Technology Trust says the service will save money and time

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Late filers of accounts risk losing funding, warns DSC
CHARITY MANAGEMENT | 30 August 2013

Majority of funders check accounts history when assessing grant applications

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MPs set to debate controversial lobbying bill
CHARITY MANAGEMENT | 28 August 2013

Government denies claims that it will ‘gag’ charities during elections

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Funding round-up: £6m for health projects
CHARITY MANAGEMENT | 27 August 2013

The latest round of the DoH's Innovation, Excellence and Strategic Development Fund is now open

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Navca hails success of £30m government infrastructure fund
CHARITY MANAGEMENT | 19 August 2013

Transforming Local Infrastructure is set to close next month

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Charities' ability to campaign during elections is under threat, warns NCVO
CHARITY MANAGEMENT | 19 August 2013

Umbrella body says that the lobbying bill's current drafting will “put the frighteners on charities”

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Government's £50m match fund falls short of target
CHARITY MANAGEMENT | 15 August 2013

Cabinet Office reveals £7.3m underspend as public fails to respond

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Action for Children income falls after “difficult year” for fundraising
CHARITY MANAGEMENT | 13 August 2013

Charity emphasises improved net position after reducing costs

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Reoffending plans will incentivise charities to fail, says think tank
CHARITY MANAGEMENT | 12 August 2013

Providers may make more money by allowing reoffending to rise, according to research

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High salaries risk bringing sector into disrepute, says Shawcross
CHARITY MANAGEMENT | 07 August 2013

Charities react angrily to Charity Commission chair's comments

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Attempts to reform charity pensions are doomed, says adviser
CHARITY MANAGEMENT | 02 August 2013

Government's desire to reform 'last man standing' schemes likely to be frustrated

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Social investment bonds face “major hurdles” to becoming mainstream
CHARITY MANAGEMENT | 31 July 2013

High risks making SIBs unattractive to investors, says report

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New platform launched for social investment bonds
CHARITY MANAGEMENT | 29 July 2013

Initiative aims to make it easier for charities to attract investment

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Liabilities from largest charity pensions increase by a fifth
CHARITY MANAGEMENT | 29 July 2013

Analysis shows that the ratio of pension liabilities to total income has also risen

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Oxfam calls for donations as income falls
CHARITY MANAGEMENT | 25 July 2013

Tough environment for fundraising and trading coincides with increase in humanitarian emergencies

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Social inclusion projects set to receive £1bn funding
CHARITY MANAGEMENT | 25 July 2013

At least one-fifth of European Social Fund money will be available

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Two new social impact bonds seek to raise £8.5m
CHARITY MANAGEMENT | 23 July 2013

Schemes based around child adoption and offender rehabilitation

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Funding roundup: Three new sources of funding announced
CHARITY MANAGEMENT | 22 July 2013

Biggest tranche allocated to topping up payment by results schemes

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Oxfam among the participants at major 'big data' event
CHARITY MANAGEMENT | 18 July 2013

DataDive organised by DataKind UK to bring charities together with volunteer analysts

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SORP consultation launched amid calls for participation
CHARITY MANAGEMENT | 15 July 2013

Accounting draft receives cautiously positive reaction

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Social investment market grows, but barriers remain
CHARITY MANAGEMENT | 15 July 2013

Report finds that unsecured lending fell, despite overall growth

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Commission warns of risks when leasing empty properties
CHARITY MANAGEMENT | 30 May 2013

Legal cases suggest charities may become subject to full business rates

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New inquiry launched into independence of voluntary sector
CHARITY MANAGEMENT | 30 May 2013

Independence campaigning alliance promises to assess impact of public service contracting

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Do charity rebrands lead to income increases?
CHARITY MANAGEMENT | 30 May 2013

Children England the only charity out of five to increase its income following a name change

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New Sorp draft approved by FRC
CHARITY MANAGEMENT | 22 May 2013

The Financial Reporting Council (FRC) has approved a draft version of the new Sorp, paving the way for a consultation this summer.

