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Volunteering Community articles

The latest articles for Volunteering Community members.

Volunteers’ Week 1-7 June 2022

A time to say thanks: Recognising the contribution of volunteers to charities and other not-for-profit organisations.

What to include in your charity’s investment policy?

Why it’s important to get clear about your income and capital growth expectations, express your board’s risk appetite with a quantified risk budget and to communicate your priorities clearly to asset managers.

The Charities Act 2022 – what are the practical implications for you?

In February, the Charities Bill received Royal Assent and passed into law as the Charities Act 2022. The recommendations from the Law Commission formed the basis for the provisions of the new legislation and the Act is designed to give trustees more flexibility to manage charities effectively. They will not have a big impact on charities’ daily operations but simplify certain areas of regulation.

Ukraine crisis – what you need to consider in your work with charities

The war in Ukraine is deeply distressing and the situation is rapidly changing.

Charity Board Papers – nine tips and one rule

Producing a board pack can be traumatic, whether you're doing it for the first time or for a new board. But it doesn't have to be. Here are nine practical tips – and one vital rule – for developing yours.

The Charity Governance Code. Part 2 in our practical series on the Code: leadership – the trustee’s role and responsibilities

This is the second article in a series on the Charity Governance Code, showing how charities of all sizes can adopt and demonstrate effective governance processes. This article investigates the second principle of the Code on Leadership.

More philanthropists required


With charitable donations in decline in the UK, a retired ICAEW member has made a generous gift to fund cancer research and urges others to follow his example.

Challenges for charity trustees: financial resilience


ICAEW and the Charities Aid Foundation have carried out a study looking at the biggest challenges and changes for charity trustees. This article looks at one element of this – financial resilience.

Message from the Chair of the Volunteering Community’s Advisory Group, Chris Owens

Chris Owens shares his thoughts and plans for the Community in the current year and invites your ideas and feedback.

Reflections from our Charity Conference – 20 and 21 January 2022

Kristina Kopic, ICAEW’s Head of Charity and Voluntary Sector, shares her thoughts on the recent Charity Conference and reflects on the themes that emerged from the Conference.

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