Charity Financials Insider

Investment strategies for small to medium-sized charities
FINANCE | 06 February 2018

Investing reserves can be an effective way to generate income, but where should charities start?

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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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Un-Conventional Times
FUNDRAISING | 20 July 2016

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

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Charities supporting refugees increase income by £32m
TRENDS & DATA ANALYSIS | 27 October 2015

Two thirds of income for this sub-sector is generated by 10 charities

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Scottish charities overall income up by £109.75m over last year
TRENDS & DATA ANALYSIS | 19 October 2015

One third of increase is result of growth at two charities

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Domestic violence charities experience unsteady income trends
TRENDS & DATA ANALYSIS | 12 October 2015

Only four out of the top 50 fundraise to generate cash

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Sector urges clarity on business rate tax relief after government gives control of revenue to councils
TRENDS & DATA ANALYSIS | 08 October 2015

Charities currently receive 80 percent discount

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Gift aid raises £60bn for charity
TRENDS & DATA ANALYSIS | 05 October 2015

Scheme billed as one of the best things government has ever done for the charity sector

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Income increases at International Rescue Committee and Christian Aid
TRENDS & DATA ANALYSIS | 28 September 2015

But other disaster response agencies don’t fare so well

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Income from public grants rises by 11.6%
TRENDS & DATA ANALYSIS | 01 April 2015

Charities bounce back from fall in 2012/13

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Charities fearful of further public funding cuts
TRENDS & DATA ANALYSIS | 01 April 2015

Demand for services increases

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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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Charities spending just 2% of advertising budget on internet
TRENDS & DATA ANALYSIS | 06 October 2014

Figure has remained static since 2006

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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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New research for ending poverty to be launched
TRENDS & DATA ANALYSIS | 13 September 2013

Research to look at action plan to end poverty by 2030

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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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Healthy figures from Nuffield
TRENDS & DATA ANALYSIS | 10 September 2013

Nuffield Health enjoyed a 12% increase in income in 2012

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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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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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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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Charities not ready for Gift Aid changes
GOVERNANCE | 26 April 2013

Voluntary organisations need to review internal systems before September deadline

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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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Reform charity lottery rules, says nfpSynergy
LEGAL | 18 April 2013

Report says regulations are too restrictive and hinder an important revenue stream

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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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Social Value Act at risk, say ministers
LEGAL | 19 March 2013

Lack of commitment from key players could reduce the impact of the new legislation

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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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Next CIO registration stage underway
LEGAL | 11 March 2013

Process now open to unincorporated charities with annual income of more than £250,000

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Cup Trust scandal has damaged the sector, MPs hear
LEGAL | 08 March 2013

William Shawcross and Sam Younger appear before Public Accounts Committee

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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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UK leads the way in social investment
TRENDS & DATA ANALYSIS | 26 February 2013

Report summarises global discussion on social investment

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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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Local charities pessimistic about finances
TRENDS & DATA ANALYSIS | 20 February 2013

The future looks challenging for local charities, finds the National Association for Voluntary and Community Action (NAVCA).

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Number of volunteers on the up, finds government
TRENDS & DATA ANALYSIS | 18 February 2013

The number of people who say they volunteer regularly has increased by 9 percentage points, according to the Cabinet Office. The number of who volunteer once a year has also risen from 65 per cent in 2010-11 to 71 per cent in 2012

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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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