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Skills review calls for charity graduate scheme
CHARITY MANAGEMENT | 17 May 2013

Government-commissioned skills review highlights eight areas for improvement

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Public funding for charities to fall 12% by 2017
CHARITY MANAGEMENT | 16 May 2013

NCVO analysis predicts significant further cuts, with local government hard hit

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Government has learnt from mistakes of the Work Programme, says Hurd
CHARITY MANAGEMENT | 13 May 2013

New criminal rehabilitation scheme has “moved on quite significantly”

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Data analysis: the DEC and overseas aid
CHARITY MANAGEMENT | 13 May 2013

Charity Financials benchmarking data shows income rises for DEC members

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Government promises to address charity pension problems
CHARITY MANAGEMENT | 09 May 2013

Working group formed to help alleviate crippling liabilities

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Payroll giving “needs urgent reform”
CHARITY MANAGEMENT | 08 May 2013

Work-based giving system requires transformational change, says IoF and Charity Finance Group

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Small charities struggling to develop key skills
CHARITY MANAGEMENT | 08 May 2013

Neglect of impact reporting and strategic planning due to high demand for services

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Charity finance professionals working long hours for static pay
CHARITY MANAGEMENT | 30 April 2013

CFG survey finds that job satisfaction remains high, despite tough conditions

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Charities’ spending at lowest level since 1996
CHARITY MANAGEMENT | 30 April 2013

Charities and voluntary sector finances have been hit hard by high inflation in recent years according to new data published by NCVO.

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Volunteering levels on the up according to Cabinet Office figures
CHARITY MANAGEMENT | 26 April 2013

Results welcomed by the sector amid warnings that funding cuts will restrict potential

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Effective research holds the key to more effective organisations
CHARITY MANAGEMENT | 25 April 2013

  Research Advisory Service to share key research skills in free webinar

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NAVCA voices concern over proposed additionality policy
CHARITY MANAGEMENT | 24 April 2013

Big Lottery Fund set to examine the principle of additionality with a view to producing a new policy  

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Local charities need a say in European funding priorities
CHARITY MANAGEMENT | 23 April 2013

Local Enterprise Partnerships need greater input from voluntary sector says NCVO

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Funding boost for social investment research
CHARITY MANAGEMENT | 22 April 2013

Addaction benefits from BIG grant to develop new funding models

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EU Data Protection Proposals - "dire consequences" for direct mail fundraising
CHARITY MANAGEMENT | 19 April 2013

The Institute of Fundraising (IoF) and the British Red Cross have warned that proposed changes to EU data protection rules will have a devastating effect on charities’ direct mail activities.

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Third Sector - Strategy for Boards
CHARITY MANAGEMENT | 19 April 2013

Boards in the third sector are often urged to “be strategic” and lift their heads above the operational detail. They are, however, given little guidance as to how they will exercise strategic oversight.  This article is designed to help Boards, particularly of service delivery organisations, take up their strategic role.

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Prime contractors warned against ‘cherry-picking’ in new public service delivery code
CHARITY MANAGEMENT | 18 April 2013

NCVO guidance designed to smooth the relationship between prime and subcontractors

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CRM offers untapped potential for charities
CHARITY MANAGEMENT | 15 April 2013

Charities should be doing more to harness the benefits that CRM systems can bring to supporter interactions, according to a new report.

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Charity leaders lacking business skills and support from trustees
CHARITY MANAGEMENT | 12 April 2013

A third of interim managers working in charities say that charity CEOs are not coping well with current financial pressures, according to research by Russam GMS.

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Rich or Poor - Who is giving to charity?
CHARITY MANAGEMENT | 10 April 2013

The poorest in society give the highest proportion of their income to charity, according to new research by the Institute for Social Change.

