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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.

  • Dispelling common myths about charities

    • 29 Jun 2023
    • Kristina Kopic, Head of Charity and Voluntary Sector, ICAEW

    Charities play a vital role in society, providing a diverse range of services. People’s goodwill and generosity remain the lifeblood of the sector, but this is at risk if the public misunderstand what charities do and how they operate.

  • Annual return consultation

    • 25 Jul 2022
    • Kristina Kopic, ICAEW

    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.

  • Public trust in charities 2021

    • 29 Jul 2021
    • Kristina Kopic

    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.

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    Kids Company: Mismanagement claims thrown out

    • 30 Jun 2021
    • Kristina Kopic

    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.

  • International volunteering in a global pandemic?

    • 29 Apr 2021
    • David Busby, Volunteer Services Manager at Accounting for International Development (AfID)

    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?

  • 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.

  • 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…

  • 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.