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  • Charity Digital Skills Report survey

    • 26 Mar 2024
    • Zoe Amar FCIM, Founder and Director, Zoe Amar Digital

    Does your organisation need support and funding for digital? Is your charity’s use of digital changing? Are you thinking about AI or worried about digital's impact on climate change? Share your views in The Charity Digital Skills Report survey. Your insights will help us map digital trends across the sector and identify where organisations like yours need support.

  • Join us at the Big Trustee Breakfast

    • 26 Jan 2024
    • Kristina Kopic, Head of Charity and Voluntary Sector

    Want to meet fellow charity trustees over breakfast and update your knowledge, all free of charge? Then join our London-based event for charity trustees!

  • CPD for charity trustees made easy

    • 3 Jan 2024
    • Kristina Kopic, Head of Charity and Voluntary Sector, ICAEW

    You may have a few new year’s resolutions already, and I’d encourage you to get the year off to a good start by incorporating CPD in your goals. Find out how the new CPD regulations affect you and create a plan to help you spread your required CPD hours across the CPD year (which ends 31 October 2024).

  • Celebrate Trusteeship. Share Your Story. Enter the Charity Governance Awards

    • 24 Nov 2023
    • Renée LaDue, Membership and Communications Manager, The Clothworkers’ Company

    Charity Governance Awards are now accepting entries.

  • Can you help shape the charity sector?

    • 13 Nov 2023
    • Kristina Kopic, Head of Charity and Voluntary Sector, ICAEW

    Join our Conference to help create a sector that’s fit for the future.

  • Could you go Back to School as a volunteer governor this year?

    • 1 Sep 2023
    • Suzy Broadhead, Head of Inspiring Governance Programme, Education and Employers

    Have you ever considered volunteering as a governor? Would you like to hear from a current school governor to hear what it’s really like?

  • Volunteers’ Week 2023

    • 31 May 2023
    • ICAEW

    Volunteers' Week is a time to celebrate and inspire, and we’re excited to celebrate and thank our global network of volunteers.

  • Could you help schools this Volunteers’ Week?

    • 24 May 2023
    • Suzy Broadhead, Head of Inspiring Governance Programme, Education and Employers

    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?

  • Calling all finance professionals: Harness your skills to help schools improve!

    • 23 Mar 2023
    • Hannah Stolton, CEO, Governors for Schools

    Are you interested in using your experience in the finance industry to help younger generations thrive? School governance could be your next rewarding adventure.

  • Join our virtual Charity Conference (19-20 January 2023)

    • 29 Dec 2022
    • Kristina Kopic, Head of Charity and Voluntary Sector, ICAEW

    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.

  • Could you go Back to School as a school governor?

    • 9 Sep 2022
    • Suzy Broadhead, Head of Inspiring Governance Programme, Education and Employers

    Find out why finance professionals from across the country should consider going back to school themselves… by volunteering as a school governor.

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    Why school governing boards urgently need volunteers with finance expertise at this time…and how you could help!

    • 21 Jun 2022
    • Dominic Judge, Director of Governance Programmes at Education and Employers

    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.

  • Why become a charity trustee

    • 30 Dec 2021
    • Kristina Kopic

    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
    • Alice Clementi, Charterpath

    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.

  • The rise of micro-volunteering

    • 31 Mar 2021
    • Kristina Kopic

    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
    • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.