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Volunteers give thumbs down to the Big Society
CHARITY MANAGEMENT | 09 April 2013

Research by the Third Sector Research Centre finds disquiet among volunteers

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Additional support to the creation of the Social Stock Exchange
CHARITY MANAGEMENT | 08 April 2013

The Big Lottery Fund is the latest public body to offer funding in support of the Social Stock Exchange

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New leadership at non-profit campaigning bodies
CHARITY MANAGEMENT | 03 April 2013

NCVO’s Kernighan moves to NUS while Mike Schwarz is new chair of SMK

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Charities face “triple threat” of welfare reform
CHARITY MANAGEMENT | 03 April 2013

Sir Stuart Etherington warns government that the new Universal Credit and welfare reforms will put charities under increased pressure

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Young philanthropists are changing the future of giving
CHARITY MANAGEMENT | 03 April 2013

Under 30s say charitable activity is an important part of their investment portfolios

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Scottish charities freezing salaries to cope with the recession
CHARITY MANAGEMENT | 02 April 2013

Charities north of the border struggling to fill roles due to financial pressures  

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Big Lottery Fund pledges £120 million to help elderly
CHARITY MANAGEMENT | 02 April 2013

  Two new initiatives aim to improve the lives of vulnerable older people in England

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Society lotteries ‘at risk from new government proposals’
CHARITY MANAGEMENT | 27 March 2013

Concerns that government plans to increase percentage going to good causes could lead to an overall drop in income

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Big Society Capital to appoint new Chair
CHARITY MANAGEMENT | 26 March 2013

Social investment bank looking to appoint new Chair to start in 2014

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Charities positive about Budget announcements
CHARITY MANAGEMENT | 21 March 2013

Charities upbeat about proposed changes to national insurance, social investments and gift aid

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NAVCA backs Ethical Care Charter
CHARITY MANAGEMENT | 20 March 2013

Irvin confirms support for UNISON's home care charter

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Charity Bank to change status
CHARITY MANAGEMENT | 20 March 2013

Bank to drop charitable status in order to attract more investment

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CFG announces first Adrian Randall winner
CHARITY MANAGEMENT | 20 March 2013

Hilary Seaward takes prize for inspiring financial leadership

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Managing a downturn
CHARITY MANAGEMENT | 19 March 2013

Redundancies, restructures and dipping into reserves are becoming the new norm for charities during the economic downturn according to a new report from Charity Finance Group , PwC and the Institute of Fundraising.

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Cutting charity funding “a false economy” councils warned
CHARITY MANAGEMENT | 15 March 2013

The voluntary and community sector should not be seen as a soft target for cuts in local budgets, say charities.

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‘losing out on fundraising opportunities’
CHARITY MANAGEMENT | 14 March 2013

Charities could attract an additional £665 million in additional donations a year by explaining where the money goes and how it’s used.

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Government spending review set for June
CHARITY MANAGEMENT | 13 March 2013

Charities expect to come under increased pressure as government announces the date for the next comprehensive spending review

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NAVCA and Community Matters abandon merger plans
CHARITY MANAGEMENT | 05 March 2013

Merger “scuppered” due to pension liabilities

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Tax relief ‘could generate £480m in social investment’
CHARITY MANAGEMENT | 05 March 2013

The capital demands of the social investment sector could be met by extending existing tax relief says a new study

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Pensions risk for charities highlighted to ministers
CHARITY MANAGEMENT | 04 March 2013

CFG, NCVO and NAVCA raise ‘grave concerns’ about escalating pension liabilities with the DWP

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Age UK appoints new CFO
CHARITY MANAGEMENT | 25 February 2013

Age UK creates new financial role to help grow its portfolio of commercial products

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Charity Finance Group reveals Budget wish list
CHARITY MANAGEMENT | 25 February 2013

Tax and regulatory improvements are the focus of CFG’s budget representation

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Impact measurement guidelines open for consultation
CHARITY MANAGEMENT | 21 February 2013

A set of impact measurement guidelines aimed at charities, funders and commissioners have been published for consultation

