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Risk management – is it more than a tick-box exercise?

Guy Biggin, Partner in national audit, tax and advisory firm Crowe Clark Whitehill’s Cheltenham office and a member of the Institute of Risk Management’s Charity Special Interest Group, analyses the nature of risk management for not-for-profit organisations and charities.

Poor data management is biggest threat

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ICAEW has hosted a webinar with insights from Advanced Business Solutions to ensure you aren’t left behind in the “big data” economy.

When poor governance can cause failure

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I have worked with charities experiencing some form of financial challenge for nearly 20 years and, in that time, have had cause to understand the reasons which gave rise to many charity failures.

IFRS not-for-profit sector?

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Bob Humphreys makes the case for the development of an international standard for financial reporting in the not-for-profit sector.

Partner-up: charities and mergers

Nearly a quarter of charities in the UK are funded by the government, with 13% get over half their income from local authorities, and for some, this figure rises to more than 90%. According to a report by New Philanthropy Capital, the coalition Government cuts are expected to be 25%-40% from current totals which will result in a drop in income of between £3bn-5bn for civil society over the next three years. Coupled with this are falling donations and investment income.

Charity update: Autumn Statement 2013

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Helena Wilkinson from Price Bailey LLP outlines the Autumn Statement’s impact on charities.

Golden rules for effective governance

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Philip Kirkpatrick recently spoke on delivering effective governance at the Charity and Voluntary Sector Group Conference in London and Manchester. He and Tesse Akpeki outline 12 tips for providing good governance, based on research and experience.

Sector developments and updates

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Helena Wilkinson from Price Bailey LLP provides a summary of recent activity in the charity and voluntary sector, with links to useful resources.

All about members

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How do FDs in membership organisations stay in control of the company finances as well as look after its reputation and members? Andrew Fagg and Violetta Parylo share their experiences.

Knowing the score

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Balanced scorecards can significantly change how an organisation communicates and operates. Christian Doherty talks to Alan Sharpe, Director of finance and information systems at the RSPB, about how scorecards came to the charity’s rescue.

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