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Could you help schools this Volunteers’ Week?
- 24 May 2023
1-7 June 2023 is Volunteers’ Week, a time to celebrate the invaluable contribution that volunteers make. This coincides with the point of the year that many professionals across the country are considering their professional development plans: could volunteering as a school governor offer the development opportunity you are looking for this year?
5 leadership roles for Chairs on finance
- 24 Apr 2023
The finance team are of course essential on charity finance, whether they are a Treasurer, a Chair of finance committee, a Finance Director or other member of the finance staff and they do much of the heavy lifting. But Chairs need to play their role too – starting with these five key areas of financial leadership.
Have you thought about mentoring an ACA student?
- 21 Feb 2023
ICAEW are looking for your support in virtually mentoring an ACA student.
Refresh your knowledge as a charity trustee
- 25 Jan 2023
Whether you have been a trustee for decades or are thinking of taking on a board role for the first time, it’s important that you understand the legal responsibilities of your role and keep up to date with developments.
Join our virtual Charity Conference (19-20 January 2023)
- 29 Dec 2022
ICAEW's annual Charity Conference has been designed to prepare you with the knowledge and inspiration to succeed with vital accounting, governance and taxation updates affecting the charity sector and inspiring keynotes.
Join our new Charity Community!
- 16 Nov 2022
The Charity Finance Professionals Community and the Volunteering Community will join forces as a brand-new Charity Community.
Could you go Back to School as a school governor?
- 9 Sep 2022
Find out why finance professionals from across the country should consider going back to school themselves… by volunteering as a school governor.
Annual return consultation
- 25 Jul 2022
The Charity Commission is consulting on changes to the Annual Return (AR). Here’s why we encourage charities to make their voices heard before the closing deadline of 1 September.
Why school governing boards urgently need volunteers with finance expertise at this time…and how you could help!
- 21 Jun 2022
Thank you to all those accountants who currently govern in a school or academy. If you don’t and you’ve ever thought about using your financial skills and experience to give something back to the next generation, there is no better way to do it than becoming a school governor or academy trustee. With such significant change in the economy and school structures, it is an exciting time to sign up and make a difference – through the DfE funded Inspiring Governance service.
The Charities Act 2022 – what are the practical implications for you?
- 11 Apr 2022
In February, the Charities Bill received Royal Assent and passed into law as the Charities Act 2022. Find out what the implications are for charity trustees and their advisors.
Top tips to make your charity’s board meetings more effective
- 9 Feb 2022
Board time is a precious and limited resource. Read our seven top tips on how your charity board can get the most out of its meetings.
Why become a charity trustee
- 30 Dec 2021
Most charities are keen to recruit a chartered accountant to their board because their financial skills and business acumen can prove invaluable to building an organisation’s financial sustainability. In return, most trustees find their role rewarding, and enjoy learning new skills and building new networks.
Charting a path to more fulfilling careers and a stronger society
- 7 Dec 2021
Did you know only an estimated 10% of UK accountants volunteer their time and skills to non-profits each year? At Charterpath our mission is ambitious – to see 50% of all accountants giving two days a year to skills-based volunteering.
Public trust in charities 2021
- 29 Jul 2021
The Charity Commission’s latest findings on trust in charities show that the sector’s efforts during the pandemic have been noticed: public trust in charities in England and Wales is on the rise (now 6.4/10, up from 6.2 in 2020) and approaching its 2014 peak, and only doctors and the police scored higher than charities.
Kids Company: Mismanagement claims thrown out
- 30 Jun 2021
More than five years ago, Kids Company suddenly closed its doors and faced intense scrutiny and criticism for its financial management and governance. Now claims brought on by the Official Receiver against the charity’s former trustees, and its founder and former CEO Camila Batmanghelidjh, were thrown out by the court.
Trustee recruitment: Free resources to improve your board’s recruitment cycle
- 31 May 2021
Reach Volunteering has recently launched a website to support trustees with free guidance and tools to actively manage the board recruitment cycle and to increase diversity.
International volunteering in a global pandemic?
- 29 Apr 2021
UK Social Enterprise Accounting for International Development have been sending accounting and finance professionals, including many ICAEW members, on volunteer assignments across the globe for more than 10 years. But what happens when overseas travel becomes impossible, practically overnight?
The rise of micro-volunteering
- 31 Mar 2021
If you want to offer support to your community or a local charity but are short of time, how can you lend a hand?
Skills-based volunteering with Cranfield Trust
- 21 Jan 2021
Cranfield Trust was founded in 1989 to provide pro bono management consultancy to UK charities using volunteers from the business community. Originally, this consisted of support with business plans, however there are now many ways to volunteer, especially for ICAEW members who have a wide range of transferable skills.