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New funding available for multi-faith projects
CHARITY MANAGEMENT | 21 February 2013

The Department for Communities and Local Government to help local multi-faith projects

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Government to cover VAT on Comic Relief single
CHARITY MANAGEMENT | 21 February 2013

Comic Relief receives financial boost from the Department for International Development

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Government announces social incubator awards winners
CHARITY MANAGEMENT | 20 February 2013

Technology start-ups to benefit from first set of funding, while deadline for second round approaches

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Charity focus: Living in an absolute world
CHARITY MANAGEMENT | 19 February 2013

Richard Maitland explains why charities should focus on sustainable income rather than asking their managers to micro manage short-term volatility over the period ahead.

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New best practice guide aims to make social investment easier
CHARITY MANAGEMENT | 18 February 2013

A best practice guide for social investment has been published by Investing for Good that aims to provide a framework for rational and effective decision-making by both investors and the charities receiving the finance.  

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Charity workers struggle to find full-time, permanent jobs
CHARITY MANAGEMENT | 08 February 2013

The voluntary sector workforce is increasingly relying on a temporary or part-time workforce as the impact of the economic downturn takes hold.

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Social value act and commissioning academy
CHARITY MANAGEMENT | 07 February 2013

Commissioning academy offer master class for tendering skills

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Funding report from CAF
CHARITY MANAGEMENT | 05 February 2013

Will donors continue to give to charities in tough economic times?

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Allia social impact bond
CHARITY MANAGEMENT | 04 February 2013

Allia social impact bond launched today

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Barnardo’s to close DB pension scheme
CHARITY MANAGEMENT | 17 January 2013

“Our pension strategy is prudent and fair.” Kevin Barnes, director of finance at Barnardo’s said, when he announced that the children’s charity is to close its DB scheme to further contributions

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League table of annoying fundraising techniques shows surprise winner
CHARITY MANAGEMENT | 16 January 2013

Charity does not begin at home as survey finds half of people ‘very annoyed’ by doorstep fundraising

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Charities should "question relentlessly" and "focus on mission"
CHARITY MANAGEMENT | 16 January 2013

More than 300 people gathered in London for the first ever Impact Leadership conference, organised by CFG and NPC, to discuss the future of charities

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Institute of Fundraising wins bid to become BIG Assist supplier
CHARITY MANAGEMENT | 16 January 2013

The Institute of Fundraising (IoF) has been approved as a supplier for the BIG Assist programme

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Outrage over Government plans to keep unspent Olympics cash - the story
CHARITY MANAGEMENT | 15 January 2013

After London won the bid for the 2012 Olympics, the organisers and the Government realised they needed to treble the budget to some £9.3bn, including a massive multi-billion pound contingency. As a result, in 2007 tey raided an additional £675m of lottery revenues to help fill the gap

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State Street announces UK Charity Fund Universe results 2012
CHARITY MANAGEMENT | 09 January 2013

State Street Corporation announced the preliminary results of its UK Charity Fund Universe for 2012

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How hard is the recession hitting charities?
CHARITY MANAGEMENT | 04 January 2013

A major survey of senior fundraising and finance professionals in the charity sector has begun today (4 Jan)  

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Charities need to prepare for online Gift Aid donations
CHARITY MANAGEMENT | 04 January 2013

The changes HMRCis preparing to the way that Gift Aid repayments can be claimed will mean some charities need to change their systems

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64 projects share £14.8m from Big Lottery Fund
CHARITY MANAGEMENT | 18 December 2012

Sixty-four projects, aiming to build stronger communities and help those most in need, have been announced to share in £14.8m from the Big Lottery Fund’s Reaching Communities programme

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First social impact bond goes to St. Mungo's
CHARITY MANAGEMENT | 17 December 2012

Corporate investors, a leading charity and the Greater London Authority establish a new social impact bond, designed to alleviate homelessness in London

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£1m+ donations highest level in five years
CHARITY MANAGEMENT | 11 December 2012

The annual Coutts Million Pound Donor Report, produced in association with the University of Kent, shows that there has been an increase in the amount of million pound donations. Higher Education, Arts and Culture and International Development remain the most popular destinations but support for environmental causes is on the up.  

