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  • Skills-based volunteering with Cranfield Trust

    • 21 Jan 2021
    • Marie Langan, Project Manager at Cranfield Trust

    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.

  • Join the Volunteering Community

    • 21 Jan 2021
    • Kristina Kopic

    Charities are an intrinsic and highly valued part of British society and culture but without trustees they could not exist.

  • Make giving back your New Year’s Resolution

    • 31 Dec 2020
    • Kristina Kopic

    Now more than ever, volunteers are needed to support the charity sector through the challenging times ahead. Charities have seen their income from trading and community fundraising fall sharply during the coronavirus crisis and need help to balance their reduced resources with increased demand in the coming months.

  • Being a voluntary board member – it’s a two-way street!

    • 9 Dec 2019
    • Dale Archer

    In our second blog of Trustees Week, we celebrate more great work of ICAEW staff in voluntary board roles. Charity trustees and voluntary board members come from all walks of life. What can you do to make a difference today?

  • Recruiting charity trustees - a practical guide

    • 2 Dec 2019
    • Penny Wilson

    The charity Getting on Board has just launched free guidance for the charity sector: How to Recruit Trustees for your Charity – a Practical Guide. We asked CEO, Penny Wilson, what prompted the guidance and how it could help to change the way charity leaders are recruited.

  • Case study: Accountants as school governors - how your expertise can help

    • 10 Dec 2018
    • Sam Butler

    All businesses need accountants – and that includes schools. From financial planning, to scrutinising budgets, to holding senior leadership to account, schools rely on their governing body. School governors are the largest volunteer force in education, but thousands of primary and secondary schools across the country need volunteers to bring their skills to a governing board.

  • Volunteers Week 2018 - take a look at some stats about volunteering

    • 10 Dec 2018
    • Lynn Cadman

    As we celebrate Volunteers Week 2018 we look at some of the stats relating to volunteering…

  • Feel confident in your role as a charity trustee

    • 10 Dec 2018
    • Lynn Cadman

    January saw the launch of the new Volunteering Community – and with it ICAEW’s new online Trustee Training Modules. We caught up with co-author of the modules, Lynn Cadman, to find out more about this online training and why she wanted to be involved in the project.

  • Case study – Tim O’Brien talks about becoming a trustee

    • 11 Dec 2017
    • Tim O'Brien

    I retired in 2013. Prior to that I worked for Shell in the UK for over 30 years, mostly located in London with a short spell in exotic Welwyn Garden City. My career included commercial management, economics, M&A, all kinds of accounting, and risk management. It took in large businesses and small “start-up” organisations and plenty of travel.

  • 10 reasons to volunteer

    • 11 Dec 2017
    • Lynn Cadman

    Volunteering for a charity or not-for-profit organisation can be immensely rewarding for you as an individual, as well as having obvious benefits for the organisation. Here are just 10 reasons why we think volunteering is great for ICAEW members.

  • Professional liability insurance for UK volunteering activities

    • 14 Dec 2015
    • The ICAEW Volunteers team

    From 1 January 2016 all ICAEW Charity and Voluntary Sector Group members will have Professional Liability Insurance for their UK volunteering activities included as part of their membership fee.

  • How to break into the international development sector

    • 9 Dec 2013
    • Lynn Cadman

    It can be frustrating as a finance professional trying to break into the international development sector. You’ve taken the time to write a covering letter, you’re fully qualified, with 10 years’ experience and yet your applications still aren’t getting acknowledged.

  • Top tips for evaluating a volunteering opportunity

    • 4 Dec 2013
    • Lynn Cadman

    When volunteering it is important that you know what is expected of you in that role and what you can expect from the organisation. Below we list some ideas to what questions you should ask to find out if the role is right for you.

  • Top tips for finding the right volunteering opportunity for you

    • 2 Dec 2013
    • Lynn Cadman

    It is not always easy to find a volunteering role that is right for you. Below we list ways of finding out what role is good for you and ways of finding out what role is right for you.