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Building resilience

Pandemic response and recovery is vital for charities. What can be done to ensure similar and future challenges are met with resilience?

Fundraising 101

A look at income diversification, sustainable donor channels, philanthropy and partnerships.

Community & Collaboration

Exploring the importance of community and collaboration internally and externally, as well as building supporter networks.

Measuring your impact

A look at the different ways in which impact can be measured and how best to approach evaluating the success of your mission.

Written for charities

We’ve gathered together specialists in the third sector to contribute sections to the newsletter to provide as much of a quality resource as we can. Contact us to collaborate. Some of our contributors are highlighted below.

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Access Insurance Services

Access Insurance Services serve as the editors of this publication and curate articles together into the monthly issues. They provide bespoke insurance advice to the not-for-profit sector. Their customer-first approach helps their clients get quality advice, insurance that covers each risk, assistance in claims and helps save costs.

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Charities Aid Foundation

The Charities Aid Foundation is a leading charity operating in the UK and internationally. Their work enables the collaboration of organisations, institutions, and individuals to ensure that everyone has a stake in the future, across sectors and borders. They exist to accelerate social progress towards a fair and sustainable future.

Charity Excellence Framework

Charitiy Excellence Framework CIO provide an online hub full of resources for charities, including guides, checklists, governance and management templates and a funding finder tool. This tool contains links to hundreds of available grant sources for charities.

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Nick Sladden | RSM

Nick heads the RSM charities and independent schools teams. He advises on audit, assurance and financial reporting and is an audit partner for our Top 250 charity clients.

Using his 20 years’ experience in the sector, Nick has developed RSM’s in-house guidance on charities SORP FRS102 as well as responding to Charity Commission/OSCR consultations on financial reporting developments in the last few years.

Nick holds the Diploma in Charity Accounting and has completed the Governing for Non-profit Excellence Program at Harvard Business School and is a trustee of two national charities and a school governor.

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Millard Consultants

Millard Consultants offer part time retained or consultancy services to land, property and almshouse owning charities. With a background in estate management and a wealth of property management experience they are uniquely positioned to support your charity with assets and governance.

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Trust Advice CIC

Trust Advice, formerly Advice For the Voluntary Sector (AFVS), has provided expert advice, training, and resources to the charitable sector for over ten years. Their founder has many more years of experience working with charities as the CEO of Independent Examiners (IE), which helps charities and CICs with year-end accounts, independent examinations, submissions, and advice.

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Honorary Treasurers Forum

The Honorary Treasurers Forum is a community to share best practices and approaches to the important work of Honorary Treasurers; whose role it is to help the trustee board fulfil its obligation to provide financial oversight of the organisation. Regular meetings, webinars, briefings and research is provided as well as a forum to ask and answer questions.

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Better Story

Better Story is a digital impact company that specialise in helping charities tell their stories better, so they connect with their audience and gain more support. Offering anything from a single campaign to complete communications support, their team has over 40 years’ combined experience in the field and raised around £500,000 for charity clients last year. 

What Works Wellbeing

What Works Wellbeing are the UK’s independent body for
wellbeing evidence, policy and practice. They work on accelerating research and democratising access to wellbeing evidence. A collaborating centre working out how to improve lives.

Reason Digital

Reason Digital are a digital agency for not-for-profits. They partner with organisations to co-create digital products for lasting social good.

William Joseph

William Joseph designs products, services and brands for organisations working for positive change.

Charity Bank

Charity Bank is an ethical bank that uses its savers’ money to lend to charities and social enterprises.

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