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One in six charities fear closure due to crisis
CHARITY MANAGEMENT | 11 December 2012

A sixth of the charities in the UK believe they may face closure in the coming year as a result of public spending cutbacks and falling donations from the public

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Project Governance – A matter for charity
CHARITY MANAGEMENT | 05 December 2012

Losing thousands from a badly run project might be an issue for the large multinational companies, but for a charity it could mean the difference between life and death, sometimes literally, writes Amanda Brown.

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Government to examine administration of Gift Aid
CHARITY MANAGEMENT | 05 December 2012

The Government has backed calls from the Charities Aid Foundation for reform of the Gift Aid system to make it fit for the 21st century  

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Charities should look to the long term when managing people
CHARITY MANAGEMENT | 03 December 2012

Charities today are expected to do more in their targeted areas with fewer resources. This means that they need to become more efficient - but bare efficiency is not enough and charities also need to be effective, which means doing the right things. So operations must be appropriately targeted and efficiently delivered

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Wealthy young philanthropists want to fight inequality
CHARITY MANAGEMENT | 03 December 2012

The next generation of wealthy young philanthropists want to use their money to bridge the gap between rich and poor, according to a major new global survey

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Charity donations fall by 20%
CHARITY MANAGEMENT | 12 November 2012

During the last financial year the public gave £1.7bn less to charity than the year before, according to an annual study of giving which looks at donations to charities across the UK

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The Pensions Trust cuts pension costs in run up to new DC launch
CHARITY MANAGEMENT | 08 November 2012

Third sector pension provider The Pensions Trust has selected an investment manager for its new auto-enrolment offering and announced an immediate change to its pricing structure

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DWP awards £7m to Social Finance social impact bonds
CHARITY MANAGEMENT | 05 November 2012

The Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) has awarded two contracts worth £7 million from the Innovation Fund to two social investment partnerships established by investment body Social Finance

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Young people enthusiastic about becoming charity trustees
CHARITY MANAGEMENT | 05 November 2012

Over young people would consider becoming a charity trustee and nearly three quarters believe that giving more young people a seat on the board would help charities better engage with young people, according to a new poll by CAF

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Planning for the unexpected
CHARITY MANAGEMENT | 05 November 2012

Richard Maitland suggests how charities and other not-for-profit organisations might make their medium-term capital work in a continuous climate of low interest rates and bond yields

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Interview: Balancing the books in an extraordinary year
CHARITY MANAGEMENT | 05 November 2012

Melanie Roberts asks Nicholas Cottam CB OBE, registrar of St Paul’s Cathedral how he manages one of London’s leading sights of worship and tourist attractions against a backdrop of both planned and unplanned events

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Charities still unsure about ethical investments
CHARITY MANAGEMENT | 31 October 2012

Charities increasingly adopting ethical investment policies, but concerns over financial returns remain

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£6m to strengthen ‘backbone’ of voluntary sector
CHARITY MANAGEMENT | 31 October 2012

A new £6m programme to strengthen the organisations that underpin the voluntary sector’s work was launched formally by NCVO chief executive Sir Stuart Etherington and Big Lottery Fund England director, Dharmendra Kanani

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Oxfam sees income rise by 5%
CHARITY MANAGEMENT | 25 October 2012

Despite economic downturn the global development charity is keeping its finances "on track", says chair

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Charities need greater flexibility to contribute more to public services
CHARITY MANAGEMENT | 24 October 2012

The Government’s Open Public Services agenda, announced last year, encourages the voluntary sector to bring innovation to local services, but there are significant barriers which hamper this reality according to a new report

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Nesta Launches £25m Social Investment Fund
CHARITY MANAGEMENT | 24 October 2012

Nesta, the UK's innovation foundation, has announced the first closing of a new £25m impact investment fund, Nesta Impact Investments.

