Finance

3 investment opportunities for charities
FINANCE | 24 November 2017

In their quest for income, charities must consider where to invest now and the prospects for 2018 to safeguard their future…

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Royal British Legion continues its reign as UK’s dominant military charity
FINANCE | 09 November 2017

As Armistice Day approaches, data from Charity Financials shows that the Royal British Legion, best known for its annual Poppy Appeal, continues to raise far more money than any other military charity operating in the UK...

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A 5-step plan to reducing charity fraud
FINANCE | 30 October 2017

As fraud continues to cost charities billions every year, reducing fraud risk is paramount to increasing the funds available to beneficiaries.

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Mergers: should more charities consider them?
FINANCE | 20 October 2017

More charities should be considering mergers or other forms of collaborative working, however, there are organisational, technical and legal barriers, that put them off.  

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A gloomy outlook for charity income
FINANCE | 22 May 2017

NCVO have recently published their latest Almanac with pessimistic predictions for the next few years including no increases in either public donations or government funding.

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Charities and Corporations – Not just a sugar daddy
FINANCE | 16 May 2017

For many charities thinking about partnering with business, cash is king - but they can offer so much more.

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Charity savings options
FINANCE | 01 February 2017

How can your charity make the most of its money?

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Wellcome to the future
FINANCE | 04 January 2017

Will one super big grant-maker change the UK charity landscape in the future?

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Investing strategies for smaller charities – is it time to take the leap?
FINANCE | 27 October 2016

Should charities consider investing in shares which are traditionally seen as a riskier asset than cash or bonds?

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The future of European funding
FINANCE | 27 October 2016

Brexit may mean Brexit, but what does it mean for charities bottom lines?

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Pensions problems: How charities can handle their deficits
FINANCE | 25 August 2016

Charities have the same problems as much of the private sector but cannot always access the same solutions. They need to act fast.

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Investing for Good and for Money
FINANCE | 12 August 2016

Social investment is often touted as a “new” type of investment that charities can make. In reality, like most good ideas, it is not something new at all.

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Dangerous Debt?
FINANCE | 18 May 2016

Phil Caroe of the Social Finance charity Allia, explains why charities should think differently about repayable finance.

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Branching out into retail
FINANCE | 19 April 2016

The Dr Hadwen Trust opened their first charity shop in August 2015 and Dr Kay Miller explains their challenges and how it has worked out for them.  

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The foundations of company giving
FINANCE | 18 April 2016

UK companies are giving £250 million in grants, where does the money comes from?

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Is there really a crisis in arts funding?
FINANCE | 14 March 2016

There's a perception in the sector that arts and culture funding is in crisis following largescale cuts in government funding and a perceived shift in emphasis for trusts & foundations to stem the tide of social welfare cuts. But is this true? And what's the future for arts & culture funding?

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How can charities know their organisation’s investments are ethical?
FINANCE | 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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Trustee Q&A with Neil Blair, Chairman of Lumos Board of Trustees
FINANCE | 22 February 2016

In 2015 Lumos, a charity dedicated to helping 8 million children in institutions worldwide return to family life, won Charity of the Year at the UK Charity Awards. We spoke to Neil Blair, Lumos’ Chair of Trustees, about the impact of financial processes that underpinned this success.

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SORP 2015: friend or foe?
FINANCE | 26 October 2015

A number of changes have been introduced in SORP 2015 that will affect Board reporting. Jacqueline Williams looks at what this could mean for charities.

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Accounting changes prompt consultation on next SORP update
FINANCE | 22 June 2015

Current SORP will cease to apply from 2016

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Charities should not have to name highest earner, says CFG
FINANCE | 11 November 2013

Umbrella body warns against “knee-jerk reactions” in new Sorp  

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Shadow Sorp committee warns of possible missed opportunity
FINANCE | 24 October 2013

Group says that accounting draft needs more consultation

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SORP consultation launched amid calls for participation
FINANCE | 15 July 2013

Accounting draft receives cautiously positive reaction

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New Sorp draft approved by FRC
FINANCE | 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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Payroll giving “needs urgent reform”
FINANCE | 08 May 2013

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

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Charity Finance Group reveals Budget wish list
FINANCE | 25 February 2013

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

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