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Con Alexander considers whether charity trustees should be rewarded financially
CHARITY MANAGEMENT | 19 October 2012

One of the more contentious recommendations made by Lord Hodgson in his review of the Charities Act 2006 is that the trustees of ‘large’ charities should be capable of being paid for the work that they do as trustees, using a proposed general statutory power.

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Welsh charities are in good health, says Charity Commission
CHARITY MANAGEMENT | 12 October 2012

No less than 90% of Welsh charity trustee respondents score themselves 'extremely' or 'very' well in how they manage their charities, according to a new survey by The Charity Commission

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“Investments are greatest source of charity income,” says Rathbones
CHARITY MANAGEMENT | 10 October 2012

A recent poll by Rathbones’ shows charities receive the majority of their income from returns on investments, an outcome that runs contrary to research from the National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO) suggesting that legacies, investments and fundraising all produced similar levels of income in 2009/2010

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East Thames, defining their goal of maximising the Olympic legacy
CHARITY MANAGEMENT | 09 October 2012

London 2012 has been under fire for the fear that they would not live up to its 'aftermath potential'; the strategic aim to ensure that the Olympics result in a lasting benefit for the local community. From the start East Thames was part of the discussion around how the Olympic accommodation could be transformed into viable social housing

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Charities and social enterprises not 'investment ready', says report
CHARITY MANAGEMENT | 28 September 2012

Big Lottery (BIG) has commissioned a report examining what is holding charities, voluntary organisations and social enterprises back from being ‘ready’ for investment.

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Penalties being considered for late filers, says Charity Commission
CHARITY MANAGEMENT | 28 September 2012

Of the 400 charities that were late filing their annual account information for 2011 had done the hard part ahead of time and even had the accounts signed off – they just hadn’t filed the information online and on time with the Charity Commission.

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Banking reforms bad for charities, say voluntary sector leaders
CHARITY MANAGEMENT | 21 September 2012

Plans to reform the banking system will cost charities millions of pounds by laying them open to devastating losses in the event of a bank collapsing, a coalition of major voluntary sector leaders have warned

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Charities face generation time-bomb, as younger people lose the habit of giving says new report
CHARITY MANAGEMENT | 21 September 2012

Britain is facing a long-term crisis of giving – with new generations failing to match the generosity of people born in the inter-war years, according to new research published by the Charities Aid Foundation (CAF).

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Big Society Capital makes first investment commitments
CHARITY MANAGEMENT | 20 September 2012

Big Society Capital (BSC) - the social investment bank launched early this year[1] - has announced details of its first investment commitments.

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The Pensions Trust to launch multi-employer scheme for third sector
CHARITY MANAGEMENT | 10 September 2012

Pension provider The Pensions Trust has announced its intention to launch a defined contribution (DC) multi-employer offering for the voluntary sector

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Could your charity be liable to volunteers or trustees for insurance claims
CHARITY MANAGEMENT | 10 September 2012

Chris Priestley provides a practical summary of the implications for charities in JGE v The Portsmouth Roman Catholic Diocesan Trust

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Jeremy Wells joints Newton Charities team
CHARITY MANAGEMENT | 07 September 2012

Wells is based in London and reports to Newton's head of charities, Andrew Pitt. He takes responsibility for the investment management company's larger charity clients

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VAT Tribunal considers treatment of funds received by charity
CHARITY MANAGEMENT | 07 September 2012

The claims by the Hope in the Community charity to HRMC's Tax Tribunal that 'grant' monies paid to a charity should be exempt from VAT were unsuccessful

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Leveraged fundraising
CHARITY MANAGEMENT | 26 August 2010

Tom Hall demonstrates how an innovative way of sourcing funding from high net worth individuals has provided new disabled living accommodation

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